Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Jacksonville Campus

Courses are designated by a letter-number sequence which indicates the department(s) and the level at which the course is taught. Except where indicated, all courses at any level are open to all qualified students, subject to prerequisites, course limits and seniority provisions. Unless otherwise noted, all courses are three semester hours of credit.

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         Apologetics
         Church History
         Christian Leadership
         Educational Ministries
         Christian Ethics
         Evangelism
         Greek Language
         Ministry of the Church
         New Testament
         Oriental Languages
         Old Testament
         Pastoral Care/Psychology
         Preaching
         Social Ethics
         Spiritual Formation
         Theology
         World Missions
         Youth Ministry
 

Apologetics (Division of Christian Thought)

AP601 Introduction to Christian Apologetics   The course examines models of apologetics found in Scripture and throughout church history in order to make application of them to contemporary challenges to the Christian faith.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2017
 
AP/MC687 The Bible and Race   The course is designed to lead students to a comprehensive theological understanding of the diversity of the human race and the accompanying ministry implications through a Biblical worldview.
        Last Offered: Spring 2017
 
AP760 Reading in Apologetics   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
AP860 Research in Apologetics   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
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Church History (Division of Christian Thought)

CH501 The Church to the Reformation   A general survey of the history of the Christian church from its founding at Pentecost to the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century.
        Last Offered: Fall 2017
 
CH501-I The Church to the Reformation   A general survey of the history of the Christian church from its founding at Pentecost to the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. Offered through Semlink+.
 
CH502 The Church since the Reformation   A general survey of the history of the Christian church from the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century to the present time.
        Last Offered: Spring 2016
 
CH502-I The Church since the Reformation   A general survey of the history of the Christian church from the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century to the present time. Offered through Semlink+.
 
CH/SF591 Dynamics of Spiritual Life   Drawing on the Creation-Redemption narrative and the riches of the history of Christian Spirituality, the course presents a comprehensive model of spirituality that can be used in personal renewal, spiritual formation, direction, discipleship, and counseling. Combining theory and praxis, it explores key spiritual dynamics, equipping for ministry to those seeking a deeper life with Christ.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2016
 
CH/TH641 Theology of Luther and Calvin   The writings of Luther and Calvin shaped the earliest years of the Protestant Reformation and continue to inform and influence Protestantism to this day. Their writings continue to be sources of inspiration and deep thinking and a number of denominations draw direct influence from one or both of these men. The purpose of this course is to engage the writings and thinking in the writings of Martin Luther and John Calvin to gain a better understanding of their theology. The course will focus on the primary readings of both authors and will train the students in how to compare and contrast competing ideas between two thinkers who seem to have similar ideas.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2015
 
CH/TH641-I Theology of Luther and Calvin   The writings of Luther and Calvin shaped the earliest years of the Protestant Reformation and continue to inform and influence Protestantism to this day. Their writings continue to be sources of inspiration and deep thinking and a number of denominations draw direct influence from one or both of these men. The purpose of this course is to engage the writings and thinking in the writings of Martin Luther and John Calvin to gain a better understanding of their theology. The course will focus on the primary readings of both authors and will train the students in how to compare and contrast competing ideas between two thinkers who seem to have similar ideas. Offered through Semlink+.
 
CH647 Anglican Church History   This is a required course for those in the M.Div Anglican/Episcopal Studies Track.
        Last Offered: Fall 2016
 
CH/TH656 The Life and Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer   As a pastor and member of the German resistance to Hitler, Bonhoeffer distinguished himself as one of the twentieth century’s most important theologians. This course presents his life, writings, and theology through lecture and class presentations.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2014
 
CH/MC/TH664 The History and Theology of Worship   Course description not available. Please contact Dean's Office.
        Last Offered: Fall 2015
 
CH/TH676 Lewis and Tolkien   The writings of Lewis and Tolkien shaped a critique of rationalistic materialism and the global wars of the early 20th century. Their writings continue to be sources of inspiration and deep thinking today, serving to influencing everything from apologetics to literature. The purpose of this course is to engage the writings and thinking in the writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien to gain a better understanding of their views. The course will focus on the primary readings of both authors and will train the students in how to compare and contrast competing ideas between two thinkers who seem to have similar ideas.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2016
 
