Course Information

 

for A. Cultural and Historical Studies Rels Department


RESTRNG COMMNTY IN MAINLINE: (EDRS-2630)

Credits:3

LIFE & TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA (HR-1550)

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INTRO THERAVADA BUDDHIST TRAD (HR-1596)

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WOMEN&GENDER IN JUDAISM&ISLAM (HR-2041)

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BUDDHISM IN THE WEST (HR-2850)

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ASIAN/OCEANIC CLTRL/FTH TRDTNS (HR-4175)

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THE CAVE OF THE HEART (HR-4207)

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MULTIRELIGIOUS INTENSIVE (HR-4261)

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WORKS OF SHINRAN I (HR-4566)

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AN INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM (HR-4822)

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ESOTERIC BUDDHISM (HR-8250)

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BUDDHIST TRADTNS OF SOUTH ASIA (HRHS-1515)

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MORMONISM:A NEW WORLD RELIGION (HRHS-1851)

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LATTER DAY SAINT SACRED TEXTS (HRHS-3960)

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THE CULTURE OF THE SYNAGOGUE (HRHS-4320)

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TOPICS IN JAPANESE RELIGIONS (HRHS-8450)

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TPCS BUDDHIST TRADTNS OF JAPAN (HRHS-8454)

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UNDOING ANTI-JUDAISM (HRLS-4126)

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TOPICS IN BUDDHIST THOUGHT (HRPH-4556)

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TOPICS IN ZEN BUDDHIST THGHT (HRPH-8488)

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INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC LAW (HRRS-1300)

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INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM (HRRS-2500)

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INTRODUCTION TO THE QUR'AN (HRRS-2501)

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QUR'AN, SUNNAH, & ISLAMIC LAW (HRRS-2842)

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ISLAM IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE (HRRS-3931)

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COUNTERING ISLAMOPHOBIA (HRRS-3933)

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ISLAM IN CENTRAL ASIA (HRRS-4835)

Credits:0

MODERN ISLAM IN POSTCOLONY (HRRS-5780)

Credits:3

INTRO TO ISLAM (HRST-4312)

Credits:3

ISSUES IN INTERRELIGIOUS DIALO (HRST-4420)

Credits:3

HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY I (HS-1101)

Credits:3

HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY I (HS-1102)

Credits:3

HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY II (HS-1110)

Credits:3

HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY I (HS-1114)

Credits:3

HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY (HS-1120)

Credits:3

RESEARCHING & WRITING HISTORY (HS-1275)

Credits:3

HSTRY XIANITY & SOCIAL CHANGE (HS-1750)

Credits:3

UMC HISTORY/POLITY/DOCTRINE I (HS-2001)

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UMC HISTORY/DOCTRINE/POLITY II (HS-2002)

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AUGUSTINE (HS-2315)

Credits:3

HISTORY OF THE EASTERN CHURCH (HS-2751)

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HOMOSEXUALITY & CHRISTNTY (HS-3577)

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PATRISTIC-MEDIEVAL EXEGESIS (HS-4050)

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VATICAN II IN AMERICA:1945-89 (HS-4161)

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MNSTRIES OF WOMEN IN XTN HIST (HS-4519)

Credits:3

LAW, RELIGION & RACE (HS-4570)

Credits:3

HISTORY I (HS-8010)

Credits:3

CHRISTIANITY FROM JEWISH SECT TO COLONIAL RELIGION. This course is an introduction to the history of Christianity and historical theology from the second to the seventeenth centuries. During this time, Christianity developed the main features of what is today the world's largest religion. Along the way, Christianity was transformed again and again as it adapted to vastly different, changing cultural and social environments. This course is about Christianity in the real world. You will learn how to study the origins and development of beliefs and practices, but you will also study much more. The course will introduce you to the continuities and varieties of Christian experience and belief in different times and places, from the Roman Empire to Persia, China, Africa, Europe, and Latin America, and you will be introduced to the complexity of Christianity's social, cultural, and political entanglements in all these places. The course will help you learn to break down real life situations and understand the fine points at which religious innovation and change occur, even when people try to resist change or return to the past. Audio files of weekly lectures, illustrated with slides, and videos are provided for each week. Readings from primary sources in translation are indicated on the course schedule. The readings will illustrate history, but more importantly, they will give you the opportunity to develop basic skills in assessing and evaluating the belief and behavior of religious communities in the real world. Weekly asynchronous exercises will ask you to apply analytical skills, draw conclusions, and communicate them to your peers. The learning community will be reinforced by periodic web conferences. You will be introduced to the history of the interpretation of the bible on the example of commentaries on the first day of creation in Genesis 1. You will learn about the historical entanglement of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. You will read and study several theological and mystical classics. You will be exposed to the politics, ideas, and actions that gave rise to Protestantism and the intimate relationship of Protestant and Catholic reforms. You will discover the birth of the tension between theology and natural science. Finally, you will be encouraged to apply the critical skills and aptitudes you are developing in your study of the past to situations of religious life, leadership, and service today.

