This is a legacy edition of this course that should not be used if taking the course for credit.
In History of Christianity I, Dr. James explains the beginnings of the Christian Church up through the time of the Protestant Reformation, and brings this history to life with practical application that we can use even today. Covering the development of the Christian church's doctrine, faith, and practice from its founding at Pentecost to the time of the Protestant Reformation, you will learn about the persecution of the early church, the formation of the canon, the major church councils, St. Augustine, the Monastic movement, the Crusades, Mysticism, Scholasticism, John Wycliffe, and the Renaissance.
Introduction, Early Church Life, and Apostolic Fathers - 01
Introduction, Early Church Life, and Apostolic Fathers - 02
Persecution - 01
Persecution - 02
Persecution - 03
Perversions and Heresies - 01
I had the privilege of taking both Christian History 1 and 2 from James. He is brilliant, passionate and simply loves this subject. James was also the hardest professor at Reformed Theological seminary. His tests were mountains we had to climb but I still remember dates and names and it was in 1995-96! It is an evangelical seminary so that will come through. Do yourself a favor and listen to both of these series. You’ll learn a lot.
Superb content and lecture style
If I could give this podcast six stars I would do so. I am glad I found it. This series is an excellent overview of church history with just enough depth for the layman. I found it enjoyable to listen to and also very edifying.
The lectures are tainted by the speaker’s modern, evangelical bias. Those seeking a full and fair accounting of Christianity’s early history should look elsewhere.