• The Church in Europe Media Resource by

    Revival spread throughout Europe by men who faithfully preached the gospel. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey introduces us to these men and perhaps the most important thinker for the Christian in the modern day, Abraham Kuyper. View Resource

  • Two American Revolutions Media Resource by

    The American Revolution and the Second American Revolution will have a significant impact on the development of the church in America. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey explains how these revolutions made the churches in America different from the churches in Europe and led to the Second Awakening. View Resource

  • Christianity & Science Media Resource by

    The idea that Christianity is incompatible with science is false. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey exposes this falsehood by exploring the four major fields of scientific endeavor that were attacking Christianity and contributing to the growing pessimism of the nineteenth century. View Resource

  • The Presbyterian Witness Media Resource by

    The Presbyterian church experienced the revival that swept across America by balancing the desire for vital religion with the desire for sound theology. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey explains why this was a critical process in the development of the Presbyterian church during nineteenth-century America. View Resource

  • The Intellectual Scene Media Resource by

    Ideas have consequences, and the intellectual changes that were taking place in Europe would set the stage for the entire nineteenth century. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey explores those ideas and how they began to expand beyond the continent of Europe and influence American religious life. View Resource

  • Charles Finney Media Resource by

    Charles Finney believed revival could be broken down to a science. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey introduces Finney’s methods, his many critics, and the nature of true revival. View Resource

  • Roman Catholicism Media Resource by

    Roman Catholics reacted to the mounting pressures of the nineteenth century by reasserting papal authority. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey shows how the declarations of the First Vatican Council create a dilemma for today’s Roman Catholic scholar. View Resource

  • The Second Awakening Media Resource by

    The Second Great Awakening was a period of increased evangelism and social reform. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey explains how the Second Great Awakening would influence society and introduces its important theologians. View Resource

  • The Nineteenth Century Media Resource by

    The ideas and events of the nineteenth century produced effects that can be felt down to this day. In this introductory lesson, Dr. Godfrey shows us why the history of the church in this century still matters and gives us five categories to analyze and understand it for ourselves. View Resource

  • Through the Civil War Media Resource by

    The Civil War not only divided the nation, it divided the church. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey looks at the history of the Presbyterian church through the Civil War and the changing trajectory of the church in America more broadly. View Resource

  • The Rise of Cults in America Media Resource by

    Cults flourished in America during the nineteenth century. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey explores where these cults came from, who started them, what they taught, and why they are so dangerous. View Resource

  • Death Has Lost Its Sting Media Resource by

    Before arriving at the Celestial City, Pilgrim had to cross a river. That river was death, and every Christian must face that same river until Jesus returns. As Christians, however, we know that death has lost its sting. In this session, Dr. Godfrey describes how Christians should view death, where our hope should lie, and what Christ’s death and resurrection mean for our own death and ultimate end. View Resource

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: A Survey of Church History, Part 4 Media Resource by

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  • Questions and Answers #2 Media Resource by , ,

    W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, and R.C. Sproul Jr. answer a range of questions. Note: Answers given reflect the views of the individual speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dr. R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. Here is our Statement of Faith. View Resource

  • Barbarians At the Gate Media Resource by

    As Augustine lay dying, the Vandals were at the gates of his city, Hippo. Several years earlier, another barbarian tribe had sacked Rome. It seemed that the whole world was coming apart. Augustine, however, trusted God. In this session, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey describes how Christians can live faithfully even in overwhelming, discouraging, and seemingly hopeless circumstances. Dr. Godfrey points out what God’s faithfulness means for us, and how we can have hope even when we find ourselves in the direst straits. View Resource