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Minor in Church History

Understanding Christian history is vital to the Christian faith and ministry.

The Church History minor provides focused study in the history of the Christian church spanning from the first century to contemporary developments. Offered through the School of Theology, the program emphasizes knowledge in church history, historical theology, and historiography. Students will be taught how to employ accepted modes of inquiry by interpreting a variety of sources, including written documents, secondary analysis, architecture, art, and archaeology.

CCU graduates with the Church History minor will develop a deep understanding of the interrelationship between social historical change and the history of the church's doctrine and practice. By diving into themes of the Old and New Testaments, students will learn to identify, articulate, and analyze benchmark events, movements, people, and emphases in both doctrine and practice in the history of Christianity.

Church History at CCU

Students will be encouraged and equipped to use their gifts as faithful scholars in a variety of contexts, whether for research, for the church, or for missions. We believe that knowing Christian history is vital to the Christian faith and ministry. CCU graduates with a Church History minor will be encouraged to understand and appreciate the rich heritage of the Church's history and use this knowledge as a dynamic resource for the contemporary practical life of the church.

What can you do with a degree in Church History?
  • Doctoral studies or graduate studies in seminary
  • Research
  • Professor
  • Journalism
  • Missions/Evangelism
Interesting Classes You Might Take
  • Historiography
  • History of Christianity
  • Latin I/II

Course Catalog

About the School of Theology

The School of Theology is committed to cultivating the minds of students who have godly character and who demonstrate both thoughtfulness and maturity. Our desire is unique among theology schools in Colorado: to come alongside students to offer encouragement, direction, and support as they become a well-founded evangelical scholar. Students participate in rigorous academic programs that offer a variety of viewpoints within Christianity and lead to an intelligent commitment to the gospel.

Scholarship itself is ministry to the church and is for service to the church. It fosters an environment where students learn to respect various Christian perspectives, develop an informed faith commitment, and avoid simplistic answers to complex questions. Through experienced faculty, theology students receive a thorough grounding in the primary sources of their fields, and critically engage with the best scholarship research and study in the 21st century.

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