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Church History

Why study the History of Christianity?

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.“ - Jesus of Nazareth

WHY? • • • •

Why do we believe what we do? Why do we act the way we do? Why do we look the way we do? It’s our story! How did we get here?

Africa and Asia

Africa and Asia

Yoido Full Gospel Church

More Nigerian Anglicans

Near Future = Average Christian = Poor Black/Asian Woman

830,000 Members 07

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Analysis Tool

• Luke 10:27- 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' • Luke 6:45- The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. • Matthew 6:21- For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. • Philippians 4:8-9- Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Key Questions • Love God & Neighbor with… – Heart: Emotions, Passions, Desires, Prayer – Mind: Philosophy, Theology, Reason, Science – Strength: Political, Social, Cultural

• 1 Corinthians 12 Edification of the body.

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Key Question

Heart/Mind Augustine

• Will Christians follow Jesus’ example? Heart/Mind

– Yes: How? – NO: Why not?

Heart/Mind

Luther

Calvin

Heart/Mind

Universal Church

Heart/Mind

How will they TRANSLATE Jesus into different cultures and contexts?

Heart/Mind You

ME

Heart/Mind

Heart/Mind

Heart/Mind

Others

Course Timeline • Unit #1= “Quarter #1” – Early Church 33- 394 AD – Early Medieval 410 – 1209 AD

• Unit #2 = “Quarter #2” – Late Medieval 1216- 1492 AD – Reformation 1517- 1611 AD

POP QUIZ WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT CHURCH HISTORY?

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