America’s Providential History Course


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A course using the books: America’s Providential History; America’s Providential History, A Documentary Sourcebook; and Teacher’s Guide to America’s Providential History. This is a reading course and has no accompanying audio or video instruction.

In our best selling book, America’s Providential History by Mark A. Beliles and Stephen K. McDowell, discover why many historians consider the Bible America’s founding document. Learn how God’s presence was evident at our nation’s founding in the men who fought for independence and shaped the Constitution. Beginning with ancient history, the book presents a providential view of significant events leading to the establishment of America, examines the Reformation, the Pilgrims, the role of the clergy and church, the Christian foundations of education and economics, and the development of liberty. Cites primary source documents that show our nation grew from Christian principles and reveals how to bring them back into the nation today. Numerous illustrations, portraits, and visual aids make this book a valuable resource.

The Conservative Book Club says: “This volume seems destined to become one of the best selling Christian books of our time.”

America’s Providential History, A Documentary Sourcebook contains historical writings that expand ideas introduced in America’s Providential History. Reading primary source materials is the best way to learn of the faith and worldview of America’s founders. These writings show the Founders had a Christian philosophy of government, they understood the divine purpose of civil government, and they knew that government begins internally in the heart of man with the ability to govern his own life; hence, self-government is essential for civil liberty.

Over 25 selections including: Columbus’ Christian Character and Divine Mission (Excerpts from Columbus’ Journal of His First Voyage); The Siege of Leyden, Holland (1574) by John Motley; The Fast and Thanksgiving Days of New England; Christianity the Key to the Character and Career of Washington; Election Day in Early America; Letter To A Young Gentleman Commencing His Education by Noah Webster; Letters of John Quincy Adams to His Son on the Bible and Its Teachings.

The Teacher’s Guide to America’s Providential History is designed for use with America’s Providential History when teaching students from middle school age and up. Contains questions for each chapter, supplemental readings from APH Documentary Sourcebook, lists of materials for further study, chapter outlines, tests, and more.

Authors: Mark Beliles and Stephen McDowell

Course comprised of 3 books. Various written assignments are given in APH Teacher’s Guide.

Course No.: HIS 05.

Choose Credit if you are enrolled in the Biblical Worldview University and you will receive credit towards your Providence Foundation degree.

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