BMI: Introduction to Christian History
The BibleMesh Institute

BMI: Introduction to Christian History

This course provides an essential overview of Christian history. This highly informative, broad-ranging study provides vital facts on the growth and impact of Christianity from the apostles to the present day not only in the Western world but also globally.

At a Glance

  • Introduction to the main threads and issues running through each century of Christian history
  • Explanations of key historical developments
  • Thematic connections between centuries
  • Focused looks at key persons, ideas, and events
  • Assigned proctor to guide you through the course and provide extra assignments
  • Access to all course material—video lectures; lessons; 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

The Introduction to Christian History course provides an essential overview. This highly informative, broad-ranging study, taught by scholar and author Stephen Backhouse, provides vital facts on the growth and impact of Christianity from the apostles to the present day not only in the Western world but also globally, including the development of Eastern Orthodox and Armenian Christianity, as well as Christianity in Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Baltic and Slavic states, and India. The course is organized by century, going through the major events, ideas, and personalities that have shaped Christian history around the world.

Course Outline

  1.     Servants and Leaders: 1–100
  2.     Love and Courage: 100–200
  3.     Martyrs and Heretics: 200–300
  4.     Establishment and Resistance: 300–400
  5.     East and West: 400–500
  6.     Centres and Margins: 500–600
  7.     Soldiers and Missionaries: 600–700
  8.     Monks and Emperors: 700–800
  9.     Conversion and Culture: 800–900
  10.     Green Shoots, Dead Branches: 900–1000
    MIDTERM
  11.     Popes, Kings, and Peasants: 1000–1100
  12.     War and Peace: 1100–1200
  13.     Empire and Wilderness: 1200–1300
  14.     Humility and Power: 1300–1400
  15.     Church and State: 1400–1500
  16.     Expansion and Consolidation: 1500–1600
  17.     Reform and Revival: 1600–1700
  18.     Reason and Revolution: 1700–1800
  19.     Progress and Preservation: 1800–1900
  20.     Sacrifice and Invention: 1900–2000    
    FINAL EXAM