History of Christian Doctrine
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.
Note: History of Doctrine is offered as a condensed course in the 2020 Winter Term. Class will meet from Tuesday, February 18 to Saturday, February 22, 9 AM–4 PM daily. The course has an extensive reading list and all assigned readings must be completed and summarized before class. It is strongly recommended that students review the course requirements, reading list, and deadlines carefully.