Preaching & Eschatology

January 18, 2021 - April 8, 2021
January 18, 2021 - April 9, 2021 on Thursdays Time: 6:00 pm for 3 Hours (Vancouver time)
Tuition Basic Rate: $281.00 per credit hour (Diplomas, MDiv, MA, MATS) Advanced Rate: $408.00 per credit hour (ThM, GDTS) Certificate Rate: $192.00 per credit hour Auditing Rate: $141.00 per credit hour Tuition Discount 50% reduction in Certificate, Diploma, and Degree tuition (one course/term): Seniors (65+), VST faculty & staff 50% reduction in Auditing tuition (one course/term): Seniors (65+), full-time VST students, spouses/partners of VST full-time students, VST faculty, staff & board members, VST alumni Fall and Spring Terms only. Eligible for one course per term. Auditing Tuition Rate: $141.00 per credit hour Tuition Subsidy Lay people wishing to audit a VST Continuing Education course or workshop can apply for a tuition bursary of up to 25% of the tuition fees, to a maximum of $100. Ordained clergy can apply for a Continuing Education bursary through the HR MacMillan Fund. For more information please visit Financial Aid.

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 could argue that there is not a non-eschatological thought in the entire New Testament. Apocalyptic is, famously, the mother of all Christian theology. Biblical scholars reclaimed it in the 20th century. Theologians have been slower to do so. Just think how many sermons you have heard on heaven or hell. Ever. Or how many you’ve preached.

This course will attend to eschatology and preaching. What do we do with these cumbersome accretia around our faith?

Pre-requisites:  TH500 or HOM500