History of Christianity I
— HIST M509 (3)
A survey of the history of Christianity from the earliest days of the church through the first phase of the Reformation. It examines the main currents of spirituality, theology, missions, worship, organization and the church’s relationship with the culture of each particular era as it is being addressed. The student is exposed to some of the most formative figures in the story of the church through the reading of a variety of classic Christian writings. This interaction with the past is designed to help the student understand the breadth and richness of their faith. It will also help them be more aware of the struggles that their forbearers have faced, with greater and lesser degrees of success. Through the readings, the student is drawn into, and asked to engage in, these same issues.
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