As an introduction to the history of Christianity and the Christian church from the New Testament era to the present, this course traces key Christian figures, events, trends and projects against the larger socio-cultural backdrop of world history.
1. To provide students with a fundamental knowledge of the key events and figures in Christian history.
2. To provide students with a framework for contextualizing the thought of major theologians.
3. To help students understand the interplay between theology, power, and life in the Church.
4. To help students see how Church teaching develop over time.