IST 2003 1
TXBRDTH
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
Online
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jun 11–Aug 17, 2018
Credits: 4
An introduction to the literature and history of ancient Israel and early Judaism with special attention to the various methods appropriate to studying the Hebrew Bible.
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IST 2137 1
PRBRDTH
Intro to Spirituality Intro to Spirituality
Online
4 cr.
Paula Lee

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jun 11–Aug 17, 2018
Credits: 4
An exploration of “spirituality” and “spiritual but not religious” in contemporary public and scholarly discourse, and the implications for those who nurture the spiritual lives of others. The meaning of “spirituality" is contested and understood in multiple and sometimes conflicting ways, leading to challenges in ministry and teaching. We will consider beliefs and practices of the “spiritual but not religious” population, compare and assess definitions of “spirituality,” explore its Christian historical antecedents and examine how it is understood within other traditions and perspectives. Questions will be explored through the lenses of historical and contemporary thinkers as well as the ways students understand and nurture spirituality in their own ministry contexts. We will “trace the sacred” as it manifests in sometimes surprising ways in contemporary life.

IST 3058 1
ANDEPTH
Liberating Sex Liberating Sex
Online
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Crs. Dates: Jun 11–Aug 17, 2018
Credits: 4
The purpose of the course is to search the Christian Scriptures, in spite of its accusations of being patriarchal, to find biblically-based guidelines for developing an ethical sexual lifestyle that is aware of how racism, classism, and specifically sexism influences the current conversation on sexual ethics. The course's focus will be on developing healthy models that foster intimacy and vulnerability for a disjointed and at times oppressive community.
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IST 3121 1
CRDEPTH
Daoism & Chinese Healing Practices Daoism & Chinese Healing Practices
Online
4 cr.
Emily Wu

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Depth
Crs. Dates: Jun 11–Aug 17, 2018
Credits: 4
Daoism is one of the traditional Three Teachings that inform the Chinese religious perspectives and cultural practices. The Daoist theories and methods of bodily cultivation and healing also contributed substantially to the development of Chinese Medicine. This course will introduce the Daoist worldview and practices, with emphasis on how rituals, food, and physical exercises transform not only the human body, but the cosmos as a whole.

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