The purpose of this department is to equip students to comprehend the history of the Christian church, to sense the significance of church history for their ministries, and to evaluate theological movements and issues within the history of the church and of Christian doctrine.

 

Required Courses in Historical Theology

501 Church History I (The Ancient and Medieval Church) – 3 Cr. Hrs.

A study of the church from Pentecost through the fourteenth century, with emphasis on the development of orthodox and heterodox theology and significant leaders and events.

502 Church History II (The Reformation, the Post-Reformation and the Modern Church) – 3 Cr. Hrs.

A study of the church in the Reformation, Post-Reformation and modern eras with emphasis on the development of orthodox and heterodox theology and significant leaders and events.

503 Indian Church History – 2 Cr. Hrs.

A study of the church in India/Asia from its beginnings to the current day with emphasis on the numerous influences that have forced the  current religious scene.

 

Elective Courses in Historical Theology

504 History of Doctrine – 2 Cr. Hrs.

A study of the historical development of selected doctrines with attention to the development of each theological theme from the church fathers to the present day.

505 History of Roman Catholicism and Its Doctrines  2. Cr. Hrs

A study of the historical development of Roman Catholicism with special stress on the development of its theological system

 

Independent Courses in Historical Theology

506 Theology of Post-Nicean fathers

A study on the post-Nicean fathers and their theological contribution

507 History of Charismatic movement

A critical and historical study of the charismatic movement and its growth and influence in Christendom today.