CH/TH676-I Lewis and Tolkien   The writings of Lewis and Tolkien shaped a critique of rationalistic materialism and the global wars of the early 20th century. Their writings continue to be sources of inspiration and deep thinking today, serving to influencing everything from apologetics to literature. The purpose of this course is to engage the writings and thinking in the writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien to gain a better understanding of their views. The course will focus on the primary readings of both authors and will train the students in how to compare and contrast competing ideas between two thinkers who seem to have similar ideas. Offered through Semlink+ .
 
CH760 Reading in Church History   Independent study, any session by petition. At the Charlotte campus, CH760 is typically offered on the following subjects on a scheduled basis: American Church History, Great Awakenings. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
CH860 Research in Church History   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
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Christian Leadership (Division of Practical Theology)

CL/MC503 Foundations for Leadership/Ministry   This course is designed to equip individuals to serve effectively as leaders, as agents of change, as facilitators of mission, as administrators in the parish or in other related vocational settings. Systems theory is utilized as the major theoretical/theological approach to the foundation of leadership.
        Last Offered: Fall 2016
 
CL630 The Person of the Christian Leader   This course helps the student examine the integrity and spiritual vitality necessary to be a godly leader. Various areas such as family, marriage and the “dark” side of leadership will be discussed.
        Last Offered: Spring 2016
 
CL640 Managing Conflict   This course trains leaders to facilitate change in an organization and resolve the conflict associated with that change in a healthy manner. Key skills and strategies will be discussed and developed for healthy conflict resolution.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2017
 
CL650 The Christian Leader as Communicator   The purpose of the course is to address the essential elements of leadership communication. Key principles and models will be presented for leadership communication.
        Last Offered: Fall 2013
 
CL670 Team and Team Building   The purpose of this course is to help students develop the theological and managerial rationale for the use of teams in ministry. In addition, the student will acquire and develop the skills needed to build and sustain an effective team ministry.
        Last Offered: Spring 2017
 
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Educational Ministries (Division of Practical Theology)

EM760 Reading in Educational Ministries   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
EM860 Research in Educational Ministries   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
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Christian Ethics (Division of Christian Thought)

ET501 Christian Ethics   An exploration of how Christians can make and enact good, wise, and faithful ethical choices and develop moral character and community in the midst of a complex world. The course will examine: (1) the foundations of Christian Ethics, especially in Holy Scripture; (2) the contexts of contemporary ethical issues; (3) the methods of moral discernment and decision-making; and (4) the relationship of Christian ethics to that of the surrounding culture and society. Lectures, case studies, and discussion will be employed in an attempt to gain wisdom, understanding, character, and a prophetic voice relative to the moral issues in church and society.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2017
 
ET501-I Christian Ethics   An exploration of how Christians can make and enact good, wise, and faithful ethical choices and develop moral character and community in the midst of a complex world. The course will examine: (1) the foundations of Christian Ethics, especially in Holy Scripture; (2) the contexts of contemporary ethical issues; (3) the methods of moral discernment and decision-making; and (4) the relationship of Christian ethics to that of the surrounding culture and society. Lectures, case studies, and discussion will be employed in an attempt to gain wisdom, understanding, character, and a prophetic voice relative to the moral issues in church and society. Offered through Semlink+.
 
ET681 Issues in Sexual Ethics and Bioethics   The complexities of our contemporary world raise ethical questions that the Church and Christians are often not equipped to tackle. This course will explore some of those issues in the areas of sexual ethics and bioethics, in light of God’s Word and a Christian world view. Among the issues to be addressed are: a theology of sexuality, premarital sex, homosexuality, reproductive technologies, abortion, stem cell research, genetic engineering, treatment termination, and euthanasia. Attention is given to how the Church and Christians can address these issues in secular, pluralistic contexts.
        Last Offered: Spring 2014
 
