Courses

Spring Term: 2019

David Sherwood, DMin

AT601-R: Spirituality for Ministry

Course Dates: January 31 - May 17
Schedule: Tuesday + Friday, 9:40 am - 11:00 pm

This course provides a theological and theoretical basis for understanding Christian Priesthood as apostolic leadership in the Missio Dei, emphasizing the role and character of the Priest in both Church order and in mission. The course highlights apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, catechetical and pastoral leadership for the proclamation of the Gospel and the care of souls as taught by St. Paul (Ephesians 4:11-16). In addition to considering self-analysis and the role of the Priest in the mission of the Church, it will also explore Christian education, and responding to pastoral crises.

Thomas N. Buchan III, PhD

CH501: Patristic and Medieval Church History

Course Dates: January 31 - May 17
Schedule: Monday + Thursday, 11:10 am - 12:30 am

This course is a survey/overview of Church History, with focus on the Patristic and Medieval periods. The objective of this course is for the student to gain a general grasp of Church History and of the relevance and importance of these formative periods of the Church’s life. Students in preparation for ministry should be able to give an account of the Church’s development and have an understanding of its context for today. Attention will be paid to the roots and influences of these periods on the development of the Anglican Communion.

Instructor TBD

HM501-R: Principles of Preaching

Course Dates: January 31 - May 22
Schedule: Monday + Thursday, 9:40 - 11:40 am

An introduction to the craft of sermon preparation and delivery. The significance of preaching, the importance of exegetical research, and the value of image, story, and metaphor in proclaiming the Gospel are emphasized. Students do a number of practical exercises to develop the different skills necessary for good preaching.
 

Instructor TBD

HM601-R: Experience in Preaching

Course Dates: January 31 - May 17
Schedule: Monday + Thursday, 11:10 am - 12:30 am

An intensive laboratory experience in the preparation and delivery of sermons. Students are encouraged to develop their preaching skills in a variety of different homiletical formats and liturgical contexts.

Thomas L. Holtzen, PhD

HT502-R: Christian Theology in Late Medieval, Reformation, Enlightenment, and Modern periods

Course Dates: January 31 - May 17
Schedule: Tuesday + Friday, 11:10 am - 12:30 pm

This, the second course in historical theology, examines theology from the thirteenth through the twentieth centuries seeking to understand how certain figures, movements, and controversies have helped to shape the development of Christian theology in general, and Anglican theology in particular. Special attention is given to key works of Anglican theology.

Matthew S. C. Olver, PhD

LT601-R: Pastoral Liturgy

Course Dates: January 31 - May 17
Schedule: Tuesday + Friday, 11:10 am - 12:30 pm

The goal of this course is to integrate previous study within the task of planning and leading parish worship. All the sacraments and rites of the Book of Common Prayer are explicated with regards to their use in the parish while keeping in mind their historical and theological dimensions.

Instructor TBD

MT501-R: Ethics and Moral Theology

Course Dates: January 31 - May 17
Schedule: Monday + Thursday, 11:10 am - 12:30 am

This distance learning version of Ethics and Moral Theology combines in one course these two aims: (1) providing a basis in the reading of scripture and thinking theologically and philosophically about ethical issues; and (2) applying an informed Christian perspective to contemporary ethical issues. The residential week will emphasize the scriptural, philosophical, and historical background, and the online component will focus on a Christian virtue theory and selected issues in applied ethics.

Instructor TBD

NT502: Introduction to Biblical Greek 2

Course Dates: January 31 - May 17
Schedule: Tuesday + Friday, 9:40 am - 11:00 pm

Greek 2 completes the introduction to the rudiments of the Koiné Greek which was begun in Greek 1. In addition to reviewing all that was learned in Greek 1, aspects of vocabulary and morphology left aside in Greek 1 will be introduced and learned. The student completing this course should be able to translate easy to moderate passages of the Greek New Testament (e.g., Johannine writings, Mark, Matthew, some passages in Paul) when 50 supplied with vocabulary occurring fewer than 30 times. Greek 1 or its equivalent is a prerequisite for Greek 2.

Instructor TBD

NT512-R: Introduction to the New Testament - From Acts to Revelation

Course Dates: January 31 - May 17
Schedule: Monday + Thursday, 9:40 am - 11:00 am

Beginning with the Acts of the Apostles, each of the non-Gospel writings of the New Testament is introduced and surveyed in terms of content, literary structure, critical issues, and theological emphases. The course also examines the life, theology, and soteriology of Paul, and the development of the kerygma, incipient creedal formulae, ministry, and sacraments in the New Testament.

Travis J. Bott, PhD

OT502-R: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew 2

Course Dates: January 31 - May 17
Schedule: Tuesday + Friday, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Building on the skills learned in Hebrew 1, this course concentrates on syntax and translation. Students will learn how Hebrew words function in clauses and sentences both by working through an intermediate grammar on syntax and by translating from a selected book of the Old Testament. Conducted in seminar format, each class period reviews grammatical concepts, introduces and discusses lessons of Hebrew syntax and translates an assigned number of verses. Students will rotate leading the class discussion of the translations. Regular attention will also be given to LXX readings of the assigned translation to emphasize the LXX’s traditional and text-critical contribution to the process of exegesis.

Travis J. Bott, PhD

OT512: Old Testament 2 – Wisdom, Poetry, and Prophets

Course Dates: January 31 - May 17
Schedule: Tuesday + Friday, 11:10 am - 12:30 pm

This course continues in the same manner as Old Testament 1 by examining the Prophets, Poetical Books (Psalms and Wisdom Literature) and the remaining books in the Old Testament (i.e. Daniel, Ezra, Esther, etc.). The Deuterocanonicals will also receive brief treatment. Additional attention is given to issues in Old Testament Studies such as “Ethics”, “Old Testament Theology”, etc.

Note: Distance Learning format.

Matthew S. C. Olver, PhD

PM501: Priest as Leader

Course Dates: January 31 - May 17
Schedule: Tuesday + Friday, 9:40 am - 11:00 pm

This course provides a theological and theoretical basis for understanding Christian Priesthood as apostolic leadership in the Missio Dei, emphasizing the role and character of the Priest in both Church order and in mission. The course highlights apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, catechetical and pastoral leadership for the proclamation of the Gospel and the care of souls as taught by St. Paul (Ephesians 4:11-16). In addition to considering self-analysis and the role of the Priest in the mission of the Church, it will also explore Christian education, and responding to pastoral crises.

Thomas L. Holtzen, PhD

ST502-R: Systematic Theology 1: Methods, Creation, Original Sin, The Trinity, Christology and Pneumatology

Course Dates: January 31 - May 17
Schedule: Monday + Thursday, 9:40 - 11:40 am

The first in a two-course sequence of Christian doctrine from the Anglican perspective covering divine revelation, Scripture, Tradition, Reason, Faith, Creation, Original 
Sin, the Trinity, Christology, and Pneumatology. This course will examine the major Christian doctrines from their biblical foundations through their historical developments to their modern expressions. Particular attention will be given to how Anglicans have understood and received these doctrines and their importance in the life of the Church.

 

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