The Radical Reformation

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Level: AdvancedNumber of Lessons: 24Avg. Length: 18 Min.Time Required: 14 Hours MinimumCourse Code: CH508
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Where the Protestants wanted reform, the Radicals wanted separation. This course examines those groups of the Reformation era that sought a complete break from the Catholic Church. Following a topical and historical progression, learners study the beginning of the movement, its development, and its various manifestations. Students gain insight into the tension between the Radicals and the Reformers that led to the rise of divisions within the church. The goal of the course is to understand more fully the shifts that have formed within the history of the church, enabling them to minister more effectively to contemporary church audiences.

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This 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.


  1. Understand the nature of the movement in the context of the 16th century.
  2. Define the meaning of radical Christianity in the context of the Reformation.
  3. Gain insight into the roots of the modern “Free Church” movement, which is important for a proper understanding of American Christianity.
  4. Describe the origins of the “historic peace churches.”
  5. Gain a historical perspective on current ecumenical dialogue within Protestantism.
Abraham Friesen, PhD
  • Stanford University, MA and PhD
  • University of Manitoba, Canada, BA

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Lesson One
Lesson Two
Lesson Three
Lesson Four
Lesson Five
Lesson Six
Lesson Seven
Lesson Eight
Lesson Nine
Lesson Ten
Lesson Eleven
Lesson Twelve
Lesson Thirteen
Lesson Fourteen
Lesson Fifteen
Lesson Sixteen
Lesson Seventeen
Lesson Eighteen
Lesson Nineteen
Lesson Twenty
Lesson Twenty-One
Lesson Twenty-Two
Lesson Twenty-Three
Lesson Twenty-Four
Course Wrap-Up

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