IST 2134 1
SJESEM
SJ & E Sem: The House That Justice Built SJ & E Sem: The House That Justice ...
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Seminars
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 13/35
Syllabus
Mapping the points of origin and trajectories of justice in generally and in the United States, in particular, is one of the most significant and sacred tasks of religious and social ethics. Methodologically, on one hand, this course focuses on the work of Gary Dorrien and Michael Sandel cartographers of justice ethics and theories of justice in the U.S. On the other hand, this course emphasizes the life, experiences, and moral constellations of and about Afro-Diasporic people and communities in the United States, noting that Afro-Diasporic people remain among the most religious of any demographic group in the U.S. This course provides a survey of Afro-Diasporic religion through the lens of “prophetic” religious traditions. Alongside theories of justice emerging from the works of thinkers as diverse as Maria Stewart and Cheikh Anta Diop, Richard Niebuhr and Iris Marion Young, Sandel and Lorde, Dorrien and Townes, historians of religion frame the course's central concern with the evolution of justice in theory and praxis in the U.S., preparing class participants to define, explore, and critique the role of the “justice” in both Afro-Diasporic and broader U.S. religious tradition. Specifically, this course will consider implicit and explicit ethical mandates for religion qua pursuits of justice. Through this course, students will learn who has framed justice discourse within the U.S., how this work has been done, and the unique impact by and on the particular demographic of Afro-Diasporic people in the U.S.

IST 4002 1
INTRN3
M Div Internship M Div Internship
W 08:30–11:00AM
4 cr.
Arthur Porter

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Prereqs: MDiv Internship
Enrollment: 6/8
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 Phase I 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

IST 2000 1
CRBRDTH
Religions in the World Religions in the World
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Enrollment: 19/35
Syllabus
A brief introduction to the history and doctrines of some of the world's religious traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, African Religions, North American Indian Religions, Islam, Christianity and Judaism. The course is meant to give students ano verview that can then be built upon in other courses. This course is a prerequisite for IST 2131 Comparative Philosophies of Religion.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 3094 1
THDEPTH
Theology of Paul Tillich Theology of Paul Tillich
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Michele Watkins

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 212
Enrollment: 6/25
Syllabus
This course provides an introduction to the systematic theology of Paul Johannes Tillich (1886-1965). It explores the content and form of Tillich’s theological method and his unique contribution as a Christian existentialist. Key considerations of Tillich throughout the course include 1) his personal theological formation 2) the content and form of Tillich’s theology and method as shaped within the historical, religious, and cultural context of Nazi Germany to the McCarthyism, and 3) the relevance of Tillich as a conversation partner for thinking theologically about the contemporary intersections of theology and culture. (RLGN4623)

IST 3095 1
THDEPTH
Theories of Difference Theories of Difference
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Edward Antonio

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Enrollment: 15/25
Syllabus
This course aims to explore the variety and continental range of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of Difference in Philosophy, Theology and Social Theory in western and non-western cultures. Of particular interest is the manner in which Difference is thought to structure and construct thought, reality, and human identities. The range and variety of the approaches examined will include those of Gilles Deleuze, Martin Heidegger, Martha Nussbaum, Seyla Benhabib, and Sara Ahmed.
Find out more about Edward Antonio.

IST 2020 1
COMMORG
Community Organizing Community Organizing
R 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Jenny Whitcher

Adv. Req.: Community Organizing
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Enrollment: 15/25
Syllabus
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.

IST 1001 1
IPD
Identity, Power and Difference Identity, Power and Difference
M 06:00–07:50PM
2 cr.
Alumkal;
Ingram

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Enrollment: 7/18
Syllabus
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.
Find out more about Tony Alumkal.

IST 4002 2
INTRN3
M Div Internship M Div Internship
M 06:00–08:30PM
4 cr.
Morgan Caruthers

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Prereqs: MDiv Internship
Enrollment: 5/8
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 Phase I 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

IST 3096 1
HIDEPTH
Violence & Toleration Medieval Europe Violence & Toleration Medieval Europe
W 06:00–09:30PM
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Enrollment: 10/20
Syllabus
This course examines a wide range of texts and events from the 11th to the 16th centuries dealing with various forms of violence across the medieval world and contrasts these with medieval notions of toleration in theological and political discourse. Among the topics to be covered will be the Peace of God and the Truce of God, feudal warfare and its legacy, the Crusades and their impact upon the Latin West as well as the Arab world, anti-Semitism in the Latin West, persecution of heretics and witches, church and State struggles, and the various dialogues of mutual, theocentric edification among Islamic, Jewish, and Christian authors. (RLGN4507)

IST 1011 1
C&G 1
Consultation & Formation Consultation & Formation
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0 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: C&G
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 15/25
Syllabus
Consultation and Guidance

IST 2033 1
ELECTIVE
Anglican Communion: Polity, the Episcopal Church & Canon Law Anglican Communion: Polity, the Episcopal Church & Canon ...
Online
4 cr.
Larry Hitt II

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 7/19
Syllabus
This course examines the role of authority in the Anglican Communion, the Constitution, Canons and history of the Episcopal Church. In addition, some attention is given to diocesan conventions and parish administration.

