Resources for Studying Christianity & Church History


    by Mark Nickens, Ph.D.


Church History Timelines Summaries of Christianity Reformation Timeline African-American Church Timeline   Introduction to New Testament class Contact Mark

Church History Timelines:  Christian History Instruction Online:  A detailed overview of Church History.  This site is not merely a chronology or timeline, but instructions on how Christianity developed.  The site is available yet under construction and will be complete by December 2011.    Click here.

Summaries of Christian events, ideas, people, and movements: This page lists over 150 descriptions and summaries of events throughout the history of Christianity. They are arranged chronologically.  New summaries are added periodically.  Examples include:

Reformation Timeline In this chronology the actions of the major characters of the Reformation are traced side-by-side.  Find out what Erasmus, Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, Henry VIII, and others were doing while each was working out his own form of reformation.  Click here.

African-American Church Timeline:  In this chronology, the history of the development of African-American Christianity is traced.  The goal of this timeline is to show how African Americans developed churches, theologies, denominations, and institutions since the introduction of the first African slaves up to the present.  Click here. 

Introduction to New Testament class:  I have taught this course over 50 times in the classroom and online, and have put the entire course information here.  It will give you a good introduction to the background of the New Testament, an understanding of the purpose of each New Testament book, and how the New Testament books relate to each other.     

About Mark:  Mark Nickens graduated from Wingate University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) and from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1993 with a Master of Divinity degree (M.Div.) and in 1999 with a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Church History.  He has taught at eleven colleges, universities, Bible colleges, and seminaries in the USA since 1994.  He has also taught in Belize, India, Kenya, and Nigeria.   

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