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694 History CHHI of Baptists *Note: All content provided in the professors notes, course chart and course syllabus are based on the professors opinion and may vary from professor to professor & student to student. All content may be changed without notice. This information is for the purpose to provide analysis but is not binding in any form. Course Syllabi Course Charts Professors Notes CHHI 694 History of Baptists Professors Notes for Online Courses Updated September 8, 2008* *Note: ratings and comments are based on the opinion of the professor who created the course, and may vary from opinions of fellow professors or adjunct professors, and from those of students taking the course. If the course content changes the opinions will require updating. This information is intended to provide analysis only and is not binding in any form. Overall rating of course: 9 (Scale of 1-10, where 1 = low demand; 5 = moderately demanding; 10 = very demanding) Course could be taken along with another 8 week course in the same term Reading requirements for course: 7 (Scale of 1-10, where 1 = low demand; 5 = moderately demanding; 10 = very demanding) Three textbooks; one with material having to do with historical timelines, other two are resource books that will help student in writing a major paper. Level of lecture requirements for course: 8 (Scale of 1-10, where 1 = low demand; 5 = moderately demanding; 10 = very demanding) Lectures are on videotape/DVD by LTS President Ergun Caner; accompanying notes are like a textbook for course Difficulty of online exams for course: 8 (Scale of 1-10, where 1 = low demand; 5 = moderately demanding; 10 = very demanding) There are two major exams covering Dr. Caners lecture material/class notes. Level of discussion board requirements for course: 5 (Scale of 1-10, where 1 = low demand; 5 = moderately demanding; 10 = very demanding) Discussion topics provide a way for students to interact but weight is only 10% of final grade Level of written requirements for course: 8 (Scale of 1-10, where 1 = low demand; 5 = moderately demanding; 10 = very demanding) One paper compares/contrasts two of the several Baptist confessions of faith (25%), and a major event or major person covered in the class notes. (35%) Additional comments: Course is required for M.Div. students and is a popular course otherwise CHHI 694 Bb 8 wk Syllabus Syllabus LIBERTY UNIVERSITY DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM LIBERTY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY CHHI 694 HISTORY OF BAPTISTS REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS Verduin, Leonard. The Reformers and Their Stepchildren. Sarasota: Christian Hymnary Publishers, 1964 (1997). Caner, Ergun and Emir Caner. Sacred Trust: Sketches of the Southern Baptist Presidents. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2003. Caner, Ergun and Emir Caner. Sacred Desk: Sermons of the Southern Baptist Convention Presidents. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2004. Note: textbooks above may be ordered through www.mbsdirect.net/liberty, our on-line bookstore, or by calling 1-800-325-3252. COURSE DESCRIPTION A survey of the background and rise of English Baptists, including their progress from the seventeenth century in England until the present day. Includes a survey of the rise of Baptists in America in the seventeenth century and their progress to the present. Includes various Baptist groups, large and small, of differing theological persuasions, denominational, and independent. I. RATIONALE Baptist history is essential for anyone who believes in Religious Liberty. The entire dissenter and Free Church movements, of which Baptists are an integral part, is built upon the local church and soul autonomy, as well as the freedom of the local church from any external forces or compulsion. Furthermore, the history of Baptists is a history of the Believer's church, in that entrance into the local fellowship was predicated upon a confession of Christ as personal Savior. Finally, the history of Baptists is a vivid and moving narrative of the broad shoulders on which we stand. Death, fire, persecution, storm, edict, and regents could not stop the work of those who committed themselves to the core principles which serve as the foundation of this course. Very few movements have been as saturated in blood, toil, sweat, and tears. 