IST 2072 1
ELECTIVE
Ministry and Human Sexuality Ministry and Human Sexuality
Online
4 cr.
Doehring;
Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 28/38
Syllabus
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 Carrie Doehring.
Textbooks
Ellison, Marvin M.. Making love just: Sexual ethics for perplexing times.. Fortress Press.. ISBN: 978-0-8806-9884-3.

IST 2081 1
ELECTIVE
Authentic Engagement Authentic Engagement
Online
2 cr.
Tom Barlow

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 18/19
Syllabus
Organizations of highly motivated and engaged individuals need leaders who develop and nurture cultures in which people of diverse backgrounds feel valued, are deeply connected to one other, and are aligned with a shared mission. In this course, we will examine the theological and psychosocial foundations of authentic leadership grounded in self-reflection and the embodiment of core values. Awareness of our own Otherness and exploration of traditional approaches to diversity will help us develop interconnected, inclusive relationships of trust. Finally, we will learn how to leverage differences and create cultures where people individually and collectively flourish.
Textbooks
Ed Jacobson. Appreciative Moments: Stories and Practices for Living and Working Appreciatively. iUniverse, 2008. ISBN: 978-0595429110.

IST 2110 1
ELECTIVE
Youth Ministries Youth Ministries
Online
4 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 11/19
Syllabus
An exploration of congregational ministries with young people in light of multidisciplinary approaches to the construction of adolescence. The course will include explorations of youth cultures as a lens into the meaning-making of adolescents.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.
Textbooks
Kenda Creasy Dean. OMG A Youth Ministry Handbook. Abingdon Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-1426700088.
Joy Thornberg Melton. Safe Sanctuaries: Reducing the Risk of Abuse in the Church for Children and Youth. Discipleship Resources, 2008. ISBN: 978-0881775433.
Michael J. Nakkula; Eric Toshalis. Understanding Youth: Adolescent Development for Educators. Harvard Educational Press, 2006. ISBN: 978-1891792311.
David White. Practicing Discernment With Youth. Pilgrim Press, 2005. ISBN: 978-0829816310.
C. J. Pascoe; Julie Bettie; Others. See Other Texts to Choose Between on the Canvas Site.

IST 2128 1
ELECTIVE
Evangelism in Contemporary Contexts Evangelism in Contemporary Contexts
Online
4 cr.
Tom Barlow

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 33/33
Syllabus
Critical and practical engagement with why and how Christian faith can be shared while honoring the distinctiveness of others. Meets revised interpretation of requirements for UM ordination. Online only.
Textbooks
Thomas G. Bandy with Lucinda S. Holmes. Worship Ways: For the People Within Your Reach. Abingdon, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4267-8807-9.
Thomas G. Bandy. See, Know & Serve the People Within Your Reach. Abingdon Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-1426774171.

IST 2162 1
ELECTIVE
The Life of Prayer The Life of Prayer
Online
2 cr.
Kelsey;
Roberts

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 38/38
Syllabus
This course will have you study the life of prayer as if it were a river, studying it by getting in and swimming, by experiencing it with many senses, giving yourself over to it. Only then, but surely then, it will have you reflecting theoretically and practically on what you have experienced.
Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

IST 2165 1
ELECTIVE
CelticSp: Directed Readings J P Newell CelticSp: Directed Readings J P Newell
Online
4 cr.
Teresa Crist

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 10/18
Syllabus
This course focuses on readings and discussions of selected themes and topics in the theology of John Philip Newell. Engaging in questions about what constitutes “celtic,” we will examine Dr. Newell’s theology as an example of the contemporary revival of Celtic spirituality. Dr. Newell will be on the Iliff Campus for two weekends of public presentations: attendance at his presentations is strongly encouraged. He will make himself available for lunch and further conversation with the students enrolled in the class on each of the two Saturdays he is on campus. All students who register for the course will be guaranteed a place in the weekend sessions. Enrollment in this course is strictly limited to 18 students.

