History of Christianity I

Speaker(s): Sarah Williams
Date: Fall 2008
Length: 19:06:34
Product ID: RGDL3838S

Purchase Options:

MP3 Download - $79.99
MP3 CD - $99.99
CD - $119.99

Description

This course surveys the history of Christianity from its beginnings to about 1560. It will progress thematically, stressing the highlights of each given era. Students are encouraged to think in terms of broader issues and themes rather than specific chronology and specific events. Lectures include:

  • What is Christian History and Why is it Important?
  • The Background of the Early Church
  • Early Church Expansion, Life, and Doctrine
  • The Church in an Age of Persecution, c.100-312 A.D.
  • The Church in the Christian Empire, c. 312-500 A.D.
  • Monasticism in the Early Church
  • Augustine of Hippo - Lecture by Don Lewis
  • An Introduction to the Middle Ages: The Celtic Churches
  • The Re-Emergence of the Roman Church
  • Renewal in the High Middle Ages: Cluny, Citeaux, and the Papacy
  • Popular Religion in the High Middle Ages, c. 1050-1300 A.D.
  • The Development of Christian Thought in the High Middle Ages
  • The Crusades as Ideal and Reality
  • Dissent Inside and Outside the Church in Non-Western Mission
  • The Eastern Church
  • The Late Middle Ages, c. 1300-1500 A.D.
  • 14th Century Mysticism and the Autumn of Christendom
  • The Lutheran Reformation
  • The Calvinist Reformation
  • The Anabaptist or Radical Reformation
  • The Catholic Reformation

See All Audio by Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams is Research Professor of Church History at Regent College. Previously, she held research and teaching positions at the University of Birmingham, Harris Manchester College at Oxford, and Lincoln College at Oxford. She is author of Religious Belief and Popular Culture, The Shaming of the Strong, and co-author of Redefining Christian Britain. She has written a number of articles and reviews for academic journals such as Past and Present, The Urban History Yearbook, The Journal of Victorian Culture, The Journal of the Oral History Society, Archives De Sciences Sociales Des Religions, and The Journal of Nineteenth Century Studies. She has contributed to European Religion in the Age of Great Cities (Hugh McLeod ed.), and worked on a collaborative research project that was published as Women, Gender and Religious Cultures in Britain, 1800-1940.

Related Audio

Details / Buy

A Sexual Reformation? Marriage and Sexuality in the Contemporary Paradigm

Speaker: Sarah Williams

Details / Buy

Christian Thought and Culture I (Fall 2005)

Speaker: Bruce Hindmarsh, Don Lewis, Fr. Lawrence … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Christian Thought and Culture II: The Disenchantment of the World: Modernity, Secularity, Naturalism

Speaker: Bruce Guenther, Bruce Hindmarsh, Craig Gay, … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Church and State in the Modern World

Speaker: Sarah Williams

Details / Buy

Faculty Lectures (Next Chapter Celebration Weekend)

Speaker: Darrell Johnson, Eugene Peterson, Iain Provan, … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

History of Christianity II

Speaker: Sarah Williams

Details / Buy

Mapping Gender

Speaker: Sarah Williams

Details / Buy

Recovering Belief in History

Speaker: Sarah Williams

Details / Buy

ReFrame DVD

Speaker: ReFrame ReFrame

Details / Buy

ReFrame DVD Package

Speaker: ReFrame ReFrame

Details / Buy

ReFrame Leaders Guide

Speaker: ReFrame ReFrame

Details / Buy

ReFrame Participants Guide

Speaker: ReFrame ReFrame

Details / Buy

Regent College Convocation Weekend 2011

Speaker: Craig Gay, Iain Provan, Patti Towler, … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Sexuality in the Modern Paradigm

Speaker: Sarah Williams

Details / Buy

The All-Embracing Story: The Global Church in the Pre-Reformation Period (CTC I Fall 2005)

Speaker: Sarah Williams

Details / Buy

The Ongoing Story: Church & Culture, 1500-2000 (CTC II Winter 2006)

Speaker: Sarah Williams

Details / Buy

The Spirituality Of Time

Speaker: Sarah Williams