Building Christian Communities

Speaker(s): Charles Ringma
Date: May 31-June 11, 2010
Length: 24hr 2min
Product ID: RGDL4014S

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This course will introduce students to a range of models of intentional Christian community from the Early Church, Monasticism, the Anabaptists, Moravians, and contemporary Christian communities such as Catholic Covenant Communities, L'Arche, Sojourners, House Churches, and the Base Ecclesial Communities. It will explore the way these communities have related to the church and the way they have sought to impact society. It will provide perspectives for evaluation and determining general applicability and will identify ways in which Christian communities are developed and maintained. Lectures include:

  • Introduction to Christian Communities
  • Sociological Perspectives on Christian Communities
  • Theological Perspectives on Christian Communities
  • Early Christianity
  • Monasticism
  • Anabaptist Communities
  • Moravian Communities
  • Methodist Small Groups and Wesley's Classes
  • Contemporary Forms of Christian Community
  • Small Christian Communities

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Charles R. Ringma is Professor Emeritus of Missions and Evangelism at Regent College. He is author of many books, including Gadamer's Dialogical Hermeneutic, Cry Liberation: With Voices from the Developing World, and Seek the Silences With Thomas Merton: Reflections on Identity, Community and Transformative Action.

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