HIST CHRISTIANITY II:1300-1980 (HS-8015)

Credits:3

HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY (HS-8100)

Credits:3

HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY I (HS-8102)

Credits:3

LIVING TRADITION (HS-8122)

Credits:3

CHRYSOSTOM & SOCIAL JUSTICE (HSCE-2020)

Credits:3

ANGLICAN TRDTN:CHURCH/MNSTRY (HSFT-2256)

Credits:3

INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM (HSHR-2020)

Credits:3

ISSUES MODERN JEWISH HISTORY (HSHR-2026)

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INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM (HSHR-2035)

Credits:3

JEWISH BIBLICAL HERMENEUTICS (HSHR-3741)

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RELIGION AND EMPIRE (HSHR-4247)

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JEWS, CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS (HSHR-4801)

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EARLY JEWISH-CHRISTIAN RELTNS (HSIR-4250)

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POSTCOLONIAL COMMUNION (HSRS-2264)

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HIST OF XNITY & SOCIAL CHANGE (HSRS-8259)

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THE ANGLICAN TRADITION (HSSP-1616)

Credits:3

THE CONFESSIONS OF AUGUSTINE (HSSP-2011)

Credits:3

LAY SPIRITUAL PRACTICES (HSSP-2460)

Credits:3

DESERT SPIRITUALITY (HSSP-2771)

Credits:3

ENGLISH SPIRITUALTY & MYSTICS (HSSP-3901)

Credits:3

CLASSICS OF THE XIAN JOURNEY (HSSP-4700)

Credits:3

WESTERN ESOTERIC TRADITIONS (HSSP-8439)

Credits:3

HISTORY/THEOLOGY:EARLY CHURCH (HSST-1087)

Credits:3

HISTORY/THEOLOGY:MEDVL/REFRMTN (HSST-1088)

Credits:3

HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY I (HSST-1114)

Credits:3

Introduction to the history of the Church, from the second century through the end of the Middle Ages. The course will focus on primary sources attached to key events, with lectures and class discussions. The course will be evaluated through short papers on the primary sources (4 papers of 2-4 pages each) and a final examination. The course is intended for MDiv and MA/MTS students.

HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY II (HSST-1115)

Credits:3

ANCIENT/MEDIEVAL JEWISH CVLZTN (HSST-2022)

Credits:3

HISTORY/THEOLOGY:MODERN CHURCH (HSST-2189)

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XNITY ECUMISM & MISSION 21ST C (HSST-2600)

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LUTHERAN CONFESSIONAL WRITINGS (HSST-2902)

Credits:3

MOTHER OF GOD THLGY IN CULTURE (HSST-4180)

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LUTHER:CROSS AND CONSOLATION (HSST-4207)

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THE ENGLISH REFORMATION (HSST-4800)

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ENGLISH REFORMATIONS (HSST-4802)

Credits:3

HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY II (HSST-8100)

Credits:3

FREEDOM THEO W/MARTIN LUTHER (HSST-9400)

Credits:3

FALL 2018 ALT THEOS: WOMEN'S VOICES In this class, we will examine women’s theological writings in the Christian tradition. While focusing on the voices of the Medieval and Reformation era women, our study includes also women from the early Christian movement(s) to our day. The primary interest is theology written – and lived - by women and with that reconstruction of both the theological narrative and the essentials of Christian theology. This 4000-level seminar, open to MA/MDiv students, fosters methodological innovation by re-interpreting a significant component of Christian tradition, including women’s works into the corpus of Christian theology, and working theologically with historical materials and gender factors. [30 max enrollment]

HSTRY MEDIEVAL THGHT/CULTURE (PHHS-3315)

Credits:0

ECCLESIOLOGY & PUBLIC PHLSPHY: (PHRS-4615)

Credits:3

DO WE HAVE FREE WILL? (PHST-4810)

Credits:3

INTRO TO PASTORAL CARE (PS-1007)

Credits:3

INTRODUCTION TO PASTORAL CARE (PS-1009)

Credits:3

INTRO TO PASTORAL THEOLOGY (PS-1010)

