Augustine and Medieval Theology

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Augustine and Medieval Theology


Number of Lessons: 24Avg. Lesson Length: 36 MinutesTime Required: 29 Hours MinimumLevel: Advanced


Augustine is one of the most influential theologians in church history. His teachings have shaped the thinking of Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and Barth. In this course, learners study a comprehensive introduction to Augustine; his life, his works, and his legacy in the medieval church. The course details his youth, conversion, literary works, and his battles against the day’s emerging heresies. Surveying Augustine’s life as a pastor, teacher, and writer, students are encouraged to evaluate his contribution to the development of medieval theology and to apply those contributions to their own lives and ministries.

This course is part of our Legacy Series of courses from renowned scholars over several decades.


ProfessorScott T. Carroll, PhD
  • Miami University, PhD
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, MA
  • Tennessee Temple University, BA
  • Studies at Hebrew Union College


  1. Express an appreciation for the value of historical theology as it relates to ministry.
  2. Understand Augustine’s unique place in the history of the church.
  3. Analyze the most important writings of Augustine.
  4. Synthesize the major theological contributions of Augustine.
  5. Explain the various theological battles Augustine faced in his work.
  6. Describe Augustine’s life as a pastor, teacher, and writer.
  7. Apply lessons from Augustine to current ministry contexts.
  8. Evaluate Augustine’s contribution to the development of Medieval theology.
  9. Obtain an in-depth knowledge of available bibliography including the original sources.


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