Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Course Schedule

Spring courses run from 1/14/19 through 5/6/19 (except for the Taizé intensive, which begins on 1/7/19).
The regular registration period for Spring 2019 courses is 11/5  – 11/16, 2018. (Please note: two weeks only.) Beginning 11/17, a $90 late-registration fee will go into effect (not applicable to new students). You may register in person, by fax, scan/email, or mail. In order to reserve a place in the course, the $85 registration fee must be submitted at the time of registration. A student must register for a course before the first class meeting. For more information, please see the Registration page. Forms are available on the Forms page.

(A Course Schedule Matrix is provided at the bottom of this page.)
PR = Prerequisite; CR = Co-requisite

BS600    Orientation to Biblical Studies
Tuesday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Derek Olsen, PhD
PR = none.
An introduction to academic biblical studies, with attention to the nature and development of biblical literature, tools for research, and methods of interpretation (exegesis). This three-credit course is a pre- or corequisite for most other courses in biblical studies. 
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

BS612    Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II
Monday (online) & Thursday (on site), 6 – 8:30 pm
Paul Maillet, STL, STD
PR = BS611.
A continuation of BS611, with reading in the Hebrew Bible.
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page) 

BS622    Literature & Theology of the New Testament
Thursday, 6 – 8:30 pm
(A 1-credit Spiritual Practice module is available: click here for details.)
Jennifer McNeel, PhD
PR/CR =BS600.
An exploration of the New Testament in its historical and social settings, focusing on the unique purpose and theology of each writing, with attention to the origins of the New Testament canon. 
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

BS663  The Book of Job
Thursday, 6 – 8:30 pm

Stephen Vicchio, PhD
PR = BS600
A careful look at the book of Job and its historical, cultural, literary, and religious contexts, with attention to the history of interpretation. An Explorations in Theology course. 
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

BS715    Letters and Theology of Paul
Monday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Michael Gorman, PhD
PR = TH601 and BS600, or permission of the instructor.
An introduction to the theology and spirituality of the apostle Paul through examination of some of his letters in their particular contexts.
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

ES/PT718  Christian Worship: Principles and Practice
Thursday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Mark Gorman, ThD
PR/CR = TH601.
A biblical, theological, historical, and contemporary study of Christian worship, emphasizing commonalities, denominational distinctions, and current issues.
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

ES/SP632  Taizé: Community, Spirituality, Theology (January Intensive)
  Mon-Thurs, January 7-10: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  Sat, January 12: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
  Fri, January 18: 4:00-9:00 p.m.
  Sat, January 19: 10:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  Tues, January 22: 4:00-9:00 p.m.
  (Sat, January 26: snow date; approx. 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m.—depending on class time missed)
Mark Gorman, ThD; Michael Gorman, PhD; and Brother John of Taizé
A consideration and experience of the history, spirituality, music, writings, ministry of reconciliation, and impact of the ecumenical Christian community of Taizé in central France.
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

H603   Modern Church History
Monday, 6 – 8:30 pm.
(A 1-credit Spiritual Practice module is available: click here for details.)

Emily Bailey, PhD
PR/CR = TH601.
A survey of modern Christianity from the 16th century Reformation to the present, examining the ideas and historical traditions that shaped Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Protestantism, with attention to its global contexts. 
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

MT600  Fundamentals of Theological Ethics
Monday, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Christopher Dreisbach, PhD
PR/CR = TH601.
A survey of the major foundational themes in Christian ethics, such as sin and virtue, moral development, conscience and character, Scripture and ethics, and approaches to selected contemporary issues.
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

PT704    Biblical Storytelling II (1.5 credits)
Saturday, 2/16, 3/2, 3/30, 4/27
9 am – 1 pm
Tracy Radosevic, DMin
PR/CR = BS622
An exploration of the practice and role of biblical storytelling in preaching, worship, and formation, including oral presentation. (This course pairs ideally with BS622.)
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

PT799    Ministry-in-Context
Tuesday, 
6 – 8:30 pm,
Edward Richardson, EdD
A supervised field placement experience and concurrent theological reflection seminar, open only to MACM candidates who have completed at least 39 credits.
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

SP603    Introduction to Spiritual Care
Tuesday, 6 – 8:30 pm.
John Hayes, PhD
PR/CR = TH601.
A theological and practical introduction to spiritual care across a spectrum of distinct ministry roles: pastoral visitation, informal and formal pastoral counseling, spiritual friendship, guidance, and direction, as understood in different Christian traditions.
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

ST745    Perspectives in Black Theology
Tuesday, 6 – 8:30 pm.

