Starts 12th October, 12.30-2.30pm
12 October 2022 - 9 November 2022
5 weeks, 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
There have been 266 Popes over the last 2000 years - all men, although one may have been a woman(!). Some were cruel, others were kind, many were nice, a few were naughty - and two dozen or so fundamentally shaped both the papacy and the wider world in a broad range of ways. In this course we discuss the development of the Catholic church primarily through the eyes of history and philosophy but also dipping into theology, religion, and its wider impact and relevance on economy and society over time.
Michael Couch has been teaching community education courses for over a decade. With an academic background in Philosophy, Classical Studies, Education and History, he recently completed his PhD in the History of Philosophy of Education in New Zealand. He enjoys learning new topics and incorporates passion and wry humour into all the courses he teaches.