IST 1000 4
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Vince Tango

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 7/7
The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.

IST 1000 5
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Jeremy Garber

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 7/7
The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.

IST 1000 6
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Toni Stone

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 6/6
The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.

IST 1000 7
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Anne Walker

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 6/6
The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.

IST 2021 1
PSCD
Spiritual Care in Death & Dying, Grief & Loss Spiritual Care in Death & Dying, Grief & ...
Online
4 cr.
Kelly Arora

Adv. Req.: Past Spir Care Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 38/38
Syllabus
Students will examine literature, films and art to engage multi-layered experiences of death, dying, grief, and loss from caregiver and care seeker perspectives. They will develop self-awareness of their own values, beliefs, and responses to these experiences and practice offering spiritual care to persons and communities challenged by these experiences.

IST 2024 2
ELECTIVE
United Methodist History United Methodist History
Online
4 cr.
Michele Watkins

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 23/21
Syllabus
English Methodism to the death of John Wesley; the United Methodist tradition in North America; racial and ethnic diversity and the role of women in United Methodism. This course meets the disciplinary requirements for ordination. Offered each year.

IST 2024 3
ELECTIVE
United Methodist History United Methodist History
Online
4 cr.
Michele Watkins

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 20/21
Syllabus
English Methodism to the death of John Wesley; the United Methodist tradition in North America; racial and ethnic diversity and the role of women in United Methodism. This course meets the disciplinary requirements for ordination. Offered each year.

IST 2035 1
ELECTIVE
Greek I Greek I
Online
4 cr.
Justin Barber

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 13/19
Syllabus
Introduction to grammar of Koine Greek for translation and exegetical study. (offered every other year).

IST 2064 1
ELECTIVE
Presbyterian Confessions and Creeds Presbyterian Confessions and Creeds
Online
2 cr.
Steven Blackstock

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 6/19
Syllabus
An exploration of the historical background and general themes of the creeds and confessions used by Presbyterians.

IST 2090 1
ELECTIVE
Storytelling & Narrative Justice Storytelling & Narrative Justice
Online
4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 18/21
Syllabus
This course explores how justice might be defined, sought and made through the use of storytelling and narrative forms of various types: such as historical record, education, the autobiographical nature of resistance to oppression, socio-political commentary as story, narrative clarification of individual and community values, including preservation of culture, motivation for the work of justice, and the creation of community itself through story. The course includes storytelling perspectives such as oral history and tradition, narrative theory, auto/biography, and performance/theatre. Using multiple storytelling and narrative platforms, students will examine others’ stories and narratives of justice-seeking-and-making and create and examine their own.

IST 2169 1
ELECTIVE
The Reformation at 500 The Reformation at 500
Online
2 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 35/38
Syllabus
2017 is the 500th anniversary of Luther's 95 theses, and so this year is widely considered to be the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
Find out more about Eric Smith.
Textbooks
Glenn S. Sunshine. A Brief Introduction to the Reformation. Westminster John Knox, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-664-26226-6.

IST 2171 1
ELECTIVE
Queer Spirituality Visual Arts Queer Spirituality Visual Arts
Online
4 cr.
Justin Sabia-Tanis

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 14/19
Syllabus
The visual arts offer a lens to view and contemplate the rich spirituality that queer peoples have developed both within and outside of religious institutions. In this course, we will explore themes of queer spirituality, as expressed in art, including embodiment, liberation, (in)justice, sexuality, pleasure, and gender, in a variety of cultural contexts. We will consider how artists’ expression of spirituality relates to written queer theology and how these works of art can expand our perception of the sacred. The focus of the course will be mainly on contemporary art, which examples drawn from a number of countries and contexts. No previous knowledge of art, art history or queer theology is necessary.

IST 4005 1
MPROP
MA MTS Thesis Proposal Seminar MA MTS Thesis Proposal Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Elizabeth Coody

Adv. Req.: MA/MTS Proposal Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 16/19
Syllabus
This course is designed to provide support and structure to students in the first phrases of thesis development. Assignments will be geared toward teaching effective and sophisticated research practices as well as writing and argumentation skills. In this class, students will define and refine their topic, thesis, and points of evidence in order to produce a proposal and a detailed outline of the thesis. Note: students will be expected to consult with a faculty advisor and a second reader at two points in the quarter. Within the first two weeks of the quarter, students should plan to discuss the viability and scope of their topic. After submitting their proposal at mid-quarter, they should seek their faculty readers’ guidance to refine and revise the proposal and discuss the next phases of thesis development.

