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REL 491 - The Book of Acts, and the Early Christian Church


The following information is provided as a general guide for students enrolled in REL 491 Directed Study, by Dr. Rollinson at ENMU.
If the schedule needs to be adjusted, students will be informed at the appropriate time.
NOTE : This page gives the subjects to be covered each week, with the relevant readings.
There are also written Reports to be completed and sent to the instructor each week, and two Research Papers, one due at MidTerm Week, the second due on Wednesday of Finals Week.

Assignments are generally due by 9am on the Monday of the next week (unless that day is a holiday.)
Due Dates are given on the Assignments Page.

Tentative Class Schedule
Week 1 Introduction to the Course
Acts, chapters 1 - 5
The Birth of the Church
Week 2 Acts, chapters 6 - 9
Saul (Paul)
Week 3 Acts, chapters 10 - 14
Peter and Cornelius
The Church in Antioch
The Death of James, the brother of John
The Mission of Paul and Barnabas
Week 4 Acts, chapters 15:1 - 18:23
The Council of Jerusalem
Paul's Second Missionary Journey
Aquila and Priscilla
Week 5 Acts, 18:24 - 20:38
Paul's third Missionary Journey
Week 6 Acts, chapters 21 - 26
Paul in Jerusalem
Paul imprisoned in Caesarea
Week 7 Acts, chapters 27 - 29
Paul's journey to Rome
Week 8 Mid-Term Paper
A Research Paper on the Life and Ministry of Paul
Week 9 I Timothy, II Timothy, Titus, Philemon
Paul imprisoned in Rome
Week 10 The churches in Galatia
Week 11 The churches in "Asia"
Colossians, Ephesians, Revelation, chapters 1 - 3
Week 12 The churches in Macedonia
Philippians, I & II Thessalonians
Week 13 The churches in Greece
I & II Corinthians
Week 14 The church in Rome
Week 15 The church in Jerusalem
Week 16 Final Exam Week
Final Term Paper

All assignments should be completed and sent in before midnight, Wednesday of Finals week.

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Portales, NM 88130

Last Updated: August 10, 2015

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