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Introduction to Evangelical Theology
This course is an exploration of the historical. rise of the broad Evangelical movement and its internal theological particularities. The course will cover material from the Reformation through the British Isles in the 17th and 18th centuries and examine the profusion of Evangelical expressions in contemporary North American Christianity. Questions of evangelical identity and coherence will be discussed as well as recent theological tensions within North America. The first half of the course will be devoted to the historical narrative of Evangelical thought rooted in the Reformation and ending with the Fundamentalist movement. The second half of the class will be more topical in nature, covering contemporary North American Evangelicalism's ecclesiology, theological method, ethics, ecumenical posture, and relationship to pub lib life. The goal of the course is to introduce the modern Evangelical movement to those students who are unfamiliar with it and to provide a trans-denominational perspective for students well-versed in one particular expression of the movement.