IST 1017 1
INTERDIS
Images of Jesus Images of Jesus
Hybrid (GD: 10/9–11, 10/13–14 8AM–12:30PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Mahan;
Saxton

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Mon, Oct 09, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Tue, Oct 10, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Wed, Oct 11, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Fri, Oct 13, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Sat, Oct 14, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 12/25
Syllabus
There is no one Jesus. People have imagined Jesus quite differently in different historical and cultural locations. This interdisciplinary seminar introduces the graduate study of religion generally by looking at movies, art, texts and other cultural artifacts that portray Jesus. Together we will consider how his followers both shape and are shaped by understandings of Jesus.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

IST 1019 1
INTERDIS
Why the Church Why the Church
Hybrid (GD: 10/9–11, 10/13–14 8AM–12:30PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Turpin;
Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Mon, Oct 09, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Tue, Oct 10, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Wed, Oct 11, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Fri, Oct 13, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Sat, Oct 14, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Enrollment: 12/25
Syllabus
This first-year interdisciplinary course explores different approaches to being the church in the New Testament, throughout history, and in the contemporary context. By looking critically and appreciatively at these embedded understandings of church, the course encourages students to articulate their own theologies of church responsive to their vocational identity, cultural context, and communal commitments.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.
Textbooks
Bryan P. Stone. A Reader in Ecclesiology. Routledge, 2012. ISBN: 978-1409428565.

IST 4006 1
CPEPRAX
CPE Integration Praxis CPE Integration Praxis
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 1–5PM)
Hybrid
1 cr.
Whitehead;
Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: CPE Integration Praxis
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Tue, Oct 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 1
Room: Iliff Hall 203
Enrollment: 1/15
Syllabus
This course helps students integrate their completed CPE experience into their professional formation and ongoing coursework at Iliff. Students will form a cohort group to discern how their CPE experience is part of their vocational discernment process at Iliff. A verbatim case study will be used to explore how students embodied their faith and core values through practice, including expressing respect for diverse spiritual/religious identities and traditions. Case studies will also be used to analyze their engagement with and systemic assessment of their CPE context, especially in terms of leadership opportunities for increased agency and efficacy working towards social justice and peace.

IST 1050 1
ELECTIVE
Journey Beginnings Journey Beginnings
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 9AM–4PM; 10/8 12:30–6:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Tango;
Jordan-Fields

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Sun, Oct 08, 12:30–06:30PM
Thu, Oct 12, 09:00AM–04:00PM
Credits: 2
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 29/35
Syllabus
This course offers an introduction to the Journey MDiv program and to a broader understanding of the Iliff curriculum and faculty. It introduces students to the critical questions, disciplinary perspectives, and skills needed for theological education. This course encourages student’s self-reflection to develop a sense of identity and place within Iliff and within the cohort learning community model. The course is hybrid and the residential requirement occurs during journey week for new Journey students.

IST 2010 1
THBRDTH
Constructive Theology Constructive Theology
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jeremy Garber

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 21/21
Syllabus
This course: (a) introduces students to the main movements in Christian theology since the late nineteenth century and their particular historical foundations; (b) introduces students to the tasks of Christian theology: its varying criteria, methods and substantive proposals on what it has often taken to be the fundamental human questions; and (c) enables students to develop a systematic statement of their own theological perspective, with attention to: (1) its clarity, coherence and capacity to illuminate experience; (2) its relationship to the resources and limitations of a particular historical tradition and the interests of a particular social location; (3) its relationship to alternative Christian perspectives, especially those of a traditionally excluded peoples; and (4) its possible implications in terms of social and personal praxis.

