The history of Christianity is the remarkable story of the single largest religion in the history of the world.
For 2,000 years Christianity has dominated the hearts, minds and self-image of western civilization. It’s been one of the great players in world history, inspiring faith, but also squalid politics.
This is an epic story starring a cast of extraordinary people… From Jesus himself and the first apostles, to empresses, kings and popes… From reformers and champions of human conscience to crusaders and sadists.
Human history shows that religious belief can transform us for good or ill. It has brought human beings to acts of criminal folly as well as the highest achievements of goodness and creativity.
For many years I have had the privilege of teaching the History of
Christianity as part of the Continuing Education program at Columbus
State University. This continues to be one of the most popular and well
attended classes that I teach. It engages a diverse group of students in
lively discussion; including committed follower of Jesus, adherents of
other great world religions, agnostics and professing atheists. I have
also presented this material to church groups from Presbyterian, to
Unitarian, to Pentecostal.