Church History I

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Lecturer

Dr. Dustin Benge

This course is an in-depth study of the theological and literary history of the Patristic and the Medieval Church. Special attention is given to the development of the doctrine of the Trinity, the relationship of church and culture, and Christian spirituality.

Learning Outcomes
  • describe the key events and issues in the history of the Patristic and the Medieval Church.

  • develop the student’s skills in the historiographical examination of primary sources. (Engaging texts critically and thinking historically are essential activities of Christian ministry and scholarship.)

  • illustrate an informed and scholarly appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of the Patristic and Medieval Church as she sought to interact with her cultural context.

  • identify figures of the Patristic and Medieval Church as possible mentors in certain areas of spiritual formation.