2307 Church Polity
This course provides an introduction to Reformed Church Polity, its character and place within the framework of theological disciplines. The nature and history of the Church Order are discussed as well as various other forms of church government and their backgrounds. Selected articles of the first section of the Church Order of the Canadian Reformed Churches are discussed in detail.
2308 Church History
This course deals with the history of the church from the first century to the late middle ages. Special attention is given to the Trinitarian and Christological controversies during the fourth and fifth century.
3307 Church Polity
Detailed attention is given to selected articles of the second section of the Church Order of Dort: the assemblies, their role and significance. Relations with churches in an international setting are also reviewed.
3308 Church History
This course deals with the history of the church from the Reformation to circa 1800. Special attention is given to the Reformation in various Western European countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, England and Scotland.
4309 Church Polity
Detailed attention is given to selected articles of the last two sections of the Church Order of Dort: ceremonies and church discipline.
4310 Church History
This course deals with the history of the church from 1800 to the present. Topics discussed include: the growth of controversies in the nineteenth century, the struggle for continuing reformation of the church especially in the Netherlands and Scotland, the European influence on the American continent, the ecumenical movement and the contemporary church, especially in Canada.