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The History of Christianity 1

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About This Course

The first part of the ten short lectures will give you a brief glance at the many different factors and events that shaped the spread of Christianity over the globe. Both internal conflicts within the church and the changing pressures upon it from outside will be mentioned. It is hoped that this course will motivate you to study more in-depth the issues and debates, past and present, that have shaped the many variations of the Christian movement since it began.

Unit 1: Christian Beginnings


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Dr. Donald Tinder (Ph.D., Yale University)

Dr. Donald Tinder is a world-leading historical theologian. He earned his B.A. from Yale University and M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary. He went on to receive a Ph.D. from Yale University. He has taught students in Europe and North America.

Course Units

Unit 1: Christian Beginnings

Unit 2: From A.D.100 to A.D.313 Constantine

Unit 3: Constantine to Charlemagne

Unit 4: The Middle Ages: 800-1500

Unit 5: The 1500s: Catholics Outside Europe