IST 2095 1
ELECTIVE
Spiritual Foundations Fundraising Spiritual Foundations Fundraising
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Barlow;
Wolfe

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 2
Room: Shattuck Hall
Enrollment: 22/22
Syllabus
This praxis course will help future congregational and non-profit leaders learn fundraising methodologies grounded in the theology of Christian Stewardship and general principles of Philanthropy. Core themes are rooted in developing a spiritual and philanthropic cultural mindset of abundance that frees the individual and community from "scarcity mindedness," which is the fear of "never having enough." This approach regards fundraising and stewardship as a form of ministry that is deeply rooted in the Gospel and thus an aspect of pastoral care and leadership. Persons from other religious traditions will find a theological basis within their core belief system to undergird their fundraising praxis.
Textbooks
Henri Nouwen; John Mogabgab. A Spirituality of Fundraising (Henri Nouwen Spirituality). Upper Room, 2011. ISBN: 978-0835810449.
Douglas John Hall. The Steward: A Biblical Symbol Come of Age. Wipf & Stock, 2004. ISBN: 978-1592447664.
Kerry Alis Robinson. Imagining Abundance – Fundraising, Philanthropy, and A Spiritual Call to Service. Liturgical Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-0814637661.
Darian Rodriguez Heyman. Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals. Jossey-Bass, 2011. ISBN: 978-0470285961.

IST 4000 2
INTRN1
M Div Internship Seminar M Div Internship Seminar
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Morgan Caruthers

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 212
Prereqs: Vocation and Orientation completed
Identity, Power and Difference completed
Consultation and Formation I completed
Enrollment: 5/7
The purpose of this course is to further ?professional formation through critical reflection on and consultation about your internship experience with peers and faculty within the seminar setting? and course assignments?. As a requirement ?of the ?MDiv and MASJE ?degrees, ?students complete a? 420-hour? ?Internship ?and concurrent 30-week Internship Seminar? ?during the ?Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of one academic year. All three quarters must be completed in sequence within a single academic year. Internship Seminars are offered in residential and hybrid-online formats, and meet weekly for 2.5 hours or its equivalency for three consecutive quarters. 4 credits/quarter totaling 12 credits. IST 4000 offered in fall, IST 4001 offered in winter, IST 4002 offered in spring.

IST 4000 3
INTRN1
M Div Internship Seminar M Div Internship Seminar
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Amanda Henderson

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Duncan Board Room
Prereqs: Vocation and Orientation completed
Identity, Power and Difference completed
Consultation and Formation I completed
Enrollment: 7/7
The purpose of this course is to further ?professional formation through critical reflection on and consultation about your internship experience with peers and faculty within the seminar setting? and course assignments?. As a requirement ?of the ?MDiv and MASJE ?degrees, ?students complete a? 420-hour? ?Internship ?and concurrent 30-week Internship Seminar? ?during the ?Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of one academic year. All three quarters must be completed in sequence within a single academic year. Internship Seminars are offered in residential and hybrid-online formats, and meet weekly for 2.5 hours or its equivalency for three consecutive quarters. 4 credits/quarter totaling 12 credits. IST 4000 offered in fall, IST 4001 offered in winter, IST 4002 offered in spring.

IST 4000 4
INTRN1
M Div Internship Seminar M Div Internship Seminar
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Anthony Hill

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Skaggs Hall 106
Prereqs: Vocation and Orientation completed
Identity, Power and Difference completed
Consultation and Formation I completed
Enrollment: 6/7
The purpose of this course is to further ?professional formation through critical reflection on and consultation about your internship experience with peers and faculty within the seminar setting? and course assignments?. As a requirement ?of the ?MDiv and MASJE ?degrees, ?students complete a? 420-hour? ?Internship ?and concurrent 30-week Internship Seminar? ?during the ?Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of one academic year. All three quarters must be completed in sequence within a single academic year. Internship Seminars are offered in residential and hybrid-online formats, and meet weekly for 2.5 hours or its equivalency for three consecutive quarters. 4 credits/quarter totaling 12 credits. IST 4000 offered in fall, IST 4001 offered in winter, IST 4002 offered in spring.

