My Logos Mobile course on The History of Heresy is now available for purchase through Faithlife.
I originally wanted to call the course “Heretics-R-US: From the Judaizers to Joel Osteen,” but that would be too controversial, because, you know, Paul’s opponents were not really judaizers – only Gentiles strictly can judaize – better to call them proselytizers.
Any ways, here is the outline.
- Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: What Is Heresy and Orthodoxy?
- Overview: Why Study Heresy?
- Heresy in the Graeco-Roman World (Part 1)
- Heresy in the Graeco-Roman World (Part 2)
- Heresy and Judaism (Part 1)
- Heresy and Judaism (Part 2)
- Unity and Diversity in the Early Church (Part 1)
- Unity and Diversity in the Early Church (Part 2)
- Unity and Diversity in the Early Church (Part 3)
- Did Heresy Precede Orthodoxy? (Part 1)
- Did Heresy Precede Orthodoxy? (Part 2)
- Did Heresy Precede Orthodoxy? (Part 3)
Unit 2: Paul’s Opponents
- Introduction to Paul
- Was There a Jewish Legalism? (Part 1)
- Was There a Jewish Legalism? (Part 2)
- Does Jesus Top Up Moses, or Displace Moses?
- The Jerusalem Council
- The Incident at Antioch
- Second Corinthians
- Letters to Timothy and Titus
- Overview of Other Heresies in the New Testament Era
- Jude and Second Peter
- Churches of Revelation
Unit 4: “Other Christianities”
- Overview of “Other Christianities”
- Christ as Angel
Unit 5: Gnostics, Montanists and Modalists
- Gnosticism 101 (Part 1)
- Gnosticism 101 (Part 2)
- Simon Magus
- Egypt: Basilides, Carpocrates and Valentinus
- Saturninus (Antioch) and Cerinthus (Ephesus)
- Gnostic Writings
Unit 6: Later Heresies and Controversies
- Logos from John to Justin to Origen
- Council of Nicaea
- The Divine and Human Natures of Christ (Part 1)
- The Divine and Human Natures of Christ (Part 2)
- How to Spot and Avoid Heresies
- Discerning True and False Expressions of Faith