Church History (CHHI)

Church History (CHHI)

CHHI 510  Survey of the History of Christianity  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Presents a "big picture" perspective on the history of Christianity. The focus is upon the major developments in Christian history from the earliest believers to the present. Includes an emphasis on the rich diversity of global Christianity. Attention will be paid to the major issues, persons, and developments that have shaped Christianity.

Offered: Resident and Online

CHHI 520  History of Christianity I  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A study of the first fifteen centuries of historical Christianity. Includes the rise of the church under persecution, orthodoxy vs. heresy, doctrinal developments, the rise of the Roman Papacy and opposition to it during the Middle Ages, and the events leading up to the Protestant Reformation.

Offered: Resident and Online

CHHI 525  History of Christianity II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A study of historical Christianity from the Sixteenth Century to the present. Includes the major personalities, events, and results of the Protestant Reformation, the rise of modern denominationalism, modern Roman Catholicism, the ecumenical movement and current developments. Special attention is given to the development of American Christianity.

Offered: Resident and Online

CHHI 610  Historical Development of Christian Theology  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: CHHI 520 or CHHI 525 or CHHI 510

Online Prerequisite: CHHI 510 or CHHI 520 or CHHI 525

The doctrinal development of the early church fathers and the Greek apologists, the doctrinal construction in the Nicene and post-Nicene period, and the further development and divisions in the Middle Ages, the Reformation Period, and the Modern Era.

Offered: Resident and Online

CHHI 620  History of Global Christianity  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course explores the historic expansion of global Christianity from the first century to the present day. Attention will be given to cultural contexts, key personalities, and movements that contributed to the spread and identity of global Christianity. (Formerly CHHI 657)

Offered: Resident and Online

CHHI 635  Patristic and Ancient Heresy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CHHI 520 or CHHI 510

A study of the rise of the Christian movement through the first six centuries (A.D. 30-600). Includes periods of persecutions, heretical developments and attempts to preserve doctrinal purity, the determination of the canon, ecclesiastical developments, the union of church and state, the role of church councils, and the expansion of the authority of the bishop of Rome.

Offered: Online

CHHI 650  Classical Reformation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A study of the magisterial phase of Protestant Reformation, especially as promoted in Germany, Switzerland, Scotland and England. Special emphasis will be placed on one of its major personalities: Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, Knox or the Anglicans and Puritans. (Formerly CHHI 654)

Offered: Resident and Online

CHHI 655  Free Church History and Thought  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A survey of the background, development, personalities, issues and results of the Anabaptist phase of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century and its particular impact on the rise of the English Baptists. (Formerly CHHI 685)

CHHI 660  American Christianity  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHHI 510 or CHHI 525

A study of the beginnings of Christianity in America to the present. Includes the European background, colonial Christianity, the first Great Awakening, the rise of the United States, the separation of church and state, the second Great Awakening, the development of religious diversity, the impact of the Civil War on religion, denominational development, the impact of immigration and industrialization, and the modern period. (Formerly CHHI 692)

Offered: Online

CHHI 665  History of Baptists  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHHI 525 or CHHI 510

A survey of the background and rise of English Baptists, including their progress from the seventeenth century in England until the present day. Includes a survey of the rise of Baptists in America in the seventeenth century and their progress to the present. Includes various Baptist groups, large and small, of differing theological persuasions, denominational and independent. (Formerly CHHI 694)

Offered: Resident and Online

CHHI 670  History of Evangelicalism  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHHI 510 or CHHI 525

This course is designed to explore the development of Evangelicalism in the 20th century. This course includes the major issues that gave rise to Evangelicalism, such as its background, beliefs, and major personalities, the development of the Evangelical movement in America in the 20th century, fundamentalism, and the current state of Evangelicalism today. (Formerly CHHI 686)

Offered: Resident and Online

CHHI 695  Directed Research  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  
CHHI 697  Seminar in Church History  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An intensive study in a specific subject of Church History. This course allows variation in the approach and content of the regular curriculum and often will be used by visiting professors.

Offered: Online

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