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The History of Christianity from the 11th to the 21st Centuries

Beginning with the separation of two major Christian traditions in 1054, this course will take a millennial survey of the history of the church concluding with the modern ecumenical movement of the 1900s and beyond.  Attention will focus on the people and events which impacted the expansion of the church in its many world-wide forms. 

This course will be taught online asynchronously. This means means registrants may watch class presentations and participate in discussion boards each week on their own schedule (they will never have to be present in front of their computers at any specific time).

On the first day of class, January 30, 2017, Prof. John Imbler will post explicit instructions regarding participation in this online class, including when students may expect the presentations to be posted each week and when the discussion boards close each week.

In order to pass the course, students must watch all presentations, read the assigned portions of the textbook, participate in all discussion boards, and complete all assignments during the time period of the course. 


Mark A. Noll, Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity, 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2012. ISBN 978-0-8010-3996-6   $20.00 pbk.

To complete (pass) this course, registrants must:

  • Read all assignments from the required textbooks and supplemental materials
  • View all presentations and other materials posted on the course page for students to access
  • Participate in a monitored discussion board, posting every week
  • Complete all assignments during the time period of the course.

* This pass/fail course is not transferrable to a Phillips degree programs. This program is ineligible for financial aid.

For information, please contact MaryAnn Morris or call 918.270.6464

Registration is closed. 


Course Duration:
Online, 8 weeks
Jan 30-Mar 24, 2017


Dr. John Imbler
Adjunct Professor of the History of Christianity and Disciples Studies

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