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Mobile Ed: CH111 Understanding the Protestant Reformation: Precursors and Legacy (2 hour course)
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Mobile Ed: CH111 Understanding the Protestant Reformation: Precursors and Legacy (2 hour course)

by 8 authors

Lexham Press 2017–2018

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.


Understanding the Protestant Reformation: Precursors and Legacy (CH111) is presented by a team of respected Christian scholars: Jennifer Powell McNutt, Roger E. Olson, Frank A. James III, Gerald L. Bray, Chris Armstrong, and Frederick Cardoza. These scholars are well published in church history, theology, and Christian education, and their combined expertise facilitates students gaining clear insight into the Reformation. This course covers the precursors to the Protestant Reformation, the prominent Reformers Martin Luther and John Calvin, and the Reformation’s impact on the reading of Scripture, the church, and Christian discipleship.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Connect Renaissance humanism to the emergence of the Protestant Reformation
  • Understand the life, beliefs, and impact of pre-Reformers
  • Trace the development of Protestantism alongside the work of Martin Luther and John Calvin
  • Discuss how the Reformation influenced biblical interpretation
  • Identify teachings of Martin Luther that influenced Christian education

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and Course
  • Conceptualizing the Protestant Reformation

Unit 1: Precursors of the Reformation

  • No Humanism, No Reformation
  • Humanism and the Printing Press
  • Peter Waldo and the First Protestants
  • John Wycliffe: The Morning Star of the Reformation
  • Jan Hus: Forerunner to Martin Luther
  • The Catholic Church on the Eve of the Reformation

Unit 2: Martin Luther

  • Martin Luther: Peasant to Monk
  • Sola Fide
  • First Crisis of the Reformation
  • The Last Voice
  • The Doctrinal Views of Luther

Unit 3: John Calvin

  • John Calvin (1509-1564): Part 1
  • John Calvin (1509-1564): Part 2
  • The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Unit 4: Scripture and the Reformation

  • The Supremacy of Scripture
  • The Word and the Reformed Tradition
  • Application of Orthodox Protestant Hermeneutics


  • The Legacy of Martin Luther and Christian Discipleship

Product Details

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Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course comes with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the course. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.