2006-31/04 Page 1 of 3 7/20/2007 CHHI 694 Bb 8 wk Syllabus II. PREREQUISITES None III. COURSE OBJECTIVES Students who successfully complete this course should be able to: A. B. C. D. E. Give an account of the origin(s) and development of the Baptists. Give an account of the distinctive beliefs and practices of the Baptists as they have been embodied in the past. Give an account of the important persons and groups which have contributed to Baptist work and progress. Give a bibliography of important books on Baptist History as well as essential books written by Baptist authors. Discuss different views and bodies which have arisen among Baptists in the past and the present, evaluating and analyzing their faithfulness to the Baptist principles. IV. MATERIALS FOR LEARNING A. B. C. Internet access and Microsoft Word VCR/DVD/TV Video Lessons (23) V. COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS A. B. Textbook readings Viewing the recorded video The Class Notes include places for the student to enter in the requisite answers (fill in the blank). This can only be achieved if the student has actually viewed the lectures in their entirety. C. Tests There will be two (2) objective tests, each worth 15% of the overall grade for the course. They will be closed book/notes exams that will test the students knowledge over the content of lecture material given in class. tests The will be non-comprehensive. The midterm (Test 1) will be after Lecture 12. The final (Test 2) will be after Lecture 23. D. Biography/Event Paper The student is required to write a biography of a Baptist, or a paper on an event in Baptist history that is highlighted in the lectures. This paper MUST be typed in Turabian format, with footnotes/end notes, a bibliography page, and a cover sheet. The paper must be 1820 pages in length, with at least 15 footnotes and no less than six sources. 2006-31/04 Page 2 of 3 7/20/2007 CHHI 694 Bb 8 wk Syllabus E. Confession Paper A second, shorter paper is also required. The student must compare and contrast two of the Baptist confessions. This comparison must be no less than five and no more than seven pages long, and must examine deep doctrinal differences, key differences in polity and ordinance, and how such differences would affect the movement as well as history. F. Discussion Board Participation The professor/instructor will post a weekly discussion board question to which each student is required to respond (with the exception of Week 1). Responses are expected to be at least 200 words in length, but not greater than 600 words. These responses should reflect the students grasp of the material and his/her ability to write with clarity and concision. VI. EVALUATION AND GRADING A. Weight MIDTERM EXAM: Lessons 112 FINAL EXAM: Lessons 1323 Biography/Event Paper Confession Paper Discussion Board Total B. Scale A = 94100 B = 8693 C = 7585 D = 6874 F = 067 15% 15% 35% 25% 10% 100% 2006-31/04 Page 3 of 3 7/20/2007 CHHI 694 Bb Course Chart 8 wk Course Chart MODULE/ WEEK 1. VIDEO LESSON INTRODUCTION TEXTBOOK READINGS Read over the Syllabus, Course Chart, and Course Schedule. Review requirements for Biography/Event Paper and Confession paper. Take course Pre-Test. This test will not factor in to your course grade. Church History Overview Where Do Baptists Fit? The Myth of the Monolithic Church and Dissenting Movements The Magisterial Waves of the Reformation, 1517 1648 The German-Swiss Reformation: The Bridge between the Magisterial and Radical Reformations The Swiss Brethren: The Radical Reformation 1521 1527 The Swiss Brethren: Their Leaders and Theology The Pseudo-Anabaptists and Anabaptist Hatred LEARNING ACTIVITIES Discussion Board Choose a topic for your Biography/Event Paper and begin research. The Reformers and Their Stepchildren, Chs. 34 The Reformers and Their Stepchildren, Chs. 56 __ 1 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The Reformers and Their Stepchildren, Introduction, pp. 1120, and Chs. 12 2 7. 8. 9. 10. Baptist Origins and History of Baptism Baptists in England I: Puritans, Separatists, and the Baptists Baptists in England II: Baptists, Decline, and the New Connection Baptists in Colonial America: Forefathers of Freedom LEARNING ACTIVITIES Discussion Board Choose a topic for your Confession Paper and begin research. Continue research for Biography/Event Paper. Begin studying for Mid-term Exam. The Reformers and Their Stepchildren, Chs. 78 Sacred Desk: Sermons of the Southern Baptist Convention Presidents, pp. 133139 3 11. Page 1 of 3 CHHI 694 Bb Course Chart 8 wk MODULE/ WEEK 12. VIDEO LESSON Baptists, Great Awakening, and Colonialism 1720 1758 LEARNING ACTIVITIES 13. TEXTBOOK READINGS __ 4 Discussion Board Mid-term Exam (Lessons 112) Continue resea...