Christian Thought From the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century
In this course we study Christian thought of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century. Space and time allow only to pick a few representatives of each era that seem typical for their time and movement. The course is divided into three modules with each five units. Module 1 covers the eighteenth century, module 2 the nineteenth, and module 3 the twentieth century. The course participants are encouraged to research wider and deeper on their own .
Primary learning objectives for this course:
- Logical, systematic, and competent active participation in online academic debate
- Writing/publication skill for online encyclopedias (wikis)
- Writing/publication skill for research essays
You will meet the objectives listed above through a combination of the following activities in this course:
- Attend all synchronous tlk.io discussions.
- Publish two Wikipedia articles. (See: Kill, M: Teaching Digital Rhetoric: Wikipedia, p.389ff.)
- Publish or publicly answer/discuss three Quora questions.
- Write five major essays during the course that will be peer-reviewed.
Please read the essays "Colonialism", "Enlightenment", and "Liberalism" at SEP.
Please also read the essay "Theological Liberalism" at theopedia.
This course will be delivered entirely online. You will use your Wikiversity account to login to the course. Every page of this course has a "tandem" discussion page that we will use to debate about form and content of the course page. Your favorite button should be the "edit" button of the discussion page.
Module 1: The Eighteenth Century
- Unit 1: Revivalism in the Americas
- Unit 2: Methodism in England
- Unit 3: Pietism in Germany
- Unit 4: Roman Catholic Globalization
- Unit 5: Russian-Orthodox Imperialism