For many history seems heavy and so much of our culture today encourages us “to live in the moment”. However, understanding the historical foundations of the Christian Church helps us understand challenges facing us today. Therefore, an examination of Christianity Through the Ages is very practical. It not only contextualizes scripture, it provides context for an understanding of how society has developed as well as the Christian church.
This course, Christianity Through the Ages, examines the history of the Christian Church from the Ascension to modern Fundamentalism, ecumenism and Pentecostalism. Particular attention is given to the development of doctrine and to the growth of the Church, including the Advent Christian denomination. By reading both recent material and first-hand documents, students are encouraged to consider how this information relates to ministry.