CH502 – Church History: The Second Millennium
About this course
This course surveys the Christian Church from the time of the Crusades (1095) down to today’s latest renewal movements. “The Church reformed must always reform itself” is a central theme. It addresses the Western Church at the height of its power, the crisis that triggered the Reformation and the “great ideas” of Luther and Calvin. It examines the Enlightenment, modern Scientism, and pivotal American experience. Culture, theology, and grass-roots spirituality are seen as constantly interacting in this broad overview.
- Identify the key events and ideas of the Church’s second millennium and be able to give the order in which the events took place. Success for this outcome will be determined through a short quiz, online discussions and a proctored final exam.
- Explain how the Holy Spirit led men and women to access the power of God amid so much outward turmoil and confusion. Success for this outcome will be determined through a 2-5 page formal report of books on the list of additional required texts.
- Describe the major differences between the various Christian traditions.
- Analyze events from an Incarnational Trinitarian perspective. Success for this outcome will be determined though a two-page reflection paper.