Term 2 Courses: October to February



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New Testament with Greg Carey    3 Credit Hours ($525)

Two Sections:

  • NT101 will be held Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30-10:40am, Oct. 25 – Feb. 2, 2018
  • NT101W H will be held Fridays from 6:30-9:30pm, Oct. 27 - Feb. 2, 2018 (Hybrid course combines classroom learning with online components)

This course provides a theological introduction to the literature of the New Testament and earliest Christianity. Students will become acquainted with this literature’s emergence in its historical and cultural contexts, the overall shape of the New Testament canon, distinctive traits of representative documents, significant debates in the interpretation of these texts, and the diversity of early Christian literature. Students will cultivate skills in public biblical interpretation through exposure to matters of text and translation, historical development and social context, literary and social scientific approaches to interpretation, thematic and theological models of interpretation, and dialogue with other interpreters, including interpreters from other global, ecclesiastical, and historical contexts.


Christianity and the Arts with Julia O’Brien   3 Credit Hours ($525)

Two Sections:

  • IS220 will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30-10:40am, Oct 25 – Feb. 2, 2018
  • IS220W H will be held on Fridays from 6:30-9:30pm, Oct. 27 - Feb. 2, 2018 (Hybrid course combines classroom learning with online components)

This course will examine the role that selective art forms do (and can) play in helping Christian individuals and communities interpret, illustrate, express, and create meaning. Paying special attention to the spoken word, visual arts, and movement, students will not only learn the theoretical and historical dimensions of art but also create and experience art.


Writing as a Spiritual Practice with Gail Burnaford   1.5 Credit Hours ($263)

SD124W H will be held on Saturdays from 9:00-Noon, NOTE END DATE IS IN DECEMBER Oct. 28 – Dec. 9, 2017 (Hybrid course combines classroom learning with online components)
Annie Dillard, in her book The Writing Life, reflects on the discovery and illumination that happens when we write "lines of words" on a page.  In this in-person and online course, we will explore how imagination, revealed in words and lines of words, can deepen faith and spiritual experience.