IST 2035 1
IST2035
Greek I Greek I
Online
4 cr.
Justin Barber

Adv. Req.: Greek I
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Introduction to grammar of Koine Greek for translation and exegetical study. (offered every other year).

IST 2090 1
IST2090
Storytelling & Narrative Justice Storytelling & Narrative Justice
Online
4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Storytelling & Narr. Just
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
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 2102 1
IST2102
Intro to Hinduism Intro to Hinduism
Online
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Intro to Hinduism
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
This course focuses on the main developments and expressions of Hinduism in India. First, we begin with a discussion of the pre-Aryan, indigenous religious context of the Indus Valley, and then turn to the emergence of the Vedas, the earliest stratum of the Hindu tradition. We will then examine the development of the Hindu Upanisads, a highly philosophical genre of literature that significantly questions the religious efficacy of the sacrificial, ritual-based Vedas. Finally, we will turn to the devotional and ritual contexts of the many gods and goddesses, and what is sometimes called "popular Hinduism." along the way, we will explore such major topics as: the changing conceptions of sacrifice; the inquiries into the nature of the self, the nature of the Ultimate, the role and development of devotion; mythology; ritual and its functions; the influence of Buddhism and Islam; and the character of Hinduism in modern India.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 2169 1
IST2169
The Reformation at 500 The Reformation at 500
Online
2 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Reformation at 500
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 2
2017 was the 500th anniversary of Luther's 95 theses, and therefore it was widely celebrated as the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In this course, we consider the legacies of the Reformation from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
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IST 3034 1
IST3034
PTSD: Pastoral,Psychological, & Theol Responses PTSD: Pastoral,Psychological, & Theol Responses
Online
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: PTSD
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Past & Spr Care
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.

IST 3103 1
IST3103
God Mod. Wrld: The Pantheism Controv. God Mod. Wrld: The Pantheism Controv.
Online
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: God/Mod. World: Pantheism
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
What is the most fruitful model for thinking about God? There are a few perennial options, each of have social, political, and ethical implications in addition to metaphysical ones. In the post-Enlightenment world a version of the pantheism model swept through philosophers and theologians, Jews and Christians, raising issues which, if possible, are even more pressing in our post-Christian context. The so-called Pantheism Controversy has the advantage of not only unpacking all the issues involved in the various models of God, but of also being a good story of the personal lives and relationships of a fascinating group of people. This course introduces students to the most pertinent writings from this controversy and engages theological and philosophical work, influenced by the controversy, from our own contexts.
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IST 4005 1
MPROP
MTS Thesis Proposal Seminar MTS Thesis Proposal Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: MA/MTS Proposal Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
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.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 4006 1
CPEPRAX
CPE Integration Praxis CPE Integration Praxis
Online
2 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: CPE Integration Praxis
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 2
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.
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