A study of the development of selected Christian doctrines from the first century to the present.
Students who complete this course will be able to:
- Justify the task of historical theology as an aid to systematic theological formulation.
- Demonstrate critical awareness of the methods and objectives of historical-theological inquiry.
- Defend selected Christian doctrines from an historical-critical perspective.
- Develop greater skill in applying historical-theological knowledge to the work of Christian proclamation and disciple making.
Jason Duesing serves as the academic Provost and Professor of Historical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He came to MBTS after serving for more than a decade on the administrative leadership team and faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Duesing earned his Ph.D. in Historical Theology and Baptist Studies from Southwestern Seminary in 2008. He also holds a M.Div. from Southeastern Seminary and a B.A. in Speech Communications from Texas A&M University in College Station.
Duesing serves as a research fellow for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, on the board of directors for the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, academic editor of the Midwestern Journal of Theology, and general editor for For the Church resources. He is also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and regular contributor to Baptist Press. Duesing is married to Kalee, and together they have four children: Gracyn, Ford, Lindsey, and George.
For descritptions of these databases please visit our Databases page.
- ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials PLUS
- ATLA Historical Monographs Series 1
To view all our journals please visit our Library Publications page.
- Church History and Religious Culture
- Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture
- Studies in World Christianity
- The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
- The Journal of Religious History
- Duesing, Jason G., and Nathan A. Finn, eds. Historical Theology for the Church. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2021. 416 pages. ISBN: 978-1433649158.
- Holcomb, Justin S. Know the Creeds and Councils. Grand Rapids, Zondervan, 2014. 192 pages. ISBN: 978-0310515098.
- Athanasius. On the Incarnation. Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir Seminary Press, 2012. 110 pages. ISBN: 978-0881414271.