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RST-421-20, Christian Worship (FA15)

INSTRUCTOR: LaReine-Marie Mosely, PhD

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: T2/Thursdays/6:00-8:45 PM, 10/22/2015-12/10/2015

CONTENT:

This course will consider Christian worship from its beginnings in the New Testament until today with its various and cultural expressions. One dimension of the class will be students’ independent observation of two very different Christian worship services

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

The student will be able to understand, apply, analyze, and synthesize information surrounding:

-The History of Christian Worship

-Christian Sacraments

-Diverse Expressions of Christian Worship

METHODS:

Lecture, small group, presentations, audio visual experiences, and observations

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

10% Weekly reading responses

30%  Two reports of church observations (5-6 pages)

20%  Final exam

20%  Class presentation

20%  Participation

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS: 

**Introduction to Christian Worship by White, Abingdon Publications; 3rd Edition, (January 16, 2001).

**Doors to the Sacred by Joseph Martos, 2014.

**Sacraments: A New Understanding for a New Generation by Ray Robert Noll, 1999.

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS:  TBA

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

Read chapter 1, “What do we mean by Christian Worship?” in Introduction to Christian Worship.

ATTENDANCE:

Students must be able to attend all sessions.