History of Christianity II


Course Description

Have you ever considered how modern church history informs Christian beliefs, practices, and worship today? Dr. John Tweeddale will challenge you to consider the importance of the Reformation for what you believe and how you live today by studying the development of Christianity in the modern world.

About the Instructor

Dr. John W. Tweeddale is vice president of academics and professor of theology at Reformation Bible College. He is also a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He previously served as senior associate editor of Tabletalk magazine, as senior pastor of First Reformed Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, and as adjunct professor of systematic and historical theology at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He earned his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss., and his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is author of John Owen and Hebrews and coeditor of John Calvin: For a New Reformation and the T&T Clark Handbook of John Owen.

A Letter From the Instructor

Dear Student,

Warm greetings from RBC. Studying the Reformation in college changed my life. Luther and Calvin. Owen and Turretin. Edwards and Whitefield. Warfield and Machen. These luminaries are among the many remarkable individuals who have shaped the Reformed tradition. We know them today mainly through their writings. But we often forget that their lives were shaped by the times they were in. They witnessed political upheaval, technological advances, and cultural developments. By studying these great figures, we learn not only about the formation of Reformed theology but also what it means to live as Christians in the modern world. I would be thrilled if you would join me as we study the history of Christianity from the Reformation to the present.

Every blessing in Christ, Dr. Tweeddale