APPL 517

Bullies and Saints: Lessons from Church History

Course Description

This course offers a sweeping survey of Christian history, with special attention to the first thousand years. It explores the many and varied ways Christians both embodied and betrayed the way of Jesus Christ. While heavily informed by the relevant primary sources and historical best-practice, the unit seeks to draw out tentative lessons for contemporary Christian ethics, worship, mission, leadership, and social engagement.

Dates May 15–May 19
Days & Times Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Format Onsite/Online
Credit Hours 1–2
Audit Hours 1



John Dickson

Jean Kvamme Distinguished Professor of Biblical Evangelism and Distinguished Scholar in Public Christianity

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There are no prerequisites for this course.

What I love about Regent is that it’s a place for people who have questions about their ordinary lives. Not just academic theological questions, but questions about what it means to live the good life or be faithful. Not just a space for heady conversations but a place to wrestle with faith and a place where they can belong.” — Vivian Lee (MATS student)