IST 2166 1
ELECTIVE
Evolv. Spiritual Ldrshp Post Sec. Age Evolv. Spiritual Ldrshp Post Sec. Age
Online
2 cr.
Lee;
Turpin

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 13/19
Syllabus
This course offers an analysis of the contemporary situation, a constructive dialogue between representatives of a traditional Christian spirituality and post-secular spiritual expressions, reflective exercises, and examples of how practicing ministers have negotiated the trajectory beyond denominational structures. Exploration of the themes of evolving understandings of authority (what is important to people, and to whom they are accountable) and community (what connects people with transcendence and with others), are points of contention future spiritual leaders are likely to encounter in their work. Contemporary theology students are preparing for ministry in a religious world greatly changed from previous decades. Emerging ministry professionals are being called to serve people who are often loosely or even non-religiously affiliated, although they may show up for services, and spiritual leaders themselves are breaking out of traditional molds. Formation in spiritual care and leadership for those who reside along a spectrum of affiliation is necessary in what is being called a post-secular age.

IST 2235 1
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
Online
0 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 18/18
Syllabus
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.

IST 2235 2
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
Online
0 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 12/18
Syllabus
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.

IST 3097 1
ELECTIVE
War: Moral & Pastoral Perspectives War: Moral & Pastoral Perspectives
Online
4 cr.
Doehring;
Little

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 15/19
Syllabus
This course explores moral and pastoral perspectives on war and peace that are contextually relevant in encounters with persons and communities experiencing the impact of war and military service. We will begin with our own stories about the impact of war on our lives, in order to explore the embedded theologies/moral orienting systems (values, beliefs and behaviors) elicited by the case studies drawn from fiction, film, and writings about war and military service. We will use our discussion posts and responses to demonstrate capacities for intercultural spiritual care (Doehring, 2017), as we listen empathically across theological and moral differences about war.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 3186 1
ELECTIVE
Hebrew Bible Exegesis Hebrew Bible Exegesis
Online
4 cr.
David Pettit

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 6/19
Syllabus
Continuation of IST 2085 Hebrew II with a focus on exegetical method (offered every other year).

IST 4002 3
INTRN3
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.
Anthony Hill

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Prereqs: MDiv Internship
Enrollment: 8/8
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 Phase I 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

IST 4002 4
INTRN3
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.
Amanda Henderson

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Prereqs: MDiv Internship
Enrollment: 8/8
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 Phase I 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

IST 4004 1
CPE
Clinical Pastoral Education Clinical Pastoral Education
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8 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: Clin Pastoral Educ
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 8
Enrollment: 1/1
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

IST 4995 1
THESIS
MA MTS Thesis MA MTS Thesis
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4 cr.
Jeremy Garber

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 1/1
MA Thesis Project/Research

IST 4995 2
THESIS
MA MTS Thesis MA MTS Thesis
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4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 1/5
MA Thesis Project/Research
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 4995 3
THESIS
MA MTS Thesis MA MTS Thesis
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4 cr.
Leath;
Turpin

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 1/1
MA Thesis Project/Research

IST 2235 4
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
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0 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Meet. Dates: Mon, May 08, 01:00–03:00PM
Credits: 0
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 13/25
Syllabus
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.

IST 2235 3
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
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0 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Meet. Dates: Tue, May 16, 04:30–06:30PM
Credits: 0
Room: Skaggs Hall 106
Enrollment: 2/25
Syllabus
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.

IST 2010 1
THBRDTH
Constructive Theology Constructive Theology
Hybrid (GD: 4/26 1–5PM; 4/27 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
David Scott

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 26, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 27, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 29/32
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 2076 1
PRBRDTH
Parish Leadership & Congreg. Developm Parish Leadership & Congreg. Developm
Hybrid (GD: 4/26 1–5PM; 4/27 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Andy Dunning

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 26, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 27, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 14/19
Syllabus
This course will both prepare leaders planning to do ministry and/or serve as a skills enhancement tool for those already doing ministry in the church and other religious agencies. Leadership will be explored both as a matter of individual gifts and skills and as a community practice influenced by shared or contested needs and expectations. Issues of vision, administration, management, and ethical practice shape the course. Particular attention will be given to religious and spiritual dimensions of leadership.

IST 3085 1
ANDEPTH
Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US
Hybrid (GD: 4/26 1–5PM; 4/27 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 26, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 27, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 26/26
Syllabus
This course compares liberal and evangelical forms of Protestantism in the United States, drawing on both scholarly analysis and popular works. Topics of focus include interpretations of the Bible, race, gender, politics, and science.
Find out more about Tony Alumkal.

IST 2004 1
TXBRDTH
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
Hybrid (GD: 4/27 1–5PM; 4/28 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 27, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 28, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 26/28
Syllabus
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.
Find out more about Eric Smith.
Textbooks
Bart Ehrman. The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, 6th Edition. Oxford University Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-0190203825.
Pamela Eisenbaum. Paul Was Not A Christian: The Original Message of a Misunderstood Apostle. HarperOne, 2010. ISBN: 978-0061349911.
Krister Stendahl. Final Account: Paul's Letter to the Romans. Fortress Press, 1995. ISBN: 978-0800629229.
Amy-Jill Levine; Marc Z. Brettler. The Jewish Annotated New Testament. Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0195297706.

