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Historical Theology II –
Medieval to Reformation Church History

Samuel E. Waldron
(academy lecture series)

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Part 1: Augustinian Beginnings:

Section 1: Biographical Overview:
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01) Biography of Augustine, Part 1:
a) Birth to conversion (354-385)
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02) Biography of Augustine, Part 2:
b) Conversion to ordination (386-391) 
c) Ordination to death (391-430)
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Section 2: Some Aspects of Augustine's Thoughts:
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03) Doctrinal Influence, Progression, Battles (beg.)
a) Manichaeism
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04) Doctrinal Battles (concl.); Def. of the Church (beg.)
a) Donatism
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05) Definition of the Church (concl.); The Sacraments
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Section 3: Augustine and Pelagianism:
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06) On Sin and Grace: Before the Pelagian Controversy
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07) On Sin and Grace: The Pelagian Controversy
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08) On Sin and Grace: After The Pelagian Controversy
Theology of Grace:
a) Necessity   b) Nature   c) Efficacy   d) Means 
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Part 2: Medieval Developments:

Section 1: Historical Overview of The Middle Ages:
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09) The Early (Dark) Middle Ages (500 - 1000AD):
a) Defining "Medieval"
b) Dominating Ideals:
I. Sacral/Papal (marriage of Church and State)
II. Ascetic/Monastic
c) Dark Middle Ages:
I. Main Features
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10) High and Waning Middle Ages (1000-1500AD)
d) Papal Christian Synthesis (1000-1300) 
e) Breakup of the Papal Christian Synthesis (1300-1500)
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Section 2: Theological Developments/Movements During the Middle Ages:
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11) Doctrinal Significance of Gregory the Great (500-600AD)
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12) I. Double Predestination #1: Gottschalk (808–867): His Life
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13) I. Double Predestination #2: Gottschalk (808–867): His Doctrine 
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14) I. Double Predestination #3: Gottschalk (808–867) His Legacy 
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15) II. Sacramentalism 
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16) III. Anti-Hierarchical Movements, Part 1
a) High Middle Ages ("the unschooled")
1) Waldensians
2) Albigensians
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17) III. Anti-Hierarchical Movements, Part 2
b) Waning Middle Ages ("the scholastics")
1) Preparatory Roles of Dunce Scotus/Wm. of Ockham
2) Wycliffe (1328-1384)
3) Huss (1373-1450)
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Part 3: Reformation Resolutions/Conclusions:

Introduction:
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18) General Introduction to the Reformation
a) Conflicting Perspectives (Protestant, Catholic, Secular)
b) Major Contributing Factors
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Section 1: Overview of the Life of Martin Luther:
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19) An Overview of The Life of Martin Luther
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Section 2: An Overview of The Life of John Calvin:
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20) An Overview of The Life of John Calvin, Part 1 (1504-1534)
I. Early Period: The French Student (1509-1534)
a) His Conversion (1533)
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21) An Overview of The Life of John Calvin, Part 2 (1535-1538)
  His Character; "Exiled Wanderer"; "Wandering Student" (beg.)
II. Middle Period, Part 1:
a) The Institutes first published (1536)
b) Time at Basel (1536-1538)
c) Time at Geneva (1536-1538)
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22) An Overview of The Life of John Calvin, Part 3 (1538-1564)
"Wandering Student" (concl.) (1538-1541)
II. Middle Period, Part 2:
d) Time at Strasbourg (1538-1541)
e) Return to Geneva (1541-1542)
III. Years of Struggle (1543-1552)
 IV. Years of Crisis (1553-1557)
  V. Years of Triumph (1558-1564)
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23) An Overview of The Life of John Calvin, Part 4
 VI. Satirical Writings
VII. Significant Aspects of the Later Part of His Life:
a) The Preacher
b) The Reformer
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Section 3: The Soteriology of the Reformation—Original Elements:
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24) Reformation Soteriology—Original Elements:
  I. Grace Alone
 II. Christ Alone
III. Faith Alone (Beg.)
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25) Luther & Calvin's Understanding of Justifying Faith
III. Faith Alone (Concl.) Calvin's Ordo Salutis
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26) "Does Faith Include Obedience in Calvin's Theology?"
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Section 4: The Soteriology of the Reformation—Later Developments:
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27) Reformation Soteriology—Later Developments: The Reformed, Part 1
a) Rise of Reformation Church in the Netherlands
b) Rise of Arminianism (beg.)
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28) Reformation Soteriology—Later Developments: The Reformed, Part 2
b) Rise of Arminianism (cont'd)
c) Doctrinal Statements of Dordt.:
1) Their Importance
2) Reasons for Their Starting Point
3) Their Balance
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29) Reformation Soteriology—Later Developments: The Reformed, Part 3
d) The Amyraldian Controversy (beg.)
1) Overview of
2) Reaction to
3) Evaluation of
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30) Reformation Soteriology—Later Developments: The Reformed, Part 4
d) The Amyraldian Controversy (concl.)
4) Claims to Calvin
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31) Reformation Soteriology—Later Developments: The Lutherans
a) Theology of Melanchthon
b) Controversies Leading to the Formula of Concord
b) The Settlements of the Formula of Concord
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32) Uneasy Relationship of Repentance and Sola Fide, Part 1
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33) Uneasy Relationship of Repentance and Sola Fide, Part 2
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Section 5: Sacramental Developments During the Reformation Period:
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34) Reformation Sacramental Developments, Part 1
 I. Zwingli's Sacramentarianism
II. Luther's Conservatism (beg.)
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35) Reformation Sacramental Developments, Part 2
 II. Luther's Conservatism (concl.)
III. Calvin's Mediationism
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