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I an something of a fan of Professor Maddens'lectures, I like the way he present complicated historical situation and narratives in short succinct series of lectures. This one certainly did not dissappoint. This lecture certainly did change my view on the Catholic church. A great buy for highschool seniors and undergrad students.
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My previous knowledge of these reformations centered around the theological aspects involved. However, after listening to Dr Madden's lectures it is obvious that trying to understand the theological concerns without a proper understanding of the history involved, particularly in the first reformation, is a mistake.
Most Protestants and Catholics today have a very limited knowledge of the history of the the Catholic Church. After listening to this class, I am convinced most of my more scholarly Protestant friends and I have very little knowledge of the history surrounding key events and figures on both sides of the conflict. It's safe to say I know of no one who knows or cares of the reformation within the Catholic Church.
Yet, regardless of whether one believes in God or not, these events in the 16th to 17th centuries dramatically effect how we live today. This class leads me to look at my own faith in a different light altogether.
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