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Anabaptist History HIS 230

Formerly Anabaptist History HIS 230 (HIS 230); also Anabaptist History
Formerly: 
Location: 
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length: 
Version 1: 45 hours (5-15 weeks). Version 2: 45 hours (5-12 weeks).
Dates: 

Version 1: July 2002 - April 2007. Version 2: May 2007 - October 2015. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss how and why the Anabaptist movement came to be; describe the major actors and influences throughout history; explain the similarities and differences between Anabaptism and Catholicism or Protestantism; describe the various branches of Anabaptism; discuss how Anabaptism has interacted with the surrounding culture; and constructively evaluate how the Anabaptist heritage has shaped beliefs, practices and understandings.

Instruction: 

Version 1: Major topics covered in the course are: What is history?; Europe before the Reformation-including early reform movements; the beginning of the Reformation with Luther and Zwingli; dissatisfaction and the break by the Radicals; Peasants' Revolt; Erasmus' influence on the Anabaptist Reformation; early movement in Switzerland; Muenster; Anabaptism and its relationship to the whole of society and government; Menno and northern Anabaptism;Hutterian Brothers; the Amish and the Old Order Option; Mennonite History in Europe after the Reformation; and The American Experience. Methods of instruction include: lecture, with discussion encouraged. Read various church documents such as Unum Sanctum and The Brotherly Union (Schleitheim Confession) and discuss their importance in class. Attend a Catholic mass and talk with the priest afterward to gain an understanding of the type of worship common before the Reformation. A research paper is required at the end of the course. Evaluation criteria include: two tests, a reaction paper, a research paper, and participation in discussing various documents. Version 2: Major topics covered in the course are: What is history?; Europe before the Reformation-including early reform movements; the beginning of the Reformation with Luther and Zwingli; dissatisfaction and the break by the Radicals; Peasants' Revolt; Erasmus' influence on the Anabaptist Reformation; early movement in Switzerland; Muenster; Anabaptism and its relationship to the whole of society and government; Menno and northern Anabaptism; Hutterian Brothers; The Amish and the Old Order Option; Mennonite History in Europe after the Reformation; The American Experience. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion, reading various church documents such as Unam Sanctam and The Brotherly Union (Schleitheim Confession) and discussing their importance, attending a Catholic mass and talking with the priest afterward to gain understanding of the type of worship common before the Reformation, and research paper. Evaluation criteria include: tests, reaction paper, and research paper.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree, 3 semester hours in Anabaptist History (10/03). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in History/Religion (4/07) (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

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