Seminary-level: Doctrine in Historical Perspective
Crosslands

Seminary-level: Doctrine in Historical Perspective

Learn about Christian theology across the centuries as you gain an overview church history from selected primary sources to help you apply lessons from the past to contemporary challenges.

At a Glance

This course leads you through the ‘story of the church’ with a series of guided readings from key theological texts in each period. Set aside 10 hours per week to read, reflect and pray your way through this seminary-level course.

Each lesson includes
  • An overview of the historical context in that period
  • Guided reading of selected primary historical sources
  • A set text to aide and guide your learning
  • Interactive reflection and exercises to help you apply what you learn
This course is ideal for
  • Aspiring and existing church leaders, church planters and their teams, apprentices and interns
  • Pastors with busy schedules who want to grow in ministry skills and gospel direction
  • Church planters who want to appreciate the value of historical theology
  • Leadership teams and church planting core groups who want to have an understanding of core theological texts and church history
  • Existing church ministers who want to 'top-up' their theology with a course that has a strong missional, evangelical and reformational emphasis

Advanced

80-88 hours

More Details

Learn about Christian theology across the centuries as you gain an overview church history from selected primary sources to help you apply lessons from the past to contemporary challenges.

Brought to you by Crosslands, the Doctrine in Historical Perspective course is divided into 8 lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – The Church Fathers
  • Lesson 2 – The Medieval Period
  • Lesson 3 – The Reformation
  • Lesson 4 – Practical Assignment
  • Lesson 5 – The Puritans and Evangelicalism
  • Lesson 6 – The Twentieth Century
  • Lesson 7-8 – Assignment

Course Options

  • If you are interested in pursuing seminary credit for any of these courses, please contact the BibleMesh Institute here.
  • For more information about Crosslands, click here.

Instructors

Jonny Woodrow
Dr. Jonny Woodrow

Jonny Woodrow is pastor of The Crowded House in Loughborough and a Crosslands faculty member. He is married with four children and is co-author of Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God

Tim Chester
Dr. Tim Chester

Tim Chester is a pastor of Grace Church in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, a faculty member of Crosslands. He is the author of over 30 books and commentaries including You Can Change and A Meal with Jesus, as well as being co-author of Total Church.

Dan Strange
Dr. Dan Strange

Dan Strange is Acting Principal at Oak Hill Theological College, lecturing in Culture, Religion and Public Theology and part of the Crosslands faculty. With a PhD from Bristol University, he leads a North London church and is married to Elly with seven children. His most recent monograph is For Their Rock is Not as Our Rock: An Evangelical Theology of Religions.

Tim Ward
Revd. Dr. Tim Ward

Tim Ward teaches at Oak Hill Theological College and is a Crosslands faculty member, having previously taught at the Proclamation Trust Cornhill Training Course. Before that he was the pastor of a church in Leicestershire. He has written a book on the doctrine of Scripture.