Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921 Page: 45
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SESSION OF 1920-'21
223.-The Region of Solomon; The Divided Kingdom; The Rise and
Fall of the Northern Kingdom; The Progress and Decay of the Southern
Kingdom. The prophetical books will be considered in their time
order and studied in connection with the events calling forth the
prophecies contained therein. Obadiah, Joel, Jonah, Amos, Hosea,
Isaiah, Micah, Nahum, Jeremiah (in the beginning ofhis ministry),
233.-Exile and Restoration. II Kings and II Chronicles;; Daniel,/
342.-Teaching the Bible. (Christian Pedagogy.) This two-hour
course is designed for the masses who are now being needed to put
the Bible work of the churches on an educational basis worthy of its
design and influence.' It is closely related to other courses in education,
of course, but fills also a particular need as well.
The first quarter includes a study of the rise of Bible study in
Sunday schools and the development toward the present scientific
standards. Series, both national, denominational, and international,
are considered as to plan, content, and effect. The value of the
work at present will be shown from the viewpoints of social welfare,
educational importance, and religious influence. A very practical
course for those who want to become useful in such work in the
352.-Teaching the Bible. The Student, Grading, and Teaching.
Devoted to wide reading in the best manuals and select assignments
from the ablest writers. How to classify and teach are the main
points. This brings one to study the child in his development; to
consider the problems of making the proper divisions for best results
in study. How to discipline and grade for best effects. Insight into
the value of certain lessons from ethical, moral, and religious view.
362.-Teaching the Bible. The School; equipment, selection of
teachers, management, special days, social side, relation to other
work of the church. Practice and observation make up a part of this
quarter. These three courses contain the most valuable materials
for making efficient Christian workers, in home, church, school, or
mission. The educational and social values are great, but the religious
bearing is evident as well.
313.-Interpretation and Exegesis. The fall term is given to a
study the principles of interpretation (Lockhart's text.) Close
touch is ha with the books and the text of the Scriptures. The texts
selected will be from the Old Testament. Particular attention will
be given to prophecy.
323.-Following Bible 313 which gives principles and examples of
interpretation, this course makes a similar study of the Gospels and
Acts. McGarvey's outlines are followed largely from the harmony of
McGarveyand Pnhdleton. This course is more exegetical than Bible
383, but is not so comprehensive and does not touch the problems of
criticism or historical interpretation. The Sermon on the Mount and
other great passages are closely outlined. -Considerable memory work
is done. '
333.-The spring term in this course is devoted to studies in the
Epistles. Grubbs' Exegetical Analysis is used as the basis of study/
Vital passages are selected from several of the letters of Paul,
Hebrews, or the other books. The year closes as it began; the prin
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Abilene Christian College. Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921, book, June 1920; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45935/m1/47/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.