Iliff Spring 2014 Course Schedule

Iliff - Spring 2014

Advising Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Enrollment: 21/35

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


This course explores models of practical theological reflection and methods of reflective professional practice as frameworks for religious leadership in the variety of contexts in which students will work. Students will be introduced to disciplined modes of embodying the integration of theory and praxis that allow them to place their coursework across the curriculum into regular conversation with their practice as religious leaders and ministry professionals in a variety of institutional and cultural contexts.


Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 1/2

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


Topics of interest will vary with the needs and interests of students. May be repeated for credit.


Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

Advising Req.: Internship phase 3
Enrollment: 5/10

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


During an academic year MDIV students engage in the supervised practice of ministry in a congregational or agency setting for a minimum of 14 hours per week. In addition, they participate in a two and one-half hour weekly reflection seminar on campus or online led by an adjunct faculty member with ministry experience. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power and Difference; and Phases I & II of Consultation and Guidance. All three quarters must be successfully completed in sequence within a single academic year. 4hrs per quarter (12 in total), Pass/Fail


Advising Req.: Internship phase 3
Enrollment: 6/10

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


During an academic year MDIV students engage in the supervised practice of ministry in a congregational or agency setting for a minimum of 14 hours per week. In addition, they participate in a two and one-half hour weekly reflection seminar on campus or online led by an adjunct faculty member with ministry experience. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power and Difference; and Phases I & II of Consultation and Guidance. All three quarters must be successfully completed in sequence within a single academic year. 4hrs per quarter (12 in total), Pass/Fail


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 4/10

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


This “Justice and Peace” seminar will investigate the historical and contemporary political context of indigenous peoples, ­especially American Indian peoples, as the discrete slice of data within which to apply Justice and Peace theory and methods analysis. We will begin to learn something of the history of the conquest of American Indian peoples and investigate the continuing subjugation of American Indian peoples and other indigenous peoples in the contemporary political and economic system as the perpetuation of injustice and a continued threat to peace. Finally, we will relate the conquest and subjugation of indigenous peoples and the destruction of indigenous national sovereignty to the emergence of modern state systems and their domination of the "world system" in which all contemporary justice and peace negotiations occur.


Find out more about Tink Tinker.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 7/10

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


An exploration of the historical background and general themes of the creeds and confessions used by Presbyterians.


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 26/40

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


This course invites students to engage the book of Jonah in conversation with works of literature, art, and theology that either interpret Jonah and/or explore themes in the book, including the nature of God, prophecy, election, death, and transformation. The course will introduce students to the history of interpretation of Jonah in both Christian and Jewish traditions. Of particular interest will be early Christian and medieval art and Jewish midrashic texts based on Jonah. We will also explore conversations between Jonah and works of English literature and consider Jonah’s afterlives in popular culture. This 2-credit course requires no final paper.


Find out more about Amy Erickson.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 11/20

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


This course will help students to become familiar with historical and contemporary theological trends with an emphasis on Unitarian and Universalist authors, ideas, beliefs, and challenges. It will also encourage students to examine the relationship between this theology and ministry in Unitarian Universalist churches.


Advising Req.: Seminar in Great Thinkers
Enrollment: 1/10

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


DU course


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 0/10

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


Selected readings from the New Testament and other early Christian literature. Greek I, II, and Exegesis are prerequisites (offered each year). May be repeated for credit.


Find out more about Pamela Eisenbaum.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 4/5

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


Prepare, receive and integrate feedback from your team, preach Iliff worship. Learn to take your current preaching and worship collaboration to a new level.


Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 32/33

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


Pastoral care and theological perspectives on representative views of sexuality. Special attention given to the pastor's role: preaching, teaching, pastoral care and relationship to other helping professionals.


Find out more about Larry Graham.

Advising Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Enrollment: 17/19

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


Interpretation of selected New Testament literature. Each course focuses on a book or selected topic. Different courses are offered each year. Introduction to New Testament is prerequisite for all New Testament literature courses. (THEO 6124)


Find out more about Pamela Eisenbaum.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 11/12

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


Students will engage in clinical care with patients at a local hospital three hours each week in addition to class time. This course includes an introduction to the discipline of Spiritual Care, group reflection on clinical work, and a discussion of challenges and opportunities within chaplaincy as an inter-religious health care profession. A 3 to 4 hour orientation to the hospital is required and will be negotiated before the start of the course.


