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Nearly every major doctrine of the Church was established before the Reformation. In this course, learners discover how the Church’s doctrine, faith, and practice developed from Pentecost to the time of the Protestant Reformation. The lectures focus on the cultural, political and economic backgrounds of both the Patristic and Medieval periods of church history, and emphasize the contributions of key figures up to the Reformation. The course culminates with the Renaissance, which was the cultural context for Luther’s Reformation. From Augustine to Wycliffe, students will see how God graciously used human people to accomplish divine purposes.
Legacy CollectionThis course is part of a collection of courses taught by world-class evangelical professors from across the globe on a variety of topics. The lessons are presented on an intermediate to college or seminary level and provide a wealth of information for those who want to dig deeper into their faith. Select courses in the collection are from the Institute of Theological Studies (ITS), which was acquired by Our Daily Bread University.
- Articulate the development of Christian doctrine, faith, and practice from the Protestant Reformation to the present.
- Describe the theological tenets established by Luther as key to the Reformation.
- Distinguish between the fundamental characteristics of Lutheranism, Calvinism, Anglicanism, and Anabaptism.
- Understand the impact of the Council of Trent on church doctrine and reform.
- Recognize the significance of the events studied in this course on today’s church.
- Oxford and Cambridge, sabbatical studies
- Fuller Seminary and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, graduate studies
- University of Minnesota, PhD
- Princeton Theological Seminary, MDiv and ThM
- Wheaton College, BA
I found the lectures interesting and informative and learned a lot from them. Only issue is the emphasis on Church history in the USA as I am a UK resident.Iain
Great course, great lecturer. Good application and teaching.Jason
I enjoyed this course a great deal. I learned a great deal about the nineteenth century church history and of the famous men and women of the time. The reading in the textbook was a great help, as well.James