In this course, “FRANCE AND RELIGION: THE BIG PICTURE”, we’ll explore three areas:
- The surprising thread of religion throughout French history, in spite of its secular reputation today.
- Caesar, Gaul, and the Galatians give the background on the fierce tribe Paul would encounter in the next century that led to our New Testament letter, “Galatians”.
- The Protestant Reformation’s ripple effect on France and what it meant for politics, culture and even the Founding Fathers of the American Colonies.
You will be able to access the Video recordings and handouts at your convenience.
Lesson One: The Surprising Thread of Religion in French History …in spite of its strong secular reputation today.
Lesson Two: Caesar, Gaul and Galatians. A trip to the height of Julius Caesar’s brilliance in conquering the mighty Gauls who became the Galatians Paul converted.
Lesson Three: The Protestant Reformation and its impact on the French Revolution. Who knew the interconnectedness of all these disparate threads from different centuries, yet they are unmistakable when looking at the two centuries together.