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Faith Builders Educational Programs, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Anabaptist Life and Thought THE 232

Location: 
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length: 
45 hours (8 weeks).
Dates: 
February 2009 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the theology of the 16th century Anabaptists within its broader social, religious, political, and economic realities of the day; analyze the theology of the Anabaptist reformers and apply their experience to the student's own decision making; discuss and analyze the theology of the Anabaptists in relation to other Reformers, the Catholic Church of the Reformation, and the biblical message;and identify and analyze the emphases that constitute Anabaptist worldview in context of its strengths and weaknesses.

Instruction: 
The course involves lecture, reading, writing (final essay and short response), and discussions to explore the values and beliefs of the Anabaptist worldview. It entails a descriptive and analytical study of 16th century Anabaptist theology within the context of the other Reformation theologies with reflections on the relevance of this heritage for contemporary doctrinal, congregational, and personal issues; the second part of the course deals broadly with writings, stories and practices of Mennonites from diverse traditions and times.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Religious Studies (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

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