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Christian Spiritual Theology

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Expressions of Christianity have frequently veered into one of two directions: piety or legalism. As Christian worship and practice becomes more formal, it often morphs into a dry, habitual routine, or a rigid legalism. The idea of ‘piety’ or ‘pietism’ early on was seen as a reaction to this ‘spiritless’ rigidity. SPR 523 discusses the … MORE

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Advanced Cultural & Religious Studies

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This course covers a variety of subjects concerning culture, environment, science and theology, and world religions. The content rotates regularly.

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Advanced Theological Studies

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This course examines trends in theology with relevance for the contemporary church. Content changes regularly. Examples of possible topics include “The Trinity,” “Christianity and Science,” “Christianity and Literature,” “Faith, Beauty and the Arts,” “Salvation in a Pluralistic World,” “American Theology,” etc.

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Apologetics: Speaking of Christ in a Pluralistic World

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What does it mean to live and promote the ‘good news’ of Jesus in a pluralist world? This course covers the practice of following and witnessing to Christ in a world of competing religions and worldviews. The course gives an overview of select world religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism), secularism, scientism and consumerism, with a … MORE

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Theological Reflection

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Theological reflection, put simply, is “to envision and enact personal, and corporate life out of a God-formed worldview.” The course covers the theory and methodology necessary to envision and enact life out of a God-formed, or Christian worldview. Theological reflection has become lost in a postmodern culture where ‘theology’ is left to Sunday mornings. The … MORE