The Church From the Reformation Through the 20th Century (Credit: 2
or 3 hours )
ECTS 4 or 5
The Church: From the Reformation Through the 20th Century is an introductory study of the history of
Christianity from the Reformation in the sixteenth century to the present day. It describes renewal
periods, organizational matters, theological issues, and geographical expansion during this period. It
also gives special attention to the lives and contributions of significant Christian preachers, leaders,
and theologians. It concludes with an assessment of current trends such as the charismatic renewal
and the nonwestern missionary outreach. The lessons are structured to enable students to apply
insights gained from the past to contemporary situations in the church.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
Identify the contributions of major Christian thinkers and leaders from the period of the
Reformation to the present time.
Describe and evaluate the major theological issues of the period.
Trace and explain the geographic expansion of Christianity.
Explain ways in which the Reformation, colonization, industrialization, Communism, rationalistic
philosophies, and Islam have affected the Christian message or the spread of Christianity.
Describe the basic tenets and type of church government of given Protestant church
Recognize and appreciate the basic unity of the church worldwide.
Use your study of church history as a means of developing insights about situations that
Christians face 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