Academic Programs 
      

 

Summer 2008
Course Websites & Syllabi

Visit the following web pages for information on course meeting dates, faculty, and the syllabus.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THEOLOGY

America’s Most Popular Theologian: Exploring the World of C.S. Lewis (TH-678) NEW view syllabus
Monday, June 16 – Friday, June 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Christy Lohr, Adjunct Instructor of Theology and The Rev. Dr. Bennett Brockman, Adjunct Professor of Theology and Rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fairfield, CT. Previously Dr. Brockman was associate professor of English at the University of Connecticut, with special competence in religion and literature and children’s literature.

Major Islamic Thinkers: Jalal Eddine ar-Rumi (TH-683) NEW
ONLINE – May 26 through June 27
Imam Mahmud Abul-Huda Al-Husaini, Adjunct Professor of Theology and Dr. Munzer Absi, Adjunct Professor of Religion and Literature and Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Aleppo (Syria)

DIALOGUE (DI)

Building Abrahamic Partnerships (DI-650) View Syllabus
Sunday, June 1 – Sunday, June 8 (intensive schedule, includes all days and some evenings)
Yehezkel Landau, Faculty Associate in Interfaith Relations and Co-Founder, Open House, Ramle, Israel

Building Abrahamic Partnerships II (DI-651) NEW View Syllabus
Monday, June 23 – Friday, June 27 (includes some evenings)
Prerequisite: DI-650 Building Abrahamic Partnerships or permission of the instructor. Yehezkel Landau, Faculty Associate in Interfaith Relations and Co-Founder, Open House, Ramle, Israel

ARTS OF MINISTRY (AM)

The Business of Being the Church (AM-614) NEW
Monday, June 16 – Friday, June 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Rev. Ian Montgomery, Rector, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Palo Alto, CA, and The Rev. David Sellery, Priest-in-Charge, St. Peter’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, Bay Shore, NY. Revs. Montgomery and Sellery combine experience in parish ministry with professional experience in financial and endowment management, planning and fund raising.

Growing Healthy Congregations (AM-606) View Syllabus
Monday, June 23 – Friday, June 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Scott Thumma, Professor of Sociology of Religion and Web and Distance Education

ETHICS (ET)

Marriage, Family, Sexuality: The Theology and Ethics of Relationship* (ET-620)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 27 through June 26, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Heidi Gehman, Adjunct Professor of Theology and Ethics

Contemporary Islamic Ethics* (ET-655) View Syllabus
Monday, June 9 – Friday, June 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ingrid Mattson, Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations

HISTORY (HI)

U.S. Christianities: Difference, Diversity, and Borders* (HI-657) NEW
Monday, June 23 – Friday, June 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. View Syllabus
Daisy L. Machado, Adjunct Professor of History and Professor of History, Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY

LANGUAGE (LG)

Introduction to Arabic Morphology and Syntax (LG-581)
Monday, June 9 – Friday, June 27, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.
Prerequisite: LG-580, or permission of the instructor. Steven Blackburn, Faculty Associate in Semitic Scriptures

RELIGION AND SOCIETY (RS)

Islamic Congregations, Organizations and Movements in the U.S. Context * (RS-677) NEW View Syllabus
Monday, June 16 – Friday, June 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sayyeda Mirza-Jafri, Adjunct Instructor in Religion and Society

SCRIPTURE (SC)

Matthew, Mark and Luke: The Synoptic Gospels* (SC-540) view syllabus
Monday, June 2 – Friday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wayne Rollins, Adjunct Professor of Scripture

THEOLOGY (TH)

Church Challenges: Ecclesiology and Leadership Today (TH-625) NEW view syllabus
Monday, June 9 – Friday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
James Nieman, Professor of Practical Theology

TRAVEL SEMINAR (TS)

Mainland China and Hong Kong: Transition, Development, and The Role of the Church
Monday, May 26 – Monday, June 9

 

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