Any one of our 53 courses can be taken at your own convenience. Whether it's an L.Th for ministry, or a course or two for interest and knowledge, we can fit serious part-time courses around anyone's lifestyle, anywhere in New Zealand. The course content is rich, the fees are modest, and there are no travel requirements. There is no time like now to pursue your interest in studying with EIDTS
EIDTS' Theology by Correspondence is part-time study for prospective ministers and theology enthusiasts.
The first 500 years of the church’s life shaped it in profound ways as it clarified its structure, its self-understanding, and its fundamental ideas about God, Christ and the Spirit. There was no blueprint for this development, and there were many different responses to Jesus and his message. The course will introduce students to some of this variety and to the emergence of the main stream of the Christian tradition, its key texts and styles and to some of the formative thinkers who influenced its direction.
Joseph H. Lynch, Early Christianity: A Brief History. New York: OUP, 2010.