Templeton Courses – Dr. Gary Jenkins

HON 161  Western Civilization 2: Medieval and Renaissance Europe (3 credits)

This course builds on what was investigated in the first semester, how a Biblical worldview was joined by a second great source, the tradition of Greek and Roman thought and literature, to form the Christian culture of late antiquity.  Assuming you possess a knowledge of the great questions and ideas of the ancient world, we begin by reading some of the foundational texts of the medieval and Renaissance period, from them move to the brink of the modern scientific and skeptical world, and through all of them join the ongoing conversation about them and their impact on our own world.  (GE indicator addressed: Argument and Analysis)