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“An introduction to the development of Christianity from the apostolic period to the Reformation. Emphasis is placed on the central historical figures, movements, and theological issues, with attention given to their importance for Christian ministry today. Major texts and interpretive studies will be read.” The purpose of this course is to introduce the history of the Church from the first century to the Reformation. Emphasis will be placed on the major individuals, movements and theological debates that have shaped Christianity up to the 1500s. Attention will be given to the development of various movements, the relevance of major debates, the personal stories of select individuals, and the reception of Christianity in different cultures. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon their Christian vocation in the light of the historical and theological currents of the Christian tradition.
Asbury Theological Seminary
CH, 502, CHURCH, HISTORY, II, SP08