HDS 2297

Harvard's History and Evolving Religious Identity

Stephen Paul Shoemaker


An examination of the intellectual and institutional history of the University that leads students through a chronological exploration of key events and significant presidents. Among themes to be considered are European antecedents, developments in faculty, changes in student life, curricular alterations, as well as the maturation of the built environment. Significant attention is paid to the evolution of the religious context of the school, which was a vital component of the University's identity for several centuries. Note: Course has additional hour to be arranged.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as Religion 1513


0.50 credits
Spring 2014
Wed Fri 11am-12pm
FAS Holden Chapel Main Room

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • History of Christianity
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None