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Welcome to CH500! This course is a whirlwind introduction to the history of the Christian church. History is much more than names, dates, and places; it is the story of real people facing real problems. Church history, especially, is the story of our brothers and sisters in Christ trying to be faithful to the Gospel in the face of changing circumstances. As we move through the course, I will be asking you to think about what people thought the heart of the Gospel was, and what they thought life together in community (that is, in the church) looked like. I will also be asking you to think about whose stories particularly appeal to you, and why. As we think together about how our mothers and fathers in the faith have faced crises and challenges, we will become better able to equip those with whom we minister to understand and apply the riches of the Christian tradition to their own spiritual walk.
Asbury Theological Seminary
CH, 500, TURNING, POINTS, IN, CHURCH, HISTORY, SU08