ET760 Reading in Ethics   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
ET860 Research in Ethics   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
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Evangelism (Division of Practical Theology)

EV501 Evangelism and Discipleship Through the Local Church   Practical theological foundation for the practice of evangelism and for evangelistic leadership in the church. Includes content and communication of the gospel within cultural context at home and abroad. Preparation in class, followed by community experience. Prayer is primary throughout.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2013
 
EV510 Evangelism: Theories and Practice   This study focuses on the theoretical foundations of evangelism. Topics include the nature and transmission of the gospel message, persuasion theory and evangelism, liturgical evangelism, kingdom evangelism, and evangelism and social responsibility.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2017
 
EV760 Reading in Evangelism   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
EV860 Research in Evangelism   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
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Greek Language (Division of Biblical Studies)

GL501 Basic Greek I   Students with little or no prior knowledge of Greek study the basic grammar and vocabulary of New Testament Greek. Course comprises plenary lectures, smaller sectional meetings, translation of selected New Testament passages, tutorials, and computer assisted instruction
        Last Offered: Fall 2017
 
GL502 Basic Greek II   Continues GL501 expanding grammar and vocabulary. Emphasis on translation and analysis of basic grammatical structures and functions. Students continue in same format and small sections as GL501. Permits concurrent enrollment in NT 502.
        Prerequisite: GL501.
        Last Offered: Spring 2016
 
GL860 Research in Greek Language   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
        Prerequisite: GL502.
 
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Ministry of the Church (Division of Practical Theology)

MC/SF501-I Spiritual Formation for Ministry   The foundational course in the Division of Practical Theology and an introduction to theological seminary. A beginning working knowledge of spiritual formation leading to a lifetime of continuing education. Spiritual exercise and small group practice for personal application and for leadership in the church. Offered through Semlink+.
 
MC/CL503 Foundations for Leadership/Ministry   This course is designed to equip individuals to serve effectively as leaders, as agents of change, as facilitators of mission, as administrators in the parish or in other related vocational settings. Systems theory is utilized as the major theoretical/theological approach to the foundation of leadership.
        Last Offered: Fall 2016
 
MC/SF506 Ascetical Theology   Course description not available. Please contact Dean's Office.
        Last Offered: Fall 2017
 
MC/TH525-I Faith, Work and Economics   An introductory survey of scriptural, historical, and theological understandings of Stewardship and Economics. Special emphasis will be given to the church’s role in enabling systems of human flourishing, and the Christian Minister’s responsibility for stewardship in personal and ministry life. Offered through Semlink+.
 
MC609 Book of Common Prayer/Liturgics   MC 609 Book of Common Prayer/Liturgics: The purpose of this course is to equip students with knowledge of the theology, history and practices of Christian liturgy, with a particular focus on the Anglican tradition, and to assist in their formation as liturgical leaders who are both knowledgeable and capable. The course begins with the emergence of the Book of Common Prayer and covers the basics of liturgics and liturgical theology of Anglicanism in history and present practice. Participants will increase their vocabulary in Anglican worship and understand the theology of the Book of Common Prayer.
        Last Offered: Spring 2017
 
MC/CH/TH664 The History and Theology of Worship   Course description not available. Please contact Dean's Office.
        Last Offered: Fall 2015
 
MC/AP687 The Bible and Race   The course is designed to lead students to a comprehensive theological understanding of the diversity of the human race and the accompanying ministry implications through a Biblical worldview.
        Last Offered: Spring 2017
 
MC/TH692 Violence, Sexual Abuse, and the Gospel   Course description not available. Please contact Dean's Office .
        Last Offered: Spring 2017
 
MC760 Reading in Ministry of the Church   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
MC850 Readiness for Ministry Exit Seminar   This course focuses on integrating key aspects of seminary education with Christian ministry to prepare graduating students for vocational ministry. The course goals are to exegete the concept of pastoral ministry and integrate these findings into a personal statement of ministerial practice.
        Last Offered: Spring 2017
 
MC860 Research in Ministry of the Church   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
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New Testament (Division of Biblical Studies)

NT501 New Testament Survey   Introduction to the field of New Testament studies, highlighting central New Testament themes, issues, events, and persons.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2016
 
NT501-I New Testament Survey   Introduction to the field of New Testament studies, highlighting central New Testament themes, issues, events, and persons. Offered through Semlink+.
 
