|The Gospel and Christian History|
|CLASS CODE:||REL 352||CREDITS: 2|
|DIVISION:||EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course fulfills a General Education - Religion requirement.|
|DESCRIPTION:||A study of the history and doctrines of Christianity from the Roman period through the early development of the Catholic and Orthodox churches, the Middle Ages, the Reformation, and up to modern times. Emphasis is placed upon principles and doctrines regained through the restoration.|
|TAUGHT:||Winter, Fall, Summer|
|CONTENT AND TOPICS:||A history of Christianity is the vehicle of presentation but many side trips into doctrines and practices of various Christian denominations are taken. Topics will include Neo-platonism, Augustine, Aquinas, Church architecture, Christian symbolism, monasticism, Luther, Calvin, ancient Roman culture, Enlightement, Liberal and Fundamentalist theology.|
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:||1. Study Christian history.
2. Compare the philosophies in Christian history with the doctrines of the restoration.
3. Complete a Doctrinal Biography of three prominent people in Christian history.
|REQUIREMENTS:||Regular attendance is required. All faculty give assignments, but each determines his/her own combination of text assignments, projects, and tests.|
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||August 2001|