· How did the different schools of philosophy affect Christianity, including: [a] Cartesianism (Descartes), [b] Empiricism (Locke), [c] Deism, [d] Skepticism (Hume), [e] Rationalism (Voltaire, Montesquieu, Rousseau), [f] Kantianism (Kant)?
· The leading spiritualists (including Boehme, Fox, and Swedenborg) all claimed direct revelation from God. Were these claims credible? How should we judge their works? Are they presentations of truth?
· What were the impacts of Pietism? Can we still observe the impact of Pietism on today’s Christians?
· What were the impacts of the Moravians?
· What were the impacts of the Methodists on today’s church?
· Those who were against the Great Awakening accused it of undermining the solemnity of worship, and substituting emotions for study and devotion. Was there any truth in these criticisms? Was the movement really too superficial?
· Was the movement a deliberate and intended effort? What were the objectives of the movement?
· What impacts of the Great Awakening can be seen today?
PART III: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
· Was the rise of different denominations God’s plan?
· What were the differences between the fundamentalists and the liberals? Which one is more Biblical?
· Is “social gospel” Biblical?
· What events triggered the revival movement?
· What are the main errors of: [a] Mormonism, [b] Jehovah Witness, and [c] Christian Science?
· What were the meanings of economic liberalism and political liberalism in the 19th-c? Do the same terms mean the same today?
· What initiatives did the Protestant church get involved in during the time of social upheaval in the 19th-c?
· Comte theorizes that humanity has gone through 3 stages of development: theological, metaphysical, and scientific. What does this theory imply about the church?
What were the effects of large immigration on the church in
· What were the intellectual challenged presented to Christianity in the 19th-c?
· What were the different solutions explaining the relationship between faith and reason given by: [a] Schleiermacher, [b] Hegel, and [c] Kierkegaard?
· In what way did the development of Catholic theology follow an opposite trend to Protestant theology? What examples can be used to illustrate this trend?
· How do we show that papal infallibility is unbiblical?
· How did the missionary movement lead to the ecumenical movement?
The World Missionary Conference in 1910 deliberately exclude
the discussion of Protestant missions among Catholics in
· What were the impacts of the conference?