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History of the Church: Didache Series, Part Two

There is much said in today’s world about the history of the Catholic Church – and much of it is said by those who are outside the Church! Sign up for Part Two of this course to continue to learn the story of our Church from its start to the present day. You’ll leave this course equipped to know and defend the truth of our history.

Total classes: 12

Prerequisite: History of the Church, Part One or equivalent. 

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: One full semester Theology or Church History


This is Part two of a two-part course. There is so much misinformation about the history of the Catholic Church, along with many events that are misinterpreted by those outside of the Church. This course aims to teach students the truth about our history, from the beginning of the Church to the present day, focusing on each time period and examining the good, as well as the mistakes, that are recorded in each. Students will gain an accurate knowledge of the past that will enable them to better live as part of the Body of Christ as we head into the future.


Session 1: The Renaissance
Session 2: The Reformation: Protestant and Catholic
Session 3: Wars of Religion
Session 4: Exploration and Missionary Movements
Session 5: The Church and the Age of Enlightenment
Session 6: The French Revolution and Napoleon
Session 7: The Nineteenth Century: The Age of Revolution and the Emergence of Nationalism, Part 1
Session 8: The Nineteenth Century, Part 2
Session 9: The Church Gives Witness in Wars and Revolutions
Session 10: Vatican II and the Church in the Modern World
Session 11: The Church in the United States
Session 12: Review and Final Exam opens

Materials and Homework

Course materials: The History of the Church – Didache Series; Rev. Peter Armenio; ISBN: 1-890177-46-6. Also try BookFinder.com for used books.

Homework: There will be 25- 30 pages of reading each week. Homework will vary between online quizzes and written summaries. There will also be a final exam.

Important Dates

Class dates: Wednesdays, January 10 to April 10, 2024 (No class Feb. 14 or March 27)

Starting time: 2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central; 12:30 Mountain; 11:30 Pacific) 

Duration per class: 55 minutes

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