Students will explore and investigate Christianity’s founding principles, major figures, seminal writings, observed practices, structural institutions, impacts on society, and recent developments. Required readings will include scriptural passages and other foundational texts, including the great ecumenical creeds as well as a variety of modern statements of belief. Besides a term paper of 12-15 pages, criteria for student evaluation will include written summaries of assigned readings submitted weekly, participation in classroom discussions, and attendance. A trip to a local Christian congregation to observe a worship service will round out the course requirements.
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