Early Christian History
This course is an exploration of Christianity from the late first century through the seventh century. Special emphasis will be given to the early Church Fathers, Christian apologists, ecumenical councils, emergence of the papacy, early Christian missions and monasticism. Course content focuses on the developing historical and theological context that shaped early Christianity.

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Medieval / Reformation Christianity
This course charts the history of Christianity from 590 CE through the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. About one-half of the course will focus on the medieval era, its key personalities, symbols, sentiments and spirituality in preparation for better understanding the theological, intellectual and political world that gave birth to the Reformation.

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The History of Christianity in America
This course traces the development of Christianity from the Puritans to the present day by focusing on key personalities, ideas and movements that shaped Christian belief and practice in America. It will examine the Christian tradition as it evolved in the United States with particular emphasis given to the reciprocal role of religion and culture as formative influences that contributed to a form of Christianity that is uniquely American.

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Global Christianity
This course surveys the vast landscape of Christianity as a global faith represented by diverse traditions of belief and practice united around a common commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ. The course will examine Christianity's expansion and influence in Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia with special emphasis given to Christianity's growth and development in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Historical Theology
This course examines the development of Christian doctrine as a theological conversation spanning twenty centuries. The course will utilize primary sources in order to highlight the influence of key individuals, explore significant theological emphases and promote the historical and biographical nature of Christian theology.

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Elective
Based on interest and relevance, elective courses will be offered as a way to further explore some of the many nuances found in Christian history. Use the "submit question" link at the bottom of the resources page (click link below) to suggest a possible topic for a future elective course.

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