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

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

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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