DEPARTMENT OF CHURCH HISTORY


Courses in which the primary attention is directed to the historical aspect
are to be found in this department.


CH
301 Church History Survey (2)

A Survey of the scope of churchhistory and its significance to the development of doctrine that we prizetoday. Not available for Graduate credit.

 

CH302 Early Church History Survey (2)

A study of the early church from the post-apostolic fathers through therise of Scholasticism.

 

CH303Medieval Church History  Survey (2)

A study of the early church from  Scholasticism to the rise of Renaissance.

 

CH304 Modern Church History Survey (2)

A study of church history from the Reformation to the late 20th century.

 

CH 401 Church History Highlights (3)

For B.Th. students to gain a rapid appreciation for the scope of churchhistory and its significance to the development of doctrine that we prizetoday. Not available for Graduate credit.

 

CH402 Early Church History (3)

A study of the early church from the post-apostolic fathers through therise of Scholasticism.

 

CH403Medieval Church History (3)

A study of the early church from  Scholasticism to the rise of Renaissance.

 

CH404 Modern Church History (3)

A study of church history from the Reformation to the late 20th century.

 

CH405 Ecumenical Councils (3)

A study of the seven ecumenical councils of the early church in relationto the important personages, issues, and outcomes. Attention will befocused on the development of Christological doctrines through thesecouncils.

                                                                                                                                                 

CH406 Augustine and Augustinianism (3)

A careful theological appraisal of Augustine's views, and the importance ofhis personal life in relation to his development of doctrine.

 

CH407 History of the Reformation (3)

An intensive study of the historical background in which the Reformersdeveloped their beliefs, and an analysis of the different movements thatcame out of the Reformation.

 

CH 408 Luther’s Thoughts (3)

The main aspects of Luther’s thought such as his  view of the Church and the ministry, the Word, the sacraments, Christian vocation, and relationship of Church and State.

 

CH409 Calvin’ Lifeand Thoughts (3)

A detailed study of the life and works of John Calvin, and his influenceon Reformed Theology today.

                                                                         

CH410 Puritan Power (3)

A survey of the great Puritan preachers of the seventeenth century; thetimes in which they lived; and the impact that they had on English andAmerican life and theology.

                                                                           

CH501 History and Theology of the Pentecostal Movement (3)

From the Azusa Street Revival to the great complex of televangelistministers, the Pentecostal movement is worthy of a detailed study as to itsorigins, theology, and present0day power.

                                                                          

CH502 History of Fundamentalism (2)

A survey of the late-nineteenth century roots of the Fundamentalistmovement, the great Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy of the 1920s,and the resurgence of Fundamentalism in the mid-twentieth century arehighlighted in this course. Focus is made on several of the great leadersof the Fundamentalist Movement.

 

CH503 History of Ecumenical Movement (2)

Tracing the roots of the Ecumenical Movement back to the rationalistictheology of the eighteenth century, and the theological liberalism found inthe nineteenth century, this course explores the Ecumenical Movementwithin denominations in the United States and throughout the world.

 

CH504 American Church History (3)

From the roots in New England Puritan settlements, the history of religionin America is survey in this course. Emphasis on the religious heritage to America on its political foundations is made in this class.

 

CH505 History of Revivals and Revivalists (3)

The two great Awakenings, Finney, the revival of 1857, Moody, Sunday,and other movements of the Holy Spirit in the United States will beexplored in this course.

                                                                         

CH506 History of Doctrine (2)

The contributions of the church fathers, medieval theologians and theReformers are survey as they pertain to the development of the greatdoctrines of the Christian faith.

 

CH507 History of the Doctrine of the Atonement (2)

A specific study in depth of the development of the doctrine of theAtonement through the Early Fathers, Augustine, Anselm, and theReformers. Students will have a personal interaction with how doctrinesactually crystalized through the centuries.

                                                                                    

CH601 Denominational History and Polity (2)

A self-study under the direction of a professor in which the studentresearches the history, doctrines, distinctives, and church government of the denomination with which he is affiliated. Field research includinginterviews with members of that denomination is recommended.

                                                                           

CH602 Heretics and Heresies (3)

An historical survey of the great heresies that plagued the early church;the medieval heresies concerning the sacraments and polity of the church;and the modernist reinterpretation of the Scriptures are among thehighlights of this course.

 

CH603 Contemporary Cults  and Education (3)

An examination of the historical roots, origin, development. doctrines,leading personalities, and practice of the major religious cults in America.An apologetic for the historic Christian faith is set forth in the discussion of each of the cults.

                                                                         

CH 604 Philosophy and Theology (3)

Demonstration of the integral relation between philosophy and theological studies. Treatment of the general uses of philosophy in theology as well as the specific ways philosophy and theology interface. Topics involve philosophical fields such as ethics, epistemology, methaphysics, philosophy of action, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language.

 

CH 605 Apologetics (3)

The nature, methods, and issues involved in defending a Christian world view: including religious knowledge, the existence of God, the Incarnation of God in Christ, the problem of miracle, and the authority of Scripture.

 

CH 606 History of  Philosophical Religion I (3)

Religious and theological issues in the principal thinkers of the western philosophical tradition in the ancient and medieval periods.

 

CH 607 History of  Philosophical Religion II (3)

Religious and theological issues in the principal thinkers of the western philosophical tradition in the early modern period.

                                                                         

CH 608 History of Philosophical Religion III (3)

Religion and theological issues in the principal thinkers of the western philosophical tradition in the later modern and contemporary period.

 

CH 609 Oriental Philosophy (3)

An examination of the main stream of Eastern Philosophy particularly as it bears upon the relationship between the Christian world view and the oriental perspectives.

 

CH 610 Philosophers of Religion (3)

In-depth consideration of the philosophy of an important non-religious thinker such as Augustine, Aquinas, Kierkegaard, Tillich, and Hartshorne.

 

CH611 Directed Study in Church History (3)

One specific area of church history may be explored as a self-study.

                                                                          

CH 612Thesis for Th.M. (4)

The student must meet specific deadlines in the preparation andcompletion of the Master of Theology thesis.

 

CH 613Dissertation for Th. D. (4)

The student must meet specific deadlines in the preparation andcompletion of the Doctor of Theology thesis.