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e-Newsletter - Volume 4, Number 68
Summer Online Course: History, Polity and Ethos of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
by Bill Anderton

Dr. Jerry Gladson will conduct his History & Polity course this summer, beginning June 2nd and ending August 31st. The course fee is $239.00

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This course explores the history and polity of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) from its origins in the early 1800s to the present. Emphasis focuses on the pioneer founders of the denomination, Thomas and Alexander Campbell, Barton Stone, and Walter Scott, and their influence on the movement that emerged out of their efforts. The growth of the denomination will be viewed in the context of national and international history as it grew to take its place among the established, mainstream churches of modern times. Attention will also be given to the Restructure of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) that has shaped its modern identity, polity, ethos, and mission. 


The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as a movement, a denomination, and a community of faith. It will explore some of the sweep of Church history and context in which the Disciples of Christ came into being. Key figures, issues, documents, and events will be cited. In addition, students will be exposed to current aspects of the denomination, including the ways in which Disciples work through the polity of this unique denomination and how Disciples live faithfully in ecumenical and interfaith dialogue and partnership.

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Click here to view the syllabus for this course.

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About This Course

This course is entirely online; no travel is required and all you need to participate is an web browser and a suitable broadband Internet connection.

The course is conducted over the summer and will require about 75 days to complete at a normal pace.

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