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learns to select themes that are timely and that grip the soul. He is
taught how to frame his thoughts for the best effect. Common and
individual faults are shown, and pointedness, plainness, sincerity, earnestness,
are shown to be primary elements. Use of the voluminous
material is suggested so as to make it helpful, but the Bible itself is
held up as the basis of all preaching in Jesus' Name.
Three hours a week; winter term. Credit: Three hours.
C. Psychology and Preaching. Gardner's text is the basis of this
term of study. The phychology of the crowd is studied. Christian
experience is studied to some degree analytically. Morality of preaching
is brought in to guard against "wood, hay, stubble" material of
involuntary action. The work of the Holy Spirit and the place of the
Word of God are studied in their relations to preacher and sinner and
to the church.
Three hours a week; spring term. Credit: Three hours.
A. A careful study of the principles of argumentation. Training
and proving a proposition. Analysis, Evidence, its sources and proper
use. Practice speaking. Same as English 232.
Two hours a week; fall term. Credit: Two hours.
B. The winter term is a continuation of the work of the first
term. The principles of argument are studied. The students learn to
preside properly over all ordinary meetings as well as how to record
properly the work of the assembly. Strict account is required in real
exercises of the societies maintained in the school. Every member of
the class must be actively engaged in the several positions to be filled.
Inter-collegiate and inter-society debates are prepared for thorough
work done in this quarter. Same as English 242.
Two hours a week; winter term. Credit: Two hours.
C. Declamation, oration, reading, and preaching. Great speeches
are studied, memorized, and delivered. Each student exercises in his
chosen field. There is no practice preaching, but student preachers ido
real preaching. Same as English 252.
Two hours a week; spring term. Credit: Two hours.
For further or special work in this field see the college special Department
of Expression.
A. The beginning and history of the early Christian movement is
studied in the first term. Same as History 253.
Three hours a week; fall term. Credit: Three hours.
B. This quarter includes the period from 600 to the Zwinglian
reformation. Same as History 263.
Three hours a week; winter term. Credit: Three hours.
C. The spring quarter considers the rise of the several great
movements of Protestantism. Same as History 273.
Three hours a week; spring term. Credit: Three hours.
D. A course is offered seniors in a special study of church history.
Early Christianity, The Reformation, and Religion in the Unit

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