BMI: Historical Theology
The BibleMesh Institute

BMI: Historical Theology

Rather than following the history of Christianity and presenting various doctrines as they arise, this course traces the development of vital Christian theology topic by topic.

At a Glance

  • Assigned proctor to guide you through the course and provide extra assignments
  • Access to all course material—video lectures; readings enhanced by key concept reviews, and quizzes
  • Access to the Cerego learning system to build memory retention of course objectives
  • $250 per month access to complete the course at your own pace

Advanced

120 hours


Only enroll in this course if you have applied to the BibleMesh Institute, been accepted and directed to take this course.

More Details

Most historical theology studies follow Christian beliefs chronologically, discussing notable doctrinal developments for all areas of theology according to their historical appearance. While this may be good history, it can make for confusing theology, with the classic theological doctrines scattered throughout various time periods, movements, and controversies.

In the Historical Theology course, students study the historical development of theology by a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history one doctrine at a time. This approach allows students to concentrate on one tenet of Christianity and its formulation in the early church through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and finally into the modern period.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Historical Theology
  2. Canon and Inspiration
  3. Authority and Inerrancy
  4. Clarity, Sufficiency, and Interpretation of Scripture
  5. God
  6. Creation, Providence, Angels, Satan, and Demons
  7. Creation, the Nature of Humanity, and Sin
  8. The Person of Christ, Atonement, and the Resurrection
  9. The Holy Spirit
  10. Election, Reprobation, and Regeneration
  11. Justification, Sanctification, and Perseverance
  12. The Church
  13. Church Ordinances and Worship
  14. Christ's Return and the Millennium
  15. Final Judgment, Eternal Punishment, and the New Heavens and Earth