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HST 502: Autocephalous Catholic Movement      3 Credit Hours

Course Syllabus


Bishop James Wilkowski


Course Description:

A historical study of the Autocephalous Catholic Movement focusing on the generic development of jurisdictions, shared and unique characteristics and the matter of historic apostolic succession. This course will also focus on the particular history of student's own jurisdiction.


Course Goals:

1.  The identification of the development of AC jurisdictions, particularly in the United States and Canada with a focus of their claims to historical apostolic succession.

2.  The pastoral or social purpose for the creation of these jurisdiction.

3.  The factors for the historic lack of stability for AC jurisdiction.

4.  Identification of trends since 1990.



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Assignments:  TBA



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