About Us


Free Mailings






Homework and Essays



Master of Christian History


  Universal Life  Church Seminary


Course Description

To order this course, go to Christian History.


A Course Surveying the History of Christianity from the 1st Century A.D. to 1054


Rev. Gary Edwin Loy, D.D.

About Your Professor

      Rev. Dr. Loy earned a B.A. magna cum laude in religion and history from High Point University and a M.A. in Christian doctrine and history from Regent University Divinity School. He was also granted honoris causa the degree Doctor of Divinity by World Christianship Ministries of Fresno, California. He is an ordained independent Christian minister by the authority of Saint Luke Evangelical Christian Ministries of Hephzibah, Georgia and the pastor of New Westminster Online Church, a free-standing, nondenominational Christian church on the Internet.


      This is a historical survey covering the history of Christianity up to 1054. The growth of the Christian church has taken place within a historical context. Over time, the Christian church has been influenced by the political, economic, socio-cultural, intellectual, and artistic movements of each epoch of world history and has in turn influenced those self-same historical epochs as well. The history of Christianity and world history are in many ways intertwined. With this in mind, we will engage in a historical journey that begins with the founding of the Christian church in the midst of the Roman Empire of the 1st century A.D. and continuing up to the break between Western and Eastern Christianity in The Great Schism of 1054.


Students are expected to read the lessons and answer the three questions I offer at the end of each lesson. I will establish a discussion thread for this course at the ULC Seminary website so that we can discuss the lesson topics and questions. This will also be a good chance for students to offer additional questions and/or comments pertaining to the subject matter of this course. A paper is required for this course. The topic for the paper can be about anyone or anything within this era of Christian history. Examples of topics would be things like “How the Roman Empire Facilitated the Spread of Christianity”, “The Patristic Fathers”, “Early Ecumenical Councils”, etc. The paper must be at least ten pages long. It must be in 12 pt. Times New Roman regular typeface and double-spaced. It must be well researched with footnotes and a bibliography. 

The paper must conform to the 7th edition of Kate Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Turabian is the standard writing manual used by historians. Standard spelling and English grammar will also be observed. Papers must be saved in MSWord format, and they must be e-mailed to the President of ULC Seminary with a copy also sent to me at zetamaniac@triad.rr.com because I would like to read them also. Please use the subject title “ULC Seminary Master of Christian History Paper” for your e-mail message. The course will not be considered complete without the submission of a paper! 

In addition, submitted papers that do not have correct spelling and correct English grammar and/or do not conform to Turabian will have to be rewritten with the corrections and resubmitted before one can complete the course! If the paper is resubmitted, please designate in the subject title of your e-mail that it is a resubmission. I will be more than happy to help you as much as I possibly can.


You can look at a sample of the course at www.ulcseminary.org/christianhistorysample.php

Seminary Application - To apply to be a seminary student, this page has all you need to get the free mailings and the status of being a seminary student. You will get exclusive seminary student mailings along with samples of all the courses. SEMINARY Student Letter - This is a letter from one of our seminary student graduates who want to talk about what it is to be a seminary student and what it is to be a minister. If you're not yet sure you are ready to take the step, hear from someone else who has.
Seminary Graduates - This page lists the graduates of both the Seminary Program and the Chaplaincy Program. If you have graduated and are not listed, please let me know, as I do get behind and I occasionally forget to update things. Online Course Essays - Once you finish a course, you will be required to write an essay in order to receive your degree. Our blog is full of essays written by our ministers, as well as stories of why people became ordained and occasionally a few kind words.
Chaplaincy Program - The Chaplaincy Program is a separate program from the Seminary program, although all courses you take during the Chaplaincy count towards seminary graduation. Click for more information. Discussion Forum - This is where our ministers get together to talk about their courses, beliefs, share ceremonies and stories of their ministries. It's a great place to meet some ministers and see what being a ULC minister is all about.
ULC FAQs - This is a wide selection of frequently asked questions about the Seminary, being a minister in general, and many pages about some of the many religions in the world and of our ministers. Your ministering abilities will be enhanced by knowing about the beliefs of others. About ULC Seminary - The ULC Seminary has been around since 2004 and is affiliated with the real, original Universal Life Church in Modesto, CA. To understand the differences between the various ULCs, which had a split in 2006 and another change in 2009 or so, go to Change of Site for a video and more information.
Online Course Submission - If you would like to submit a course for the seminary, please check out this page to review the submissions guidelines. We are always looking for different courses. Prayers - If you are in need of a prayer or would like to spend some time in prayer for someone else, this is a great place to post them. There's a FB app to write them down.




Real Time Web Analytics Review http://www.ulcseminary.org on alexa.com