Advising Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Enrollment: 18/25

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


People of faith have responded to the triumph of the free market economy around the world in a variety of ways. To some, “neoliberalism” seems to hold the key to sustained economic growth worldwide and, eventually, to nothing less than the eradication of poverty itself. To others, it represents the unleashing of corporate greed on a scale previously unknown, with momentous and often disastrous consequences for the working poor, the economically marginalized, and the environment. Does the new global economy signify the lifting of all boats or the race to the bottom? Does it further Christian ethical values, or subvert them?


Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 19/30

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


It is hopeful that students will come away with an understanding of the complexity of Jewish Identification, religion, ethnic, cultural and historic identification. We will explore a number of areas that a modern clergy person should understand, including the denomination of Jewish religious life, Major Holy Days and how Jew relate to them, an understanding of the basic life cycle events, Bris, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Marriage, and Death. We will spend some time on the relationships between American Jews and Israel focusing on the various ways in which we care about Israel. We will also spend some time on the ancient literature of the Jewish people both Legal and Aggadic. If there is sufficient time, we will focus on some modern issues that may include roles of women, anti-Semitism, choice, and church -state. Objective: To create a course where those who will serve in churches will understand something of how Jews and the Jewish community function, what is important to Jews and how we see ourselves in this community that is predominantly Christian yet has a separation between church and state. I hope to help ministerial students through some of these issues by guiding them through basic Judaism concepts.


Advising Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Enrollment: 10/20

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


None


Advising Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Enrollment: 6/20

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


Explores the discourses at the interface of communications, cultural and religious studies on the mediation of religion in contemporary digital culture and in the history of religion. Are the changes in religion’s location, the nature of religious identity and community, and the nature of religious authority that are developing in the digital age something new in the history of religion? Or, has religion always been rooted in its mediations and have religion and media changed and adapted in relationship to each other? This course explores the discourses at the interface of communications, cultural and religious studies on the mediation of religion in contemporary digital culture and in the history of religion.


Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

Advising Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Enrollment: 19/25

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


Theological contribution of the great North African Bishop; his major writings such as Confessions and his anti-Pelagian, anti-Donatist and anti-Manichaean writings.


Find out more about Todd Berzon.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 5/15

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


Continuation of Greek II with a focus on exegetical method (offered every other year).


Advising Req.: Social Change Seminars
Enrollment: 9/40

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


This course investigates the role of education in maintaining and transforming social structures, identity, and commitments. We will examine how educational practices can contribute towards social change in both religious and public settings.


Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

Advising Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Enrollment: 14/18

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


This course focuses on the implications of social location and professional identity formation within the cultural matrices of identity, power, and difference. The class aligns formational work with Iliff’s commitments to diversity across the curriculum.


Advising Req.: Internship phase 3
Enrollment: 7/20

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


During an academic year MDIV students engage in the supervised practice of ministry in a congregational or agency setting for a minimum of 14 hours per week. In addition, they participate in a two and one-half hour weekly reflection seminar on campus or online led by an adjunct faculty member with ministry experience. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power and Difference; and Phases I & II of Consultation and Guidance. All three quarters must be successfully completed in sequence within a single academic year. 4hrs per quarter (12 in total), Pass/Fail


Advising Req.: Community Organizing
Enrollment: 17/18

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


A strong democracy depends on the civic agency of the people. In this course, students will learn about the history and core concepts of relational, broad-based community organizing in the United States, while gaining community organizing practice within their own communities. Students will reflect on their core values to define and develop their core self interest and public identity, build meaningful public relationships across difference and diversity, build and evaluate power, and develop community organizing strategies in collaboration with others.


Advising Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Enrollment: 12/12

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


This course examines the historical development, transmission, related theories, and methodologies underpinning this African American cultural art form, while articulating its placement in the broader study of Christian Homiletics. Black Preaching may be understood as a critical religious message, delivered in a communal context; a message of cultural relevance, informative, educational, entertaining and motivating. A biblically centered message delivered in the vernacular of the people to whom the message is sent and, at its best, is communicated on three distinct levels of understanding: the cognitive, the intuitive and the emotive.


