Church History course

This course provides an introduction to and an overview of church history. If we are to see a humbler Church and a bigger God, we need to deal with the history of the Church to understand where we are now, and why?

Ruth Gouldbourne has been a Baptist minister for more than 30 years, ministering in churches in Bedford, London and Cheadle Hulme, as well as being a tutor at Bristol Baptist College. An Associate Fellow of Spurgeon's College, she is also Senior Research Fellow of IBTSC Amsterdam, and a Research Fellow of Bristol Baptist College.

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  • Week 1 Introduction; why church history? Jan 24
  • Week 2; The Fathers – who they? Feb 7
  • Week 3 Creeds, Councils and Controversies Feb 28
  • Week 4 Augustine towers over us all March 14
  • Week 5 Christendom; love it or hate it, you need to deal with it March 28
  • Week 6 A thousand years when nothing happened April 11
  • Week 7 Middle ages; Light April 25
  • Week 8 Middle Ages; Dark May 9
  • Week 9 Middle Ages; Shadow May 23
  • Week 10; Reform of all shapes and sizes June 6
  • Week 11 Reason and romanticism June 27
  • Week 12 Expansion and disintegration July 11
  • Week 13 Reconfiguration – and nothing new under the sun.  July 25