Calvin - Histoire et réception d'une Réforme

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Course in French with English subtitles -- Ce cours introduit à la vie et à la pensée du réformateur Jean Calvin (1509-1564) ainsi qu’à son influence sur le monde moderne et contemporain. La démarche proposée se veut critique, il ne s’agit ni de canoniser ni de condamner Calvin, mais de comprendre sa pensée avec toute la distance requise et d’en analyser les enjeux. Au cours de la première semaine, nous explorerons les principales étapes de la vie de Calvin. Les semaines 2 et 3 seront consacrées à l’étude de sa pensée théologique et de son éthique. Enfin, lors des semaines 4 et 5, nous nous interrogerons sur la diffusion du calvinisme dans le monde et la pertinence actuelle de la pensée de Calvin. -- This course is an introduction to the life and thought of the reformer John Calvin (1509-1564) and to his influence on the modern and contemporary world. The approach we develop is critical: we intend neither to canonize nor to conde... Course in French with English subtitles -- Ce cours introduit à la vie et à la pensée du réformateur Jean Calvin (1509-1564) ainsi qu’à son influence sur le monde moderne et contemporain. La démarche proposée se veut critique, il ne s’agit ni de canoniser ni de condamner Calvin, mais de comprendre sa pensée avec toute la distance requise et d’en analyser les enjeux. Au cours de la première semaine, nous explorerons les principales étapes de la vie de Calvin. Les semaines 2 et 3 seront consacrées à l’étude de sa pensée théologique et de son éthique. Enfin, lors des semaines 4 et 5, nous nous interrogerons sur la diffusion du calvinisme dans le monde et la pertinence actuelle de la pensée de Calvin. -- This course is an introduction to the life and thought of the reformer John Calvin (1509-1564) and to his influence on the modern and contemporary world. The approach we develop is critical: we intend neither to canonize nor to condemn Calvin or his thought. Our goal, rather, is to avoid any rash evaluation in order to understand his thought and analyze the issues at stake in it. During five weeks, we will explore together the life and work of the Reformer. During the first week, we will study the main aspects of Calvin’s life. Weeks 2 and 3 will focus on his theology and his ethics. During the last two weeks (weeks 4 and 5), we will ponder how Calvinism became a worldwide phenomenon and ask ourselves what kind of relevance Calvin’s thought may still have today.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 10 months ago
I did not know a lot about the subject but now that I have finished all of it, I appreciate the theological and philosophical concepts explained by th teachers. I liked how knowledge and culture were presented, even if sometimes some videos were a bit too long.
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5 years, 10 months ago
This course was very carefuly prepared, the professors certainly have spent a lot of time on it. The course is in French but every piece of material has English translation or subtitles. Professional sound and camera and many lecturers (4 regular and about a dozen guests). I liked the lesson about Calvin life because I like history, but I didn't enjoy the rest because this was mainly about teology which is not my favourite subject. Perfect course for anyone who is interested in it.
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5 years, 10 months ago
To be very honest, I did not like this course. "Calvin - Histoire et Réception d'une Réforme" (Université de Genève) was provided by theologists of a European university who I thought were rigorous and serious. Disappointing! Although they say that "the approach we develop is critical: we intend neither to canonize nor to condemn Calvin or his thought. Our goal, rather, is to avoid any rash evaluation in order to understand his thought and analyze the issues at stake in it.", what I found was a team of professors highly prone to make a god out of Calvin and absorbed in thinking about themselves and their city (the beautiful Geneva) as the acme of the world. The course aimed to make us know about a man who exerted a substantial influence in Western thought. But the dogmatic theology which poured from the course on Calvin made me thirsty of an anti-dogmatic critical phylosophy (which I encountered in another Coursera course, taught at ... To be very honest, I did not like this course. "Calvin - Histoire et Réception d'une Réforme" (Université de Genève) was provided by theologists of a European university who I thought were rigorous and serious. Disappointing! Although they say that "the approach we develop is critical: we intend neither to canonize nor to condemn Calvin or his thought. Our goal, rather, is to avoid any rash evaluation in order to understand his thought and analyze the issues at stake in it.", what I found was a team of professors highly prone to make a god out of Calvin and absorbed in thinking about themselves and their city (the beautiful Geneva) as the acme of the world. The course aimed to make us know about a man who exerted a substantial influence in Western thought. But the dogmatic theology which poured from the course on Calvin made me thirsty of an anti-dogmatic critical phylosophy (which I encountered in another Coursera course, taught at the same time: "Søren Kierkegaard - Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity", by Professor Jon Stewart, Unversity of Copenhagen). I would not take that course on Calvin anymore and I do not recommend it to other students.
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5 years, 10 months ago
Brilliantly presented by several different professors, this is among the best classes - regardless of subject matter - I have taken on Coursera. I had limited knowledge of Calvin and thus had no idea what to expect. Far from dull or dry, this is dynamic for presenting not only the history of Calvin and Calvinism but the state of Calvinism around the world today.
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