This course is an introduction to the history of Christianity. We will explore the people, places, movements, and events that have contributed to making Christianity the most widespread and diverse faith tradition in the world. Along the way, we will ask two key questions: (1) has Christianity been a force for good in the world, and if so, (2) how have Christian people properly enacted Jesus's command to love God and their neighbors in different times and places? Over the next fifteen weeks, you will develop a set of skills that give you the ability to evaluate how the history of Christianity can provide you with a set of resources to live a life of purpose and service.
This course is an introduction to the history of Christianity. We will explore the people, places, movements, and events that have contributed to making Christianity the most widespread and diverse faith tradition in the world. Along the way, we will ask two key questions: (1) has Christianity been a force for good in the world, and if so, (2) how have Christian people properly enacted Jesus's command to love God and their neighbors in different times and places? Over the next fifteen weeks, you will develop a set of skills that give you the ability to evaluate how the history of Christianity can provide you with a set of resources to live a life of purpose and service.
This course is an introduction to the history of Christianity. We will explore the people, places, movements, and events that have contributed to making Christianity the most widespread and diverse faith tradition in the world. Along the way, we will ask two key questions: (1) has Christianity been a force for good in the world, and if so, (2) how have Christian people properly enacted Jesus's command to love God and their neighbors in different times and places? Over the next fifteen weeks, you will develop a set of skills that give you the ability to evaluate how the history of Christianity can provide you with a set of resources to live a life of purpose and service.
Course Description: An introduction to the Old Testament with emphasis on the importance of narrative in faith formation.

Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate appropriate competency related to the following knowledge and skills:
-Students will develop an understanding and appreciation for the overall narrative structure of Scripture from a Christian perspective with primary attention to the Old Testament.
-Students will be able to historically contextualize Old Testament narratives.
-Students will be encouraged to consider appropriate Christian Scripture as a source of life and faith through class discussion.
Course Description: An introduction to the Old Testament with emphasis on the importance of narrative in faith formation.

Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate appropriate competency related to the following knowledge and skills:
-Students will develop an understanding and appreciation for the overall narrative structure of --Scripture from a Christian perspective with primary attention to the Old Testament.
-Students will be able to historically contextualize Old Testament narratives.
-Students will be encouraged to consider appropriate Christian Scripture as a source of life and faith through class discussion.