Arthur Sutherland, PhD
PR/CR = ST601.
A survey of the work of black theologians, including Martin Luther King, Jr., James Cone, and J. Deotis Roberts, and a consideration of their contributions to black identity and contemporary theology.
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

TH601    Introduction to Theological Study
Monday, 6 – 8:30 pm 
Adam Urrutia, PhD (Cand.)
PR = none.
An introduction to the study of theology, including a survey of its major disciplines, review of research-paper techniques, and hands-on experience with the practical tools and methods of theological research and writing. This three-credit course is a pre- or corequisite for most 600- and 700-level courses.  
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

TH799    Colloquium
Thursday, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Brent Laytham, PhD
PR for MAT candidates = GPA of 3.5, completion of 39 credits, and intention to graduate in the current academic year.
An interdisciplinary seminar on a theological topic with readings from Scripture, theology, philosophy, and literature that seeks to integrate and broaden the educational experiences of the MAT candidates.
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

BS862    Reading Scripture (4 credits) — DMin students only.
Thursday, 6-9 pm, Friday 9 am – 5 pm (Feb 7-8, March 7-8, April 11-12)

Michael Gorman, PhD
An exploration of approaches to reading Scripture for Christian faith, formation, ministries, and mission.  
PR = MDiv or MDiv Equivalence. 
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

CONNECT: Faith, Health & Medicine
Joel Shuman, PhD; Brian Volck, MD; & Pat Fosarelli, MD, DMin
Modules 1 and 2 of a 12-credit program of graduate study integrating faith traditions and medical practices into a holistic understanding of healthy persons, congregations, communities, and institutions. For schedule, see below.
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

Spring 2019 Course Schedule (all courses 6:00 to 8:30 pm, except where noted):
Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday Saturday
BS612 – Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II, online portion (Maillet) BS600 – Orientation to Biblical Studies (Olsen)  BS663 – Book of Job (Vicchio)   PT704 – Biblical Storytelling II
(Radosevic)
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
2/16, 3/2, 3/30, 4/27
BS715 –  Letters and Theology of Paul  (Michael Gorman)  PT799 – Ministry-in-Context
(Richardson)
BS622 – Literature & Theology of the New Testament (McNeel) CONNECT
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Module 1: 1/18, 2/15, 3/15
Module 2: 4/26
CONNECT
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Module 1: 1/19, 2/16, 3/16
Module 2: 4/27
H603 – Modern Church History (Bailey)  SP603 – Introduction to Spiritual Care (Hayes) ES/PT718 – Christian Worship: Principles and Practice
(Mark Gorman)
   
MT600 – Fundamentals of Theological Ethics (Dreisbach)  ST745 –  Perspectives in Black Theology (Sutherland) TH799 – Colloquium
(Laytham)
   
TH601 – Introduction to Theological Study (Urrutia)    BS612 – Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II,  on site portion (Maillet)     
         
ES/SP632 – Taizè:
  Mon-Thurs, January 7-10: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  Sat, January 12: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
  Fri, January 18: 4:00-9:00 p.m.
  Sat, January 19: 10:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  Tues, January 22: 4:00-9:00 p.m.
  (Sat, January 26: snow date; approx. 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m.—depending on class time missed)

1-Credit Spiritual Practice Courses: Spring 2019
Course # Course Title Parent Course
TBA Spiritual Practice: Literature & Theology of the New Testament (McNeel) BS622
TBA Spiritual Practice: Modern Church History (Bailey) H603