Course Information

 

for A. Systemic and Philosophical Theo Department


POSTMODERN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (ED-1225)

Credits:3

This foundational course in Christian Education attends to the plural cultures of the postmodern world, which form the present context within which Christian faith must be formed and nurtured. Using approaches that integrate theory, practice, and critical reflection within the course’s pedagogy, students will be enabled to foster the same capacities for critically-reflective and committed Christian praxis in persons of all ages, within particular contexts for ministry. Classes include lecture, discussion, small group work, and interactive learning exercises. Evaluation of class participation, two reflection papers, a reflective observation or teaching assignment, and a major paper. [Faculty Consent required; 20 max enrollment]

INTRO TO CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (ED-1530)

Credits:3

FASHIONING FAITH: (ED-1725)

Credits:3

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (ED-2000)

Credits:3

THE ART & CRAFT OF TEACHING (ED-2015)

Credits:3

CHRISTIAN ED IN THE PARISH (ED-2020)

Credits:3

ENGAGING YOUTH/FAMILY MINISTRY (ED-2088)

Credits:1.5

THE CATECHESIS OF REVELATION (ED-2520)

Credits:3

ADULT FAITH FORMATION (ED-3115)

Credits:3

ADULTS AS PRACTCL THEOLOGIANS (ED-3116)

Credits:3

POSTMODERN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (ED-8010)

Credits:3

POSTMODERN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (ED-8110)

Credits:3

This foundational course in Christian Education (the online version of ED 1225) attends to the plural cultures of the postmodern world, which form the present context within which Christian faith must be formed and nurtured. Using approaches that integrate theory, practice, and critical reflection within the course’s pedagogy, students will be enabled to foster the same capacities for critically-reflective and committed Christian praxis in persons of all ages, within particular contexts for ministry. Each week's online work will include lecture, discussion, small group work, and interactive learning exercises. Evaluation of class participation, two reflection papers, a reflective observation or teaching assignment, and a major paper. [Faculty Consent required; 20 max enrollment]

FIRST YEAR SEMINAR (FT-1001)

Credits:3

RSRCH&WRTING LAB IN SEM CNTXT (FT-1002)

Credits:0

JUNIOR TUTORIAL (FT-1004)

Credits:3

INTRODUCTION TO MINISTRY (FT-1060)

Credits:3

INTRO TO PRACTICAL THEOLOGY (FT-1065)

Credits:1.5

INTRO TO MINISTRY II: (FT-1068)

Credits:1

ADVANCED ACADEMIC ENGLISH (FT-1071)

Credits:1.5

VOICE - READING (FT-1072)

Credits:3

THEOLOGICAL WRITING I (FT-1109)

Credits:1.5

First semester of a required course for entering ABSW seminarians - open to other GTU students. Students will learn skills of academic writing, critical analysis, and articulation of objectives. Writing samples and instructor feedback integrate theory and praxis.

ORGANIZING FOR CONG RENEWAL (FT-1228)

Credits:3

CONGREGTL MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT (FT-1286)

Credits:3

ENDOWMENT LABORATORY (FT-1360)

Credits:0

SPANISH FOR WORSHIP I (FT-1853)

Credits:3

LEADERSHIP IN MINISTRY (FT-1902)

Credits:1.5

An introduction to a variety of multi-disciplinary tools for leadership in ministry. Through shared learning and case studies, together with theological reflection on our own practices, we will develop the courage and imagination needed for leadership. Pre-course readings, lecture, discussion, case studies. Evaluation: class participation, final paper. Audience: Low-residency students.

CROSS-CULTURAL MINISTRIES (FT-2175)

Credits:3

MINISTRY ACROSS CULTURES (FT-2204)

Credits:3

READING THEOLOGICAL SPANISH (FT-2230)

Credits:4

READING THEOLOGICAL GERMAN (FT-2240)

Credits:4

READING THEOLOGICAL FRENCH (FT-2250)

Credits:4

CANON LAW: EPISCOPAL CHURCH (FT-2320)

Credits:3

LITURGICS PRACTICUM (FT-2402)

Credits:3

ADDICTIONS,12-STEPS & CHURCH (FT-2512)

Credits:1.5

EVANGELICAL JUSTICE OUTREACH (FT-2525)

Credits:1.5

CHURCH ADMIN:SURVIVAL SKILLS (FT-2528)

Credits:1.5

PARISH MANAGEMENT FOR CLERGY (FT-2727)

Credits:1.5

ISSUES IN PARISH LEADERSHIP (FT-2763)

Credits:3

ABCD TRAINING:CMMNTY ORGNZNG (FT-2766)

Credits:1.5

CREATE & SUSTAIN SOCL MNSTRIES (FT-2771)

Credits:3

SHARNG LEADERSHP-ARE WE READY? (FT-2845)

Credits:3

PARISH/NON-PROFIT ADMIN (FT-3609)

