Christian Thought From the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century

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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 [1].

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:

Please read the essays "Colonialism", "Enlightenment", and "Liberalism" at SEP.

Please also read the essay "Theological Liberalism" at theopedia.

Recommended text:

• James C Livingston: Modern Christian Thought, The Enlightenment And the Nineteenth Century. 2006, 2nd ed. at Alban Books, ISBN 080063795X.

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

Module 2: The Nineteenth Century Under Construction.jpeg

Module 3: The Twentieth Century Under Construction.jpeg