Library of Christian Classics. Edited by John Baillie, John T. McNeill, and Henry
P. Van Dusen.
Philadelphia: Westminster, 1950s.
Neill, Stephen. A History of Christian Missions. 2d ed. Penguin, 1991.
Olson, Roger. The Story of Christian Theology. InterVa
Student Book Review (15 min. + 5 min. questions/discussion)
Short introduction to the discussion topic
Discussion question from the syllabus
About one thirdparticipation and preparation
Reading responses and parti
Greece & Rome Review
1. How did Greek Geography affect the development of its civilization?
2. What were the major accomplishments of Ancient Greece?
3. What was the major impact made by Alexander the Great?
I did not strike him intentionally, and he shall be responsible for the physician.
If he die as the result of the blow, he shall swear (as above), and if it were the son of a
gentleman, he shall pay one-half mana of silver.
If it were a common man
Other readings on Reserve in the Library
1. Since so much of the course depends upon class discussion, attendance at all
classes is mandatory. After one unexcused absence your grade will drop
accordingly. You demonstrate respect for th
The Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity. Edited by John McManners. New
University Press, 2001.
Gaustad, Edwin. A Documentary History of Religion in America. 2 volumes, 1993.
Finke, Roger and Rodney Stark. The Churching o
Features of Mesopotamian Civilization
Irrigation Systems pg
Iron Tools pg 41
What would modern life be like if everyone followed the
teachings of Hanfeizi. (Please fill this page, use details and
references to Hanfeizi's
What would modern life be like if everyone followed
Christianity in Early America
First Great Awakening
Jonathan Edwards Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
1. In instances where students are working in a pair, group, or individually, a procedure
will be in place when time has expired for that particular activity.
a. When the time has come to conclude a group activity the teacher will turn the
lights on and o
Discussion Question: How did the
Church contribute to the
independence movement and
nationalism? Does the Church still
function as a religion of the
Book Review: Report on Lan, Guns
Africa and the African Diaspora
Syllabus and Expectations T
The Early Church and Islam
Discussion: What Issues Does Kawira
Raise? What makes a religion
Film: The Nubian Church
In case of hurricane or any other emergency, go to the seminary web site
for information: www.nobts.edu
The administration will communicate information that relates to the
seminary: the nature of the emergency, instructions for responses,
The History of Christianity in Africa and the African Diaspora
M 7:00-9:30 pm, Wyse318
Professor Jan Bender Shetler
Office Wyse311, phone 535-7108
Home phone (not after 9:00 p.m.) 534-5116
Office Hours T and Th 8
Unit 2: Ancient Civilizations - Mesopotamia
Reading on Hammurabi
The noted lawgiver Hammurabi was also an able military leader, diplomat, and administrator
of a vast empire. Hammurabi himself described some of his accomplishments.
Baker History of the Church.
Davidson, Ivor. The Birth of the Church: From Jesus to Constantine, AD 30312. 2004.
_. A Public Faith: From Constantine to the Medieval World, AD
Heinze, Rudolph. Reform and Conflict: From the Me
Features of Civilization
2 well-organized central
arts and architecture
A rise in population caused some villages to swell into cities.
The growth of
1. Value the ideas, individuals, movements, and institutions in the development
of Christianity during the Reformation and modern periods.
2. Be able to accomplish the following:
Practice the historical method and historiography.
Place individuals, move
Where did he rule?
(Why) What is the significance of his accomplishment(s)?
Examples from Hammurabis Laws
If a man accuse a man, and charge him with murder, but cannot convict him, the accuser s
hall be put to death.
If a man practice robbery and be
Steinmetz, David D. Reformers in the Wings.
Synan, Vinson. The Holiness-Pentecostal Tradition.
Suggested subjects are:
Fill up my pie and tea!
Your task is to practice filial piety at your home like the ancient
Chinese. Filial piety meant that children showed respect to their parents
and older relatives. Children put the needs of their parent
Global Studies I - Mr. Moessinger
Phone: (585)-765-2251 ext. 6136
Global Studies I is the first of a two-
a. The Encounter and Age of Exploration
Ellis, Elisabeth Gaynor. Elser, Anthony. (2005). World History: Connections to Today. Upper
Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education.
1- Place to keep class materials (
, 2002 or Robert A. Voeks, Sacred
Leaves of Candomble, 1997 or Joseph
M. Murphy, Working the spirit;
ceremonies of the African diaspora,
Lecture: The Diaspora
Bainton, Roland. Here I Stand: A Biography of Martin Luther. 1950; reprint:
Brecht, Martin. Martin Luther: His Road to Reformation, 1483-1521; Martin
and Defining the Reformation, 1521-1532; and Martin Luther: the
1. In addition to keeping up with the weekly readings each student will choose a
topic that interests them for further research. You may choose among the
following topics or clear a different one with me:
a. the history of a particular African church or m
G = Justo Gonzalez, The Story of Christianity, vol. 2.
B = Henry Bettenson, Documents of the Christian Church
 Martin Luthers Life & Witness
G: 1-28, 38-45
B: 205-13, 221-24
B: 213-21, 224
Lecture: Independent Churches
Discussion: Why has healing and
prophecy been such an important part
of independent churches?
Guest: David Shank
Book Review: Kitshoff, M. C. African
Independent Church Today,