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ADV 532 - Foundations for Adventure Ministry

ADV 532 provides a practical theology for Christian adventure, a biblical perspective on the practice of experiential learning and outdoor ministry, a historical understanding of desert spirituality, and a philosophy of adventure-based ministry. In addition to the relevant biblical texts, this course also draws from sources as early as Plato and Aristotle, as well as more contemporary theologians, philosophers, psychologists, and anthropologists, ADV 532 seeks to reconfigure the very idea of adventure from a daring, somewhat hazard-laden activity, to a way of being-in-the-world that prioritizes regular retreat. Students will develop their own theology of adventure with implications for ministry with people of all ages and stages of life, including people with disabilities.