Church History and Doctrine

Survey of Christianity

Survey of Christianity
An examination of the history, doctrines, and liturgical practices of the three major branches of Christianity: Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism. Comparisons are offered between these religions, and Latter-day Saint belief and practice.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Course Outcomes: 


Students will know the key individuals, places, practices, events, and doctrinal tenets of traditional Christianity.


Students will be able to analyze and articulate the questions and reflections that led to the development of the various creeds and doctrines of Christianity. They will also explain the key theological differences that distinguish one major Christian group from another.


Students will recognize truth in the various Christian traditions, connect their Christian identity and faith with the wider world of Christianity, and see evidence of God's loving guidance and work among all who seek Him.


Students will be able to offer more informed explanations of their own religious beliefs and commitments, and engage in mutually beneficial dialogue with believers in other Christian traditions.