Description: This required course for M.Div. students covers the development of Christianity and Christian theology from the end of the apostolic period to the 16th century. Examines the expansion of the Church, the unfolding of Christian institutions and practice, the conflicts that confronted the Church from within and without, and the development of central theological doctrines. The following revisions were made to include science: a session incorporating readings on the study of historical theology through an eco-theological lens; a session focused on St. Francis of Assisi, his impact on Christian history, and the eco-theological implications of his life and thought for the contemporary Christian community.
Science areas: Ecology, History of ScienceCHTH503 Historical Theology (Brunner)