Liberty Theological Seminary
Review this document carefully, preparing early and in a timely manner is the key to success. Submit each assignment through the Assignments folder for the appropriate module. For each paper, follow the general guidelines (Services/Support area) and in the Additional Information folder (Course Content > Syllabus and Assignment Instructions).
Module 1: Explain the early history of the chaplaincy
Read carefully pages 1–68 (chapters 1–2) in Bergen’s text, “Emperors, Priests, and Bishops, Military Chaplains in the Roman Empire” & “The Liturgy of War from Antiquity to the Crusades.” A discussion of military chaplains in the Roman imperial period, that is, from approximately 27 BC–500 AD will be examined with all its difficulties involved. After completing your reading you will need to do the following exercises: • Write a two-page paper, following Kate Turabian (6th ed.) formatting style, explaining the use of religion in the early history of the chaplaincy. This assignment is designed to get you to think critically about how religion and those picked to provide religious activities grew into what is now called chaplains.
Module 2: Evaluating the duties of chaplains from 1200-1600AD
Read carefully pages 69–104 (chapters 3–4) in Bergen’s text, “The Medieval Military Chaplain and His Duties” & “Did the Nature of the Enemy Make a Difference? Chaplains in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1642–49.” By the mid-thirteenth century, the sacramental and moral aspects of the chaplain’s office had achieved a firm basis in law. After completing your reading you will need to do the following exercise: • Write a two-page paper, following Kate Turabian (6th ed.) formatting style, on evaluating chapters 3-4 using the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) of the chaplain’s duty during this period of history? This assignment is designed to get you to think