The unit considers a number of “Turning Points” in Christian History and considers how electronic resources assist in understanding Christian history from the perspective of theologians, common people and outsiders.
Students will learn ways to locate reliable resources for history in a digital age and to differentiate the use of primary and secondary sources.
The unit requires the student to evaluate selected arguments that took place during various periods in church history. Through the use of electronic media analysis of arguments for various positions will take place, and conclusions reached about the validity of those groups or movements.
– The nature of Christian history
– Locating and evaluating digital sources
– The Fall of Jerusalem – Prophecy and History in Christian History
– The Councils of Nicaea & Chalcedon in the Christian Classics Ethereal Library
– Benedict’s Rule and Monasteries – printed material in a digital age
– Charlemagne’s Coronation – digital images of history
– The Great Schism – conflicting perspectives in digital records
– The Reformation in media
– The Wesley’s – tweeting in the 18th century
– The Beginning of Secularism – documents in context
– The Expansion of Missions and their records in a digital age
– Records of the Vatican Council and the Lausanne Movement