NT502 Interpreting the New Testament   Attention given to a variety of methods of interpretation (textual, lexical, grammatical, historical, literary) and bibliographic tools. Students prepare exegesis papers on the basis of the Greek text.
        Last Offered: Spring 2016
 
NT504-I Paul and His Letters   Paul’s pastoral and missionary understanding of the Christian faith is examined by assessing the distinctive settings and themes of his letters in the context of the missionary journeys in Acts. Offered through Semlink+.
 
NT611 Exegesis of Matthew   An exegetical study of the Greek text of Matthew, focusing on the structure and theology of Matthew’s gospel as a literary unit.
        Prerequisite: GL502 and NT502.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2014
 
NT613 Exegesis of Mark   This exegetical study of the structure, theology and probable setting of Mark gives special attention to the person of Jesus and his mission.
        Prerequisite: GL502 and NT502.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2016
 
NT620 Exegesis of Romans   Exegesis of the Greek text with examination of principal theological themes in the context of Paul’s apostolic mission and his relationship to the church in Rome.
        Prerequisite: GL502 and NT502.
        Last Offered: Fall 2016
 
NT760 Reading in New Testament   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
NT/OT795 Biblical Theology Seminar   A seminar on the primary themes and fundamental issues shared by both Testaments. Students present papers for formal critique and discussion on relevant topics within the discipline of Biblical Theology.
        Last Offered: Spring 2017
 
NT860 Research in New Testament   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
NT/OT/TH910-I Theological Hermeneutics   A discussion of main theories and concepts of hermeneutics, with particular attention being paid to the relationship between exegesis and systematic theology; contextual and missional issues. Offered at the Th.M. level. Offered through Semlink+.
 
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Oriental Languages (Division of Biblical Studies)

OL501 Hebrew I   Introduces basic grammar and vocabulary of biblical Hebrew, emphasizing the importance of Hebrew language for understanding the Old Testament.
        Last Offered: Fall 2016
 
OL502 Hebrew II   Continuation of OL 501 with sustained emphasis on mastery of grammar and vocabulary. OL 502 will emphasize reading from the Hebrew Old Testament with introduction of some rudiments of exegetical method.
        Prerequisite: OL501.
        Last Offered: Spring 2017
 
OL860 Research in Oriental Languages   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
        Prerequisite: OL502.
 
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Old Testament (Division of Biblical Studies)

OT500 Old Testament Survey   Introduces history, literature and thought of Old Testament as reflected in its major divisions and individual books. Designed and recommended for those who have not had a systematic survey of the Old Testament, enabling them to proceed with seminary-level studies.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2017
 
OT500-I Old Testament Survey   Introduces history, literature and thought of Old Testament as reflected in its major divisions and individual books. Designed and recommended for those who have not had a systematic survey of the Old Testament, enabling them to proceed with seminary-level studies. Offered through Semlink+.
 
OT511 Interpreting the Old Testament   Course description not available. Please contact Dean's Office.
        Last Offered: Spring 2017
 
OT627 Exegesis in Exodus   Students will be introduced to the objectives, methods and tools of Hebrew exegesis and principles of hermeneutics. Emphasis upon the Plague Narratives, Passover, Covenant, Decalogue, Tabernacle and the great moment of redemption in the Old Testament.
        Prerequisite: OT511.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2017
 
OT637 Exegesis in Conquest Narratives   Course description not available. Please contact Dean's Office.
        Prerequisite: OT511.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2015
 
OT750 Old Testament Prophetical Books   A study of the institution and contribution of the prophets, including: critical backgrounds, a survey of the prophets, and exegesis of selected passages in the prophetic literature. Special interest: eschatological patterns and themes.
        Prerequisite: OT 600-level exegesis course .
        Last Offered: Fall 2017
 
OT760 Reading in Old Testament   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
OT/NT795 Biblical Theology Seminar   A seminar on the primary themes and fundamental issues shared by both Testaments. Students present papers for formal critique and discussion on relevant topics within the discipline of Biblical Theology.
        Last Offered: Spring 2017
 
OT860 Research in Old Testament   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
OT/NT/TH910-I Theological Hermeneutics   A discussion of main theories and concepts of hermeneutics, with particular attention being paid to the relationship between exegesis and systematic theology; contextual and missional issues. Offered at the Th.M. level. Offered through Semlink+.
 
