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  • Historical Theology for Everyone Trailer

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    This video shows the sweep of where the blog will focus: on the heritage of all Christians, throughout the centuries, focused on the Gospel. This blog is part of The Gospel Coalition. For more, visit: http://blogs.thegospelcoali...... Show less
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    • Who was Charlemagne? - Duration: 29 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
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      Charlesmagne was one of the great kinds of medieval Europe. He was coronated by the pope in 800 A.D. and spread the faith of Christianity by sword and conversion. Charlesmagne therefore is controve...
    • The Merovingians - Duration: 29 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
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      The Merovingians were one of the great dynasties of medieval Europe. This 30 minute video tells the story about the rise of the Merovingians, from Pepin the Short and Charles Martel, until the even...
    • Great Schism (1054) - Duration: 31 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 555,209 views
      Why did Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches split in 1054 A.D.? This video explores the political, cultural and theological issues between Eastern and Catholic faiths. For example, what is...
    • The Silmarillion (Part I) - Duration: 54 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 515,617 views
      This is a lecture on the themes and meaning in J.R.R. Tolkien's book The Silmarillion. We explore the origin of Tolkien's book, and then look at the meaning Tolkien may have invested into the stori...
    • 100 Years War - Duration: 27 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 306,460 views
      The 100 Years war between France and England lasted more than 100 years and was not one war but many. We explore Henry V and other important kings, and finish by exploring Joan of Arc as the savior...
    • Alfred the Great & the Anglo Saxons - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 301,023 views
      Alfred the Great is said to be the founder of what would become the English monarchy. We will explore Alfred's life, the Anglo Saxon and Viking background, and the wars Alfred won to establish his ...
    • Pentecostalism - Duration: 33 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 259,590 views
      We look at the rise of Pentecostalism in the Protestant church and the later charismatic movement.

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    • Apostolic Fathers - Duration: 28 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 198,631 views
      Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge) is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanMReeves Instagram: https://instagram.com...
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    • Gnosticism and the Early Church - Duration: 24 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 184,520 views
      Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge) is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanMReeves Instagram: https://instagram.com...
    • The Ancient Greek World - Duration: 30 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 173,548 views
      Before the Romans, there was Ancient Greece. Come explore Philip of Macedonia and Alexander the Great, and all the wonderful history of the ancient Greek people.

      Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge) is ...
    • Christian Apologists and Early Heresies - Duration: 37 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 158,048 views
      Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge) is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanMReeves Instagram: https://instagram.com...
    • The Vikings - Duration: 31 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 156,534 views
      Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge) is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanMReeves Instagram: https://instagram.com...
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  • Early & Medieval Church History Play all

    These videos explore the background and context of early and medieval Church History. Each of the lectures is a graduate, seminary-level lecture--the backbone of my lectures at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
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    This is a full course that tells church history from the Reformation to the modern world. It is an overview or survey course, so we cannot cover everything. However, this is a graduate or seminary level course that still is fun and informative for everyone. Enjoy!
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    • The Importance of the Reformation - Duration: 27 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
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      Why did the Protestant Church leave the Roman Catholic Church? Martin Luther and other Protestants led the Reformation out of the medieval period, and this short video explains why.

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    • Late Medieval Background to the Reformation - Duration: 38 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 79,747 views
      This video takes a look at the Catholic Church before Martin Luther and the Reformation. We will gain an honest picture of Rome, both its strengths and weaknesses. We will also describe traditional...
    • Martin Luther's Childhood - Duration: 24 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 12,966 views
      Many claim that Luther had a horrible childhood and that his parents made him hate God. Luther then joined the monastery to avoid his father and started the Reformation because he hated his parents...
    • Martin Luther and the Thunderstorm - Duration: 24 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 9,500 views
      Martin Luther was caught in a thunderstorm and cried out to St. Anne to become a monk. But why did Luther join a monastery in the first place? This video explores medieval monasticism and what Mart...
    • Martin Luther's Life as a Monk - Duration: 27 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 9,369 views
      Martin Luther was a monk for many years before the Protestant Reformation. This video explains what Luther's life was like, what rituals Luther performed as a monk, and his overall monastic life in...
    • Martin Luther as a Professor - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 7,597 views
      Martin Luther was not just a monk, he was also a professor at the University of Wittenberg. This video explains Luther as a professor, his style of teaching, and Luther's academic life in the monas...
    • Martin Luther and Scholasticism - Duration: 28 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 10,857 views
      Martin Luther rejected medieval scholasticism when he came to embrace Reformation doctrine. But he did not reject everything. This video explores the ways Martin Luther attacked Aquinas, Scotus and...
    • Luther's Reformation Breakthrough - Duration: 36 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 21,445 views
      While still a monk, Martin Luther had a breakthrough in his view on justification by faith alone. But what was Luther's breakthrough? What changed in Luther's view of salvation that led to the Prot...
    • Martin Luther and the 95 Theses - Duration: 39 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 148,273 views
      The 95 Theses in many ways started the Protestant Reformation. Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the church door of Wittenberg, and the Catholic Church later excommunicated him for these views. But wh...
    • Martin Luther and the Heidelberg Disputation - Duration: 29 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 25,912 views
      After the controversy surrounding the 95 Theses erupted, Luther was invited to defend his views at the University of Heidelberg. This video explains the Heidelberg Disputation and the development o...
    • Luther and the Diet of Worms - Duration: 24 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 25,358 views
      Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge) is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanMReeves Instagram: https://instagram.com...
    • Forming the Lutheran Church - Duration: 31 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 28,418 views
      Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge) is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanMReeves Instagram: https://instagram.com...
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  • Lewis and Tolkien Play all

