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Five hundred years on from its small beginnings, the Reformation continues to play a central role in shaping the identity of Protestant Christianity today. In this subject, Rhys Bezzant gives a guided tour of Reformation Europe, bringing clarity and context to the key places, people and events that changed the church forever. Get ready for beautiful scenery, thought-provoking commentary and fresh insight into the ongoing lessons of the Reformation for today.

Dean, Anglican Institute, Senior Lecturer

Dr Rhys Bezzant

Rhys lectures in Church History, Theology and Christian Worship at Ridley College. He studied at Ridley and has served as an Anglican Chaplain among tertiary students at Latrobe University and the University of Melbourne. He joined the Ridley Faculty in 2004. His doctoral thesis investigated the ecclesiology of Jonathan Edwards, and this led to Rhys establishing the Jonathan Edwards Center at Ridley as a satellite of the JEC at Yale. Rhys describes himself as a seriously serious coffee drinker. He enjoys hiking in Tasmania. In addition to Edwards, Rhys’ other heroes are Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Billy Graham.

Subjects: Ministry Skills; Reformation Revisited

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Overview

    • Subject Outline

  • 2

    1 Setting the Scene

    • Overview

    • Video Lecture 1A

    • Video Lecture 1B

    • Lesson 1 Handout

    • Lesson 1 Quiz

  • 3

    2 Luther

    • Overview

    • Video Lecture 2A

    • Video Lecture 2B

    • Lesson 2 Handout

    • Lesson 2 Quiz

  • 4

    3 The Swiss Reformers

    • Overview

    • Video Lecture 3A

    • Video Lecture 3B

    • Lesson 3 Handout

    • Lesson 3 Quiz

  • 5

    4 Calvin

    • Overview

    • Video Lecture 4A

    • Video Lecture 4B

    • Lesson 4 Handout

    • Lesson 4 Quiz

  • 6

    5 Reformation England

    • Overview

    • Video Lecture 5A

    • Video Lecture 5B

    • Lesson 5 Handout

    • Lesson 5 Quiz

  • 7

    6 Legacy of the Reformation

    • Overview

    • Video Lecture 6A

    • Video Lecture 6B

    • Lesson 6 Handout

    • Lesson 6 Quiz

  • 8


    • Final Quiz

    • Feedback Survey