Christianity Through the Ages Diploma Course

online course with accreditation and certificates included

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Offer ends 22 August 2091
Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
150 Hours
No formal qualification
150 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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  • Online study
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  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study


150 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


Christianity is the most-followed religion in the world, but how did it get there? From early Christianity onwards, the Christianity Through the Ages Diploma Course takes you through the history and growth of the Christian faith and its practices.

Beginning with early Christianity, the course covers the Jewish Hellenistic Period, Ministry of Jesus, Apostolic Age and Ante-Nicene Period, before moving onto the early Middle Ages, with the Western Missionary Expansion and Byzantine Iconoclasm, and the high Middle Ages, with the Carolingian Renaissance, Monastic Reform, Investiture Controversy, Medieval Inquisition, conversion of the Scandinavians and the Conversion of the Slavs.

We discuss Eastern Orthodox captivity - delving into the fall of Constantinople, isolation from the West, religious rights under the Ottoman Empire and how the Eastern Church found itself subject to the Turkish system of corruption.

We continue on, to the late Middle Ages and the Early Renaissance, as we dive into the Avignon Papacy (1309-1378), Western Schism (1378-1416), John Wycliff and Jan Hus as well as the Italian Renaissance.

You’ll discover Early Modern Era Christianity with Revivalism, the Great Awakenings and Restorationism, and Late Modern Era Christianity with Modern Eastern Orthodoxy, Modern Trends in Christian Theology, the Second Vatican Council, Ecumenism and the Pentecostal Movement.

We explore the various denominations of Christianity - Catholicism, Protestantism and Eastern Orthodox. We observe Christianity in Britain - looking at Constantine and Augustine, Alfred and the Normans, the Reformation and the English Civil War.

The Christianity Through the Ages Diploma Course concludes with a look at Christian practices, including the Sacraments, Liturgical Calendar, symbols, baptism and prayer.

Who is this course for?

Providing an exploration of the global spread of Christianity, this course will be of interest to you if you wish to improve your spiritual life, understand how Christianity affected history and vice versa, or if you have a general interest in the development and uptake of religion.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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