Church History, Volume Two Video Lectures
Church History, Volume Two Video Lectures features 22 lessons (on 3 DVDs) and offers a unique contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed from Reformation times to the present. It did so not in a vacuum, but in a setting of times, cultures, and events that both influenced and were influenced by the church. These lectures help explore the integral link between the history of the world and that of the church.
A companion to the widely used textbook Church History, Volume Two by John D. Woodbridge and Frank A. James III, the lectures feature the authors teaching through each chapter in the book. Designed with the student in mind, each lecture is approximately 30 minutes in length. The lectures recount the ups and downs, the triumphs and struggles, of the Christian movement. Primary attention is given to the history of Christianity in the West, but developments in Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Latin America are also covered.
Useful for traditional students, students in distance and online courses, and independent learners alike, these lectures provide a full introduction to church history from the period just prior to the Reformation through the next five hundred-plus years.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
1 - European Christianity in an Age of Adversity, Renaissance, and Discovery (1300-1500) (25 min)
2 - The Renaissance and the Christian Faith (37 min)
3 - Luther's Reformation: A Conscience Unbound (35 min)
4 - The Swiss Reformations: The Maturation of International Calvinism (33 min)
5 - Radicals and Rome: Responses to the Magisterial Reformation (30 min)
6 - Reformations in England: The Politics of Reform (16th Century) (25 min)
7 - Refining the Reformation: Theological Currents in the Seventeenth Century (35 min)
8 - Christianity in an Age of Fear, Crisis, and Exploration (17th Century) (24 min)
9 - Christianity and the Question of Authority (17th Century) (34 min)
10 - Christianity under Duress: The Age of Lights (1680-1789) (33 min)
11 - Christianity in the Age of Lights (1): The British Isles (1680-1789) (30 min)
12 - Christianity in the Age of Lights (2): The Kingdom of France (1680-1789) (28 min)
13 - Christianity in the Age of Lights (3): The Continent of Europe (1680-1789) (36 min)
14 - Christianity in an Age of Revolutions (1770-1848) (35 min)
15 - Adjusting to Modernization and Secularism: The Rise of Protestant Liberalism (1799-1919) (38 min)
16 - Nineteenth-Century Christianity in the British Isles: Renewal, Missions, and the Crisis of Faith (36 min)
17 - The Christian Churches on the European Continent (1814-1914) (31 min)
18 - Global Christianity: A Re-Centered Faith (20th and 21st Centuries) (17 min)
19 - Modern Theological Trajectories: Spiraling into the Third Millennium (20th and 21st Centuries) (32 min)
20 - Catholicism and Orthodoxy: Collision to Collegiality (20th and 21st Centuries) (30 min)
21 - Contemporary American Evangelicalism: Permutations and Progressions (20th and 21st Centuries) (38 min)
22 - Christianity and Islam: The Challenge of the Future (21st Century) (19 min)
About the Authors
John Woodbridge (PhD, University of Toulouse, France) is research professor of Church History and History of Christian Thought at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, where he has taught since 1970. He was previously a senior editor of Christianity Today and is the author of Biblical Authority: A Critique of the Rogers/McKim Proposal and coauthor of Letters Along the Way. He is the editor of Great Leaders of the Christian Church and coeditor of works including The Mark of Jesus. Woodbridge is the recipient of four Gold Medallion Awards.
Frank A. James III (PhD, Oxford; PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the president of Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. He is the author or editor of numerous works on the Reformation and has been a consultant and script writer for a historical documentary film series.
Church History: From Pre-Reformation to the Present Day, featuring scholars John D. Woodbridge and Frank A. James III, traces the growth of the modern church within the cultural, intellectual, and political contexts of the surrounding world.