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Rethinking the World: Imagination and the Holy Spirit

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The nature of “imagination” and its role in “world making” is an important aspect of human rationality and creativity. WCT 539 discusses the nature of reality, possibility and the dynamic Christian life.

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Imagination and Psychology

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The nature of “imagination” and its relationship to human “knowing” has been discussed, articulated and argued since the earliest Greek philosophers. WCT 537 discusses the meaning of the different articulations of imagination and constructs an understanding of imagination that makes it crucial to the mind and human cognition

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History of the Church

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THEO 538 discusses the history of the church, from the crucifixion of Jesus to our contemporary context. The course focuses on the primary episodes in the church’s evolution from its connection with first century Judaism, Constantine and Christendom, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, Modern Christianity, and the current Postmodern milieu. The theological pivot points, cultural changes, … MORE

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The Holy Spirit

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THEO 537 discusses the various manifestations of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Christian, the church, and world. The course discusses the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament; reception of the Spirit at conversion; the ‘infilling’ of the Spirit; and the work of the Spirit in personal sanctification, in missional empowerment, in the … MORE

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Summer Experience Elective

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World Religion & Culture electives on special topics are offered on occasion during the summer session. Due to a lighter work load, the course is offered for 2 credits.

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Theology of Worship

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THEO 536 constructs a theology of worship for the contemporary church. The course covers the nature of corporate prayer, liturgy, proclamation, witness, the power and role of music, and personal worship.

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Elective

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Select one elective SPR course.

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Thesis

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Spirituality concentrations in the M.A.T.S. program are required to submit a thesis between 15,000-25,000 words, not including bibliography or footnotes. The thesis is to be submitted to the academic dean no later than one month before the faculty committee defense. The student must enroll in SPR 631 during the two terms before he or she … MORE

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Thesis

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World Religion and Culture concentrations in the M.A.T.S. program are required to submit a thesis between 15,000-25,000 words, not including bibliography or footnotes. The thesis is to be submitted to the academic dean no later than one month before the faculty committee defense. The student must enroll in WCT 631 during the two terms before … MORE

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Theology and Culture

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Culture is the context in which theology is written and practiced, as well as the milieu in which the Divine is perceived. WCT 536 examines different cultural models and the ways in which cultures are identified and interpreted (cultural hermeneutics) as well as the manner in which theology can be articulated in different cultural expressions.