Baptist Polity

REL691
Spring 2018
M 6:00-7:50pm
Area: 
Area II
Professor: 
Permission Not Required
No Limit to Enrollment
Course Description: 

This course seeks to survey the historical and theological roots of Baptist life, thought and practice. It also intends to provide a basic understanding of Baptist polity. More particularly, it orients students to the current life, structures and practices of the major Baptist denominations in the contemporary USA, and a review of the steps toward ordination and placement within these groups. The course is open to all, but is designed for the needs of Baptist students.

Background Expected: 

None

Course Requirements: 

Attendance, weekly readings of primary and secondary sources (50 pages or so weekly), two papers (10-12 double-spaced pages) involving scholarly research and personal reflection.

Basis of Evaluation: 

Grade based on quality of classroom engagement and written work.