    These lectures were taped during a live seminary course "Lewis and Tolkien" taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary at the Jacksonville Campus.

    The lecturer is Dr. Ryan M. Reeves, Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Dean of Jacksonville campus for Gordon-Conwell.
    • The Hobbit - Duration: 47 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 105,388 views
      J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is a timeless classic of fantasy. Tolkien was a member of the Inklings, though, and so purposefully devoted a lot of time to infusing literary, philosophical, and theo...
    • C.S. Lewis, Narnia, and the Medieval World - Duration: 50 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 34,472 views
      This lecture explores C.S. Lewis, the medieval world, and his use of the 7 planets in ancient cosmology in his Narnia books. This is research by Michael Ward in his book 'Planet Narnia', and we exp...
    • Lewis and Tolkien: Background and Method - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 17,817 views
      This lecture explores literary theory and how to read fiction works by authors like C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. This talk explores the basics, then, of reading fiction for themes instead of alle...
    • Lewis and Tolkien: War, Fantasy, and Modernism - Duration: 35 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 15,818 views
      This lecture looks at World War I and the shaping of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy worlds. This lecture looks at Britain in the Great War and how each of the Inklings leveraged war in the...
    • Lewis and Tolkien: G.K. Chesterton, Myth, and the Imagination - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 41,162 views
      This video looks at the influence of G.K. Chesterton and fantasy literature on J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. The Inklings did not invent fantasy fiction, but they were inspired by G.K. Chesterton ...
    • C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Myth - Duration: 24 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 16,380 views
      This lecture sets the stage for discussion on the mythopoeia of Tolkien, Lewis, and the Inklings. We examine Tolkien and Lewis' idea of 'true myth', and how fantasy or fiction literature can be use...
    • Tolkien and Lewis: Hobbit to Space Trilogy - Duration: 29 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 11,017 views
      This lecture covers literary themes in Tolkien's 'Hobbit' and C.S. Lewis' 'Space Trilogy. We apply the lectures about literary themes and reveal how we can study these books to understand these wor...
    • C.S. Lewis, Theology and the Space Trilogy - Duration: 39 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 20,631 views
      This lecture continues to explore C.S. Lewis' 'Space Trilogy' and look at his theological themes in these books.

      For the best books on Tolkien and his background check these out:

      Tom Shippey's b...
    • Tolkien and Lewis: Literary Analysis - Duration: 40 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 10,562 views
      This lecture continues to explore literary analysis, how to study the biography and context of an author to understand his or her books. We do this by looking especially at Lewis and Tolkien and th...
    • Life of J.R.R. Tolkien (Part I) - Duration: 29 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 13,541 views
      This lecture explores the life of J.R.R. Tolkien, his education, his religious upbringing, and his service in World War I. We also look at Tolkien's education in philology and later his role as pro...
    • Life of J.R.R. Tolkien (part 2) - Duration: 34 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 8,608 views
      This is the second half of our exploration of the life of J.R.R. Tolkien. We explore his later life in Oxford, how he wrote the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, and his death.

      For the best books on ...
    • The Silmarillion (Part I) - Duration: 54 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 515,617 views
      This is a lecture on the themes and meaning in J.R.R. Tolkien's book The Silmarillion. We explore the origin of Tolkien's book, and then look at the meaning Tolkien may have invested into the stori...
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