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Church History A survey of Church History from Pentecost to today. (Need: Windows, flashplayer 8.0 or higher, & 20 MB of space. Most computers have flashplayers). (Click on above link to download). Below the viewing screen are buttons to go forward, backward, and exit.

(If you do not have a flashplayer download one for free at Download Adobe Flashplayer 10)


Recommended that you go through the Church History at the beginning and then again at the end of the course. Read through the appropriate text books below.

High School: Read pages 1-66, 202-240 of Documents of the Christian Church.

College Level: Read pages 1-110, 151-166, 202-240 of Documents of the Christian Church.

Key Text Books:

A Short History of Christianity (Paperback) by Stephen Tomkins published by Eerdmans in 2006 (about $9.45 on High School and College Text book.

Documents of the Christian Church (Paperback) Edited by Henry Bettenson and Chris Maunder published by Oxford in 1999 (about $26.95 on High School and College Text book. Selected readings see above.

Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity by Mark A. Noll published by Baker in 2001. (about $14.95 on College Text book.

Outline of Church History

I. Pentecost- Birth of the Church-33-64 AD.

II. Persecution-64-313 AD

III. Political Union of Church & State 313-476 AD

IV. Pope's Power and Prosperity 476- 1517 AD.

V. Protestant Reformation- 1517 AD

VI. Pietism and Revivals-16-20th Century

VII. Post-Modernism-21st Century

Key Charts

Church History Chart


Blank Chart to print, and fill in the blanks:

Church History

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