Church History: The Ancient and Medieval Church | In-Person

Tracing the major doctrinal and ecclesiological developments in the Ancient and Medieval Church within the context of their times—from the martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitas through to the Trinitarian and Christological debates of the 4th and 5th centuries, from the Irish mission of Patrick through to the rise of the papacy and the establishment of the medieval Church, students will dive deep into the earliest history of the church to understand how the study of the past not only impacts our understanding of Lord, but deepens our worship and even clarifies our lives today.

A textbook for this class is available through Hope Institute. When registering, don’t forget to select “Add-On” to purchase the textbook.

*This course is taught in conjunction with Heritage Bible College and Seminary and is available with expanded assignments for seminary credit. To register for the seminary version of this course, please contact Karen Mowbray, Assistant Registrar, Seminary at kmowbray@heritagecs.edu.

This class will be offered in-person at Hope Bible Church on October 16 (full day) and November 6 (full day), with modules to be accessed online at the pace of the student within the designated timeframe.

Session #1 – October 16

Lecture 1: Introduction to the course & the significance of church history
Lecture 2: The Ancient Church & the Roman Empire
Lecture 3: The persecution of the Ancient Church
Lecture 4: Orthodoxy and heresy
Lecture 5: The Constantinian revolution
Lecture 6: Athanasius and the Cappadocian Fathers

Session #2 – November 6

Lecture 7: Augustine of Hippo
Lecture 8: Leo I and the emergence of the Papacy
Lecture 9: Ireland and Islam
Lecture 10: The Carolingian Church & the Church of the East
Lecture 11: The Western Church in the High Middle Ages
Lecture 12: Anselm of Canterbury & Bernard of Clairvaux