IST 2163 1
PRDEPTH
Religious Leadership Digital Age Religious Leadership Digital Age
Hybrid (GD: 4/27 1–5PM; 4/28 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 27, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 28, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 14/19
Syllabus
Religious traditions, practices, and institutes exist in and are shaped by specific media contexts, and significant media change offers both new opportunities and challenges for religious leadership. This course helps participants think about the nature of church and other religious communities and institutions, the locations of religious practice, the role of religion in society, and the construction of religious identity in digital culture. Participants prepare for transformative leadership in existing and emerging religious communities.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

IST 3098 1
THDEPTH
Theology & the Construction of Race Theology & the Construction of Race
Hybrid (GD: 4/27 1–5PM; 4/28 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 27, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 28, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 29/30
Syllabus
Several important books have recently been published making the case that religion, and more specifically, Christian theology, have played a constitutive role in creating the ideas of race and racial hierarchies. This course is an extended argument (with which students are free to agree or disagree in part or in whole—in any case they will become familiar with the relevant literature and concepts) that 1. In significant ways religion and race are modern, not universal or permanent, constructions; that 2. Religion and race are two of the very few fundamental conceptual building blocks of the modern world, such that, no matter what one thinks of religion and race, one is unable to think or operate in the modern world without them; and that 3. Religion and race are mutually imbricated in such a way that, even when race is not explicitly a topic of discussion or observation, modern religion is always already racialized.
Find out more about Ted Vial.
Textbooks
Willie James Jennings. The Christian Imagination. Yale, 2011. ISBN: 978-0300171365.
Brian Bantum. Redeeming Mulatto. Baylor, 2016. ISBN: 978-1602583498.
Theodore Vial. Modern Religion, Modern Race. Oxford, 2016. ISBN: 978-0190212551.

IST 2001 1
CRBRDTH
Intro to Islam Intro to Islam
Hybrid (GD: 4/28 1–5PM; 4/29 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Erica Ferg Muhaisen

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 28, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 29, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 33/34
Syllabus
This is an introductory course on Islamic history, theology, and culture that provides a basic knowledge of the vast set of traditions known collectively as “Islam.” We will attempt to understand Islam not as a strict set of rituals or as a collective identity, but as a mosaic of practices and traditions shaped by 1,400 years of engagement with societies around the globe, from Arabia to Europe. It is through this attention to the diversity of beliefs and practices that exist among the 1.3 billion people who identify as Muslims that we will come to a more nuanced understanding of what Islam is and is not.

IST 2103 1
HIDEPTH
Medieval Mysticism Medieval Mysticism
Hybrid (GD: 4/28 1–5PM; 4/29 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Timothy Bryan

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 28, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 29, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Enrollment: 27/28
Syllabus
In the European Middle Ages a number of clergy and lay believers—female and male—were convinced that the divine realities of the faith could be intimately experienced. They were the practitioners of long-cultivated mystical traditions that took on new directions and forms in their experiences and writings. Representative figures like Hildegard of Bingen, Bernard of Clairvaux, John Bonaventure, Marguerite Porete, Meister Eckhart, Julian of Norwich, Catherine of Siena, and others sometimes claimed to have visions, often emphasized mystical union with Christ or Being itself, were frequently strong supporters of the Church or, at other times, seen as threats to the faith, and usually promoted the ideals of simplicity, poverty, and compassion. In this course we will read the writings of some of the medieval mystics; discuss their key ideas in the context of their social, political, and religious world; describe the prominent types of mysticism in the period; and draw some connections to the contemporary world.

IST 2164 1
SJEPRAX
SJ & E Prax: Hate Crimes & the Law SJ & E Prax: Hate Crimes & the ...
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2 cr.
Caran Ware Joseph

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Meet. Dates: Fri, Apr 21, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Apr 22, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Enrollment: 19/25
Syllabus
An integration of theory and practice within a practice-based learning enviornment, often including community-engaged collaboration with non-profit organizations, government agencies, or civic groups. Topics change each term.

IST 3035 1
PRDEPTH
Lectionary Preach. & Christian Doct. Lectionary Preach. & Christian Doct.
Hybrid (GD: 4/28 1–5PM; 4/29 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 27–Jun 02, 2017
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 28, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 29, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 6/12
Syllabus
This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to improve their preaching by deepening their theological understanding of Christian doctrines in relation to various seasons of the Christian year. The course objectives are 1) to gain knowledge about the historical and theological development of liturgical seasons and the formation of the Christian lectionary, 2) to preach theologically profound sermons relevant to contemporary listeners, and 3) to improve preaching skills through critical and constructive sermon feedback from peers, the instructor, and locally organized sermon feedback groups (in case of hybrid), in addition to self-evaluation.
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