Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921 Page: 93
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SESSION OF 1920-'21
D. The following courses in Christian Doctrine differ from Biblical
Christian Doctrine A, B, and C in that they are a systematic study
in doctrine as a whole. This course is on one side aligned-with apolo-,
getics (see Fundamentals A) and on the other with the topical studies
in the Bible itself (Biblical Doctrine A, B, C). Mullins' and Milligan's
texts are used.
Three hours a week; fall term. Credit: Three hours.
E. This term is a continuation of the last named course. The
two texts are used in connection with lectures and assigned readings.
Such subjects as the following are discussed: Religion and Theology,
Knowledge of God, Religious Experience, Modern World-Views, Proofs
of God's Existence, Revelation, Jesus Christ, Trinity, Creation, Sin,
Providence, Salvation, The Christian Life, Atonement, Eschatology. A
syllabus outline of the study will be used by the students. The
scheme of redemption is seen and studied in its entirety. Divine sovereignty
and human free-agency are studied together.
Three hours; winter term. Credit: Three hours.
F. This course is suppelmentary of the fall and winter courses
above. Campbell's Christian System is the basis of the studies. This
term of work also supplements similar studies made in Biblical Doctrine.
Three hours a week; spring term. Credit: Three hours.
G. In this course the first term will be devoted to the study of
the New Testament Church in its constitution and policy. The officers,
organization, membership, work, and discipline of the early
churches will be studied. Qualifications of the several ministers of the
church will be emphasized. First-hand studies will be made in the
Scriptures, and the best writers will be read on these subjects, Principles
or methods will be elicited through the studies. Some study will
be given to the ordinances as they relate to the other matter studied.
Two hours a week; first term. Credit: Two hours.
H. The second term in this course of studies is more particular
consideration of the ordinances of the church. They will be viewed
as to their number, signification, and time and manner of administration.
The qualification of candidates and administrators will be considered.
The kind and the purpose of music in worship is seen. We
study the relation of the Christian leader or evangelist to the various
phases of church work and to the several problems of personal work
in a community. Family worship and prayer-meetings are studied.
The best methods of educating the membership of the church are considered
along with suggestions as to the most efficient ways of doing
the work of the church. Efficiency in moral force and thoroughly
Christian spiritual influence are held up the goal.
Two hours a week; second term. Credit: Two hours.
I. In the third term the students learn the science and art of
parliamentary order. The business assembly, the debate, and the
public meeting are considered.
Lectures are given in evangelism in connection with a book for
parallel reading on this subject. How to conduct a revival as to ser
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