Historical Theology Division

We feature two areas of concentration the Historical Theology Division. Click on the program name to view the theology and biblical courses offered by our authorized education partners and local church Bible Colleges.

Church History

BIHT445: History of Christianity in America I*

Dr. Stephen Mansfield

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Description: Traces the origin and growth of Christianity in America beginning in fifteenth century Europe and concluding with the Revolutionary War. More than dates and dead people, history is the result of God’s rule over the affairs of men and nations.

BIHT510: The History of the Early Church*

Dr. Stanley Fleming

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Description: A history of the early Church from its origins to the Council of Chalcedon in A.D. 451. Along with general overview, special attention will be paid to notable people, movements, and traditions that have created a rich heritage for the modern day Church.

BIHT525: Stones of Remembrance

Dr. Fuchsia Pickett

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Description: This course is autobiographical. The text traces the powerful visitations of the Holy Spirit in the life of Fuchsia Pickett, the simplicity of her childlike obedience to her “Teacher,” and her heart’s desire to know God. Embodies many of the revelatory truths that Dr. Pickett taught, relating the way she received them in sacred times of personal encounters with God.

BIHT530: Our Full-Gospel Heritage

Dr. Jefferson Thompson

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Description: This course will provide a general overview of the history of the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Major events and the people, such as Charles Parham, William Seymour, Smith Wigglesworth, C. H. Mason, William Branham, Oral Roberts and A. A. Allen are studied.

BIHT608: The Nature and Dynamics of Revival*

Dr. John D. Shiver

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Description: Overview of revival throughout the history of the Church. Examines revival from the following prespectives: Church history as it relates to times of revival, a definition of what historical revival is, the necessity of revival in the Church, the dynamics of revival when it comes, and what the Church must do to cooperate with the revival that God is seeking to send in our generation.

BIHT622: History of Christianity in America II*

Dr. Stephen Mansfield

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Description: The origin and growth of Christianity in America beginning with the American Revolution and ending with the 1980s. Emphasis is placed upon significant events and times as viewed from a biblical and Christian perspective.

BIHT630: Heresy and the Development of Christian Doctrine

Dr. Stephen R. Crosby

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Description: The development of orthodox doctrine during the first 500 years of Church history. Doctrinal disputes the Church fathers handled during this time, from both within and without the “orthodox” Church.

BIHT680: The Glory of God*

Dr. John D. Shiver

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Description: The revelation of the Glory of God in scripture and in historical revivals of the past. God desires to reveal Himself in the Church and in the earth increasingly in the near future. Leaders must be prepared to cooperate with Him in all that He desires to do.

BIHT720: The Apostles’ Creed*

Dr. Patti Amsden

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Description: Examine the Apostles’ Creed for its historic significance in establishing Church truth. By processing each phrase, we gain an appreciation of the creed and embrace God’s plan from creation to consummation.

BIHT730: Great Christian Writers of the Twentieth Century

Rev. Gary Beasley

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Description: The theological and historical impact of ten books identified by Christianity Today magazine as the best Christian books of the twentieth century. This course highlights the lessons contained in each of the ten books.

Bible History

BIHT410: The Israel Tour*

Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: This course is based on a twelve-day trip to the Holy Land led by Dr. Cottle. Actual sites were visited and teaching by an Israeli professional guide and Dr. Cottle are emphasized.

BIHT436: The Intertestamental Period*

Dr. Mike Chapman

Availability: Live

Description: This course takes an historical look at the 400 “silent years” between the Old and New Testaments. Emphasis is placed on the historical, religious, and political developments which form the culmination of the Old Testament period and the background of the New Testament period.

BIHT650: Jewish Roots of Christianity*

Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: A study of the Jewish roots of Christianity. This course focuses on the relationship between Jews and Christians, the history of the Jewish people, and key words and practices of the Jewish faith.

BIHT700: Jewish Background of the New Testament*

Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: This course deals with the Hebrew-Jewish world into which the Gospel, the Church and the Scriptures came. Influences of the political, religious and social developments of various groups during the first century upon the New Testament are emphasized.

BIHT900: Greco-Roman Background of the New Testament*

Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: This course is a study of the background of the New Testament in the light of Graeco-Roman cultural, historical and archaeological data. Emphasis is placed on non-biblical history, religion and the judicial system of Rome.