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Mobile Ed: CM100 Basic History of Preaching (2 hour course)

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In Basic History of Preaching, Dr. Gary Carr surveys the history of preaching from the early church to the present. He begins with an introduction to the origins of preaching in classical Greek rhetoric and then highlights notable preachers and their contribution to the nature of preaching in the time of the Church Fathers, the Middle Ages, the Reformation, and the succeeding centuries up to modern times.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Describe the origins of preaching in classical Greek rhetoric
  • Trace the development of the practice of preaching from the early church to modern times
  • Identify several key contributors to the development of preaching

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Origins of Preaching and the Early Church

  • Greek Origins
  • From Cicero to the Early Church
  • Downloading and Using the Perseus Classics Collection
  • Early Adopters
  • Searching the Early Church Fathers Collection
  • Chrysostom
  • Search a Custom Collection of Chrysostom’s Writings

Unit 2: The Medieval Ages

  • Early Medieval Preaching
  • Studying Medieval Preachers in History Books
  • Savonarola
  • Using the Timeline to Study the Life of Savonarola
  • John Wycliffe
  • Exploring the Community Pricing Program with Focus on Medieval Works

Unit 3: The Reformation

  • Martin Luther
  • François Fénelon
  • John Calvin

Unit 4: The 18th Century

  • John Wesley
  • George Whitefield
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Observing the Contents of Jonathan Edwards’ Preaching

Unit 5: The 19th Century

  • Charles Finney
  • Charles Spurgeon
  • Dwight L. Moody
  • Phillips Brooks
  • John Jasper

Unit 6: The 20th Century

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Phoebe Palmer and Other Female Preachers
  • Aimee Semple McPherson
  • Fulton Sheen
  • Billy Sunday
  • Using the Handbook of Contemporary Preachingto Improve Sermon Style
  • Billy Graham
  • G. Campbell Morgan
  • James Stewart
  • George Buttrick
  • Harry Fosdick
  • Two Resources Useful for Researching Historical Christians
  • Today’s Preachers
  • Finding and Bookmarking Resources from Modern Preachers

Product Details

  • Title: CM100 Basic History of Preaching
  • Instructor: Gary Carr
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 2
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About Gary Carr

Dr. Gary Carr is vice president for adult and graduate studies at Southern Wesleyan University, overseeing administration operations and providing leadership for faculty services, student services, and chaplains’ services. He served as vice president for translations for the International Bible Society and as division chaplain, 2nd Marine Division and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. In addition, Dr. Carr has served as command chaplain aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk and Battle Force Seventh Fleet. He is an ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church and served as pastor for the Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church in Michigan.

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This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.



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    Guy Smith


    Loved this history lesson!
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Collection value: $109.99
Save $40.00 (36%)