Augustine and Medieval Theology

In this course, students study Augustine's life, works, and legacy in medieval churches, focusing on his youth, literary works, and battle against the heresies of the day.


Augustine is one of the most influential theologians in church history. His teachings have shaped the thinking of Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and Barth. In this course, learners study a comprehensive introduction to Augustine; his life, his works, and his legacy in the medieval church. The course details his youth, conversion, literary works, and his battles against the day’s emerging heresies. Surveying Augustine’s life as a pastor, teacher, and writer, students are encouraged to evaluate his contribution to the development of medieval theology and to apply those contributions to their own lives and ministries.

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  1. Express an appreciation for the value of historical theology as it relates to ministry.
  2. Understand Augustine’s unique place in the history of the church.
  3. Analyze the most important writings of Augustine.
  4. Synthesize the major theological contributions of Augustine.
  5. Explain the various theological battles Augustine faced in his work.
  6. Describe Augustine’s life as a pastor, teacher, and writer.
  7. Apply lessons from Augustine to current ministry contexts.
  8. Evaluate Augustine’s contribution to the development of Medieval theology.
  9. Obtain an in-depth knowledge of available bibliography including the original sources.
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    — John, United States (US)
  • First rate, very professional and educational. Exactly what I would expect in seminary course!

    — John, United States (US)
  • There were many references that added to the education.

    — Steven, United States (US)
  • This course is amazing! The lecturer presented excellent material and I learned so much about the life and writings of Augustine and the period of medieval Christianity. Wonderful! Thank you and God Bless you all.

    — Laurie, Canada

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Course Details

  • 24 Lessons
  • 97 Activities
  • 1 Assessment
  • 36 Min Average
  • 29 Hrs Minimum
  • Course Award

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Scott T. Carroll, PhD