Christian Thought and Culture I
What does it mean to confess Jesus Christ as Lord?
Along with Christian Thought and Culture II, this course is intended to provide an historical, theological and cultural complement to OT and NT Foundations (BIBL 501 and BIBL 502), and Church History I & II (HIST 501 and HIST 502). CTC I covers the period from the beginning of Christianity to the outbreak of the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century, and CTC II the period from the Reformation to the present.
The course is organized around the ancient confession that JESUS IS LORD, a statement that lays claim to all of human thought and activity, public as well as private, to all of history, and indeed to the entire created world. It is an affirmation that has fundamental implications for Christian mission – for questions of meaning and identity, freedom and authority, politics and cultural purpose.
If you're taking CTC I for credit, you will be asked to sign up for a tutorial when you register. Rank all of your tutorial time preferences from among the options listed. Please note that tutorials are not available to auditors.
If you intend to take CTC II (INDS 502) in the Winter Term, you will be asked to remain in the same tutorial section you attended in the Fall Term. We suggest that you fill out your Tutorial Request immediately upon registration to increase your chances of getting the desired section. Tutorial groups will be determined by the first day of class and the results will be posted outside of the class room.
There are no prerequisites for this course. BIBL 501 and HIST 501 recommended as co-requisites.
Live Online and Recorded:
This course is being offered online with live class sessions in Fall 2020. Recordings of each class will be made available on the course Moodle site for 48 hours after the class. If you are not able to attend the live sessions due to living in a distant time zone, you must appeal to the Senior Academic Administrator ([email protected]
) for permission to take the course by using the recordings.