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History of Christianity I

By Dr. Frank A. James III

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This is a legacy edition of this course that should not be used if taking the course for credit. In History of Christianity I, Dr. James explains the beginnings of the Christian Church up through the time of the Protestant Reformation, and brings this history to life with practical application that we can use even today. Covering the development of the Christian church's doctrine, faith, and practice from its founding at Pentecost to the time of the Protestant Reformation, you will learn about the persecution of the early church, the formation of the canon, the major church councils, St. Augustine, the Monastic movement, the Crusades, Mysticism, Scholasticism, John Wycliffe, and the Renaissance.

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I had the privilege of taking both Christian History 1 and 2 from James. He is brilliant, passionate and simply loves this subject. James was also the hardest professor at Reformed Theological seminary. His tests were mountains we had to climb but I still remember dates and names and it was in 1995-96! It is an evangelical seminary so that will come through. Do yourself a favor and listen to both of these series. You’ll learn a lot.

Bad Micrphone for Sound

The message that Professor James gives is good and I enjoy listening to it for now! The only problem (which I think is big), is the audio sound. It seems that every 5 minutes or so I have to turn up the volumne because either the speaker walks away from the podium microphone or he is lowering his voice (I assume for effect), I bet he is not even aware of this but the audio technician I'm sure is. I know I'm only one person but this is very annoying. If this cannot be corrected, I'll have to delete my podcast. Sorry folks. I'm sure other CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) staff can recommend another seminary besides RTS.

Very Biased

The lectures are tainted by the speaker’s modern, evangelical bias. Those seeking a full and fair accounting of Christianity’s early history should look elsewhere.

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