Credits:0

SENIOR INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR (FT-4008)

Credits:3

PUBLIC MINISTRY (FT-4670)

Credits:3

SYSTEMS THINKING & LEADERSHIP (FT-8410)

Credits:3

THE ALCHEMY OF POWER & GRACE (FTCE-2536)

Credits:1.5

PRISON MINISTRY (FTCE-2572)

Credits:3

YOUTH MINISTRY THEO/PRACTICE (FTED-2612)

Credits:3

WEDDINGS, BAPTISMS, FUNERALS (FTHM-2012)

Credits:3

DEATH AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY (FTHS-4074)

Credits:3

LITURGY PREP & LAY PRESIDING (FTLS-3216)

Credits:3

THEOLOGY OF PREACHING (FTLS-4500)

Credits:3

SERVING MILLENNIALS (FTPS-2032)

Credits:3

ANGLICAN LDSH +/- FMNSM = ? (FTRS-2280)

Credits:3

ISSUES IN MINISTRY (FTRS-2283)

Credits:3

REFUGE IN THE CITY (FTRS-2450)

Credits:3

REFUGE IN THE CITY 2.0 (FTRS-2460)

Credits:3

MINISTRY IN THE CITY (FTRS-2495)

Credits:1.5

AGING AND THE HUMAN SPIRIT (FTRS-3805)

Credits:1.5

DIVERSITY AND CONTEXT (FTRS-5035)

Credits:3

CONGREGATIONAL SYSTEMS (FTRS-5040)

Credits:3

DEEPENING THE WELL (FTSP-5050)

Credits:3

PSYCHOLOGY AND RELIGION (PSFT-4100)

Credits:3

ADULT FAITH FORMATION (SRC 8888)

Credits:3

GOD AND TRINITY (ST-1125)

Credits:3

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I (ST-2030)

Credits:3

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II (ST-2031)

Credits:3

THEOLOGY OF RELIGIONS (ST-2055)

Credits:3

SACRAMENTAL THEOLOGY (ST-2099)

Credits:0

CONSTRUCTIVE THEOLOGY I (ST-2170)

Credits:3

CONSTRUCTIVE THEOLOGY II (ST-2171)

Credits:3

INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGY (ST-2180)

Credits:3

THLGY I:INTRODUCING PRACTICE (ST-2188)

Credits:3

THEOLOGY I: INTRODUCING THE PRACTICE. This course is the first in a two-course sequence that introduces students to the core topics and methods of Christian systematic theology. Although special emphasis is placed on the Anglican tradition, students encounter the central theologians and theological perspectives necessary for an adequate foundation in Christian theology. In this first course, the theological topics considered are: God, creation, Trinity, christology, theological anthropology, sin and salvation, grace, and pneumatology. The course is taught primarily as a seminar, with the instructor presenting material that is then discussed in depth by the class in order to elucidate the salient terms, debates, and themes of the topic at hand. Writing assignments consisting of reading response papers on class readings and short essays, also based on class readings, are the central requirements.

CONSTRUCTIVE THEOLOGY (ST-2190)

Credits:3

ANGELS & DEMONS (ST-2330)

Credits:3

CHRISTOLOGY AND THE POOR (ST-2349)

Credits:3

SPIRIT IN THE CHURCH (ST-2378)

Credits:3

CHRISTOLOGY (ST-2390)

Credits:3

CHRISTOLOGY:ANCIENT & MODERN (ST-2391)

Credits:3

CHRISTOLOGY:ANCIENT & MODERN (ST-2391)

Credits:3

THEOLOGY OF WORK (ST-2416)

Credits:3

INTRO TO LOCAL THEOLOGIES (ST-2455)

Credits:3

THLGY II:DEEPNING THE PRACTICE (ST-2488)

Credits:3

LATIN AMERICAS CHANGING XTNTY (ST-2552)

Credits:3

CONTEMP THEOLOGIES OF CHURCH (ST-2685)

Credits:3

THEOLOGY MULTICULTURAL MISSION (ST-2784)

Credits:3

THEOLOGY OF SACRAMENTS (ST-3067)

Credits:3

PROCESS THEOLOGY (ST-3150)

Credits:3

ECCLESIOLOGY THLGY OF CHURCH (ST-3498)

Credits:3

HOW GOD ACTS IN THE WORLD (ST-4040)

Credits:3

A COURSE ON GOD (ST-4062)

Credits:3

ESCHATOLOGY (ST-4075)

Credits:3

VOICES & VISIONS: (ST-4144)

Credits:3

CONSTRUCTIVE THEOLOGY (ST-4150)

Credits:3

In this capstone course, students will engage in a process of coming to understand themselves as life-long theological readers and writers in service to whatever form their life and ministry may take after seminary. Through encounters with classical and contemporary Christian theological themes, students will have ample opportunity to grapple with and articulate their own constructive theologies in conversation with others. These conversations will be supported and enabled through regular written assignments, class discussion, and prayerful disciplines. The course will culminate with a final essay. This course is taught from a commitment to liberative pedagogy (see bell hooks and Paulo Friere) and is a blend of active learning, discussion, and interactive lecture where students’ voices and journeys are valued. This is a required course for ABSW students nearing the end of their degree program. Students from other GTU schools are most welcome and encouraged to participate in this course.

