Graduate Course Catalog

Church History

CH 501 – Survey of Church History

  • Course Number: CH 501
  • Department: Church History
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Graduate

Survey of Church History surveys the history of the Christian Church from the Apostolic Age to the present. The student will learn about the key persons, issues, and events of each age of the church; discover the impact these persons and events had on each other; and identify their impact on the church of today. In addition, the student will examine the influence of the Holy Spirit in the history of the Christian Church.

CH 502 – Readings in Christian Thought

  • Course Number: CH 502
  • Department: Church History
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Graduate

Readings in Christian Thought spans from the New Testament era to the present. It is a study of fundamental Christian doctrines, how they began, and how they evolved into modern theological thought. The course will include an in-depth study of the theologians who developed these doctrines, beginning with the post-apostolic fathers and ending with modern theologians up to the current day. In addition, the students will have an opportunity to examine their own theology and discover the sources of some of their own thinking and beliefs. One goal of this course is to help the students understand and articulate how these doctrines enable Christians of all faiths to come together and speak a common language.

CH 504 – Spiritual Outpourings & Revival

  • Course Number: CH 504
  • Department: Church History
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Graduate

The goal of this course is to give the students an overview of the spiritual outpourings and revivals in North America and the world during the 20th Century. The course traces three of the major revivals of the past century. The student will learn about the background, people, places, and events that surrounded these revivals, and discover the continuing impact of these revivals on Christianity. This course uses the study of the past to provide a foundation for the present.