IST 2008 1
HIBRDTH
Christianities inAntiquity(to600CE) Christianities inAntiquity(to600CE)
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 21/21
Syllabus
An introduction to the social, institutional, and intellectual history of Christianity in Europe from the beginnings through the century following the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Topics include: context and origins, structures of worship and ministry in the early church, persecution and martyrdom, early Christian thought and Greek philosophy, unity and diversity in early Christianity, orthodoxy and heresy, the rise of Constantine the Great, the Arian controversy and the Council of Nicea, early ascetic movements, and the theology of Augustine.
Find out more about Eric Smith.
Textbooks
Hans Pohlsander. The Emperor Constantine. Routledge. ISBN: 0415319382.
William Tabbernee. Early Christianity in Contexts. Baker Academic, 2014. ISBN: 9780801031267.
St. Augustine. City of God. Penguin, 2003. ISBN: 978-0140448948.
Joseph H. Lynch. Early Christianity: A Brief History. Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780195138030.

IST 2022 1
PRDEPTH
Worship in Multicultural Contexts Worship in Multicultural Contexts
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 11/12
Syllabus
This course explores new approaches to Christian worship in multicultural contexts. Through reading major resources and the cross-cultutal experince of worship, students will develop their theological understanding of multicultural worship and gain liturgical insights into multicultural worship.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 3052 1
TXDEPTH
H. B. Lit: Deuteronomy H. B. Lit: Deuteronomy
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Mark George

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Duncan Board Room
Prereqs: TXBRDTH requirement met
Enrollment: 11/19
Syllabus
The book of Deuteronomy for centuries has been viewed as laying out a political view of Israel’s life together. Josephus, for example, described Deuteronomy as Israel’s politeia or “form of government.” Government certainly is an issue in the book, particularly as it involves the conduct of self and others. More recently, Deuteronomy is understood to play a foundational role in the books of the Former Prophets within the theory of the Deuteronomistic History. This course examines these and other critical issues in the study of Deuteronomy. Prerequisite: TX-Breadth.
Find out more about Mark George.
Textbooks
Society of Biblical Literature. HarperCollins Study Bible - Student Edition: Fully Revised and Updated (New Revised Standard Version). HarperOne, 2006. ISBN: 9780060786847.
Foucault, Michel. Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison, 2nd edition abridged. Vintage, 1995. ISBN: 9780679752554.
Levinson, Bernard M.. Deuteronomy and the Hermeneutics of Legal Innovation. Oxford University Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780195152883.
Tigay, Jeffrey. Deuteronomy. Jewish Publication Society, 1996. ISBN: 9780827603301.

IST 2006 1
ANBRDTH
Congregations Congregations
Hybrid (GD: 10/13 1–5PM; 10/14 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 13, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 14, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 19/21
Syllabus
An introduction to the social scientific literature on congregations. Students learn basic methodology for analyzing congregaitons and their surrounding communities. A review of the empirical literature on congregations covers such issues as congregational cultures, leadership styles, adaptation to community change, racial/ethnic diversity, fund-raising, and membership growth and decline. Will substitute for Christianity in Contemporary American Society.
Find out more about Tony Alumkal.

IST 2170 1
ELECTIVE
Violence and Theology in Africa Violence and Theology in Africa
Hybrid (GD: 11/3 1–4:30PM; 11/4 9AM–4:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Jordan-Fields;
Maluleke

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Oct 02–Nov 04, 2017
Gath. Dates: Fri, Nov 03, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Nov 04, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 13/25
Syllabus
What theological and spiritual strategies do people affected by violence use to survive from one day to the next? This course will focus on how selected African scholars and theologians have sought to understand the problem of violent conflict. The works of Tinyiko Maluleke, Emmanuel Katongole (on theology and conflict in the great lakes region), Pumla Gqola (on rape in South Africa), and the film "Jakob the Liar" will be provide the primary focus for the course.

IST 3071 1
PSCD
Process Theology and Spiritual Care Process Theology and Spiritual Care
Hybrid (GD: 10/13 1–5PM; 10/14 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: Past Spir Care Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 13, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 14, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Shattuck Hall
Enrollment: 21/25
Syllabus
This course creates a conversation between process theology and spiritual care. Utilizing an aesthetic approach, we will develop a constructive framework of care from themes found in process theology.

IST 3110 1
CRDEPTH
Asceticism & Monasticism Asceticism & Monasticism
Hybrid (GD: 10/13 1–4:30PM; 10/14 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 13, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Oct 14, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 18/19
Syllabus
Two seemingly universal elements in the world’s religious traditions are the interrelated phenomena of asceticism and monasticism. This course explores a variety of ascetic and monastic contexts from a comparative perspective.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

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