Mar 23, 2018
A great journey! Lots of information and bonus material! I'm very thankful for the course. It might be that the professor's speech is sometimes a bit difficult to follow, but it's a minor drawback
May 27, 2019
I enjoyed this course so much!! I learned a lot about history and the church. It has kept me looking for more courses and books to learn more!!!!!\n\nThank you so much for offering this!
por Michael X•
Jan 08, 2019
If you want a course super biased towards Catholicism, by all means, take this course. Completely glosses over the faults of Catholicism in history, like the failings of the peasant crusade, which is actually the 1st crusade. He named the 1st successful crusade as the 1st crusade. Just listen to the language and content. If you really know history, you'll know he skips over ugly stuff and tries to paint everything in a positive light.
por Rafael M•
Jun 03, 2018
The course brings up a great and unknown view of Christianity throughout history. It was an execellent opportunity to take it.
por Christophe S•
Mar 28, 2018
It was a great course to have a global overview of the role religion had in the history of europe and even some parts of other continents with the last week session about jesuits.
por Kristi D•
Nov 14, 2018
I have enjoyed Professor Gordon's class so much and could repeat it several times and still not absorb the vast amount of information that he has spent so many hours sharing with us.
Thank you Dr. Gordon, Nazanin and Max, for your time and talent.
por Melody L•
Oct 08, 2018
Recommend to anyone wanting to expand their knowledge on the growth of Christianity. The subtitles are a bit iffy at times, but if English is your first language you should be fine.
Sep 04, 2018
Very good introduction (or re-introduction) to Christianity in the early world up until the Colonial Era. The instructors skillfully brought in elements from the arts, primary sources, and on-site visits to paint a cohesive image of Christianity through this time. The discussions between the staff were also very good in bringing out more subtle differences in some areas where opinion still differs.
por Qin L•
Dec 30, 2018
Distinctive Christian scholarship is demonstrated throughout this course. A wealth of information is presented. Professor Bruce Gordon knows the things he teaches really well. His sincerity towards knowledge, combined with his cooperation with Nazanin and Maximilian, makes the course an enriching and inspirational experience.
por Sanjy R•
Jan 27, 2019
Thanks for all, it's a very good MOOC
por Damon T R•
Sep 30, 2018
Absolutely loved this course! Could not recommend it more!
por Patricia N W•
Oct 04, 2018
The presentation is superb and attention holding. I'm enjoying this class so very much. I would love more by this University and this Professor.
por Sylvia S M•
Nov 07, 2018
I enjoyed the notes, the references the videos and professor. I learned a great deal about a subject I had some awareness of. A subject I am keenly interested in, as I pursue a career as a minister. Thank you.
por Lee T•
Nov 14, 2018
Clear explanation how western christianity developed
por Julio C N P•
May 01, 2017
excellent mooc, thank you very much.
por Diana L•
May 29, 2017
Generously shared, vast exploration, deeply knowledgeable teaching, excellent references for further study. Thank you!
Jun 21, 2017
I thought the historical presentation was of great value, and I am confident it with be of assistance in my spiritual endeavors going forward. If I have a criticism, it is just that sometimes I thought that the course presented a little more of a faith-based presentation rather than a more strict historical perspective. All in all, however, it was fascinating and I learned a great deal.
por Gerard K R•
Jan 26, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed it! Liked its independent, no denominational leanings. Well paced. And good estimates of time commitments for the student.
por Soon H Y•
Jul 10, 2017
an eye opener and a great point of reference conducted by an excellent team
por hendra m a•
Oct 11, 2017
Interested course. I learned a lot fro this course. I will recommend this course to my friends. So they will have a better understanding in history of Christianity.
por Celmira A S•
Oct 08, 2017
Excellent! A really journey throught the history.
por Walter C U•
Jul 29, 2017
This course provided a good overview of the development of Christianity, warts and all, from the 3rd century to the middle of the 17th century. It provided a good outline for further specialized reading. One piece of specialized reading, The Romance of the Rose, probably should be eliminated from the course. To little was said about the shoddy behavior of Christians, especially by Theodosius in the late 4th century, by Charlemagne, by the Crusaders and by the Inquisitors. Was the deep faith held by medieval Christians a cause or effect of such great violence? Or both? While taking this course, I supplemented the required lectures and reading with the following books: Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, by Diarmaid MacCulloch; Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait, by Denys Turner; God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215; and Erasmus and the Age of Reformation, by Johan Huizinga.
por wei l•
Nov 09, 2017
Great Course. Learned a lot from this course. Thank you!
por Eduardo J M S•
Sep 25, 2017
Beautiful course as a Christian missionary in Spain it open my mind of the rich tradition of christianity in arts and other disciplines, i will try to pursuit graduates studies in medieval mediterranean history and specialize in church history. Thank you and hope to see you Profesor bring some other related themes.
por Neil K•
Apr 17, 2018
Just superb. Engaging lucid speakers, vast scope of subject matter, lucidly spoken about.
por John C•
Oct 31, 2017
I really enjoyed following this well-presented course. Despite the limitations of the format, the instructors came over very well. I had some knowledge of the subject from a particular viewpoint but I found I gained a broader understanding and more complete perspective on the development of Western Christianity through this course. Unfortunately the discussion forums really are not working well, with limited participation and virtually no responses from learners or instructors.
por Adriana A•
Oct 02, 2017
It was a great course! I enjoyed it a lot, it helps me to understand many things.