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Ethics and Contemporary Issues (PE 211i)
Semester 1 2018 Northern Beaches
Who I am is very much a product of my personal history and experiences. The same can be said of families, people groups, even whole countries. As Christians, we have a shared collective history of thought and experiences that make up who the church is today. Church History not only helps us to understand ourselves, but it also reminds us how God has sovereignly worked throughout the centuries.
In this unit, we’ll examine how the first generations of Christians lived and thrived as a persecuted minority in the wealthy, secular society of the Roman Empire. We’ll follow in the footsteps of the first Celtic missionaries who shared the gospel to the far ends of their known world. We’ll look at how the position and office of the Pope emerged, and investigate how, with the command to love our neighbours, the Crusades could possibly have occurred. Finally, we’ll observe how God brought together events and people to bring about the Protestant Reformation in the 16th Century.
Northern Beaches Study
SMBC Northern Beaches makes quality theological education accessible to people who might otherwise find it difficult to access our Croydon campus.
If you’re working full-time, or busy during the day, these SMBC evening lectures offer you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the Bible, strengthen your faith and enhance your ministry. They can be studied for credit towards a theological qualification or simply audited (without the pressure of exams or assessments).