Credits:3

This is a basic course with focus on practical application in pastoral ministry based on sound pastoral theological understanding. It will explore all the areas in congregational life in which pastoral ministry might be needed. Based on lectures, readings and conversations, students will be required to develop the appropriate response in certain situations using preaching skills, counseling, and other forms of pastoral ministry. We will also look at the restrictions under which counseling can take place or is required as directed by national or diocesan church canons. Based on role-playing, written reflections and classroom participation students will be graded on a letter grade basis. This course is intended for M.Div and MA/MTS students. [Auditors excluded]

PASTORAL CARE AND COUNSELING (PS-1012)

Credits:3

PASTORAL CARE AND COUNSELING (PS-1015)

Credits:3

PAST COUNSLNG:PROCESS/SKILLS (PS-1016)

Credits:3

SECTION 1 [DSPT] This course introduces basic concepts, attitudes, and skills of pastoral counseling. Consideration is given to the fundamental process and skills of pastoral counseling to more effectively deal with common pastoral concerns and problems. It further covers professional ethics for pastoral ministers including issues such as boundaries, power differentials, confidentiality, and sexual misconduct. Systematic training and practice in basic responding and initiating skills are provided. Multicultural implications are included. Intended audience: MDiv, MA, MTS. _______________________________________________________________________________________ SECTION 2[JST] Highlighting pastoral case material and interpersonal process, the course introduces students to the basic interviewing skills of pastoral counseling and provides an overview of clinical psychopathology. This course understands psycho­logical distress within the context of pastoral counseling from a biopsychosocial and spiritual perspective. The challenges of trauma, addiction, and recovery are especially highlighted. Through interviewing and group facilitation, students will hopefully experience themselves as pastoral agents of healing. Taught from a clinical psychodynamic perspective with attention to professional ethics for pastoral ministers, direct experience with underserved populations is required – students will be offered short term pastoral opportunities with homeless populations recovering from trauma and/or addiction. These community engaged learning opportunities are scheduled for some late afternoons on Friday and/or two Saturdays during the semester. Intended audience: MDiv, MA, MTS

PASTORAL CARE & CONGREGATIONS (PS-1060)

Credits:3

PSYCHOLOGY OF FLOURISHING (PS-1366)

Credits:1.5

DYING AND GRIEVING (PS-1611)

Credits:3

JEWISH PERSP ON SUFFERING&LIFE (PS-2126)

Credits:0

ADDICTIONS, 12-STEPS & CHURCH (PS-2492)

Credits:3

PSTRL CARE IN ANGER & CONFLICT (PS-2862)

Credits:1.5

SIGNIFICANT MOMENTS IN FAMILES (PS-3002)

Credits:0

COUNSELING TECHNIQUES/PROCESS (PS-4005)

Credits:3

ONE2ONE PASTORAL CARE BASICS (PS-4017)

Credits:1.5

PASTORAL CARE OF FAMILIES (PS-4118)

Credits:3

FAMILY THERAPY (PS-4157)

Credits:3

ORGANIZATIONS & INSTITUTIONS (PS-4390)

Credits:1.5

PASTORAL CARE:DYING & GRIEVING (PS-4721)

Credits:3

FORGIVENESS (PS-8430)

Credits:3

ILLNESS, HEALTH & HEALING (PS-8450)

Credits:3

This course invites students to listen for the voices of the ill, even when those voices are full of pain or have been long ignored. Students will develop spiritual care skills and practices to promote health and healing that will enhance their ministries and their lives. The course will draw from narrative medicine as well as scriptures and healing stories from a variety of religious traditions. Format: Class Discussion. Method of Evaluation: weekly reflections, spiritual practice exercises, and projects. Intended audience: M.Div., MASC, MA. This online course is asynchronous. Low residency. Relates to Threshold #: 5; 7; and 8 Relates to MFC Competencies #: 2; 3; and 6 [20 max enrollment; Auditors with faculty permission]

PASTORAL CARE (PSFT-1009)

Credits:1.5

USE OF BODY IN MINISTRY (PSFT-2034)

Credits:1.5

BUDDHIST CHAPLAINCY (PSHR-3013)

Credits:3

NARRATIVE METAPHOR & TRANSFRM (PSHR-4010)

Credits:3

DREAMING IN WORLD'S RELIGIONS (PSHR-4208)

Credits:3

CONVERSION (PSHR-4300)

Credits:3

TOPICS BUDDHIST PASTORAL CARE (PSHR-5160)

Credits:3

CINEMA: (PSRA-2611)

Credits:3

APPROPRIATE BNDRIES IN MNSTRY (PSRS-2441)

Credits:1.5

SEXUAL VIOLATIONS & THE CHURCH (PSRS-2582)

