Christian Worship in the Reformation

Schedule

Listings by week

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List of Due Dates

Schedule of Classes, Topics, and Assignments

Click on the label for each week to see the detailed assignment with links to online sources.


Unit I: From Roots to Branches

  • Week 1
  • Conceptual Foundations

  • R 2019-01-17
  • Overview and Introduction

  • Week 2
  • Medieval Christianity in Western Europe

  • T 2019-01-22
  • Medieval roots
    • Faith, worship, devotion

  • R 2019-01-24
  • Ritual and the practice of piety

  • Week 3
  • Lutherans
    • Hymns (16th cent.)

  • T 2019-01-29
  • Singing Luther’s Theology

  • R 2019-01-31
  • Luther’s liturgical reforms and innovations

  • Week 4
  • From Luther to Calvin

  • T 2019-02-05
  • Lutheran worship and community life

  • R 2019-02-07
  • Calvin and the Swiss Reformed

  • Week 5
  • The Reformed
    • From Geneva to Boston

  • T 2019-02-12
  • Reformed Psalmody

  • R 2019-02-14
  • Puritan piety

  • Week 6
  • The Church of England and The Church of Rome

  • T 2019-02-19
  • Anglicans: The Middle Way

  • R 2019-02-21
  • The Council of Trent and the Roman Catholic Reformation

  • T 2019-02-26
  • Review through singing

  • R 2019-02-28
  • Midterm


Unit II: Leaves and Fruits

  • T 2019-03-05
  • Palestrina and the Meanings of Counterpoint

  • R 2019-03-05
  • Palestrina, Heavenly Harmony, and Catholic Musical Philosophy

  • Spring Break: No class 3-9 to 3-17

  • T 2019-03-19
  • Old World Missions and New World Colonies
    • Hymn Project Workshop

  • R 2019-03-21
  • Worship and Society in New Spain

  • Week 10
  • Devotional Music of the Spanish Empire (17th cent.)

  • T 2019-03-26
  • Christ as Singer and Song
    • Montserrat and Puebla

  • R 2019-03-28
  • Race and Class in Colonial Worship
    • Puebla de los Ángeles, New Spain

  • Week 11
  • Ethical Dimensions of Worship in the Spanish Empire

  • T 2019-04-02
  • Previous topic, continued

  • R 2019-04-04
  • Hymn Project group presentations in class

  • Week 12
  • Lutheran Piety in the Seventeenth Century
    • The Musical Practice of Piety and the Art of Dying

  • T 2019-04-09
  • Coping with War and Death
    • Schütz, Gerhardt/Crüger, and the New Piety

  • R 2019-04-11
  • Organ Music for Worship and Devotion
    • Weckmann, Buxtehude, Bach

  • Week 13
  • The Death of Christ in Music
    • Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

  • T 2019-04-16
  • Part I

  • R 2019-04-18
  • Part II

  • Week 14
  • Bach cont’d; USA frontier religion
    • Pietism, Revivalism

  • T 2019-04-23
  • Bach Passion conclusions

  • R 2019-04-25
  • Worship on the American frontier
    • Methodists and Evangelicals; Folk hymnody

  • F 2019-04-26
  • Analysis/Interpretation Paper due via Blackboard, 5:00 p.m.

  • T 2019-04-30
  • Conclusions

  • T 2019-04-30
  • Ethnography paper due

  • F 2019-05-10
  • Final Exam, 8:30–11:30 a.m., regular classroom