Church History Minor

Undergraduate Minor in Church History

The Church History minor provides focused study in the history of the Christian church spanning from the first century to contemporary developments. It 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

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