HTY 235-0001: Heresy, Witchcraft, and Reform

Instructor: Anderson, Joel

Days/Times: TTh 3:30 – 4:45 PM

Location: Boardman Hall 210

Course Number: 9578

Description: This course will examine the definition and repression of heresy and witchcraft in Europe from late antiquity through the seventeenth century. Focusing on issues surrounding gender, belief, and otherness, we will spend time reading and thinking about the meanings of religious dissent and orthodoxy in premodern contexts. Our investigation will center on the ways in which efforts to reform the Church were closely connected to campaigns against its imagined internal enemies.

General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition and Social Context and Institutions