A History of Schism
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 06:00pm - 07:00pm
As traumatic as division within the Christian community can be, history shows that schism is a remarkably common occurrence in the Church’s 2,000-year history. What originated as a sect of the Jewish faith continuously splintered into our modern mosaic of religious groups and institutions that claim a common heritage. But what causes Christians to divide? What happened to the one church founded by Jesus Christ and his apostles? Is schism inherent to the nature of the Christian faith, or can co-religionists overcome this problem in common purpose? This course will explore the roots of division between Christian groups from the inception of the faith in order to gain a deeper appreciation of diversity in the church today.
Room Number: Wesley Hall