The History of Christianity courses are designed as a survey of Christian history. Since most students at Regent College have had little exposure to Christian history, the survey is on an introductory level. These courses provide the best approach to Christian history for the student who is only at Regent for the Diploma; they are required for students enrolled in the MDiv and strongly recommended for those planning to do the MA in Theological Studies. These courses are offered every year and may be taken at any stage during a student’s time at Regent, although if a student is planning to take both HIST 501 and HIST 502 they are advised to take them in chronological succession. If a student is planning to proceed to a degree and wishes to take other electives in the historical field or do an historical thesis, then these survey courses are a prerequisite and should be taken as soon as possible.
History of Christianity II is designed as a survey of the history of Christianity from the end of the Sixteenth Century through to the present day. The title History of Christianity, rather than Church History, is designed to suggest that the course is concerned not just with church organization and practice, but with the history of ideas, popular religion, the impact of Christianity upon society, and politics and of socio-political structure upon Christianity.
On Campus and Online: This course is being offered on campus and online in Winter 2023. Students may apply to take this course online when registering for the course through REGIS. In order to support students who are unable to attend the regular online class sessions, recordings will be made available on the course Moodle page for 48 hours following each class. In some cases, attendance at other sessions may be required.