S02 Socially Engaged Ministries in Urban, Suburban and Rural Settings
Registration is limited to theologically trained pastors, in the first six years of ministry.
S03 Leadership in School & University Based Ministries
Registration is limited to theologically trained pastors, in the first six years of ministry
D09 Jonathan Edwards and Sacred Landscapes
Natural and human-influenced features of the land and locale connect us to Jonathan Edwards’s study and writing habits, his preaching throughout the Connecticut Valley and the imagery he employed, his views on the natural and supernatural, natural typology, and on the beauty of the world. Participants will be introduced to selected repositories within and beyond Yale that bear on Edwards and his material world.
D10 The Book of Job: The Crossroads of Faith
The Book of Job is the Bible’s bizarre masterpiece. This course is devoted to a detailed examination of the translated text and its interpretations in Judaism, Christianity, art, literature, and popular culture.
D11 Theology in a Time of Fear, Deception, and Hate
This course will introduce the thinking of Howard Thurman through a careful reading and discussion of his seminal book: Jesus and the Disinherited. As we reflect upon Thurman’s work, we will consider our own spiritual paths, sense of self, and citizenship.
D12 Making Sense of Muslim Culture and Practice
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?
D13 Living Faithfully in a World Dominated by Money
We will explore the complexities of living a life of faith and commitment to Christ in an economy that worships wealth.
D14 Reading Poetry Theologically
Can reading poetry be one way of thinking theologically, or even of ‘doing theology’? In this course we will study poetry as a source of theological reflection and insight through close readings of individual poems and poetic sequences by some of the best poets of the English language in modern times.
D15 Peacebuilding, from the Local Church to the Global Community
This course will present the latest ideas from Christian and interreligious scholars and activists who respond to conflict and violence with constructive peacemaking methods.
D16 Are Humans Becoming Gods? Technology, Science, and Faith in a Posthuman Age
Are humans becoming gods? What may seem merely a question for science fiction is in fact reshaping the worlds of technology, science, and religion.