General Objective: To acquire knowledge of the evolution of the past two hundred years of Church history.
Course Outline: 1. Church and State Relationships: The “Roman question”. Separatism, a solution? 2. The Church in new relations with society: The “social question”. 3. Church and Modern World: The Modernist crisis. The Syllabus. The Vatican I. The Missions. 4: Church and Churches. The Ecumenical movement. The Vatican II.
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