CH 211 Baptist History (Spring 2015)
This course covers the period from the establishment of Christianity to modern Baptist churches. Special emphasis is given to dissenting groups, sixteenth-century Anabaptists, early English Baptists, and the theology, polity, and praxis of Baptists in America.
CH 212 Comparative Religions (Fall 2015)
This course compares tenets of Christianity with those of major world religions and domestic cults such as: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Taoism, Judaism, Islam, Mormonism, Christian Science, Seventh Day Adventism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientology, and other religions both in America and world-wide.
CH 411 History of World Religions (Fall 2014)
This study is designed to acquaint the student with the major living religions of today other than Christianity such as Animism (Folk Religions), Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Taoism, Islam and Judaism.
CH 412 History of Christianity (Every Spring)
The development of Christianity is traced from its inception in the first century to the present. Emphasis is given to the early Church Fathers, the Ecumenical Councils, Western Christianity in its Catholic expression, the Reformation period, denominationalism, revivalism, the modern missions movement, and the origins of contemporary movements in Christianity.
CH 421 History of the Baptists (Spring 2015)
A survey of the ideas that have characterized Baptist churches from the establishment of Christianity to the modern age. Emphasis is given to the background of Baptists among Anabaptists and other dissenters, the emergence of Baptists in England and America, notable Baptist figures, and the theology, polity, and praxis of Baptists in America.
CH 511 General Church History I (Every Fall)
A survey of the history of Christianity from apostolic times to the beginning of the Reformation. Emphasis is given to the early Church Fathers, the Ecumenical Councils, and Western Christianity in its Catholic expression.
CH 512 General Church History II (Every Spring)
A survey of the history of Christianity from the Reformation to the present. Emphasis is given to the Protestant Reformation, the emergence of modern denominations, revival and missionary movements, and the origins of contemporary movements in Christianity.
CH 621 Survey of Baptist Heritage (Spring 2015)
A survey of the historical and theological basis of Baptist thought and practice. The course may study the background of Baptists in so-called heretical and radical movements, the emergence of Baptists in the seventeenth century, and significant Baptist figures and movements in Britain, America, and across the world. Prerequisite: CH 512. Note: The course may be repeated one time when different material is studied.
CH 631 Special Studies in Church History (Fall 2015)
This course is designed to offer specialized and advanced studies in various topics of church history and theology. Issues are selected which have had significant impact in the history of the church. Prerequisite: CH 511 or CH 512. Note: May be repeated when a different topic is studied.