Survey of Christianity

Survey of Christianity
An examination of the history, doctrines, and liturgical practices of the three major branches of Christianity: Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism. Comparisons are offered between these religions, and Latter-day Saint belief and practice.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Course Outcomes

Major Events

Students will identify and explain major events in Christian History and describe how they influenced the develoment and direction of "mainstream" Christianity.

Events Relating to the Restoration

Students will identify events in Christian History relative to the restoration and explain why those events are important for Latter-Day Saints.


Students will gain context for doctrines and events in Christian History, and will be able to utilize that context to more accurately and adequately discuss how Christianity has developed, and what has provoked many of its "orthodox" doctrines--particularly those doctrinal positions that differ from LDS positions.

Resarch Primary Sources

Students will experience research in primary sources important for Christian history and demonstrably learn those sources.


Students will gain appreciation for the faith and beliefs of non-LDS brothers and sisters and a simultaneous increase in their understanding of the need for prophets and apostles as a means of insuring orthodoxy and orthopraxy within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.