Italy, Spring Break 2009
“Legacy of Peter and Paul in Italy”
This course combines the literary analysis of early Christian and medieval texts with a ten-day study abroad experience in Italy centering on the cities of Florence, Assisi and Rome. Major theological, cultural and social issues within Roman Catholicism are studied by focusing on the legacies of the apostles Paul and Peter. Students will explore the interrelationship between the Roman Catholic Church and Italian culture through their study of ancient texts, their exposure to early Christian and medieval art and their experiences with contemporary religious practices.