CH631 The History of the Church Since the Reformation

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In this course, students learn how the Church’s doctrine, faith, and practice developed from Pentecost to the time of the Protestant Reformation. From Augustine to Wycliffe, students discover how God used ordinary people to accomplish divine purposes

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Articulate the development of Christian doctrine, faith, and practice from Pentecost to the Reformation.
  • Reflect upon their significance for the church today.
  • List the salient elements of early Christian worship.
  • Ponder the implications of “martyr faith” for his/her own life and ministry.

ACADEMIC HONESTY

Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any form of cheating, copying,or dishonesty is unacceptable. Plagiarism is another form of academic dishonesty that can be problematic because students are not always sure what this involves. For a brief explanation with examples, everyone should read the following webpage carefully: www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

ASSIGNMENTS

Research Paper: Each student will be asked to select a topic in the field of Church History (from Pentecost to A.D. 1500), research it thoroughly and write a paper on it. The papers should be typed in Microsoft Word 2003 or higherand in correct form, footnoted where appropriate, and approximately 7-10 double-spaced pages in length. In no case should they exceed 12 pages. The paper will be due at the end of week 11.

By week 3 – Select and submit your topic for the research paper. (5%)

By week 6 – Submit the outline of your paper including your bibliography- (5%).

By week 9 – Submit your first draft.
By week 11 – Research paper is due – (20%).

TEXTBOOK
Latourette, Kenneth Scott. A History of Christianity, Volume 1: Beginnings to 1500.
Revised edition with a new format and supplemental bibliographies by Ralph D. Winter. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1975. ISBN-13: 978-1565633292

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

1- Complete the weekly lessons
2- Complete the weekly textbook reading assignments
3- Complete the weekly quizzes
4- Complete the research paper.
5- Complete the Final exam

The final grades will be based on the following categories:

CATEGORYLessonsQuizzesResearch PaperFinal Exam
WEIGHT25%25%25%25%

GRADING

GRADEPERCENTAGE
A90% -100%
B80% -89%
C70% -79%
D60% -69%
F0% -59%

TEXTBOOK
Latourette, Kenneth Scott. A History of Christianity: Reformation to Present.
Revised edition with a new format and supplemental bibliographies by Ralph D. Winter. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1975. ISBN-13: 978-1565633292


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