Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921 Page: 96
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96 ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
ed States of America are the particular fields. At the option of the
class, with the consent of the teacher, these phases may be considered
singly for the entire year. Ordinarily, however, the studies will be
outlined for a quarter on each of those periods. Church History D
represents a term in consideration of some particular phase of early
church history, not later than 323. Individual research work is the
plan. These results are supplemented by lectures and such additional
assignments for reading as may be best for the subject considered.
Three hours a week; fall term. Credit: Three hours.
E. This term may be devoted to a special study of either the eastern
church or the, Roman church. Ordinarily it will be devoted to
special study in the most important matters of the reformation. The
system and work of one of the greatest leaders may be the guide, or
the subject may be considered from the basis of the individual countries.
England and the reformation may usually be selected for the
study. Considerable parallel will be required, as the course studied
and available books on these subjects determine. Method is same as
in Church History D.
Three hours a week; winter term. Credit: Three hours.
F. This term of Church History is given to consideration of religious
history in our home land. Links with the eastern continent
and new developments are seen. The emphasis may be early centered
on the restoration movement under Stone, Campbell, and others, or the
term may make simply a broad study of denominational history and
present conditions and prospects.
Three hours a week; spring term. Credit: Three hours.
CHRISTIAN SOCIOLOGY AND PEDAGOGY
Sociology 113 is preliminary to these courses. See Department of
Philosophy for descriptions.
A. Christian Ethics and Sociology. The various problems of
ethics are discussed from the Christian viewpoint. Inadequate views
are rejected. Development is noticed as a fact. The work of the
Christian leaders in the interests of Christianity and mankind is suggested
in our studies. Gardner's text will be used and will be supplemented
by lectures by the professor. Same as Philosophy 332.
Two hours a week.
B. Religious Education will be studied. Older and changing
views will be considered in their inception and in the effects. The
fundamental purposes and method of religious education will be studied.
The social theory-will be developed in its connections witi Christian
plans and ideals. Pressing needs and something of help in meeting
them will be presented. The crisis and its solution are burdens in
this course. Constructive and efficient forces will be sought to give
stability to the present generation in the great moral and religious
reconstruction going on among other changes.
This term is devoted to study in select readings from magazines
recent books, and, as a background, brief reviews in antiquated educational
theories. The reading is supplemented by lectures unifying
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