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Lesson 30 - The Radical Reformation

The Radical Reformation
Reading: Chapter 6 - The Radical Reformation
Date: July 22

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Lesson 29 - Ulrich Zwingli and the German Swiss Reformation

Ulrich Zwingli and the German Swiss Reformation
Reading: Chapter 6 - The Radical Reformation
Date: June 17

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Lesson 28 - From the Wartburg Castle Until His Death

Luther’s Later Life - From the Wartburg Castle Until His Death
Reading: Chapter 2 - Martin Luther: Pilgrimage to Reformation; Luther’s 95 Theses
Optional Reading: Roland Bainton “Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther”
Date: April 22

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Lesson 27 - The Beginning of the Reformation

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Lesson 26 - Forerunners to the Reformation

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Lesson 25 - Theological Developments In the Late Middle Ages

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Lesson 24 - The Papacy in the Late Middle Ages

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Lesson 23 - The Crusades

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Lesson 22 - The Holy Roman Empire, Monasticism, and the Papacy

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Lesson 21 - The Eastern Empire, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Rise of Islam

This lesson focuses on the situation in the East after the fall of Rome.

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Lesson 20 - Christianity in the British Isles

This lesson focuses on "Christianity in the British Isles." This material is a small part of Chapter 26. It will be supplemented with a lot of other material as well. We will look to see how Christianity spread (and then came back again after it was almost lost!) to the British Isles.

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Lesson 19 - Major Forces In the West - Monasticism and the Papacy

This lesson focuses on "Major Forces In the West - Monasticism and the Papacy." This material is a small part of Chapter 26.

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Lesson 18 - The Situation In the West After the Fall of Rome

This lesson focuses on "The Situation In the West After the Fall of Rome." This material is a small part of Chapter 26.

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Lesson 17 - Christological Controversies

In this section we will be looking at the Christological controversies of the 4th and 5th centuries, including the great Church councils at Nicea (325), Constantinople (381), Ephesus (431), and Chalcedon (451). To prepare, read Chapter 27 in Gonzales (Eastern Christianity), especially up to and including the Council of Chalcedon.

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Lesson 16 - Augustine

In this session we will be looking at the life, writings, and legacy of Augustine. This material is found mainly in chapter 24 in the Gonzales book.

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Lesson 15 - Ambrose, Chrysostom, and Jerome

In this session we look at the lives and legacy of Ambrose, John Chrysostom, and Jerome.  This material is found mainly in chapters 21-23 in the Gonzales book.

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Lesson 14 - The Great Cappdocian Fathers and the Council of Constantinople

In this session we look at the Great Cappdocian Fathers and the Council of Constantinople. To prepare you can read Chapter 20 in the Gonzales book, and you can look at internet resources to get a little background on the council of Constantinople and the creed that came out of that council.

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Lesson 13 - Athanasius

In this session we look at Athanasius. Athanasius stood strong for the orthodox faith, accurately seeing that to deny the Deity of Christ was to deny the faith itself. His life and writings thus became one of the most important chapters in church history.

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Lesson 12 - The Arian Controversy and the Council of Nicea

In this session we look at Diocletian, including the great changes to the ruling of the empire under his reign, and the final great persecution during his final years. We then look at the rise of Constantine, and the change in the relationship between the Empire and the church - from persecution, to tolerance, to acceptance.

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Lesson 11 - The Great Persectuon and Final Victory

In this session we look at Diocletian, including the great changes to the ruling of the empire under his reign, and the final great persecution during his final years. We then look at the rise of Constantine, and the change in the relationship between the Empire and the church - from persecution, to tolerance, to acceptance.

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Lesson 10 - Third Century Persections and Their Effects

We will be looking at the persecutions under Decius and Valerian, how the church responded, and the question of how to handle those who lapsed under the persecution. We will also look at Cyprian and some of his other ideas.

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Lesson 9 - Church Life In The Third Century

This month we looked at church life in the late 2nd and the 3rd century. This covered chapters 10 and 11 in the Gonzales book.

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Lesson 8 - Early Teachers of the Church

This month we will look at chapter 9 in the Gonzales book - The Teachers of the Church.  This chapter will predominately look at four important early teachers: Irenaeus of Lyons, Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian of Carthage, and Orgien of Alexandria.

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Lesson 7 - The Canon of Scripture

This month we will take a look at the formation of the canon of Scripture.  How did the church decide which books were truly inspired and should be considered authoritative Scripture?  What was the process it used?  Which books almost did not make it into the Bible - and why?  And which books were considered but ultimately rejected m- and why?

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Lesson 6 - Early Heresies

This lesson looks at the early heresies in the church and how the church responded to these heresies - especially Marcion and the Gnostics.

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Lesson 5 - The Didache

This looks at persecution in the early church. It will look up through the first couple of hundred years ending in the early to mid 200s.

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Lesson 4 - Readings In The Apostolic Fathers

This looks at persecution in the early church. It will look up through the first couple of hundred years ending in the early to mid 200s.

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Lesson 3 - The Church Under Fire

This looks at persecution in the early church. It will look up through the first couple of hundred years ending in the early to mid 200s.

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Lesson 2 - From Jerusalm to Rome and Beyond

This class gives goes over the period covered in the book of Acts, helping us understand how the early church went from being a small group of Jews in Jerusalem to a worldwide movement comprised predominately of Gentiles - in around 30 years.

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Lesson 1 - Introduction and the World of the NT

This class gives and introduction to Church history, explaining why it is valuable to study the history of the church, and then looks at the major forces shaping the world during the time of the New Testament - the Greeks, Romans, and the Jews.

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C.S. Lewis

A visitor from the C.S. Lewis Institute came to teach on C.S. Lewis and his case for Christ. Read More…

Jonathan Edwards Discussion

We apologize however due to some technical difficulties the second part the discussion was lost. This is the first portion of the discussion which covers Jonathan Edwards' sermon "Christian Knowledge."

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Introduction to Jonathan Edwards - Handout

Handout for the class Read More…

Asleep in the Light

Why the Modern Church Desperately Needs to Rediscover Jonathan Edwards Read More…

Jonathan Edwards' Concept of Seeking

The Concept of “Seeking” in the Theology of the Apostle Paul and Jonathan Edwards Read More…

Revival and Awakening

Jonathan Edwards: His Theology of Revival and Awakening Read More…

Jonathan Edwards and the Toronto Blessing

Revival: A Comparison of the Theology of Jonathan Edwards and the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship Read More…
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