Mar 04, 2021  
2012-2014 Theological School Catalog 
    
2012-2014 Theological School Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHST 561 - United Methodist History, Doctrine, and Polity II

3 credits
A continuation of CHST 560  focusing on two concerns: 1) enabling the student to understand the nature and functioning of the United Methodist Church as the institutional expression of its historical development and theological assumptions, to affirm and explore the institutional structures as viable instruments for ministry, to understand the nature of authority and power as they relate to the United Methodist structure, and to contribute to the process of change in the church structure; 2) a study of the origins of the United Methodist doctrinal heritage in the theology of John Wesley, Philip Otterbein, and Jacob Albright; the development of that heritage in the Methodist, Evangelical, and United Brethren families of churches; and the distinctive marks of that heritage. (For United Methodist students, CHST 560  and CHIST+261 together meet in full the United Methodist studies requirement for ordination.) Offered spring semester annually.



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