History

 

HIS6000 Church History I

Professor

James Waddell

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Brandon R. Grafius

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

The Church History I and Church History II courses identify and explore the fundamental theological questions of the Christian tradition and examine the various ways in which the church evolved in response to those questions. Beginning with New Testament communities, it follows the growth and development of the church as an institution beginning with formative early centuries, the Reformation, up until our own day. It gives special attention to the ways in which the church responded to persecutions, heresies, schism, conflict, and the rise of contemporary denominationalism. It also evaluates the impact upon the church of major historical events.

History  ⁄  Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

HIS6100 Church History II

Professor

Brandon R. Grafius

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

James Waddell

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

The Church History I and Church History II courses identify and explore the fundamental theological questions of the Christian tradition and examine the various ways in which the church evolved in response to those questions. Beginning with New Testament communities, it follows the growth and development of the church as an institution beginning with formative early centuries, the Reformation, up until our own day. It gives special attention to the ways in which the church responded to persecutions, heresies, schism, conflict, and the rise of contemporary denominationalism. It also evaluates the impact upon the church of major historical events.

History  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

HIST7001 Life and Thought of Martin Luther

Professor

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This course will give an overview of Martin Luther’s life and his major writings. We will read
some of his main treatises, along with the small catechism, and some letters to his wife.

History  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

HIST7002 Theology and Legacy of John Calvin

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This course engages in a systematic study of John Calvin’s theology, with particular focus on the development of the Reformer’s thought in the various editions of Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion.

History  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

TPMT7007 Thought and Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Professor

Tony Curtis Henderson

Associate Professor of Practical Theology

History, Theory & Practice of Ministry (TPM)  ⁄ 

UM102 Church History: The Untold Story

Professor

Samuel White

Adjunct Professor

This course will examine American Church history with emphasis on the particular contribution and influence of the African American Church. The Canadian Church will also be discussed.

History  ⁄  Urban Ministry Diploma

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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