Credits:3

CROSS-CULTURAL PASTORAL CARE (PSRS-2801)

Credits:3

SEXUALITY AND PASTORAL CARE (PSRS-4160)

Credits:3

SCIENCE, HEALING, & THE PERSON (PSST-4970)

Credits:3

PASTORAL & PRACTICAL THEOLOGY (PSST-5210)

Credits:3

BRINGING BIBLCL HUMOR TO LIFE (RABS-1900)

Credits:3

THE INCARNATIONAL IMAGINATION (RAED-2420)

Credits:3

HOW HYMNS SHAPE WRSHP & FAITH (RAED-2753)

Credits:3

ART, DARKNESS, & WOMB OF GOD (RAHR-1118)

Credits:1.5

JESUS AND THE MOVIES (RANT-1153)

Credits:1.5

MULTI-CULTURAL MINISTRY (RS-1196)

Credits:3

COMPRTVE SEXUALITIES & CULTURE (RS-1401)

Credits:3

MISSION IN A LATINO/A CONTEXT (RS-1860)

Credits:3

EPIPHANY WEST: (RS-1975)

Credits:3

MNSTRNG TO THE RELIGS OTHER (RS-2027)

Credits:1

CROSS-CULTURAL MINISTRY (RS-2175)

Credits:3

MISSION: CHRISTIANITY (RS-2215)

Credits:3

PBLC SQARE: ENGAG EMRGNG OPPRT (RS-2230)

Credits:3

CHRISTIANITY IN CONTEXT: (RS-2775)

Credits:3

INTRO TO ISLAM (RS-2900)

Credits:3

NEW ATHEISM IN AM CULTURE (RS-3165)

Credits:3

THE NEW ATHEISM IN AM CULTURE (RS-4600)

Credits:3

RESEARCHING LIVED RELIGION (RS-4950)

Credits:3

FUNDRAISING FOR MINISTRY (RS-4998)

Credits:3

SACRED AND SECULAR (RS-5170)

Credits:3

VARIETIES OF LGBT RELIGION (RS-8239)

Credits:3

INTRO TO SYSTEMS THINKING (RS-8400)

Credits:3

CHURCH, POWER, JUSTICE (RSCE-3048)

Credits:3

RELIGION AND CULTURAL ANALYSIS (RSCE-3178)

Credits:3

RELIGION & CULTURAL ANALYSIS (RSCE-4161)

Credits:3

FOUNDATIONAL SOCIAL THEORY (RSCE-5027)

Credits:3

SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP (RSED-4900)

Credits:3

EFFECTIVE JUSTICE MINISTRIES (RSFT-2130)

Credits:3

HISPANIC RELIGIOUS EXPRESSIONS (RSFT-2189)

Credits:3

LATINO RELIGIOUS EXPRESSIONS (RSFT-2192)

Credits:3

EXPLORING AREA MINISTRIES (RSFT-2290)

Credits:3

THE EMPOWERMENT OF THE LAITY (RSFT-2560)

Credits:3

INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE (RSFT-3179)

Credits:3

ECO CORE INTENSIVE (RSFT-4017)

Credits:3

21ST C EVANGELISM SEMINAR (RSFT-4253)

Credits:3

LEADERSHIP FOR SOCIAL CHANGE (RSFT-8418)

Credits:3

IMMIGRAT/REFUGEE CRISIS IMMRS (RSHR-3060)

Credits:3

GANDHI AND NONVIOLENCE (RSHS-2221)

Credits:3

RACE, CHURCH, SOCIAL THEORY (RSHS-2225)

Credits:3

CHURCH, CHANGE, AND INCLUSION (RSPS-2520)

Credits:3

THE SACRED & THE SUBSTANCE (RSPS-4291)

Credits:3

POP GOES RELIGION (RSRA-2000)

Credits:3

INCULTURATION AND THE ARTS (RSRA-2175)

Credits:3

SPRTLTY/RELIGIOUS QUEST IN AM (RSSP-4730)

Credits:3

NEW VOICES IN ANGLICANISM (RSST-2220)

Credits:3

MISSION,CHURCH AND CULTURE (RSST-3710)

Credits:3

DIVERSITY, CHURCH, & THEOLOGY (RSST-3785)

Credits:3

SCIENCE, RELIGION, ETHICS (RSST-4100)

Credits:3

TRAUMA, THEOLOGY, AND PRACTICE (RSST-4193)

Credits:3

THEOLOGY & TECHNOLOGY (RSST-8200)

Credits:3

BIBLICAL SPIRIT/S OF SUFFERNG (SPBS-2010)

Credits:3