Term 1 Courses: August - October

Sign-up by August 2, 2018

Black Theologizing with Nathan Baxter  1.5 Credit Hours ($263)

TH253 will be held on Thursdays from 9:00am to 11:10am

The first class will be held on August 9, 2018

The goal of this seminar is first, to enable student fundamental understanding of Black Theological Hermeneutics (Traditional, Liberation, Womanist); and second, to explore select exemplary African American theologians’ systematic and philosophic developments of Black Theology. The goal of the seminar is to enable students to find their own voice in this theological genre; and, to develop capacity for making theological expression in the practice of ministry (e.g. pastoral, spiritual and socio-political rhetoric). This seminar, as an academic course, anticipates thorough readings of assignments (essays and books), prepared and engaging class discussion, and small-team class/session leadership, as assigned by professor.

Intro to Theology with Lee Barrett  3 Credit Hours ($525)

TH101 will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00pm-3:10pm; the first class will be August 7, 2018

TH101 WH will be held on Fridays from 6:30pm-9:30pm; the first class will be August 3, 2018

This course explores the theological task, which is the self-critical and creative reflection of Christians on their forms of worship, confession, witness and moral action. Theology happens when Christians ask, “What should we actually be doing, feeling, and thinking?” Because there is no consensus about these matters in our churches, a variety of ways of doing theology are considered. Pass/Fail

Interfaith Leadership with Joe Pritchett  3 Credit Hours ($525)

PL232 WH will be held Fridays from 6:30pm - 9:30pm; the first class will be August 3, 2018

This course will explore what it means to live and engage constructively with others within a religiously diverse democracy. It will explore data and trends, along with historical and contemporary narratives of conflict and cooperation related to contact across religious and nonreligious worldviews in the United States. It will also actively investigate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that leaders need to promote constructive engagement with others from diverse religious and nonreligious identities and explore the relevance of interfaith leadership for those preparing to serve faith communities.