Historical Theology explores and integrates Christian thought throughout the centuries since the times of the Bible. The course covers the following:

  • The nature and purpose of Historical Theology 
  • The Patristic Period (c. 100-450)
  • The Middle Ages and the Renaissance (c. 500-1500)
  • The Reformation and Post-Reformation Periods (c. 1500-1750)
  • The Modern Period (c. 1750-Present Day)
  • Three basic models of Christian theology throughout the history

Required texts for the course:

  • Historical Theology, 2nd Ed - Alister E. McGrath, Wiley-Blackwell 2012
  • Christian Thought Revisited, Revised Edition - Justo L. Gonzalez, Orbis 1999


  • CH-4002 Church History (or equivalent)

3 credit course