THEOLOGIES OF THE BODY (ST-4163)

Credits:3

BODY, DESIRE, & TRANSFORMATION (ST-4165)

Credits:3

GLOBALIZATION & INCULTURATION (ST-4203)

Credits:3

GERMAN THEOLOGIES (ST-4344)

Credits:3

APPROACHES TO BIBLE INTERP (ST-4370)

Credits:3

LIFE AND DEATH OF JESUS (ST-4490)

Credits:3

CHRISTIAN TH/CONTEMP SCIENCE (ST-4600)

Credits:3

ESCHTLGY AND XTIAN PRACTICES (ST-4665)

Credits:3

FOUNDATIONS OF THEOLOGY (ST-8214)

Credits:3

CONSTRUCTIVE THEOLOGY I (ST-8240)

Credits:3

THLGY II:DEEPNING THE PRACTICE (ST-8288)

Credits:3

RACE: AMERICA'S ORIGINAL SIN (STCE-2140)

Credits:1

THLGY,ECONOMY,SUSTAINABILITY (STCE-2776)

Credits:3

SUFFERING & THE HUMAN PERSON (STCE-3041)

Credits:3

TRANSFORMING CHRISTIAN LDRSHP (STCE-3289)

Credits:3

THLGY/ETHICS IN BLACK & WHITE (STCE-4218)

Credits:3

AESTHETICS AND ETHICS (STCE-4302)

Credits:3

TRANSFORMING CHRISTIAN THLGY (STFT-3288)

Credits:3

PATRISTIC THEOLOGY (STHS-4039)

Credits:3

ASIAN CHRISTIANITIES (STHS-4170)

Credits:3

ORTHODOXY IN DIALOGUE (STHS-4324)

Credits:3

GOD-CHRIST-SALVATION (STHS-4412)

Credits:3

FEMINIST THLGY IN N.AMERICA (STHS-4538)

Credits:3

MIGRATION, TRAVEL, PILGRIMAGE (STIR-4220)

Credits:3

SPIRIT/S & PNEUMATOLOGY (STIR-4530)

Credits:3

SALVATIONS & REDEMPTIONS (STIR-4829)

Credits:3

REMEMBERING (STLS-4303)

Credits:3

ORTHODOX XTN THLGY OF PERSON (STLS-4322)

Credits:3

MARRIAGE(S): THLGY & RITUALS (STLS-4695)

Credits:3

HEALING, DEATH & DYING (STLS-4955)

Credits:3

BEING HUMAN: IS IT A PROBLEM? (STPS-4210)

Credits:3

THE THEOLOGY OF PAUL TILLICH (STPS-4365)

Credits:3

CHRIST AND CULTURE (STRS-2384)

Credits:3

SACRAMENTS IN LATINO CONTEXT (STRS-2553)

Credits:3

TRANSFORMING CHRSTN COMMUNITY (STRS-2561)

Credits:3

TRANSFORMING CHRSTN COMMUNITY (STRS-2561)

Credits:3

LIFE AND DEATH IN BIOLOGY & THEOLOGY (STRS-2662)

Credits:1.5

FOUCAULT AND DERRIDA: MYSTICS (STRS-4070)

Credits:3

WOMEN'S STUDIES IN RELIGION (STRS-4242)

Credits:3

This seminar (required for students in the GTU Certificate in Women's Studies and open to all interested students) explores and analyzes emerging themes and issues in women's studies in religion, focusing on those that intersect with race, sexuality, gender, ethnicity, class, culture, nationality, and religious expression. This course will provide theoretical groundwork and common vocabulary for students interested in pursuing women's studies and womanist, feminist, mujerista scholarship in theology/religious studies. The course introduces the issues that are raised by the field of women's studies, and explores how these issues relate to the study of religion. Evaluation based on Moodle participation, leadership of class discussion, and final project and presentation. This course is open to all degree programs at the GTU and has an inter-religious orientation. This course is taught from a liberationist pedagogy perspective.

SOCIAL TRANSFORM & LIBERATION (STRS-8250)

Credits:3

TRANSFORMING CHRSTN COMMUNITY (STRS-8253)

Credits:3

CHRIST AND CULTURE (STRS-8284)

Credits:3

TRANSFORMNG CHRISTIAN THEOLGY (STRS-8288)

Credits:3

EROS, EUCHARIST,SOCIAL CHANGE (STRS-8400)

Credits:3