Historical Theology Video Lectures
Most historical theology studies follow Christian beliefs chronologically, discussing notable doctrinal developments for all areas of theology according to their historical appearance. While this may be good history, it can make for confusing theology, with the classic theological doctrines scattered throughout various time periods, movements, and controversies.
In Historical Theology Video Lectures and its accompanying textbook, Gregg Allison offers students the opportunity to study the historical development of theology by a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history one doctrine at a time. This approach allows students to concentrate on one tenet of Christianity and its formulation in the early church, through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and into the modern period.
Historical Theology Video Lectures is a superb resource for students and self-learners wanting to better understand the development of Christian theology.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
1 - Introduction to Historical Theology (18 min)
2 - The Canon of Scripture (10 min)
3 - The Inspiration of Scripture (12 min)
4 - The Authority of Scripture (9 min)
5 - The Inerrancy of Scripture (11 min)
6 - The Clarity of Scripture (12 min)
7 - The Sufficiency and Necessity of Scripture (13 min)
8 - The Interpretation of Scripture (9 min)
9 - The Existence and Knowability of God (12 min)
10 - The Character of God (15 min)
11 - God in Three Persons: The Trinity (13 min)
12 - Creation (15 min)
13 - Providence (16 min)
14 - Angels, Satan, and Demons (11 min)
15 - The Creation and Nature of Humanity (13 min)
16 - Sin (14 min)
17 - The Person of Jesus Christ (18 min)
18 - The Atonement (11 min)
19 - Resurrection and Ascension (7 min)
20 - The Holy Spirit (17 min)
21 - Election and Reprobation (9 min)
22 - Regeneration, Conversion, and Effective Calling (11 min)
23 - Justification: Right Legal Standing Before God (11 min)
24 - Sanctification: Growth in Likeness to Christ (8 min)
25 - The Perseverance of the Saints: Remaining a Christian (15 min)
26 - The Church: Its Nature, Its Marks, and Its Purpose (17 min)
27 - Church Government (8 min)
28 - Baptism (23 min)
29 - The Lord's Supper (16 min)
30 - Worship (10 min)
31 - Christ's Return and the Millennium (12 min)
32 - The Final Judgment and Eternal Punishment (10 min)
33 - The New Heavens and New Earth (5 min)
About the Author
Gregg Allison (PhD) is Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky where he teaches systematic theology. Previously he served on Cru staff at the University of Notre Dame and overseas in Italy and the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland. He is a pastor of Sojourn Community Church, and is the theological strategist for Sojourn Network, a church planting network of about thirty churches. He is the author of Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine; Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church; and Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment.
Rather than following the history of Christianity and presenting various doctrines as they arise, Gregg Allison’s Historical Theology course traces the development of vital Christian theology topic by topic.