Most historical theology studies follow Christian beliefs chronologically, discussing notable doctrinal developments for all areas of theology according to their historical appearance. While this may be good history, it can make for confusing theology, with the classic theological doctrines scattered throughout various time periods, movements, and controversies.
In the Historical Theology course, Gregg Allison offers students the opportunity to study the historical development of theology by a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history one doctrine at a time. This approach allows students to concentrate on one tenet of Christianity and its formulation in the early church through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and finally into the modern period.
Historical Theology is a superb course for both formal students and self-learners, providing a thorough introduction to the development of Christian doctrine.
By completing this course, you'll gain:
familiarity with the key theologians and most significant doctrinal discussions in church history
a broader understanding of the core areas of Christian theology and how they developed over time
insight into theological disagreements that have separated the church into branches and denominations
confidence in your growing knowledge through unit assessments and personalized review sessions that include award-winning memory building tools