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Use this guide to access the  materials you will need to develop your research skills in the field of Historical Theology.  Move through the introductory materials to become a practiced researcher and then an advanced researcher. 

What is Historical Theology?

Historical theology considers the emergence and development of particular doctrines, theological discussions, and faith-practices. It considers persons, their social conditions and significant events that shaped and molded Christianity in previous generations. Sample questions among thousands are: Why do Christians worship with bread and wine? How did Christianity become fragmented into Catholics, Protestants, and other groups?

 

Theologians in History

St. Augustine in His Study by Vittore Carpaccio, 1502-07

St. Augustine in His Study by Vittore Carpaccio, 1502-07
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