2020–2021

Graduate Courses

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HITH 544: History of American Methodism – 1784-1900

A study of the growth and development of American Methodism and the rise of the holiness movement. Lectures will focus on key personalities, cultural issues and political developments that shaped the American experience of Methodism, specifically the nature and founding of the Methodist Episcopal church vis-à-vis its earliest missionaries to the American colonies, challenges it confronted with established churches, slavery, sectional conflict and the growth of annual and general conferences that gave rise to the holiness advocates. Read more about course objectives and assignments.

  • 3 credits

HITH 630: History of Christian Thought

The course traces the development of the Church’s doctrines from the close of the Apostolic Age through the modern period. Emphasis is given to the development of the ecumenical creeds and to the distinctive doctrines which form orthodox Christian theology.

  • 3 credits

HITH 640: Theology of John Wesley

Explores the spiritual and ideological construction of Wesleyan theology in its cultural, theological and philosophical contexts. The essential doctrines of early Methodism will be compared with the affirmations of orthodox Christianity. The place of Methodism within the larger ecumenical movements will also be considered. Engagement to make personal and societal applications of the truths is expected.

  • 3 credits

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HITH 544: History of American Methodism – 1784-1900

A study of the growth and development of American Methodism and the rise of the holiness movement. Lectures will focus on key personalities, cultural issues and political developments that shaped the American experience of Methodism, specifically the nature and founding of the Methodist Episcopal church vis-à-vis its earliest missionaries to the American colonies, challenges it confronted with established churches, slavery, sectional conflict and the growth of annual and general conferences that gave rise to the holiness advocates. Read more about course objectives and assignments.

  • 3 credits

HITH 630: History of Christian Thought

The course traces the development of the Church’s doctrines from the close of the Apostolic Age through the modern period. Emphasis is given to the development of the ecumenical creeds and to the distinctive doctrines which form orthodox Christian theology.

  • 3 credits

HITH 640: Theology of John Wesley

Explores the spiritual and ideological construction of Wesleyan theology in its cultural, theological and philosophical contexts. The essential doctrines of early Methodism will be compared with the affirmations of orthodox Christianity. The place of Methodism within the larger ecumenical movements will also be considered. Engagement to make personal and societal applications of the truths is expected.

  • 3 credits

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Bible & Theology Core

General Education Core

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