APPL 578

When Christians Disagree: Church Unity in an Age of Division

Course Description

Survey the typologies of engagement by various Christian traditions (giving particular attention to the broad evangelical tradition) with the public square, along the spectrum of disengagement, cooperation, co-optation and confrontation. Analyze the theological assumptions and perspectives on the Gospel that inform such engagement or lack thereof. Dominant evangelical paradigms of Christian engagement in the public square will be shown to be lacking in the pursuit of the common good. A strong case will be made that the authentic Gospel, embodied in the person and work of Jesus, explicated in the motif of the Kingdom of God, is not only good news for those who believe, but includes those who may not believe. The Gospel places an obligation to all who believe not only to proclaim and demonstrate the good news of salvation, but also to strive for the common good.

Dates Jul 10–Jul 14
Days & Times Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Format Onsite/Online
Credit Hours 1–2
Audit Hours 1

Summer Programs course registration opens Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 12:00pm PST



Wesley Hill

Associate Professor of New Testament

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There are no prerequisites for this course.

When we see that they are passionately devoted to Christ, seeking after holiness, their lives shaped at the deepest level by prayer and Scripture, sharing in the suffering of Christ in order to bring life to others.”