HIS2202-3 The Church: From Pentecost to the Reformation (HF)

HIS2202 The Church: From Pentecost to the Reformation (HF) (2 credits)

The Church: From Pentecost to the Reformation is an introductory study of Christianity from its birth to the beginnings of the Reformation. The course provides an introduction to history as a scientific discipline and emphasizes the importance of history in relation to the Christian faith. The course deals with the apostolic church, the early church fathers, the ecumenical councils, the emergence of medieval theology and church practice, and the beginning of the Renaissance in Europe. Course content includes a consideration of the contribution of major Christian theologians, the relationship of the church and state, and the rise of monasticism and missions. The twelve lessons enable the student to apply insights from the past to contemporary situations. (This course has replaced HIS3013 Church History I.)
Prerequisite or sequence recommendation:
None
Materials required:
IST: The Church: From Pentecost to the Reformation by Donald
D. Smeeton
New International Version of the Bible

HIS2203 The Church: From Pentecost to the Reformation (HF) (3 credits)

See description of HIS2202 The Church: From Pentecost to the Reformation above. This course is the same as HIS2202 The Church: From Pentecost to the Reformation except that a CRA must be completed. The textbook for the CRA is listed under “materials required.” (This course has replaced HIS3013 Church History I.)
Prerequisite or sequence recommendation:
None
Materials required:
IST: The Church: From Pentecost to the Reformation by Donald D. Smeeton
CRA Textbook: Christianity through the Centuries (3rd ed.) by Earle E. Cairns
New International Version of the Bible