History of Christianity

The History of Christianity program (42 hrs) provides an opportunity for students to explore the contours of Christian history across two millennia in a Christian liberal arts context.

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The History of Christianity program (42 credits) is committed to equipping graduate students through teaching and mentoring with a comprehensive knowledge of Christian history that engages the fullness of the historical context across two millennia.

Students will…

  • Develop skills in both social and intellectual history
  • Explore how biblical, theological, philosophical, social, political, economic, racial, gender, and cultural factors shaped and were shaped by Christianity
  • Build expertise in a period of history through concentrated study
  • Integrate faith and learning as Christian scholars
  • Develop skills and training for advanced academic work
    • Language training opportunities such as in German, French, Latin, and Greek
    • Participate in the History of Christianity Graduate Student Conference
    • Participate in the “Methods in Scholarship” Seminar run by Dr. McNutt and Dr. Barbeau
    • Benefit from the “Annual Ph.D. Prep Dinner” for students seeking doctoral work

Other opportunities…

  • Financial Support for Students
    • Merit-based scholarships
    • T.A. work available
    • The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies (WCECS) Research Fellowship [LINK]
  • Accelerated study for Wheaton undergraduate students at reduced cost
  • Study abroad for students concentrating on the Early Christian and Medieval periods
  • Archeological dig in Ashkelon, Israel with the M.A. Biblical Archeology Program

The History of Christianity program (42 credits) is committed to equipping graduate students through teaching and mentoring with a comprehensive knowledge of Christian history that engages the fullness of the historical context across two millennia.

Students will…

  • Develop skills in both social and intellectual history
  • Explore how biblical, theological, philosophical, social, political, economic, racial, gender, and cultural factors shaped and were shaped by Christianity
  • Build expertise in a period of history through concentrated study
  • Integrate faith and learning as Christian scholars
  • Develop skills and training for advanced academic work
    • Language training opportunities such as in German, French, Latin, and Greek
    • Participate in the History of Christianity Graduate Student Conference
    • Participate in the “Methods in Scholarship” Seminar run by Dr. McNutt and Dr. Barbeau
    • Benefit from the “Annual Ph.D. Prep Dinner” for students seeking doctoral work

Other opportunities…

  • Financial Support for Students
    • Merit-based scholarships
    • T.A. work available
    • The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies (WCECS) Research Fellowship [LINK]
  • Accelerated study for Wheaton undergraduate students at reduced cost
  • Study abroad for students concentrating on the Early Christian and Medieval periods
  • Archeological dig in Ashkelon, Israel with the M.A. Biblical Archeology Program