Explore the relationship between Protestantism, evangelicalism, and mysticism through the lens of Martin Luther’s life and faith. Wrestle with the overlap between Protestant faith and medieval mystical writings by looking at Luther’s own well-documented interaction with Christianity’s mystical tradition. Discover how contemporary Protestants might similarly turn to the mystical tradition for wisdom and inspiration. Evaluate the theological differences and similarities between these religious movements and, in doing so, assess the relevance of medieval mysticism for us today. Learning from Luther’s own engagement, come to appreciate the value that mystical literature offers the contemporary spiritual life.
In-Person, Online & Recorded: This course is being offered in-person at Regent College and online for Summer Programs 2022. Students may choose to take this course in-person or online when registering for the course through REGIS. Note that in person space may be limited. In order to support students who are unable to attend the regular online class sessions, recordings will be made available on the course Moodle page for 48 hours following each class. In some cases, attendance at other sessions may be required.
HIST 568/SPIR 568 • 1–2 Credits (1 Audit)