The Rev. Dr. Charles Erlandson
The Department of Church History consists of general history courses designed to lay a proper historical foundation for interpreting the Scriptures and for an understanding of the history of Christianity from the first century to the present.
CH 501 Patristic Church History: Introductory survey and analysis of the development of the early Christian Church covering the patristic era from the sub-apostolic age through the Ante-Nicene and Post-Nicene fathers.
CH 502 Anglicanism: In-depth examination of the origins and development of Christianity in Britain. Special attention will be given to the early British saints, Roman subjugation of the British Church, the English Reformers, the Elizabethan Settlement, Puritanism, Caroline Divinity, the Non-Jurors, Tractarianism, and modern controversies in the Anglican Communion.
CH 601 Medieval: Survey of the continuing development of the Church from the patristic period into the Middle Ages. Philosophical and theological controversies will also be examined, along with early reform movements in the years leading up to the Reformation.
CH 701 Reformation and Modern: Particular focus is placed on the life and work of Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, and Cranmer, as well as events leading up to the Reformation. The Modern aspect is from the Reformation to today, especially covering contemporary theology and its tendencies toward heresy.
Lay Institute Course on Christology
Fall 2014, Memphis, TN Campus
Taught by The Rev. Dr. Curtis Crenshaw