500 Years From Martin Luther to Joel Osteen

Sean Finnegan

This is a 15 lecture class narrating the tale of church history from Martin Luther to Joel Osteen, covering the years 1500 to 2000.

500 years ago, there was only one Christian denomination throughout most of the world. 500 years ago, the church and the government killed those who resisted tradition. 500 years ago, no one could read the Bible in their own language.

How did we get from there to here? Discover the wild and exciting story of Christianity for the last 500 years, so you can understand how the world ended up the way it is now, avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, and gain inspiration from heroic people who made a difference.

Sean Finnegan Sean Finnegan

Website – restitutio.org

With the heart of a true reformer, Sean Finnegan encourages reformation in Christianity today. His passion is to see Christians recapture the truths, spirit, and faith of those who were the first followers of Jesus. In that vein, he is the founder of Restitutio a podcast devoted to the “Restoration of Authentic Christianity” and is also the developer and manager of several other websites and online ministries. He is a consulting editor for 21st Century Reformation Online.

Sean Finnegan is a frequent speaker and the author of various articles and papers dealing with a wide range of theological and Christological issues. He is the developer and teacher of two major courses on Christian history: the 16-part series, “The Historical Jesus” and the 15-part series, “500 Years from Martin Luther to Joel Osteen” which covers the Reformation.

Sean Finnegan received a Master of Theological studies degree from Boston University’s School of Theology. He attended Atlanta Bible College where he obtained a Bachelor of Theology degree in 2005. He now serves as an adjunct professor for that college, teaching intensive classes on Church History, Apologetics, Evangelism, and Basic Bible Doctrine.

Sean, his wife Ruth Knowlton Finnegan and their four sons live near Albany, New York where Sean is a pastor at Living Hope International Ministries.