"The In-Between Time" - The Church In The Middle Ages

January 25, 2017

 

I am sure you have heard that this year marks the 500th year since Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Some mark this point as the beginning of the Reformation. Some will celebrate… some call for Protestants to repent… and some will yawn!

 

In human affairs, no event is really disconnected from what comes before or after. The biblical view of history sees a beginning and ending with progression between the points. But ancient Greek philosophers had a different view. They saw history as cyclical - moving in repeating circles. There is some truth to their view. New ideas, whether good or bad, are often made up of old ideas that are forgotten.

 

Over the next five weeks I will teach a class I call, “The In-Between Time” - The Church in the Middle Ages. It will cover the historical period of AD 476-1517. Come and learn how we got from the vibrant expanding Church of the “Apostles, Prophets, Martyrs and Fathers” to one desperately needing the Reformation.

 

An outline will be available on the Webpage under the Sunday Seminar Handout tab. I will update it as the class progresses. Please use it as a learning tool to record a few points each week that may add to your understanding of the faith and practice of the Christian Life.

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