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Video Bundle: The History of the Catholic Church: Tradition and Innovation + Picking Popes: Conclaves - 9 DVDs Total

  • Associate Professor of History, Kean University
2 Course Bundle: 27 Lectures (9 DVDs) Including Electronic Study Guides

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This is a special discounted price for a bundle of these two programs by Prof. Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D.:

The History of the Catholic Church: Tradition and Innovation


Picking Popes: Conclaves

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About Your Presenter

Dr. Christopher M. Bellitto is an award-winning historian, Associate Professor of History at Kean University, and Academic Editor at Paulist Press. He received a Ph.D. in History from Fordham University. He is the author of nine books and the co-editor of five others, and his writing has been honored by the American Catholic Historical Association and the Catholic Press Association. His books include 101 Questions and Answers on Popes and the Papacy (Paulist Press, 2008), Church History 101 (Liguori Publications, 2008), Ten Ways the Church Has Changed (Pauline Books and Media, 2006), The General Councils: A History of the 21 Church Councils from Nicaea to Vatican II (Paulist Press, 2002) and Renewing Christianity: A History of Church Reform from Day One to Vatican II (Paulist Press 2001). His articles have appeared in Church History, America, Commonweal, U.S. Catholic, and many other journals. A frequent public speaker and media commentator on Church history and contemporary Catholicism, he has appeared on The History Channel, NPR, CNN, and other radio and television stations.

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Topic Titles

The History of the Catholic Church: Tradition and Innovation
  • Introduction: Why Bother with Church History?
  • Jesus’ Life and the First Believers
  • Church and the Roman Empire
  • Explaining Christian Belief
  • Living the Faith
  • Developing an Institutional Church
  • Converting Europe
  • Charlemagne’s Vision
  • Investiture Controversies
  • Papal Monarchy: Pros and Cons
  • 12th Century Rediscovers the Gospels
  • Universities and Scholasticism
  • Religious Life: Innovations and Reform
  • Crusades
  • Encountering others
  • Avignon Papacy and Great Western Schism
  • Martin Luther Thinks About Reform
  • Other Ways of Thinking About Reform
  • Catholic Reform Before and After Luther
  • Thinking About God in New Contexts
  • Spreading the Faith in New Ways in a Different World
  • Papacy: A Challenged Monarchy
  • Living the Faith after the Enlightenment
  • A Global Church Faces its Past

Picking Popes: Conclaves
  • What Happens When a Pope Dies?
  • Conclaves and Cardinals: A History
  • Difficult Questions