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History of
Christianity I

From the 1st Century to the Pre-Reformation. A course on Church History taught from a Torah perspective.

George Klontzas (1540 — circa 1608), Three Church Hierarchs; St Basil The Great, St John Chrysostom and St Gregory the Theologian, Cretan, late 16th century

Course Description

The History of Christianity is broken into two courses which combined span the approximately two thousand-year history of Christianity in its many forms. This type of course is frequently called “Church History.” However, for reasons that we will discuss in the course itself, we have chosen to refer to it by the name “The History of Christianity.” In this first course we will cover the first century through the prelude to the Reformation in Europe. The second course we will examine the history from the time of the Reformation to our present day. During this course, we will pay particular attention to the relationship between Christianity and the Jewish people. 
  • Have a more detailed knowledge of the history of Christianity.
  • Relate this history in a meaningful way to the history of the Jewish people in Europe during the past 1900 years.
  • Explore the Church History from a Pro Torah Perspective


Please note, textbooks are NOT included but can be purchased online using the links below.
  1. Gonzalez, Justo L. The Story of Christianity, Volume 1 Revised and Updated. New York: HarperCollins, 2010. (Buy Now)
  2. Louth, Andrew, ed. and Stanworth, Maxwell, tr. Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers. Revised Edition. New York: Penguin, 1987. (Buy Now)
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