HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY I

FROM THE EARLY CHURCH TO THE REFORMATION

LECTURE TITLES

  1. The Early Church: An Introduction

  2. The Pastoral Theologians and Apologists of the Early Church

  3. Augustine: Part 1

  4. Augustine: Part 2

  5. Arianism, Nicea, The Trinity

  6. The Rise of Monasticism 

  7. Early Europe: The Celtic Churches

  8. Early Europe: The Conversion of the Barbarians

  9. The Re-emergence of the Roman Church c500-1050 A.D.

  10. Monastic Renewal in the High Middle Ages

  11. Renewal in Church and State

  12. The Crusades

  13. Second Wave of Renewal: Benedict and Francis of Assisi

  14. The Development of Christian Thought in the High Middle Ages

  15. The Eastern Church

  16. Decline and the Black Death

  17. Variant Responses and Attempts at Reform

  18. Why a Reformation Now?

  19. Luther I

  20. Luther II

  21. Anabaptism

  22. Zwingli, Calvin and the Reformed Tradition

  23. The Reformed Movement concluded

Required Reading

 

  1. Gonzalez, Justo. The Story of Christianity. Volume 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation. NY: HarperCollins, 2010. 

  2. Gonzalez, Justo. The Story of Christianity. Volume 2: The Reformation to the Present Day.  NY: HarperCollins, 2010.  

  3. Fea, John. Why Study History? Reflecting on the Importance of the Past (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013).