Course Summary

The story of the church during and after the Protestant and Catholic Reformations

The course is organized in three modules: (1) The Reformation, (2) The Church and the Age of Reason, and (3) The Church in the Age of Revolution. It addresses challenges faced by the church and the church's response to these challenges from 1500 to the present.  3 undergraduate semester credits.


1.  Identify major challenges faced by the church and the church's response to its challenges

2.  Locate reformers, theologians, and secularists who have impacted the church according to time periods

3.  Evaluate significant thinkers and doctrines advanced throughout the last six centuries

Credit. Credit for the course requires a score of 70 percent or greater on three multiple choice examinations and two papers.  Each of the five graded elements represents 20 percent of the course grade.  A sample multiple-choice problem is given below.

Perhaps the most enabling factor in the Reformers’ efforts was (A) indifference by the papacy, (B) persecution, (C) political circumstances, (D) the crusades.


In lieu of a single textbook, several e-books are available in the Electronic Collection, with many other resources in the EBSCO Collection.  These are without cost to the student.  If, however, a single hard copy text is preferred, the following is recommended.
Woodbridge, John D. and Frank A. James, III. Church History. Vol. 2: From Pre-Reformation to the Present Day. Zondervan, 2013. 862 pages. $36.27 ISBN: 978-0310257431