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Early and Medieval Church History HIS 340

Formerly Early and Medieval Church History HIS 340 (HIS 340)
Location: 
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length: 

Version 1: 45 hours (5-15 weeks). Version 2 and 3: 45 hours (5-12 weeks).

Dates: 
Version 1: June 2001 - April 2007. Version 2: May 2007 - February 2009. Version 3: March 2009 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1, 2 and 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: recite and discuss the importance of the Nicene Creed; identify the major events, movements and persons from the time of the Apostles to the Reformation; discuss the importance of the first four major church councils; and discuss themes of importance to an Anabaptist perspective, such as non-resistance and church-state issues.

Instruction: 

Version 1: Major topics covered in the course are, What is church history?, the Roman world at the coming of Christ, church-state conflict, canon, creed and episcopacy, the first 4 church-wide councils, Augustine, the effect of the end of antiquity, the establishment of the Germanic kingdoms and Islam, the papacy, monasticism, the East-West schism, the Crusades, the missionary expansion of the church and the beginnings of dissent and reform. Methods of instruction include lecture, questions, discussion, attendance at an Orthodox service and discussion with the priest afterwards to experience and understand a liturgical service. Evaluation criteria include two tests, memorization of the Nicene Creed, a reaction paper on the Orthodox liturgy, credit for assigned readings, and a term paper. Version 2 and 3: Major topics covered in the course are: What is church history?, the Roman world at the coming of Christ, church-state conflict, canon, creed and episcopacy, the first 4 church-wide councils, Augustine, the effect of the end of antiquity, the establishment of the Germanic kingdoms and Islam, the papacy, monasticism, the East-West schism, The Crusades, the missionary expansion of the church and the beginnings of dissent and reform. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion, and practicum. Evaluation criteria include: examinations, presentations, projects and assigned readings.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Church History I (12/03). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Church History (04/07). Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Church History (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

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