Advising Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Enrollment: 24/25

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


This course seeks to familiarize ourselves with the themes and methods in diverse feminist theological projects, including theologies by womanists, mujeristas, African, and Asian theologians. We will give attention to the emergence of feminist theologies, current major themes and intersections of diverse feminist theologies, and discuss how they inform and intersect with our own life experiences. This course aims to increase our awareness of doing theology a midst differences and explore possibilities for dialogue and solidarity among women in different (global) contexts.


Advising Req.: Social Analysis Breadth
Enrollment: 12/20

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


An examination of Christian expressions in the Southern Hemisphere which includes the Asian, African, and Latin American continents. The course also explores the symbolic systems, power structures, and ideologies at play between "Northern" and "Southern" Christians.


Advising Req.: Internship phase 3
Enrollment: 7/19


During an academic year MDIV students engage in the supervised practice of ministry in a congregational or agency setting for a minimum of 14 hours per week. In addition, they participate in a two and one-half hour weekly reflection seminar on campus or online led by an adjunct faculty member with ministry experience. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power and Difference; and Phases I & II of Consultation and Guidance. All three quarters must be successfully completed in sequence within a single academic year. 4hrs per quarter (12 in total), Pass/Fail


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 22/30

Meeting Dates: Fri, Apr 4, 1:00PM-4:30PM
Sat, Apr 5, 9:00AM-4:30PM


This course introduces students to the Qur'an, including both the poetic form and the prophetic narratives, and examines the narratives that incorporate and expand upon the Biblical narratives, while recasting these in fresh ways that are in accordance with the Qur'anic vision. We will then move on to the formative events in the life of Muhammad while discussing the divergent receptions of his legacy today. Lastly, this class will also examine the legacy of Islamic spirituality that emerges from the Qur'an and the prophetic experience of Muhammad, as epitomized in the love teachings of Muslim mystics such as Rumi.


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 7/15

Meeting Dates: Fri, Mar 28, 1:00PM-4:30PM
Sat, Mar 29, 9:00AM-4:30PM


Advanced search strategies for electronic databases and internet search engines; principles for analyzing content and structure of scholarly articles; critical reading skills; note-taking systems; software for note-taking and bibliographic management.


Advising Req.: Master's Recital
Enrollment: 8/25

Meeting Dates: Fri, Apr 25, 1:00PM-3:30PM


The masters recital allows graduating students in the professional masters’ degrees to reflect upon and synthesize the learning that they have experienced throughout their degree program. Engagement with concrete situations, such as case studies and current events, will provide opportunities to connect classroom learning to professional settings. Students will also have the opportunity to name their vocational hopes and directions with their peers and faculty, and participate in other communal conversation and celebration as their degree draws to a close. This is a requirement for graduation for all graduates, as it serves as the primary means for gathering learning outcomes assessment data for our accrediting body.


Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

Advising Req.: Master's Recital
Enrollment: 12/25

Meeting Dates: Tue, Apr 8, 1:00PM-3:30PM


The masters recital allows graduating students in the professional masters’ degrees to reflect upon and synthesize the learning that they have experienced throughout their degree program. Engagement with concrete situations, such as case studies and current events, will provide opportunities to connect classroom learning to professional settings. Students will also have the opportunity to name their vocational hopes and directions with their peers and faculty, and participate in other communal conversation and celebration as their degree draws to a close. This is a requirement for graduation for all graduates, as it serves as the primary means for gathering learning outcomes assessment data for our accrediting body.


Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

Advising Req.: Master's Recital
Enrollment: 4/25

Meeting Dates: Wed, May 28, 2:00PM-4:30PM


The masters recital allows graduating students in the professional masters’ degrees to reflect upon and synthesize the learning that they have experienced throughout their degree program. Engagement with concrete situations, such as case studies and current events, will provide opportunities to connect classroom learning to professional settings. Students will also have the opportunity to name their vocational hopes and directions with their peers and faculty, and participate in other communal conversation and celebration as their degree draws to a close. This is a requirement for graduation for all graduates, as it serves as the primary means for gathering learning outcomes assessment data for our accrediting body.


Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

Advising Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Enrollment: 1/5

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


MA Thesis Project/Research


Find out more about Todd Berzon.

Advising Req.: MTS Capstone Project
Enrollment: 1/10

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


An integrative and summative essay of 20 to 25 pages in length, with a peer learning component.


Find out more about Amy Erickson.

Advising Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Enrollment: 28/28

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014

Gathering Days: Fri, Apr 25, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Sat, Apr 26, 8:00AM-Noon


An introduction to theories of care, counseling, and psychotherapy in relation to theories of humanity and personhood. Special attention will be given to theological, psychological and ethical perspectives. Course normally requires one extra hour TBA in small group meetings. Normally, Pastoral Theology and Care is a prerequisite for all other courses in the area. Petitions for exceptions should go to the area faculty before registration.


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 11/16

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


The Anglican Tradition was born out of a set of different dreams for the future of Christianity in England; initially, would it be Catholic or Protestant, Lutheran or Calvinist. The Episcopal Church has continued to struggle with its members’ different dreams on American soil, e.g., authority of Scripture, role of hierarchy, tradition vs. innovation, etc. As this class is being taught as part of the Anglican Studies program, the focus will be primarily to engage students in bringing together the traditional Anglican “tripod” of scripture, tradition and reason — as well as their own personal views/experience — to address issues related to the seven canonical areas of the General Ordination Exams: Holy Scripture, Church History (including the Ecumenical Movement), Christian Theology (including Missionary Theology), Christian Ethics and Moral Theology, Studies in Contemporary Society (including Racial and Minority Groups), Liturgics and Church Music, and Theory and Practice of Ministry.


Advising Req.: Clin Pastoral Educ
Enrollment: 6/6

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


CPE is the required form of internship for MAPSC students and an additional experience available to MDiv students under supervision and directed by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Students making this course a part of their Internship requirement must submit a petition to the director of Professional Formation before enrolling. 8 hours (may be spread over two quarters), Pass/Fail


Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

Advising Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Enrollment: 13/13

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014

Gathering Days: Thu, Apr 24, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Fri, Apr 25, 8:00AM-Noon


An introduction to the literature of Christian origins that begins with a look at the context out of which the New Testament emerged, then turns to the earliest extant texts, Paul's letters and covers the Gospels, Acts, and post-Pauline epistles.


Advising Req.: MTS Capstone Project
Enrollment: 1/10

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


An integrative and summative essay of 20 to 25 pages in length, with a peer learning component.


Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

Advising Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Enrollment: 14/19

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


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.

Advising Req.: Internship phase 3
Enrollment: 5/25

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


During an academic year MDIV students engage in the supervised practice of ministry in a congregational or agency setting for a minimum of 14 hours per week. In addition, they participate in a two and one-half hour weekly reflection seminar on campus or online led by an adjunct faculty member with ministry experience. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power and Difference; and Phases I & II of Consultation and Guidance. All three quarters must be successfully completed in sequence within a single academic year. 4hrs per quarter (12 in total), Pass/Fail


Advising Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Enrollment: 1/5

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


MA Thesis Project/Research


Find out more about Tink Tinker.

Advising Req.: Comp Relig Trads Depth
Enrollment: 19/19

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014

Gathering Days: Wed, Apr 23, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Thu, Apr 24, 8:00AM-Noon


This course examines the problems inherent in the study of “mysticism,” a construct often used to describe an immediate experience with the Divine. Students will gain a theoretical understanding of the key issues in the field as well as how elements such as political power and gender formulate mystical experience. After examining some approaches to the subject, we will explore how different religious traditions contemplate these experiences and what this tells us about mysticism.


Find out more about Sophia Arjana.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 1/1

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


Den Sem course


Advising Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Enrollment: 9/19

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


Interpretation of selected Hebrew Bible literature. Each course focuses on a book or selected topic. Different courses are offered each year. Introduction to Hebrew Bible is prerequisite for all Hebrew Bible literature courses.


Find out more about Mark George.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 14/16

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


Historical development of the theology, identity and mission of the United Church of Christ. Designed to deepen understanding and appreciation of denominational history, and in conjunction with UCC Polity, to meet denominational requirements.


