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Topic: Church History

Church History, Part 7

Bible Study: Church History (Section 2)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Lecture 7--The final lecture in Section 2 deals with Church and State, the Schism of 1054 (Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy split) and the Crusades.

Church History, Part 6

Bible Study: Church History (Section 2)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Lecture 6--In this lecture we look at further religious and political developments in the middle period of church history and note the rise and spread of Islam.

Church History, Part 5

Bible Study: Church History (Section 2)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Lecture 5--In this session we trace the development of the Roman Catholic Church and the rise of papal power.

Church History, Part 4

Bible Study: Church History (Section 2)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Lecture 4--More Augustine, discussing Pelagianism and continuing into the fall of the Roman Empire.

Church History, Part 3

Bible Study: Church History (Section 2)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Lecture 3--We continue with Augustine including, the Donatist Schism.

Church History, Part 2

Bible Study: Church History (Section 2)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Lecture 2--An introduction to Augustine, especially his best known work, Confessions.

Church History, Part 1

Bible Study: Church History (Section 2)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Lecture 1--In this talk, we transition into the post-Nicene period discussing the change brought about by the emperor Constantine. We also discuss the controversies surrounding the development the doctrine of Christ--Nestorianism, Monophysitism and the solution at Chalcedon.

Ancient Church History Class

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Ancient Church History Class

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Ancient Church History Class

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Ancient Church History Class

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Ancient Church History Class

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Medieval Church History: 500 to 1000 AD, Part 3

Church and State

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 22:21

This class covers events including monastic reform at Cluny, the Investiture Controversy and the standoff between Hildebrand and Henry IV at Canossa. We also discuss the deepening division of Eastern and Western branches of the church that led to the Schism of 1054.

Medieval Church History: 500 to 1000 AD, Part 2

The Development of Christendom

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 16:18

This class covers the rise of the papacy and its relationship with the Frankish kings, especially Charlemagne. We also briefly discuss Islam.

Medieval Church History: 500 to 1000 AD, Part 1

Events That Shaped the Medieval Church

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Acts 17:24-27

Three factors played a part in shaping the contours of the medieval church: the decline and fall of the Roman Empire; the migration of barbarian (Germanic) tribes on Rome's northern border; and the civilization-preserving role of monasticism.

Persecution and Heresy in the Ancient Church, Part 4

The Christological Heresies

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Galatians 4:4-5

In the fourth and fifth centuries, the church faced various difficulties in understanding the incarnation of Jesus, leading to the heresies of apollinarianism, nestorianism, and monophysitism.

Persecution and Heresy in the Ancient Church, Part 3

Gnosticism, Marcionism, and Montanism

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 1:1

This class examines some ancient heresies which threatened the church in the second and third centuries. Pressure from these errors led to the development of the canon of Scripture.

Ancient Church History, Part 3

Life in the Apostolic and Post-Apostolic Church

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Acts 1:8

In this session we examine the spread of the Christian faith and the development of the church as an institution. We also consider the works of the apostolic fathers and the apologists of the early 2nd Century.

Ancient Church History, Part 2

The Roots of Christianity - Roman, Greek, Jewish

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Galatians 4:4-5

The New Testament Church did not originate in a vacuum. The ground was prepared by the Roman, Greek and Jewish worlds.

Ancient Church History, Part 1

Overview, Orientation, and Philosophy of History

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

This class session is an introduction to the study of church history including a comparison of different philosophies of history.

The History of the Reformation, Part 3

The Reformed Branch of Protestantism

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

What is the importance and significance of the Reformation branch of Protestantism?

The History of the Reformation, Part 2

Martin Luther and The Road to Worms

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

What is the importance and significance of Martin Luther within Reformation history?

The History of the Reformation, Part 1

The Protestant Reformation

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Robin Boisvert reviews the setting of the Protestant Reformation.