History of Christian Doctrine

Speaker(s): Hans Boersma
Date: Winter 2010
Length: 28:34:19
Product ID: RGDL4004S

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Description

In an age suspicious of the past it is all the more important for the Church to be aware of her tradition. It is through a loving connection with the Church of all times and places that today also God provides us with an identity in Christ through the Holy Spirit. This course, therefore, explores the history of the doctrine of the Church as it has taken shape both in the thoughts of individual theologians and through the Creeds, confessions, and decisions of councils and synods. The course not only presents an overview of the history of Christian doctrine, but also examines some of the most seminal theological writings that have shaped the Church throughout her history. Lectures include:

  • Introduction
  • History of Doctrine: Detached Objectivity or Ecclesial Propaganda?
  • Gnosticism: Escaping into Difference
  • Irenaeus and the Quest for Unity
  • Christianity and Platonism
  • Augustine
  • Gregory of Nyssa
  • The "filioque" and the Great Schism (and why should I, like, care?)
  • The Rise of Nominalism: Or, How to Replace the Sacraments with Idols
  • Forerunners of the Reformation?
  • Luther's Christo-Centric Hermeneutic - By Jens Zimmermann
  • The Reformation: Justification sola fide
  • Fountainheads and Federalism: Calvinism and Later Calvinism
  • Modern Theology: Christianity Not Mysterious?
  • Liberation Theology: God's "Preferential Option" for the Poor

See All Audio by Hans Boersma

Hans Boersma is the J. I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of several books, including Violence, Hospitality and the Cross: Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition, Nouvelle Theologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery, Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry, and Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach.

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