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 8/19

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


Humanity has not yet learned how to create peace in chronic conflict areas in the world. Religion is often in the mix and “sacred violence” is seemingly on the rise. Women are essential activists at every level of conflict’s brutality, but their vital contributions are often unrecognized in formal peace processes.


Advising Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Enrollment: 1/5

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


MA Thesis Project/Research


Find out more about Alberto Hernandez.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 4/10

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


Independent Project in Field Education


Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

Advising Req.: Past Spir Care Depth Elec
Enrollment: 19/19

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


An examination of representative contemporary literature on death, dying, grief, and loss from a pastoral and theological point of view. Combining theory and practice, the course will help students develop a personal, pastoral, and theological response to persons and communities challenged by loss, especially loss occassioned by death and dying.


Find out more about Larry Graham.

Advising Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Enrollment: 13/13

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014

Gathering Days: Thu, Apr 24, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Fri, Apr 25, 8:00AM-Noon


An introduction to the literature of Christian origins that begins with a look at the context out of which the New Testament emerged, then turns to the earliest extant texts, Paul's letters and covers the Gospels, Acts, and post-Pauline epistles.


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 23/36

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


Biblical, historical, and theological understandings of evangelism are examined in light of the church's understanding of Christian mission and ministry. Students are encouraged to develop a theoretical and practical approach to evangelism that reflects their own theological stance and is appropriate to contemporary contexts.


Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

Advising Req.: Post Traumatic Stress
Enrollment: 14/15

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


We will use a practical theological approach to understanding traumatic narratives and how spiritual practices of compassion prepare us to listen. Readings from psychological of religion and intercultural spiritual care and our own spiritual practices will help us listen compassionately and become more theologically reflexive when we listen to trauma stories. We will use psychological perspectives to understand acute stress responses and post-traumatic stress (PTS), post-traumatic growth (PTG) and religious coping. We will use theological perspectives (theodicies) to compare traditional and contemporary ways of understanding traumatic suffering, and, in particular, the moral dilemmas generated by trauma and its aftermath.


Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

Advising Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Enrollment: 16/19

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014

Gathering Days: Thu, Apr 24, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Fri, Apr 25, 8:00AM-Noon


This course examines the nature of money from religious, sociological, and economic perspectives attempting to simultaneously problematize our common notions of money while also expanding its applicability to our various local contexts (churches, non-profits, community functions, etc). This is not a course on finance (as in how religious communities or non-profits raise, spend and manage money) but rather will explore the complexity of using money in a plurality of contexts.


Advising Req.: Master's Recital
Enrollment: 19/20

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 23, 2014


The masters recital allows graduating students in the professional masters’ degrees to reflect upon and synthesize the learning that they have experienced throughout their degree program. Engagement with concrete situations, such as case studies and current events, will provide opportunities to connect classroom learning to professional settings. Students will also have the opportunity to name their vocational hopes and directions with their peers and faculty, and participate in other communal conversation and celebration as their degree draws to a close. This is a requirement for graduation for all graduates, as it serves as the primary means for gathering learning outcomes assessment data for our accrediting body.


Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

Advising Req.: Social Change Seminars
Enrollment: 10/19

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


Students will engage (primarily Christian) theologies, theories, politics and practices of (non)violence that have influenced progressive social movements in the United States from the 20th century until today. Opting to formulate the term “(non)violence” in the course title indicates that we will consider how social change happens (or does not) related to the interplay between theories and tactics of both violence and (non)violence. To examine the dichotomy violence-(non)violence implies 1) questioning the dichotomy itself and clarifying definitions/usage of the terms violence and (non)violence; 2) understanding the structures of power and violence within which violence-(non)violence as social change strategies operate; 3) comparing “strategic” versus “principled” approaches to (non)violence. By discussing justifications and implications for the use of so-called violent means of social change, students will deepen their understanding and practice of (non)violence itself.


Advising Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Enrollment: 1/5

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014


MA Thesis Project/Research


Find out more about Sophia Arjana.

Advising Req.: Historical Dev Breadth
Enrollment: 17/19

Course Dates: Mar 24-May 30, 2014

Gathering Days: Wed, Apr 23, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Thu, Apr 24, 8:00AM-Noon


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 Todd Berzon.