Events in Church History
Course Level: Graduate-level
Hybrid Course Format:
TWO DAY INTENSIVE: 10 hours of class time (not including breaks)
VIRTUAL ONLINE DISCUSSIONS: One weeknight per week (1.5 hours)
Church history is so vast that it can only be studied partially. Still it’s helpful to consider famous moments in church history and grasp the overall picture of how one set of events led to the next. In this course students will be required to sketch a timeline and narrate the macro-story of the church in the book of Acts up to today. The purpose of this course is to give students a sense of context that enables them to think more theologically.
Key Questions To Be Explored:
What is the significance of the historical Providence that Augustine precedes Aquinas precedes Luther?
Did the Renaissance cause the Reformation?
Could the Enlightenment have happened without the Reformation happening first?
Is postmodernity a result of the Enlightenment?
How do cultural changes, such as advances in technology, drive church history?