Church History: Modern

This class is a survey of church history beginning with the Reformation and continuing up to today. This survey is divided into two periods: the Reformation and the Modern Church.

The purpose of the course is to enable the student to gain a general understanding of the development of church institutions, doctrines, and movements, and to become acquainted with important actors in the history of the church up to modern times. We will look at those things that unite and divide us. There will be a special emphasis toward the end of the class on neo-Gnosticism and its effect on the church.