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History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene


REL 358 and TH 641 - History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene

What is the course about?

This course traces the formative influences that led to the American Holiness movement and the Church of the Nazarene. The polity of the Church, as well as her major figures and events, are explored. Attention will be given to themes of holiness theology in the context of the growth of the Church of the Nazarene.

Why do I need to take this?

This course is an elective at Ambrose and normally taken by those preparing for ministry within the Church of the Nazarene Canada.  Those within the denominational licensing process should take this course for credit.

What course number should I use? 

If you are taking this for undergraduate credit, register for REL 358.  If you are in a Seminary program, register for TH 641.

When is this course offered?

Class sessions: TBD

Instructor:  Doug Herbert

How to register?

If you are an Ambrose student currently, you can sign up for the course on your student portal.

If you are not a student at Ambrose, please use this Registration Form.  If you are taking this as an open studies student (not in any program on campus), please ensure that you have an Albert Student Number, even if you are out of province.  If you do not have an ASN, please go to

Tuition and Fees

**Please note that tuition fees are subject to change without notice. 

**A $250 deposit or full-payment is required when registering for class. This deposit is applied to the total tuition and is not an additional fee. 

Tuition and fees are due in full prior to the beginning of class. If your church or district is covering the cost of the your class, please contact Daniel Yu in Finance at for further information. It is your responsibility that your tuition and fees are up to date.


Textbooks for this course are made available through the Ambrose Bookstore (403.410.2000 ext. 2939)


If you're looking to stay with us on campus, please contact us by email ( for accommodation information. Unfortunately Ambrose has no provision for shuttle service between the airport and campus.

Contact Us

Phone: 403-410-2905