A survey course from a Wesleyan perspective that traces the social forces (sacred and secular) contributing to the development of Western civilization in global context from the Hellenistic period (c.1000 BC) to the Reformation era. The study of key events, ideas, personalities, and movements that have contributed to the major periods of history and the passages between them increases students' understanding of and appreciation for God's redemptive purposes. Students are enabled to build bridges from historical understanding to personal spiritual formation, the role of the church in society, and contemporary ministry.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
The following are competencies for Ministry as outlined in the Sourcebook for Ministerial Development that will be addressed in this course:
There are no prerequisites for this course.