Course: General Church History Basic 1

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Course title General Church History Basic 1
Course code KTEO/KNDZ1
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Svoboda Rudolf, doc. ThDr. Th.D.
Course content
The subject consists of five major thematic blocks: The history of the Church until 313; the first six ecumenical councils and their doctrines; Church in the early Middle Age - the End of the Antik, the spread of Christianity to the new peoples since the fourth to the seventh century; the Church in the since the eighth century till the beginning of the eleventh century; the Church at the time of the Middle Ages - from the Gregorian Reform to the Western Schism.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
The aim of this course is to introduce students into the History of the Catholic Church since the time of Jesus Christ till the great western schism. Students will gain a good orientation in the historical processes in Christianity. They will also gain knowledge of the history of the development of the Church mostly in the west-cultural discourse in the context of the disciplines like theology, religionistik and philosophy.
The student is able to interpret basic questions of the general history of the Church since 1st. till 14th. century.
The subject does not expect any input knowledge beyond the requirements of the admission procedure.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Study of obligatory literature. Passing the final oral exam - the knowledge of the basic concepts, the orientation in the historical context is required.
Recommended literature
  • Franzen, August. Malé církevní dějiny. Praha, 1995.
  • Jedin, Hubert. Malé dějiny koncilů. Praha, 1990.
  • Kadlec, Jaroslav. Církevní dějiny I. Církevní starověk. Praha, 1992.
  • Kadlec, Jaroslav. Církevní dějiny II. Církevní středověk. Praha, 1993.
  • Lane, Tony. Dějiny křesťanského myšlení. Praha, 1999.
  • North, James. Dějiny církve od letnic k dnešku. Praha, 2001.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Theology (2012) Category: Philosophy, theology 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter