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Mobile Ed: Introducing Historical Theology Bundle (2 Courses)
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Mobile Ed: Introducing Historical Theology Bundle (2 Courses)

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Lexham Press 2016

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In this two-course historical theology bundle, Roger Olson provides thorough and easy-to-follow teaching on the development of Christian doctrine from the early church fathers through the Middle Ages, the Reformation, modernity, and postmodernity. You’ll be encouraged to delve deeper into the original sources and understand how orthodox doctrine came to be defined and agreed upon. These courses show the importance of understanding your spiritual ancestry and applying the lessons of historical theology to the contemporary church.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Understand the development of Christian doctrine
  • Know the key figures in the history of the church
  • Identify heresies that have been faced by the church

Individual Titles

CH151: Introducing Historical Theology I: Apostles to the Reformation

  • Instructor: Roger Olson
  • Video Hours: 6

In this course, you’ll learn about the first 1,500 years of Christian history, focusing especially on the development of Christian doctrine. Instructor Roger Olson expands on doctrines such as the Trinity and Christ’s hypostatic union—doctrines that most Christians are aware of, but may never have studied at length. The Middle Ages are covered, particularly highlighting the way that medieval theologians understood the knowledge of God and the relationship between faith and reason. The course ends with the Renaissance—a period during which there were initial calls for reform within the church—and early church reformers who came before the theology of Martin Luther.


  • What Is “Theology” and How Did It Begin?
  • Theology in Early, Post-Apostolic Christianity
  • Theology in the Age of Christian Roman Empire
  • Theology during the Middle Ages
  • Theology in the High Middle Ages
  • Theology in the Renaissance before the Reformation

CH152: Introducing Historical Theology II: Luther to the Twenty-First Century

  • Instructor: Roger Olson
  • Video Hours: 6

In this course, you’ll begin by studying the Catholic church and its theology on the cusp of the Protestant Reformation, setting the stage for the work of Luther, Calvin, and other Protestant Reformers. You’ll continue on to study the post-Reformation period and various Christian movements such as Pietism, Puritanism, and Methodism. A study of modernity, beginning with the Enlightenment and the scientific revolutions, introduces the advent of liberal theology and the response of conservative theologians to the challenges of modernity. The course ends with a study of the postmodernity—its meaning, and the variety of ways that Christian theologians have responded to postmodern thought.


  • Theology in the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century
  • Theology in the Aftermath of the Reformation
  • Theology in Relation to Modernity
  • Early Twentieth Century Movements in Theology
  • Late Twentieth Century Movements in Theology
  • Postmodern Movements in Theology

Product Details

  • Title: Mobile Ed: Introducing Historical Theology Bundle (2 Courses)
  • Instructor: Roger Olson
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 2
  • Video Hours: 12

About Roger Olson

Roger E. Olson is the Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Previously he served as professor of theology at Bethel University in Minnesota. He is the author of eighteen books including The Journey of Modern Theology: From Reconstruction to Deconstruction (Intervarsity Press). Dr. Olson was born and raised in the Upper Midwest of the United States and considers himself a "Bapticostal." He grew up Pentecostal but became Baptist while attending North American Baptist Seminary. His PhD in Religious Studies is from Rice University (Houston, Texas) and he studied at the University of Munich with theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg. He served as editor of Christian Scholar's Review in the 1990s and has served as consulting and contributing editor for Christianity Today. He is married and has two adult daughters and two beautiful grandchildren. He enjoys Southern gospel music, Victorian gothic mystery books, and traveling.

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

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.

All courses in this bundle come with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the courses. 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.