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Church History: The First Five Hundred Years

From Paul to the Fall of Rome
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Created by Andy C Lewter
Last updated 1/2014
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This course is the second in a series of courses that examines the history of the church. This course traces the activities of the church from time of the Pauline Churches up through the Fall of Rome

The course is made up of five powerful video lectures that are designed to be watched in a single sitting.

The course is self paced which allows the student to complete the course in as little or as much time that is comfortable for the student.

The course is structured with five video lectures and also includes a midterm and a final exam. Both exams are multiple choice and are 25 questions in length.

This course is vital for persons who are working in the church, teaching Sunday School, leading Christian Education exercises, small study groups or lay members who are anxious to know more about the faith they have embraced.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for pastors, church leaders, christian educators and anyone else who has a genuine desire to know more about the church and where it has come from
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of this course you will be able to effectively discuss some of the major events of the church during the first five hundred years of its existence
The student will also have a greater insight into why the church has prospered for the last two thousand years
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  • There are no pre-requisites or requirements for this course
Curriculum For This Course
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1 Lecture 02:38
Part 1
2 Lectures 24:28

This video looks at the rapid growth of the churches in the first century.

Preview 09:34

This video examines how Christianity rose from being an obscure Palestinian sectarian movement to the most dominant religion in the Roman Empire. This would include Emperor Constantine making Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire

Christianity Conquers the Empire

Midterm exam on the First Five Hundred Years of the Church's History

MidTerm Exam
25 questions
Part 2
2 Lectures 17:43

Gnosticism was one of several heresies that threatened to subvert the teachings of the church. This study video looks at how those heresies impacted the church

Gnosticism And Other Challenges to Christianity

Part 3
1 Lecture 09:16
The Fall of the Roman Empire

Final Exam for this course

Final Exam
25 questions
About the Instructor
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Andy C. Lewter is the Bishop of Christian Education for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship and is an Adjunct Professor at Beulah Heights Bible University in Atlanta, GA and the Apex School of Theology in Raleigh, NC. Bishop Lewter holds degrees from Oberlin College, Harvard Divinity School and the United Theological Seminary. Bishop Lewter is a highly sought after scholar and is involved in training candidates for the bishopric. He pastors the Hollywood Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral of Amityville, NY and the Queens Ministry of Jamaica, NY

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