Church History (CH101)

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A study of the major movements within the black church from its earliest inception to the twenty-first century and how its history has influenced current church practices. This course will provide a survey of significant events with a focus on the development of theology.

Instructor – Dr. Marlow McGuire, Sr.

Phone: 817.797.0045


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At the end of the course, the student should demonstrate the ability to:

  1.  Compare and contrast life as a Christian in the 1st century in North Africa with Christian life today
  2. Discuss the historical contribution of Africa to the development of theology.
  3. Analyze the influence of a person of color from early church history.
  4. Analyze a past theological controversy and its relevance to church leaders today.
  5. Discuss the Black denominational bodies in North America and their influence on the Church
  6. Develop a practical tool that helps Christians appreciate the contributions of the Black Church from its inception.

Course Content

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Rediscovering Christian Expansion - By studying this unit, you will understand the early formation of Christianity in Africa. You will explore the various challenges the early church faced. Furthermore, you will discover Christianity in the Non-Western World.
The Reintroduction of Christianity to the continent of Africa through the Modern Missionary Movement - By studying this Unit, you will understand the evangelical Protestant, Catholic and interdenominational “Faith Missions.” You will explore the practice of Christianity in different regions of Africa.
The Spread of the Church in Southern Africa By studying this Unit, you will understand the development of Christianity in Africa in the 1800s and 1900s. Moreover, you will discover the struggles that Christians faced as persecution grew.