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1. To understand and appreciate the Christian tradition so the student recognizes that our generation lives on the growing edge of a vast Christian heritage. 2. To acquire basic factual knowledge of the persons, places, dates, events, and movements that shaped the history of the Christian Church. 3. To comprehend the issues that motivated the Church to develop its beliefs, practices, and structures and to grasp why, from time to time, the Church modified them. 4. To understand the evolution of Christian doctrine and to learn to discern between form and content. 5. To appreciate the importance of primary sources and the nature and effects of historical interpretation. 6. To view the present in the light of the prior beliefs and actions of the Christian community. 7. To evaluate one’s Christian vocation in the light of the Christian tradition. 8. To gain insight into the nature of Christian ministry.
Asbury Theological Seminary
ExL, Summer, History, CH501, Church