Our Faith is historical to the core – the Son of God was born of a woman in time, the resurrection is a historical event – and the Church herself exists in time, even as she looks forward to eternity. Knowledge of her history is essential in just the same way as knowledge of our own history makes us who we are. This class will develop our appreciation for Church history and provide a groundwork for future study. The first course will cover roughly the first millennium and the second course will cover the second millennium. They may be taken individually or in sequence.
Hours of Instruction: 6
Rev. Oliver Vietor has a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and a M.Div. from Yale University Divinity School. He was ordained in the Catholic Church under the terms of the Pastoral Provision for former Episcopal clergymen. He and his wife, Ashley, and their six children have lived in Phoenix since 2005 and began attending St. Thomas the Apostle in 2007. He taught in the Institute last year and has taught previously in his ministry and in high school.