Many committed, knowledgeable believers still know little about the history of the church. As a result they're missing a testament to God's steadfastness over the centuries. Now a monumental new teaching series sheds crucial light on church history, demonstrating God's promise to build and preserve his church so that "the gates of hell will not prevail against it" (Matt. 16:18). Join Dr. W. Robert Godfrey as he takes believers through the first 12 lectures of what will be a 73-lecture series covering theology, apologetics, notable church fathers, and much more.
"Good, Broad overview"
We live in a world that has been profoundly shaped by events that occurred in the 16th century. In addition to landmark developments in economics, government, and culture, this crucial century witnessed a powerful renewal of biblical Christianity. Amid opposition and uncertainty, faithful Christian leaders expressed a passion for the Gospel and a commitment to the authority of Scripture that have influenced generations of believers.
As the Roman Empire gradually crumbled in the fifth century AD, the people of the Mediterranean world turned to the church for leadership and direction in a new era of uncertainty. The next thousand years would prove to be a complex experiment in Christian civilization, one in which the church played a pivotal role in the development of Western government, thought, and culture. Join Dr. W. Robert Godfrey as he explores the hopes, challenges, triumphs, and tragedies of Christianity during the Middle Ages.
Join Dr. Robert Godfrey as he takes believers through the first 12 lectures of what will be a sixty-lecture series covering theology, apologetics, notable church fathers, and much more.
In this series, join Dr. W. Robert Godfrey as he surveys the history of the Reformed Church in the English-speaking world. You will study the Puritans from England to New England. You will also meet such notable figures as John and Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, and Jonathan Edwards, all of whom played major roles in the First Great Awakening.
If we want to understand ourselves and our churches, we need to know where we've been. Despite rising Darwinism, growing liberalism, a wave of revivalism, and many other tremendous challenges, the 19th century was a time of fervent missionary endeavor and a growing church. In this series Dr. W. Robert Godfrey surveys the remarkable landscape of the 19th century, illuminating the failures and triumphs of that age and helping us understand the opportunities and challenges of our own day.
"Good summary of time period...but no Spurgeon"
The 20th century witnessed the rise and fall of empires as well as the vast growth of the church through world missions. In many ways the 20th century contains the best and worst of human history. In this lecture series, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey considers the development of the church in the modern world, even as world wars, social revolutions, and doctrinal controversies threatened its expansion. Though the church met many challenges in this century, Christ continued to build his church as his gospel spread throughout the world.
"Perceptible and lucid."