Lesson 3: The Church on the Eve of the Reformation

Reading: Take today to read Walther Kirchner, Western Civilization Since 1500, Chapter V. This will give you a good overview of the material that is to come over the next several weeks. This text is useful to read all the way through, alongside the course, even when pages from it are not assigned. It gives you a solid, if not terribly exciting, overview of the key topics, and its summary format can help you keep all this material straight.