Lecture 28

Lecture 28 - American Heritage December 7 2011 Last Lecture December 7 th 2011 Today is Pearl Harbor Day American Heritage is hiring TAs for the

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Unformatted text preview: American Heritage December 7, 2011 Last Lecture December 7 th , 2011 Today is Pearl Harbor Day! American Heritage is hiring TAs for the 2012/2013 academic year. Application are due February 17, 2012 to 166 SWKT. Go to: http://americanheritage.byu.edu/Pages/AbouttheCourse/Hiring.aspx Review Room schedule for the rest of the semester Review Room is open through Friday, December 9th, but will be closed during the week of finals. Final Test Review days: Thursday, December 8th in 173A SWKT from 9 am to 4 pm. Friday, December 9th in 173 A, 230, 262, and 270 SWKT from 9 am to 4 pm. Student Ratings need to be done by Sunday, December 11th. Please take the time to complete. It is very helpful to get the students input. Final Exam will be in the testing center December 12th -15th (full days) Please note that the exam is NOT offered on the last day of finals! Also, there are NO exceptions if a student misses the exam. Final Exam • 30 Matching Questions (1 point each) • 60 multiple choice Questions (2 points each) • Most of the material (between half to 2/3) from the last section. • Some comparison of early material to the latest material. Objectives • Seek to understand why some believe providential thinking is a problem for liberal democracy • Discuss LDS perspectives on providential thinking and the role of the Constitution • Assess your responsibilities and commitments as a citizen Clip on Evaluating your Semester • With which character do you most identify after your first semester at BYU? iClickers • Which character in this clip best represents the experience you had at BYU this semester? A. The male student. No matter what I did, I seemed to get shocked. B. The female student. I discovered talents I didn ’ t know I had. C. The professor. I practiced new approaches to actually getting a date. The Perils of Providential Thinking Providential Thinking • Assumptions of Providential thinking: • “ a purposive movement of history ” • History has a distinct and knowable end toward which it is moving. • Deity “ plays a…….role in directing this movement. ” • “ the United States is of decisive importance to the unfolding of the divine plan. ” Perils of Providential Thinking • Linker believes providential thinking poses a threat to liberal democracy: • A form of spiritual pride • We can become impatient with our own lack of knowledge and power to carry out the divine plan....
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Lecture 28 - American Heritage December 7 2011 Last Lecture December 7 th 2011 Today is Pearl Harbor Day American Heritage is hiring TAs for the

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