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Modern Church History HIS 341

Formerly Modern Church History HIS 341 (HIS 341); also Modern Church History
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 - March 2007. Version 2: April 2007 - January 2010. Version 3: February 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to identify the major events and movements and persons since the time of the Reformation; explain how the different strands of the Christian tradition arose; 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?, pre-Reformation Europe, reform by Luther, Zwingli and the Radicals, Calvin and his influence, the English Reformation, the Catholic Reformation, the Thirty-Years War, the Puritan Revolution, the Enlightenment, Pietism, Missions, Liberalism and the current state of Christianity in the world. Methods of instruction include lecture, questions and discussion, reading and discussion of several important church documents, attendance at a Catholic service and discussion with a Catholic priest afterwards to gain a better understanding of a liturgical service. Evaluation criteria include two tests, a reaction paper on the Catholic service, credit for the reading assignments, evaluation of the discussion of church documents, and a research paper. Version 2 and 3: Major topics covered in the course are: What is church history?, pre-Reformation Europe, reform by Luther, Zwingli and the Radicals, Calvin and his influence, the English Reformation, the Catholic Reformation, the Thirty-Years War, the Puritan Revolution, the Enlightenment, Pietism, Missions, Liberalism and the current state of Christianity in the world. Methods of instruction include lecture and discussion. Evaluation criteria include: examinations, projects and assigned readings.

Credit recommendation: 

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

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