The Church From Pentecost to the Reformation (Credit: 2 or 3 hours )
ECTS 4 or 5
This course is an introductory study of the history of Christianity from its birth to the beginnings of the
Reformation. The course provides an introduction to history as a discipline and emphasizes the
importance of history in relation to the Christian faith. It deals with the apostolic church, the early
church fathers, the ecumenical councils, the emergence of medieval theology and church practice, as
well as the beginning of the Renaissance in Europe. The course content includes a consideration of
the contribution of major Christian theologians, the relationship of the church and state, and the rise of
monasticism and missions, tracing the geographical expansion of Christianity. The twelve lessons are
structured so as to enable you to apply insights learned from the past to contemporary situations.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
Define the nature of history and its importance to Christianity.
Describe and evaluate the major theological movements of this period.
Recognize the contributions of major Christian thinkers and leaders.
Trace and explain the geographic expansion of Christianity.
Appreciate the worldwide nature of the church.
Recognize the work of God among men.
Use history as a means of developing insights about the role of the church today.
Mode of Study
Video (in progress)
Professor of Record Interaction
100 objective multiple choice questions
Online or pencil and paper
Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses
Student Learning Requirement
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL OF
BIBLE AND THEOLOGY
MQF Level 6 Qualification
230 ECTS Credits