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The History of Christianity, Part 1

The History of Christianity, Part 1

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Rocky Hollow Campus, 375 County Road 245 Georgetown, TX 78633, Georgetown, TX US 78633

Coordinator: Dan Hull

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To register: contact Kim Glenn, .  Resource books for $10 available for purchase at the seminar.

Presenter: Dr. Bill Pitts (ret), Baylor University Religion Dept. 

Part 1: Resurrection/Pentecost to Reformation

  1. Church after the New Testament (100-312 CE)
  2. Shaping of the Church (325 – 500 CE)
  3. Middle Ages (500 – 1500 CE)
  • Learn about the diverse, historical foundations of the Christian faith.
  • Gain a stronger basis for Bible Study —particularly studies in the New Testament.
  • Learn the historical context for the emergence of Christian communities & theological beliefs including the various religious sectors, leaders and cultural factors that influenced the development of Christianity.         
  • Learn about the conditions and events that led to specific writings in the New Testament including the cultural (and community) climate for which many of the New Testament writings were intended.
  • Gain an understanding of the formation of some key beliefs: Trinity, Person of Christ, Atonement, Church, Sacraments,
  • Understand the formation of two Major Church Traditions: Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church.                  
  • Learn about the sources of the Old and New Testament writings.
  • Understand about the formation of various versions of the Bible.