7.3 Church History
7.3.1 Masters Level...
7.3.2 Th.M./Ph.D. Level
Courses

7.3.1 Masters Level Courses


CH 131 Survey of Church History (Offered as Hybrid)
Purpose:

  • To introduce students to the major movements and personalities of church history
  • To give students first hand exposure to primary source material
  • To enable students to articulate the historical development of theology in an essay

Topics covered will be drawn from all periods of church history, from the immediate post-apostolic period to the development of Christianity in the modern world. Not available to M.Div. or M.A.R. students.
  Fall semester, three hours. Mr. Jue.

CH 211 The Ancient Church
Purpose:

  • To introduce students to the major events, personalities, and ideas which shaped the life and thought of the early church
  • To encourage students to think historically about the church’s past 
  • To enable students to read the major texts of the early Church Fathers for themselves

Topics and personalities covered include the first-century background, the Apostolic Fathers, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Origen, trinitarian and christological debates, Augustine, the rise of monasticism, and martyrdom.
  Fall semester, two hours. Mr. Trueman.

CH 223 The Medieval Church
Purpose:

  • To introduce students to the major events, individuals, and ideas which shaped the Medieval Church
  • To help students understand the historical context which shaped the development of Medieval theology 
  • To enable students to read the major texts of the Medieval theologians

Topics covered include the influence of Aristotelian philosophy on Medieval theology, Thomas Aquinas, Anselm, Abelard, the pastoral theology of Gregory the Great, the rise of the monastic orders, John Duns Scotus, William Ockham, Medieval mysticism, and the rise of Islam.
  Spring semester, two hours. Mr. Trueman

CH 311  The Reformation
Purpose:

  • To introduce students to the major events, personalities, and ideas which shaped the Reformation of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
  • To encourage students to think historically about the church’s past 
  • To enable students to read major theological texts from the Reformation for themselves

Topics and personalities covered include the late medieval context, Martin Luther, John Calvin, justification by faith, anabaptism, the Catholic Reformation, the Anglican settlements, and the rise of Puritanism.
  Fall semester, three hours. Mr. Trueman.

CH 321  The Church in the Modern Age
Purpose:

  • To introduce students to the major events, individuals, and ideas that influenced the development of the church from the late-seventeenth century to the present
  • To help students examine the historical context out of which theological distinctions within the modern church emerged 
  • To encourage students to reflect upon the globalization of Christianity

Topics covered include Colonial North American Puritanism, the First and Second Great Awakenings, the history of American Presbyterianism, Old Princeton Theology, the Enlightenment and German Liberal Theology, the modern missionary movement, Fundamentalism, Evangelicalism, global Christianity, and the post-modern church.
  Fall semester, four hours. Mr. Jue.

CH 403  Asian American History and Theology
Purpose:

  • To examine the historical-theological development of the Asian church in America
  • To equip students to understand the place of the Asian American church within the broader history of Christianity in America 
  • To expose students to the most recent scholarship in ethnic studies and Asian American theology
  • To encourage students to reflect upon the usefulness of Reformed theology for an Asian American context

Topics covered include the history of the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean American churches; theological contextualization; patterns of assimilation; racial discourse in cross-cultural ministries; single ethnic, multiethnic, and postethnic models of ministry; and the exploration of a Pan-Asian Reformed theology.
   Spring semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Jue.

CH 423  Readings in the History of American Evangelicalism
  See CH 723. Spring semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Jue.

CH 432  English Puritan Thought
  See CH 732. Winter term, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Trueman.

CH 463  The Life and Thought of John Calvin
  See CH 763. Spring semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Lillback.

CH 483  God and Scripture in the Era of Reformed Orthodoxy (ca. 1560-ca. 1680)
  See CH 783. Spring semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Trueman.

CH 531  The Doctrine of the Church in Reformed Theology
  See CH 831. Fall semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Troxel.

CH 563  Scottish Presbyterianism
  See CH 863. Spring semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Trueman.

CH 572  The Life and Thought of John Owen
   See CH 872. Winter term, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Trueman.

CH 583  The Life and Thought of Francis Turretin
  See CH 883. Fall semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Jue.

CH 591  Reformed Confessions and Catechisms
  See CH 891. Spring semester, two hours.  Mr. Trueman.

CH 601  The History of North American Eschatology
  See CH 901. Spring semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Jue.

CH 643  Studies in Old Princeton Theology
  See CH 943. Spring semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Jue.

CH 651 Old Religion in the New World: Transatlantic Puritan Theology
  
See CH 951. Spring semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Jue.

CH 661  Readings in the History of Reformed Thought
  See CH 961. Spring semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Trueman.

CH 671  Life and Thought of Martin Luther
   See CH 972. Winter term, two hours. (Not offered at Masters level, 2014-2015). Mr. Trueman.

CH 691  History of the Korean Church from Korea to North America
Purpose:

  • To provide an overview of the development of the Korean Church from its early days of Protestant missions until today, focusing on various challenges the church faced, including Shinto crisis, communist persecution, and the side-effects of rapid industrialization
  • To provide a brief introduction to the Korean-American church as an important outgrowth of the Korean church movement in the twentieth century 
  • To stimulate both academic and ministerial interest in the study of the Korean Church

  Fall semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Park.