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Church history as an academic discipline studies the history of Christianity and the way the Christian Church has developed since its inception. [1]

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Allan Harman

Allan Macdonald Harman (born 7 June 1936)Douglas J. W. Milne (ed.), Israel and the Church: Essays in Honour of Allan Macdonald Harman (2001).

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Christian Church

The Christian Church is a term used by some to refer to the whole group of people belonging to the Christian religious tradition throughout history.

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Christian theology

Christian theology is the study of Christian belief and practice.

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Discipline (academia)

An academic discipline is a branch of knowledge.

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Ecclesiastical history (Catholicism)

Ecclesiastical history, for the Roman Catholic Church, is the history of the Roman Catholic Church as an institution, written from a particular perspective.

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Ecclesiastical polity

Ecclesiastical polity is the operational and governance structure of a church or of a Christian denomination.

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Evangelicalism, Evangelical Christianity, or Evangelical Protestantism is a worldwide, transdenominational movement within Protestant Christianity, maintaining that the essence of the gospel consists in the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ's atonement.

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First seven Ecumenical Councils

In the history of Christianity, the first seven ecumenical councils, from the First Council of Nicaea (325) to the Second Council of Nicaea (787), represented an attempt to reach an orthodox consensus and to establish a unified Christendom as the state church of the Roman Empire.

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Great Awakening

The term Great Awakening can refer to several periods of religious revival in American religious history.

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Great Commission

In Christianity, the Great Commission is the instruction of the resurrected Jesus Christ to his disciples that they spread his teachings to all the nations of the world.

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Henry Melvill Gwatkin

Reverend Henry Melvill Gwatkin (30 July 1844 – 14 November 1916) was an English theologian and church historian.

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Historical theology

Historical theology as a branch of theology investigates the socio-historical and cultural mechanisms that give rise to theological ideas, statements, and systems.

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History of Christianity

The history of Christianity concerns the Christian religion, Christendom, and the Church with its various denominations, from the 1st century to the present.

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Mission (Christianity)

Christian mission is "an organized effort for the propagation of the Christian faith." Missions often involve sending individuals and groups, called "missionaries," across boundaries, most commonly geographical boundaries, for the purpose of proselytism (conversion to Christianity, or from one Christian tradition to another).

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Protestant Reformation

The Protestant Reformation, often referred to simply as the Reformation, was the schism within Western Christianity initiated by Martin Luther, John Calvin, Huldrych Zwingli and other early Protestant Reformers.

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Religious denomination

A religious denomination is a subgroup within a religion that operates under a common name, tradition, and identity.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_history

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