The Story of Christianity in Canada

Regent College

Dive into the rich history of Christianity in Canada. Get to know its key figures as we track the movement from Protestant and Catholic roots to the rapid secularization of recent decades. Deepen your familiarity with church officials like Bp. Louis-Francois LaFleche and Rev. Nathanael Burwash, preachers Henry Alline and Aimee Semple McPherson, Indigenous leaders …
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Art in a Time of Crisis

Regent College

Discover the vital role of the arts in times of precarity, examining artistic practices born amidst crises. Awaken yourself to the prophetic witness of the arts, asking why so many people turn to the arts during times of struggle. Together we’ll explore the lives and work of artists such as Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei, the …
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Walking with God: Puritan Practices and Spirituality

Regent College

Puritanism was a devotional movement that continually returned to the necessity of a closer walk with God—and consistently taught how to practice that walk. Explore the principles and practices of Puritan spirituality and discover how their spiritual disciplines can deepen and transform your relationship with God today. In-Person, Online & Recorded: This course is being offered …
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The Global Bible–Not for credit

Yale Divinity School

This course follows the story of the Bible from its formation as a book in Palestine and Egypt in the fourth and fifth centuries to the rapid expansion of Christianity in the Global South today. When Donald Trump held up the King James Bible in Washington after demonstrators were dispersed with tear gas, what did …
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Jonathan Edwards, Race, and Slavery–Not for credit

Yale Divinity School

This course will explore the views and practices of British-American theologian, revivalist, and missionary Jonathan Edwards on race and slavery in the contexts of the “vast Americas” in general and of colonial New England in particular, showing the growth of African slavery and the slave trade, biblical and theological justifications for them, and evolving racial …
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Bach’s Passions and Oratorios: The Life of Christ from a Composer’s Perspective–Not for credit

Yale Divinity School

Johann Sebastian Bach not only composed his two famous passions but he also created large scale oratorios for Christmas, Easter, and ascension day over a span of little more than ten years. This particularly prolific period came at a later point in the composer’s career and coincides with Bach’s increasing interest in and consumption of …
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The Letters of Paul: Archaeologies and Theologies–Not for credit

Yale Divinity School

This course focuses on the letters of Paul, the oldest documents within the Christian Testament. Written to diverse audiences in the context of the Roman Empire and diaspora Judaism, they are still used today to debate ethical and political action. We’ll look at 1) the Pauline epistles in their first-century context, and their earliest interpretations; …
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Living a Life of Forgiving: Honoring the Life, Ministry and Legacy of Archbishop Desmond Tutu–Not for credit

Yale Divinity School

Our sense of “being” is grounded in a healthy self-esteem and satisfaction with our lives. These can be burdened by our feeling wounded with hidden grief and mourning. Today’s uncertainty and anxiety make it even more difficult for us to engage in self-care, and to theologically frame our understanding of self-care as something positive and …
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Unity in Diversity: Making Sense of Muslim Culture and Practice–Not for Credit

Yale Divinity School

This course begins by briefly outlining the history and development of Islam. After surveying the economic, racial and cultural landscape of the global Muslim community, it examines the internal diversity of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims: Who are they? What do they really think and do? What are the differences between culture and religion? What …
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Biblical Values–Not for credit

Yale Divinity School

Many people in the modern world claim to espouse biblical values. This course will examine what the Bible has to say about several issues that are controversial in the modern world, including right to life, gender,  social justice and the environment . It will also reflect on the difficulty of identifying a single, or even …
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