Church history is the story of the greatest community the world has known and the greatest movement in world history. Yet just as the biblical record of the people of God is the story of a mixed people who display great acts of faith and great failures in sin and unfaithfulness, so is the history of the people who have made up the church through the ages similarly mixed.
In Church History: From Pre-Reformation to the Present Day, scholars John D. Woodbridge and Frank A. James III recount the ups and downs, the triumphs and struggles, of the Christian movement. They offer a unique contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed from the period just prior to the Reformation through the next five hundred-plus years. This course also looks closely at the integral link between the history of the world and that of the church, detailing the times, cultures, and events that both influenced and were influenced by the church.
Primary attention is given to the history of Christianity in the West, but the course also covers developments in Africa, eastern Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
By completing this course, you'll gain:
familiarity with the most important figures and ideas that shaped the church from just before the Reformation until modern times
an understanding of key turning points in church history
insight into the dynamic relationship between broader world history and church history
confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions, including award-winning memory building tools, and unit assessments