Description: The History of Christianity courses are designed as a survey of Christian history. Since most students at Regent College have had little exposure to Christian history, the survey is on an introductory level. These courses provide the best approach to Christian history for the student who is only at Regent for the Diploma; they are required for students enrolled in the MDiv and strongly recommended for those planning to do the MA in Theological Studies. These courses are offered every year and may be taken at any stage during a student’s time at Regent, although if a student is planning to take both HIST 501 and HIST 502, they are advised to take them in chronological succession. If a student is planning to proceed to a degree and wishes to take other electives in the historical field or do an historical thesis, then these survey courses are a prerequisite and should be taken as soon as possible. History of Christianity II is designed as a survey of the history of Christianity from the end of the Sixteenth Century through to the present day. The title History of Christianity, rather than Church History, is designed to suggest that the course is concerned not just with church organization and practice, but with the history of ideas, popular religion, the impact of Christianity upon society, and politics, and of socio-political structure upon Christianity.
Seminary: Regent College
Key Words: Martin Luther and the German Reformation; Zwingli, Calvin and the Swiss Reformation; the Anabaptists; the Catholic Reformation and Missions; The Anglican Reformation; the Rise and Progress of Puritanism; Continental Pietism; Christianity and the Rise of Science; The Enlightenment; the First Evangelical Revival in Britain; the Great Awakening in America; Women’s Spiritual Experience in the 19th Century; The Second Evangelical Revival (1785-1830) in Britain and Europe; Second Evangelical Awakening in America; Birth of the Protestant Mission; Schleiermacher and the Rise of Liberalism; Catholic Revivalism- Anglo-Catholicism, Ultramontanes and Catholic anti-modernism; the Rise and Fall of Evangelical Protestantism; the Rise and Fall of the Social Gospel Movement; the Fundamentalist response to Liberalism; the Church’s Response to Hitler (Bonhoeffer and the Confessing Church); the Chinese Church in the Twentieth Century; the African Church in the 20th Century; 20th Century Pentecostalism, the case of Latin America.HIST502 History of Christianity (Hindmarsh) Winter 2022