God changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings

Daniel 2:21, ESV

What you will learn

The history of Western Civilisation is our family history. It tells us who we are, where we came from, and where humanity has gone wrong in the past.

We will take students through an overview of the world starting with ancient empires, working through the medieval era and the reformation before dealing in detail with modern history in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Students will learn to see the hand of God in history, as the place where God unfolds his plan and will practice engaging with historical events from a Reformed Christian perspective.

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Paul Barnes (BT/BA (Humanities))

Paul Barnes studied a BT/BA (Humanities) at ACU, majoring in Modern and Ancient History. He teaches HSC Modern, Ancient and Extension History at Belmont Christian College. He also attends Charlestown Presbyterian Church.

Peter Barnes (M.A. (Hons), B.D., Dip.Ed, ThD)

Rev Dr Peter Barnes is a pastor, lecturer and author. He has been the pastor at Revesby Presbyterian Church for over 20 years and has taught Church History at Christ College, Sydney for over 30 years.