Christian History - The Reformation
Fall 2019 - 2 Credits
A 10 Week Course
See Course Calendar for times
Location: 130 Sharp Hill Rd., Uncasville, CT (Church annex)
Instructor: Robert Heder
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org 860-949-7762
Course Description: An exploration of the Christian Church from approximately 1500 to the present. Most of the course will cover the key people and events, and theology of the Protestant Reformation; and how the Reformation affects our present day Church. This course is designed to introduce the major themes, issues, and personalities of the Church; to enrich one’s spiritual lives and to help them to minister within today’s church.
Course Text Book (25 pages per week): Church History in Plain Language, Bruce Shelley
Alternative text for more in depth study (50 pages per week): The History of Christianity: Volume 2: The Reformation to the Present Day, Justo Gonzalez
Optional Course Assignments: (Required for obtaining credit, not required for certificates)
Weekly questions to accompany the reading will be discussed in class and handed in. 10 points each x 8 assignments = 80 points
Final exam - 20 points
Grading: The point values listed above mean that the total number of points available for the course is 100. Final letter grades will be applied with cutoffs as follows: A 95, A- 90, B+ 87, B 83, B- 80, C+ 77, C 73, C- 70, D+ 67, D 63, D- 60, F below 60.
Attendance: Class participation (and attendance) is a vital part of this course, as the Holy Spirit speaks though us to edify each other.
The Church in Medieval Europe
Toward the Reformation
The Pre-Reformation Church
The Protestant Reformation
The Antibaptist Tradition
The Reformed Tradition (Calvin)
The Roman Catholic Response
The Anglican Tradition
The Roman Catholic Response (incl. Vatican II)
Movements of Renewal 17th Cent.
The Dynamics of Spiritual Renewal
The Puritan Tradition
Transitions to the Modern Church
The Wesleyan Tradition
The Rise of Evangelicalism