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Session 7 - Traditions in Christian Theology

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Session Overview

What is the difference between Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism? What does it mean to be Evangelical? Why are there so many denominations? This session overviews the history of Christianity with the intent of explaining what are the basic differences between the various traditions of Christianity. The student should leave with a better understanding of why the Protestant Reformation took place and what has happened in Christian theology since. The student will learn the basic differences between Christian liberals, fundamentalists, and evangelicals.

Session Reading (for self-study students)

  • Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology, pp. 47-53
  • Roger Olsen, Mosaic of Christian Belief, pp. 49-69

Related Topics: Introduction to Theology

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