Spring 2011 Church History 2 Syllabus


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Spring 2011 Church History 2 Syllabus

  1. 1. HIS 2120/5120 Syllabus<br />Church History: Reformation and Modern<br />Steven A. McKinion, PhD<br />www.stevemckinion.com<br />“Training Disciple-Making Leaders”<br />Southeastern Seminary<br />www.sebts.edu<br />
  2. 2. Objectives<br />The student will…<br />Discover the value and pleasure of Church History<br />Discover the many important persons from Church History<br />Learn to read closely the dense material which transmits the details of Church History<br />Learn lessons from Church History that relate to theological orthodoxy and the mission of the Church in the world<br />Broaden his/her understanding of important figures and controversies through the history of the Church<br />
  3. 3. Resources<br />Weekly classroom lectures<br />Moodle<br />www.stevemckinion.com<br />Reading assignments from the textbooks<br />Small group discussions<br />
  4. 4. Textbooks<br />J. Gonzalez, The Story of Christianity, vol. 2<br />J. Payton, Getting the Reformation Wrong<br />G. Marsden, Understanding Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism<br />D. Sweeney, Jonathan Edwards and the Ministry of the Word<br />
  5. 5. Exams<br />Three (3) non-cumulative examinations evaluating both the level of information retained by the student and the ability to synthesize that material. All exams will be taken on Moodle. No make-up exams will be given for reasons other than illness or death in the family. No exams will be given late. Ever. <br />
  6. 6. Weekly Bio Papers<br />Each week you will write a one-page single spaced bio. These will be submitted via Moodle. No late entries will be accepted. Ever. For any reason. Period. Don’t ask.<br />
  7. 7. Online Videos<br />Videos will be posted throughout the semester at www.stevemckinion.com<br />Students will watch the videos and expect a quiz related to them<br />Announcements of the postings will be made via Moodle<br />
  8. 8. Book Review<br />Graduate Students Only: A 1000-word critical review of Douglas Sweeney, Jonathan Edwards and the Ministry of the Word<br />
  9. 9. OPTIONAL<br />In order to qualify for an A in the course, students are required to write a five-page double-spaced answer to the question, <br />“Why is the study of church history valuable for Christian ministry?” <br />
  10. 10. Academic Integrity<br />Students are expected to reflect the high standard of academic integrity as spelled out in the catalogue and Student Handbook of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Plagiarism or academic theft of any kind will not be tolerated. If discovered, the student will receive an automatic failing grade with no chance for absolution. Above all, seminary students ought to practice the highest in academic integrity. There is no excuse for anything less.<br />
  11. 11. Grade Scale<br />A = 95-100<br />B = 86-94<br />C = 77-85<br />D = 68-76<br />F = below 68<br />
  12. 12. Classroom policies<br />Students are expected to attend classes. A student absent more than one-fourth of the total number of classes will receive automatically a grade of “F.” <br />No eating in class. Coffee is encouraged. Other beverages are fine as well.<br />TURN off cell phones. The professor will answer phones that ring in class.<br />No hats are to be worn in class.<br />
  13. 13. Contact info<br />Professor<br />smckinion@sebts.edu<br />stevemckinion.com<br />Twitter.com/stevemckinion<br />Facebook.com/stevemckinion<br />Teaching Fellow<br />mckinion_grader@gmail.com<br />Assistant – Mrs. Peggy Loafman<br />ploafman@sebts.edu<br />919.761.2140<br />
  14. 14. Course Outline<br />See Moodle for weekly readings and assignments. Students should consult the course Moodle page often. You will read all the textbooks, and you are free to begin reading before the beginning of the semester in preparation. ALWAYS read PRIOR TO coming to class.<br />