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The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation

Discover the phenomenal story of Christianity’s first 1,500 years, with all its remarkable diversity and complex dimensions, as one of the most popular Great Courses professors examines Christianity’s origins, rise, and civilization-shaping…

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36 Lectures

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Image of The Historical Study of Christianity
The Historical Study of Christianity
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Image of The First Cultural Context—Greece and Rome
The First Cultural Context—Greece and Rome
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Image of The First Cultural Context—Judaism
The First Cultural Context—Judaism
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Image of The Jesus Movement and the Birth of Christianity
The Jesus Movement and the Birth of Christianity
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Image of Paul and Christianity’s First Expansion
Paul and Christianity’s First Expansion
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Image of The Diversity of Early Christianity
The Diversity of Early Christianity
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Image of The Unpopular Cult—Persecution
The Unpopular Cult—Persecution
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Image of Forms of Witness—Martyrdom and Apologetic
Forms of Witness—Martyrdom and Apologetic
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Image of Extreme Christianity in the 2nd and 3rd Centuries
Extreme Christianity in the 2nd and 3rd Centuries
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10
Image of The Shaping of Orthodoxy
The Shaping of Orthodoxy
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Image of Institutional Development before Constantine
Institutional Development before Constantine
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Image of The Beginnings of Christian Philosophy
The Beginnings of Christian Philosophy
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Image of Imperial Politics and Religion
Imperial Politics and Religion
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Image of Constantine and the Established Church
Constantine and the Established Church
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Image of The Extension of Christian Culture
The Extension of Christian Culture
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Image of Monasticism as Radical Christianity
Monasticism as Radical Christianity
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Image of The Emergence of Patriarchal Centers
The Emergence of Patriarchal Centers
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Image of Theological Crisis and Council—The Trinity
Theological Crisis and Council—The Trinity
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Image of Theological Crisis and Council—Christology
Theological Crisis and Council—Christology
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Image of The Distinctive Issues of the Latin West
The Distinctive Issues of the Latin West
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Image of Expansion beyond the Boundaries of Empire
Expansion beyond the Boundaries of Empire
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22
Image of The Court of Justinian and Byzantine Christianity
The Court of Justinian and Byzantine Christianity
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23
Image of The Rise of Islam and the Threat of Iconoclasm
The Rise of Islam and the Threat of Iconoclasm
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24
Image of Eastern Orthodoxy—Holy Tradition
Eastern Orthodoxy—Holy Tradition
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25
Image of From Roman Empire to Holy Roman Empire
From Roman Empire to Holy Roman Empire
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26
Image of Benedictine Monasticism and Its Influence
Benedictine Monasticism and Its Influence
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27
Image of Evangelization of Western Europe
Evangelization of Western Europe
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Image of The Great Divorce between East and West
The Great Divorce between East and West
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Image of Monastic Reform
Monastic Reform
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Image of Cathedrals and Chapters
Cathedrals and Chapters
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31
Image of The Crusades
The Crusades
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Image of Papal Revolution
Papal Revolution
0 of 28 min
33
Image of Universities and Theology
Universities and Theology
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34
Image of The Great Plague
The Great Plague
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35
Image of Corruption and the Beginnings of Reform
Corruption and the Beginnings of Reform
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Image of The Ever-Adapting Religion
The Ever-Adapting Religion
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December 6, 2018

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July 22, 2018

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l********m
February 23, 2018
great, great course!

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