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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rising Hope, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

History of Christianity I


45 hours (15 weeks).

Various facilities as authorized by Rising Hope.

November 2011 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the significant personalities, events and doctrines that have shaped the course of early Christianity up to the Reformation; understand and explain how other religions and cultures have affected the Christian faith; and recognize how Christianity’s internal struggles have impacted the church.


Instruction is offered via a classroom-based approach accompanied by supplemental readings, quizzes, homework, interaction with instructor, and final exams. Topics include: Beginning of Christianity, The Early Church, Christian Apologists, persecution, the Imperial Church, Monasticism, Donatism, the Arian controversy, Pagan reaction, Benedictine Monasticism, the Crusades, Conciliar Movement, Renaissance, and Humanism.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biblical Studies, Christianity and Social Development, Church and Politics, Religion, Theological Studies, or World History (11/16) (4/22 revalidation).