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 witness and engagement of Anglican theologians, church leaders, and lay people. The second half of the course focuses on the contemporary expression of Anglicanism as a global faith, with attention paid to recent debates in the global Anglican Communion over sacraments, Scripture, and sexuality. Students will conclude the course with a broad understanding of the historical trajectory of the Anglican tradition and how that is worked out in the world today.
The Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink is principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College and the author of several books about Christian faith in the 21st century, including A Faith for the Future.
CREDIT: This is a 3-credit course. It is possible to audit this course.
METHOD OF TEACHING: This course combines fixed and flexible elements. The class will meet together online for two-hours per week on Wednesday afternoons. In addition, students will be expected to watch videos prepared by the instructor and engage with other material on their own schedule in preparation for each class.
PREREQUISITE: The basic prerequisite for credit courses applies, namely a previous undergraduate degree in any subject with a 2.7 CGPA or equivalent experience. In addition, this course requires students to have done prior work in church history after 1500. This could be through formal academic course work or through a program such as EfM or Dio’s Reading and Tutorial Program. Please contact the college if you are unsure of your eligibility for this course.
APPLICATION: Application can be made on the college website. In their application for this course, students will be asked to describe their previous experience studying theology and church history.
This course is open to people engaged in lay or ordained ministry, those preparing for ministry, or those looking for continuing ministerial education.Wednesday afternoons, January 12th to April 6th, 2022, 1:30-3:30