Church History: Reformation Roots to Episcopal Church

April 8, 2024 - May 27, 2024
From 04/08/2024 to 05/27/2024 - TBD
Registration is $245 or $215 for students from their local formation partner dioceses and members of the Association for Episcopal Deacons.

This survey course will examine the English Reformation of the sixteenth century though the birth and development of Anglicanism leading up to the founding of the Episcopal Church and its history to the present day. These developments will be studied within the context of Western Christin history. The course will survey the more generally acknowledged sources and major issues of the Reformation era and Anglican-Episcopal history, and include generally acknowledged figures, as well as those outside the traditional canon, such as communities of color and women.

A purpose of this course is to give students a working knowledge of the history and major theological issues of the Reformation era, and an appreciation of both the highlights and the challenges of our North American Anglican/Episcopal heritage.  This course is appropriate for those interested in a basic survey or refresher course. In addition to required reading, students will obtain suggestions for further study.

Instructor: (The Rev. Dr.) Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, EdD, PhD, is the former dean and now professor of practical theology and Christian histories where she teaches courses in spirituality, history, religious education, and practical theology. She is also professor emerita of Anglican Studies at Bloy House, the Episcopal Theological School at Los Angeles. Kujawa-Holbrook is also the former dean of Episcopal Divinity School (Cambridge, Massachusetts) where she held the Suzanne Radley chair in feminist pastoral theology and church history. The author of numerous books and articles, she is the editor-in-chief of the academic journal, Anglican and Episcopal History, and a priest of the Diocese of Los Angeles.