Church History and the New Testament Standard

An introduction to church history from the 1st century until the Reformation


1. Introduction 1st century

Historical background to the New Testament.

2. Persecution

Persecution of the Early Church.

3. Worship

How worship in the church developed into hierarchical control of church and state.

4. Heresy

Heresies in the Early Church

5a. New Testament Canon

The development of the canon of New Testament scripture

5b. New Testament Manuscripts

Early New Testament manuscripts

5c. New Testament Translation

Translation of the scripures.

6. Crusades

From the rise of Islam to the Crusades

7. Schism and Division

The schism between the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church and division within the Roman Catholic Church.

8. Pre reformers

Reformers before the Reformation.

9. Reformation

The Lutheran Reformation

10. English Bible

The development of the English Bible from the time of Bede until the King James Version.

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Church History Powerpoint Presentations will be updated continuously.

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