Signs, Symbols, and Sacred Spaces

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

OVERVIEW As we have redefined our worship spaces this past year, the implications of “sacred space” have become more important than ever before. For many worshipers, “going to church” no longer involves chancels or stained glass. Instead, computers and couches have transformed into pulpits and pews. We have been forced to recreate our sacred space in unexpected places. But what makes a space sacred? In our time …
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Seeing and Believing: The Visual Arts in Christian Life and Ministry

Virginia Theological Seminary

“When Christians lost the power of art, they impoverished the church, they impoverished worship, and they lost one of the most powerful means of calling souls to God.” -Dana Gioia While the visual arts have served as a powerful resource for the church in past centuries, today they are often overlooked. In this course we …
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Celtic Spirituality and English Mysticism

Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership (CALL)

This course will cover the history of Christian Spirituality in the British Isles prior to the Protestant Reformation, including Celtic Spirituality, Romano-British Christianity, Anglo-Saxon spirituality, and medieval English mysticism. Students will practice and reflect upon the spiritual disciplines described and prescribed in primary texts (The Cloud of Unknowing, Walter Hilton’s Scale of Perfection, Julian of …
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Church History: Wisdom of Mission Today

Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership (CALL)

This course will explore the history of Christianity by focusing on snapshots of it in different times and places, by attending to its diversity over time, by encountering contrasting historical figures in its history, by asking what “salvation” meant and what “mission” consisted of in each of these times and places, and by pondering how …
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The Spirituality of the Book of Kells

Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (The) (SSJD)

Our most frequent expression of faith employs words. In contrast, in the Middle Ages, most people’s knowledge of Scripture was oral and visual rather than written. In Celtic Christianity the creative arts stood at the centre of church activity, not at its margins. Art was an act of worship. Gospel books such as the Book …
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Anglican History and Theology

Montreal Diocesan Theological College

This course is a broad overview of the history and theology of Anglicanism, Particular focus is placed on theological debates in the Anglican tradition. The first half of the course covers key themes in Anglican history, including the contested nature of Anglicanism, the ecumenical involvement of Anglican churches, the legacy of establishment, and the public …
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North American Church History

Vancouver School Of Theology

Code: HIS600 Dates: January 18, 2021 – April 9, 2021 on Thursdays Time: 9:00 am for 3 Hours This course will explore the history of Christian churches in North America. The written histories of the churches will be studied in dialogue with the social context of such histories and the reflections of both church and …
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Paul

Vancouver School Of Theology

Code: NT501 Dates: January 18, 2021 – April 9, 2021 on Thursdays Time: 2:00 pm for 3 Hours This course will introduce students to the major themes of Pauline theologies represented by New Testament texts and, where appropriate, other New Testament and extra-canonical literature. These theologies will be situated in the social matrix of antiquity …
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Sacred Texts & Oral Traditions

Vancouver School Of Theology

Code: IPT5/712 Dates: January 18, 2021 – April 9, 2021 on Thursdays Time: 2:00 pm for 3 Hours Purpose: An introduction to sacred scripture and oral narrative in four traditions: Tanakh in Judaism, New Testament in Christianity, Qur’an in Islam, and Oral Stories in Indigenous Traditions. For each tradition, we will become acquainted with content, …
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Preaching & Eschatology

Vancouver School Of Theology

Code: HOM/TH6/703 Dates: January 18, 2021 – April 9, 2021 on Thursdays Time: 6:00 pm for 3 Hours In modernity, talk of heaven or hell or the afterlife has hung around theology like an embarrassing elder relative—they have every right to be in the house, but no one wants to talk about them. Yet one …
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