Logos Bible Software
Products>Mobile Ed: CH102 Introducing Church History II: Reformation to Postmodernism (7 hour course - audio)

Mobile Ed: CH102 Introducing Church History II: Reformation to Postmodernism (7 hour course - audio)

Enjoy the Monthly Sale!


Regular price: $69.99
Save $28.00 (40%)


If you’ve ever wished you knew more about the events of the Protestant Reformation and how the Reformation produced the contemporary Protestant church, CH102 is for you. This course dispels popular misconceptions of Martin Luther’s intentions, and it provides a close look at Luther’s call from God which led him out of the monastery, his teaching on sola fide, and his eventual excommunication. Dr. James teaches you how to distinguish between Luther, the Swiss Reformers (including John Calvin, the “accidental reformer”), and the so-called Radical Reformers. He also provides a helpful explanation of the Council of Trent, the formation of the Jesuits, and the Catholic Counter-Reformation.

Dr. James then helps you navigate the historical and theological developments that led to Arminianism, English Puritanism, and Puritanism in New England. Learn how the spiritual decline in England led to John Wesley’s Methodism, the English Revival, and the Great Awakening in America, and get an in-depth look at Christianity in the modern era. After this course, you will be able to articulate how even through all of the twists and turns of the past 2,000 years, God is still working in the modern church.

This is the audio only version of Introducing Church History I: Obscurity to Christendom. To purchase the full course, click here.

Resource Experts

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Course

Unit 1: Luther’s Reformation

  • Martin Luther: Peasant to Monk
  • Sola Fide
  • First Crisis of the Reformation
  • Identifying Main Themes in Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses
  • Luther’s Growing Defiance (1520)
  • Luther’s Excommunication and “Patmos”
  • The Peasants’ Revolt (1524–25)
  • The Reformation of Marriage
  • The Dark Side of Luther
  • Luther’s Death

Unit 2: The Swiss Reformations

  • The Swiss Confederation and Magisterial Reform
  • Studying Sources of Authority Using Attachment Points in Notes
  • The Origin of the Anabaptists
  • Zwingli’s Death and Theological Distinctives
  • Calvin: The Accidental Reformer
  • Calvin’s Conversion and Genevan Turbulence
  • Happy Days in Strasbourg
  • Geneva Redux
  • Calvin as Pastor
  • The Execution of Servetus
  • Calvin as Theologian
  • Studying Calvin’s Theology with a Custom Guide and the Cited By Tool
  • Calvin’s Evangelism and Missions
  • Calvin’s Death and Legacy

Unit 3: Radical Reform

  • Reformation and Revolution
  • Michael Sattler and the Schleitheim Articles
  • The Radical Kingdom of Münster

Unit 4: Catholic Counter-Reformation

  • Catholic Reaction: The Jesuits
  • The Council of Trent
  • Pondering the Catholic Counter-Reformation

Unit 5: Refining the Reformation

  • Historical Arc
  • Arminianism
  • Using the Favorites Tool to Study TULIP
  • German Pietism
  • Context of English Puritanism: Theology and Politics
  • English Puritanism under King Charles I
  • Three Phases of English Civil War
  • New England Puritanism
  • New England Puritans as Persecutors
  • Methodism: Spiritual Decline in England and John Wesley
  • Using Basic Searching to Study Wesley and Whitefield
  • Methodism: Moravian Influence on John Wesley
  • Methodism: George Whitefield
  • English Revival and Theological Divergence
  • The Great Awakening
  • Whitefield and Wesley: Final Curtain Call

Unit 6: The Modern Church

  • Protestant Liberalism
  • Karl Barth
  • Using Collections to Study Barth’s Theology
  • Liberation Theologies
  • Black and Feminist Theologies
  • American Evangelicalism
  • The Modernist-Fundamentalist Controversy
  • Using Systematic Theologies to Identify Views of the Millennium
  • Darwinian Evolution
  • Neo-Evangelicalism: Part 1
  • Neo-Evangelicalism: Part 2
  • Postmodern Evangelicalism
  • Women in Evangelicalism
  • Ethnic Minorities in Evangelicalism
  • New Centers of Global Christianity
  • The Rise of Global Pentecostalism
  • The Charismatic Movement


  • God Is Still at Work

Product Details

Value if sold separately
||Partially included
Value if sold separately
Total value if sold separately:
Frank James

Dr. Frank James is President of Biblical Theological Seminary in the Philadelphia suburb of Hatfield, PA. Prior to taking his current post in 2013, he taught and served as president at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL, and served as provost and taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA. Additionally, he has been on the teaching faculties of Villanova University and Westmont College, and was Visiting Professor at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Oxford University.

Dr. James has focused particularly in two academic areas­—the Reformation and Contemporary American Evangelicalism—and has taught and written widely in both areas. He has written or edited nine books and published over 60 articles in popular and academic journals. His latest book is Church History: Reformation to the Present (Zondervan, 2013). Previous works include (as coeditor and contributor) The Glory of the Atonement: In Biblical, Theological and Historical Perspective (InterVarsity Press, 2004); Peter Martyr Vermigli and Predestination: The Augustinian Inheritance of an Italian Reformer (Oxford University Press, 1998); and (as coeditor and contributor) Companion to Peter Martyr Vermigli (Brill, 2009). Dr. James has also has given lectures at distinguished universities and research institutes around the globe, including Oxford University, the University of Zurich, and the University of Padua, Italy.

A Texas native, Dr. James has two doctorates: a DPhil in History from Oxford and a PhD in Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is married to fellow author Carolyn Custis James.


0 ratings

Sign in with your Faithlife account

    Enjoy the Monthly Sale!


    Regular price: $69.99
    Save $28.00 (40%)