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Pastoral Care/Psychology (Division of Practical Theology)

PC511 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling   Basic preparation for the complex task of pastoral care and counseling. The focus is upon the pastor in the congregational setting.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2016
 
PC511-I Introduction to Pastoral Counseling   Basic preparation for the complex task of pastoral care and counseling. The focus is upon the pastor in the congregational setting. Offered through Semlink+.
 
PC760 Readings in Pastoral Psychology   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
PC860 Research in Pastoral Psychology   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
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Preaching (Division of Practical Theology)

PR601 Preaching: Princ. & Pract. in Prep. Relevant Biblical Sermns   An introduction to the principles of preparing relevant biblical sermons. Lectures and exercises cover a stage-by-stage explanation of how preachers think as they prepare to preach. Recitation sessions provide opportunity for students to preach with critique by the professor.
        Prerequisites: NT502 or OT511.
        Last Offered: Fall 2017
 
PR602 Preaching for Modern Listeners   Building on PR601, students will interact with the biblical material to prepare sermons that relate to a modern audience. Students will preach with critique by the professor.
        Prerequisites: PR601.
        Last Offered: Spring 2017
 
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Social Ethics (Division of Christian Thought)

SE760 Reading in Social Ethics   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
SE860 Research in Social Ethics   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
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Spiritual Formation (Division of Practical Theology)

SF/MC501-I Spiritual Formation for Ministry   The foundational course in the Division of Practical Theology and an introduction to theological seminary. A beginning working knowledge of spiritual formation leading to a lifetime of continuing education. Spiritual exercise and small group practice for personal application and for leadership in the church. Offered through Semlink+.
 
SF/MC506 Ascetical Theology   Course description not available. Please contact Dean's Office.
        Last Offered: Fall 2017
 
SF/CH591 Dynamics of Spiritual Life   Drawing on the Creation-Redemption narrative and the riches of the history of Christian Spirituality, the course presents a comprehensive model of spirituality that can be used in personal renewal, spiritual formation, direction, discipleship, and counseling. Combining theory and praxis, it explores key spiritual dynamics, equipping for ministry to those seeking a deeper life with Christ.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2016
 
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Theology (Division of Christian Thought)

TH501 Theology Survey I   A study of theological method, revelation, inspiration, and canon of scripture; existence and attributes of God; Trinity; creation and providence; human nature; original and actual sin.
        Last Offered: Fall 2016
 
TH501-I Theology Survey I   A study of theological method, revelation, inspiration, and canon of scripture; existence and attributes of God; Trinity; creation and providence; human nature; original and actual sin. Offered through Semlink+.
 
TH502 Theology Survey II   A study of the person and work of Christ, predestination, conversion, justification, sanctification, and the work of the Holy Spirit; perseverance; the nature and mission of the church; sacraments; eschatology.
        Last Offered: Fall 2017
 
TH502-I Theology Survey II   A study of the person and work of Christ, predestination, conversion, justification, sanctification, and the work of the Holy Spirit; perseverance; the nature and mission of the church; sacraments; eschatology. Offered through Semlink+.
        Prerequisite: TH501. Also must complete OT500 and NT501 before or during this course.
 
TH/MC525-I Faith, Work and Economics   An introductory survey of scriptural, historical, and theological understandings of Stewardship and Economics. Special emphasis will be given to the church’s role in enabling systems of human flourishing, and the Christian Minister’s responsibility for stewardship in personal and ministry life. Offered through Semlink+.
 
