Theology of the Cross

In this seminar style course, we will consider the problem of the cross in Christian theology, discipleship, and pastoral practice. As a course in systematic theology, we will look at texts within the tradition and seek to analyze the way or ways the cross functions within particular theologians and theological systems. The course will rely heavily on class participation, a set of small take home essays for the mid-term, and a major final assignment. The final assignment will have options around its format, including multi-media, a sermon series and reflections, or a research paper. Ultimately, the students will answer the question as part of their final assignment: “Is the Cross redeemable”? The course is intended for all Master’s level students including MA, MTS, and MDIV.