How did the earliest Christians think about their faith, and how has that same faith produced the contemporary church? The history of Christianity is a story of ordinary people whose lives have been radically impacted by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. This is a dramatic story filled with heroic achievements as well as human frailty. By studying Christianity’s development from its earliest beginnings, we can live more faithfully into the unique needs of the 21st century.
In CH101 Introducing Church History I: Obscurity to Christendom, Dr. Frank A. James III covers the story of Christianity up to the Middle Ages. Beginning with the first Christians, Dr. James navigates the historical and theological turning points that led to the development of Christian doctrine, the rise of the papacy, the Crusades, and the beginning of church reform.
CH102 Introducing Church History II: Reformation to Postmodernism begins with the Reformation in its many forms: Martin Luther, the Swiss Reformation, the so-called Radical Reformers, and the Catholic Counter-Reformation. Dr. James then traces the post-Reformation church through the development of Arminianism, Puritanism, and the Great Awakening, concluding with a detailed look at the modern church.
Both of these courses are fully integrated into your existing Logos Bible Software, taking your studies and learning experience to new levels.