TH605-I Systematic Theology II   A study of creation, providence, the image of God, human nature, original and actual sin, and the person and work of Christ. Offered through Semlink+.
        Prerequisite: TH504. Also must complete OT500 and NT501 before or during this course.
 
TH/CH641 Theology of Luther and Calvin   The writings of Luther and Calvin shaped the earliest years of the Protestant Reformation and continue to inform and influence Protestantism to this day. Their writings continue to be sources of inspiration and deep thinking and a number of denominations draw direct influence from one or both of these men. The purpose of this course is to engage the writings and thinking in the writings of Martin Luther and John Calvin to gain a better understanding of their theology. The course will focus on the primary readings of both authors and will train the students in how to compare and contrast competing ideas between two thinkers who seem to have similar ideas.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2015
 
TH/CH641-I Theology of Luther and Calvin   The writings of Luther and Calvin shaped the earliest years of the Protestant Reformation and continue to inform and influence Protestantism to this day. Their writings continue to be sources of inspiration and deep thinking and a number of denominations draw direct influence from one or both of these men. The purpose of this course is to engage the writings and thinking in the writings of Martin Luther and John Calvin to gain a better understanding of their theology. The course will focus on the primary readings of both authors and will train the students in how to compare and contrast competing ideas between two thinkers who seem to have similar ideas. Offered through Semlink+.
 
TH652 Anglican Doctrine and Practice   An overview of the Anglican Articles of Religion and how the Anglican Church uses Scripture, Tradition, and Reason to understand what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. The course will also explore how the Anglican understanding of theology continues to shape its polity and practice as it relates to governance, worship, and discipleship.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2017
 
TH/CH656 The Life and Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer   As a pastor and member of the German resistance to Hitler, Bonhoeffer distinguished himself as one of the twentieth century’s most important theologians. This course presents his life, writings, and theology through lecture and class presentations.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2014
 
TH/CH/MC664 The History and Theology of Worship   Course description not available. Please contact Dean's Office.
        Last Offered: Fall 2015
 
TH/CH676 Lewis and Tolkien   The writings of Lewis and Tolkien shaped a critique of rationalistic materialism and the global wars of the early 20th century. Their writings continue to be sources of inspiration and deep thinking today, serving to influencing everything from apologetics to literature. The purpose of this course is to engage the writings and thinking in the writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien to gain a better understanding of their views. The course will focus on the primary readings of both authors and will train the students in how to compare and contrast competing ideas between two thinkers who seem to have similar ideas.
        Last Offered: Summer Session 2016
 
TH/CH676-I Lewis and Tolkien   The writings of Lewis and Tolkien shaped a critique of rationalistic materialism and the global wars of the early 20th century. Their writings continue to be sources of inspiration and deep thinking today, serving to influencing everything from apologetics to literature. The purpose of this course is to engage the writings and thinking in the writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien to gain a better understanding of their views. The course will focus on the primary readings of both authors and will train the students in how to compare and contrast competing ideas between two thinkers who seem to have similar ideas. Offered through Semlink+ .
 
TH/MC692 Violence, Sexual Abuse, and the Gospel   Course description not available. Please contact Dean's Office .
        Last Offered: Spring 2017
 
TH760 Reading in Theology   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
TH860 Research in Theology   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
TH/NT/OT910-I Theological Hermeneutics   A discussion of main theories and concepts of hermeneutics, with particular attention being paid to the relationship between exegesis and systematic theology; contextual and missional issues. Offered at the Th.M. level. Offered through Semlink+.
 
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World Missions (Division of Christian Thought)

WM601-I The World Mission of the Church   Recognizing the responsibility of all Christians to complete Christ’s commission, this course gives an overview of the strategic and historical progress of worldwide missions today. The ways in which a local congregation can fulfill its worldwide biblical mandate are also considered. Offered through Semlink+.
 
WM760 Reading in World Missions   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
WM860 Research in World Missions   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
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Youth Ministry (Division of Practical Theology)

YM760 Reading in Youth Ministry   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
YM860 Research in Youth Ministry   Independent study, any session by petition. See Student Handbook for information on reading and research courses.
 
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