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Summer 2017

This course offers an introduction to the Hellenistic (Koine) language as found in the New Testament. The emphasis is on exposure to the basic features of New Testament Greek, the use of exegetical tools and the ability to use Greek for practical purposes such as preaching and teaching in the context of ministry. Assignments include daily quizzes, written homework assignments, exams and short exegesis exercises. The course is primarily intended for students in MDiv programs or the equivalent; all are welcome to enroll.

Dates: June 12-23, Monday through Friday, 8:00-11:30 AM
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Kramish
Credits: 3
Course ID: BS-1010
CRN: SU/17-BS-1010-1
Enrollment max: N/A

Description TBA.

Dates: June 12-23, Monday through Friday, 2:00-3:45 PM
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Dugliss
Credits: 0
Course ID: FE-2095
CRN: SU/17-FE-2095-1
Enrollment max: N/A

This course will provide the basic skills and subject familiarity for engagement with graduate-level scholarly practice, including introductions to Anglican spirituality, critical thinking texts, and exposure to classic and contemporary texts in theology and history.

Dates: June 12-23, Monday through Friday, 2:00-5:45 PM
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Snow
Credits: 3
Course ID: RSFT-1615
CRN: SU/17-RSFT-1615-1
Enrollment max: N/A

This course will be a study of Islam as a lived tradition focusing on its history, beliefs, practices, adherents, challenges and misconceptions. The purpose of this course is to introduce graduate students to the basic tenets of the Islamic faith tradition, discuss the biography (sirah) of the Prophet Muhammad; analyze various sciences (‘ulum) of the Qur’an and hadith (prophetic traditions), and how these two primary Islamic sources influenced the codification of Islamic law (shari’a), creedal literature (‘aqidah), and Islamic mysticism (Sufism [tasawwuf]). In addition, we will look at various contemporary understandings and manifestations of the global phenomenon of Islam and how these understandings are shaped by various historical, societal, literary, and cultural factors. Introduction to Islam as a lived tradition focuses on its history, beliefs, practices, adherents, challenges and misconceptions.

Dates: June 12-23, Monday through Friday, 8:00-11:30 AM
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Ali
Credits: 3
Course ID: RS-2900
CRN: SU/17-RS-2900-1
Enrollment max: N/A

This is a basic (introductory) course in the theory and practice of liturgical preaching. The class will be centered on the practice of preaching by students, as well as the skills of careful listening and the offering of constructive criticism for the benefit of all participants. The particular emphasis of this homiletics course will be on lectionary-based preaching in a eucharistic context. In addition, there will be reading and discussion on various models of homily preparation valuing ecumenical resources, the various texts in any community which contribute to contextualized preaching, as well as some of the important and emerging contemporary issues in preaching.

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Dates: June 12-23, Monday through Friday, 8:00-11:30 AM
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Hudgins
Credits: 3
Course ID: HM-2100
CRN: SU/17-HM-2100-1
Enrollment max: 12

A lecture course for first‐year students (MDiv and MA/MTS) who are preparing for ordination and/or liturgical leadership in the Episcopal Church. This course introduces students to the study of liturgy and its practice in worshipping communities. We will examine the nature of ritual; dimensions of Christian liturgy, including symbol, space, time, and texts; and the historical development of Christian liturgy, with particular attention to the development of Anglican worship. Evaluation includes participation based upon assigned readings and written assignments.

Dates: June 12-23, Monday through Friday, 2:00-5:45 PM
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Meyers
Credits: 3
Course ID: LSHS-1100
CRN: SU/17-LSHS-1100-1
Enrollment max: N/A

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. [PIN required; advanced work required; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

Dates: June 12-23, Monday through Friday, 4:00-5:45 PM
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Fromberg
Credits: 1.5
Course ID: FT-1902
CRN: SU/17-FT-1902-1
Enrollment max: N/A

This course is a practicum for students preparing for ordination which will allow them to experience the process of preparation, performance and reflection on liturgical presiding at the rites of Eucharist, Initiation, Marriage, Anointing, Reconciliation and Funerals. Evaluation will be based on each student's participation in classroom liturgies in roles of assisting, presiding, and peer evaluation. Intended audience: students preparing for ordained leadership, primarily in Anglican churches. [advanced work required: contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

Dates: June 12-23, Monday through Friday, 2:00-3:45 PM
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Gardner
Credits: 1.5
Course ID: LSFT-2115
CRN: SU/17-LSFT-2115-1
Enrollment max: N/A

This course is designed to read and reflect upon a number of new voices from around the Anglican Communion in order to broaden our understanding of the Anglican tradition, Readings will represent clerical and lay voices of the last thirty years in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the South Pacific. [Letter grade only. Pre-requisite: Students must have taken at least one course in Theology.]

Dates: June 12-23, Monday through Friday, 8:00-11:30 AM
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Kater
Credits: 3
Course ID: RSST-2220
CRN: SU/17-RSST-2220-1
Enrollment max: N/A

This course will focus on historical, literary, and ideological themes in and around the book of Exodus. The class will attend to the various social, cultural, and religious practices that influenced the construction of narrative, law, and poetry within Exodus. In addition, students will be exposed to Ancient Near Eastern literature that provide a parallel literary and ideological framework to the biblical text.

Further, students will be asked to think critically about how Exodus has functioned throughout history, focusing on various kinds of reader-response, post-colonial, discursive criticism of the text. In exploring the range of hermeneutical issues at play with the text, students will be asked to contend with complex issues of how the book of Exodus functioned as both positive and pernicious for both its ancient and contemporary audiences.

Dates: June 12-23, Monday through Friday, 8:00-11:30 AM
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Norton
Credits: 3
Course ID: OT-3205
CRN: SU/17-OT-3205-1
Enrollment max: N/A