Textbooks for My Courses Next Semester


This coming semester I’ll be teaching two courses, Church History Survey and Historical Books. I thought I’d post a few links here for anyone who might be planning to take one of these classes.

Th105 Church History Survey

Course website

Description: Surveys the people, places and dates most important in understanding how the Holy Spirit has been saving, sanctifying and organizing people for the past two millennia.

Turning Points
Turning Points

Textbook: Noll, Mark A. Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity. 3rd ed. Baker Academic, 2012. ISBN 9780801039966.

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Su401 Historical Books

Course website

Description: Overviews Joshua through Esther, emphasizing chronology and historical background. Highlights the introduction to each book (date of composition, author, occasion & purpose, and recipients) and themes. Discusses contemporary application.

Handbook on the Historical Books
Handbook on the Historical Books

Hamilton, Victor P. Handbook on the Historical Books: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah, Esther. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008. ISBN 9780801036149.

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