History of Evangelicalism | Spring Course

With Rev. Dr. James Enns

Professor of History

April 25-30, 2016
Live Simulcast Monday to Friday, 9-11:50am and 1:00-3:50pm, plus wrap up Saturday morning
Take this course on campus or online from wherever you are!

HF 430 Topics in History: History of Evangelicalism traces the rise and development of the evangelical movement from its Pietist/Puritan roots in the seventeenth century to its manifold expressions as World Christianity in the twenty-first century. While some primary documents will be used, the majority of the required readings will focus on the historiography of the evangelical movement as it developed initially in the Anglo-American world and then went on to become a global phenomenom.

Two key themes shape the content of the course:

  1. How is evangelical identity to be understood in light of its constant refusal to be contained by institutional structures or official doctrinal statements?
  2. How has the emergence of World Christianity in recent decades affected that identity?

[Download syllabus & class outline]

Register online for personal interest ($225) or for college credit ($855) by clicking the button below. Current Prairie students and those who have questions should contact the Registrar's Office at registrar@prairie.edu or 1-800-661-2425 (ext. 3044). Learners age 55+ can register for personal interest free of charge. Contact the Registrar's Office for more information.

Students participating from Briercrest, Steinbach and Columbia Bible Colleges
should register through their own institution—not on this page. 



About Rev. Dr. James Enns
Dr. Enns earned his M.A. in History at the University of Calgary and has been teaching at Prairie since 2000. In the spring of 2012, he completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge. His dissertation, Saving Germany – North American Protestants and Christian Mission to West Germany, 1945 -1974, examined the nature and significance of Protestant missionary work in post-war Germany.

Besides his current research in the history of modern Christian mission, James continues to work in the related fields of modern Evangelical Christianity, World Christianity, and Transnational History.
In 2009, James was ordained as an Anglican priest and now serves as Priest-in-charge of St. Barnabas.




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