Church History II

The life and thought of the Christian church from the Reformation to modern times.

About this Class

The life and thought of the Christian church from the Reformation to modern times. Designed as an orientation to the shape of the whole tradition with special focus on the history of Christian doctrine and spirituality.

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  • Length:
    26 hours
  • Skill Level:
    Seminary
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Institution:
    Beeson Divinity School
  • Subject:
    Church History
  • Language:
    English

Lectures

1

In this course a view of the Mediterranean church to the expansion of the Roman Empire will be studied. Also, the evangelistic attempts of the Roman Empire, its challenges and what it meant for the reformation will be covered.

2

The crusades, and John Wycliffe's challenge of the church’s authority happened before the Reformation.

3

This lesson covers the Renaissance period and the life and beliefs of Martin Luther.

4

The Reformation and Luther's emphasis on salvation by faith.

5

The Reformers' theological understanding of the importance of baptism and other sacraments.

6

John Calvin and the spreading of the Reformation to France.

7

This course covers the influence of the church and their separation from secular activities. Calvin’s influence in Geneva is included.

8

The English reformation will be studied in terms of its background, structure and the beginning of the expansion of the kingdom by Henry VII.

9

The life and influence on the Reformation of King Henry the VIII and William Tyndale.

10

Henry the VIII and his influence on the English Reformation.

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