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ACADEMICS

Summer 2018

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; faculty consent required.

Dates: June 11-22, M-F, 2:00-3:45 PM
Location: CDSP
Room: Chapel/Tucson
Instructor: Gardner
Credits: 1.5
Course ID: LSFT-2115
Max enrollment: 14

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.

Dates: June 11-22, M-F, 4:00-5:45 PM
Location: CDSP
Room: Tucson
Instructor: Fromberg
Credits: 1.5
Course ID: FT-1902

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.

Audience: MDiv and MA/MTS students.

Dates: June 11-22, M-F, 2:00-5:45 PM
Location: CDSP
Room: Classroom A
Instructor: Meyers
Credits: 3
Course ID: LSHS-1100

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.

Dates: June 11-22, M-F, 2:00-5:45 PM
Location: CDSP
Room: Chapel/Gibbs
Instructor: Hudgins
Credits: 3
Course ID: HM-2100
Max enrollment: 12

This course will provide the basic skills and subject familiarity for engagement with graduate-level scholarly practice and is designed to critically reflect upon the nature and content of Anglican spiritual identity, including an introduction to history and global Anglicanism, liturgy and music, congregational dynamics, and developing skills of close and active reading. Evaluation will be via short papers, presentations, and a final research paper. The course is intended for MDiv, CAS, and MTS students.

Dates: June 11-22, M-F, 2:00-5:45 PM
Location: CDSP
Room: Classroom B
Instructor: Singer
Credits: 3
Course ID: RSFT-1615

An examination of Paul’s letters in their original socio-historical and religious context. Various methods and approaches in biblical interpretation will be used to understand the possible meanings of specific texts and their relevance for contemporary Christians and ministry.

Format: Lecture, seminars, online discussions, group discussions

Evaluation: short papers and exegesis paper

Audience: MDiv/MA/MTS

Prerequisite: introductory course in New Testament

Dates: June 11-22, M-F, 8:00-11:30 AM
Location: CDSP
Room: Tucson
Instructor: Ajer
Credits: 3
Course ID: NT-2508

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 11-22, M-F, 8:00-11:30 AM
Location: CDSP
Room: Classroom A
Instructor: Kater
Credits: 3
Course ID: RSST-2220

This course will cover the origins and historical development of the Sabbath from the Bible until the present day. We will read religious sources on the meaning and observance of the Sabbath, study the phenomenology of the Sabbath experience, and analyze the role of the Sabbath in shaping Jewish literature, thought, and culture. Readings include selections from the Talmud, Maimonides, liturgy, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and modern poetry and short stories. Students are also expected to participate in a Sabbath service or meal during the Sabbath between the two weeks of the class and reflect on their experience. Students will write one brief reflection paper and a longer research paper. This satisfies the Interfaith elective requirement for MDiv students.

Dates: June 11-22, M-F, 8:00-11:30 AM
Location: CDSP
Room: Classroom B
Instructor: Seidman
Credits: 3
Course ID: HRPT-2050

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a working knowledge of Biblical (Classical) Hebrew; by the end of the course, the student will be able to read any passage of narrative in the Hebrew Bible with the aid of a lexicon (dictionary).

The ability to reach this goal is dependent upon three primary areas of comprehension:

1) Knowledge of the Hebrew writing system (consonants and vowel points),

2) Knowledge of Hebrew grammar and basic syntax, and

3) Knowledge of Hebrew vocabulary

Classroom time will be primarily devoted to introducing and reviewing these various facets. The primary place where the student will learn the language is in his or her own private, independent study. The learning of a new language is extremely time-intensive. The student should be prepared to spend 2 to 3 (or more) hours every day in preparation. Success in this program is almost solely dependent upon the dedication of the time and energy of the student to this class. This requirement of the class cannot be emphasized enough.

Dates: June 11-22, M-F, 8:00-11:30 AM
Location: CDSP
Room: Gibbs Parlor
Instructor: Gonzalez
Credits: 3
Course ID: BS-1110