History of Christian Doctrine
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance… - 1 Corinthians 15:3, NIV
This course provides a dynamic exploration of Christian doctrine across the major periods of church history. We will critically engage with major theological statements, from individual essays, sermons, and even letters to Creeds and confessions, considering both how doctrine was shaped by its historical contexts and how it came to be historically effective in turn. We will also re-enact key doctrinal debates on topics ranging from the Trinity to the freedom of the human will. As a result, we will leave the course better equipped to live out an orthodox, historically grounded faith in creative engagement with both our churches and cultural contexts.