Anglican History and Theology

Wednesday afternoons, January 15th to April 9th, 2025, 1:30pm-4:20pm

This course is a broad overview of the history and theology of Anglicanism, with particular focus placed on theological debates in the Anglican tradition. The first half of the course covers key themes in Anglican history, including the contested nature of Anglicanism, the ecumenical involvement of Anglican churches, the legacy of establishment, and the public witness and engagement of Anglican theologians, church leaders, and lay people. The second half of the course focuses on the contemporary expression of Anglicanism as a global faith, with attention paid to recent debates in the global Anglican Communion over sacraments, Scripture, and sexuality. Students will conclude the course with a broad understanding of the historical trajectory of the Anglican tradition and how that is worked out in the world today. 


The Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink is principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College and the author of several books about Christian faith in the 21st century, including A Faith for the Future.


Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident: $460

International Student: $695

Auditing, Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident: $260

Auditing, International Student: $495

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Credit: This is a 3-credit course. It is possible to audit this course.

Method of Teaching: This course meets in a hybrid online and in-person format from 1:30pm to 4:20pm on Wednesdays. Students may attend either online or in person.  

Prerequisite: The basic prerequisite for credit courses applies, namely a previous undergraduate degree in any subject with a 2.7 CGPA or equivalent experience. In addition, this course requires students to have done prior work in church history after 1500. This could be through formal academic course work or through a program such as EfM or Dio’s Reading and Tutorial Program. Please contact the college if you are unsure of your eligibility for this course.

Application: Application can be made here. If you are currently enrolled in a degree program at another theological college, please contact the course instructor directly at [email protected]. All you need to register is a letter of good standing from your school. 

This course is open to people engaged in lay or ordained ministry, those preparing for ministry, or those looking for continuing ministerial education. 

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