THE MEDIEVAL PURSUIT OF GOD
A Three-Week Online Course
February 4 – 26, 2019
What can we learn about pursuing God in our lives and communities from the medieval pursuit of God?
For the vast majority of medieval people learning about God was a holistic activity. They pursued God with their minds, bodies, and spirits. Stained glass windows taught biblical stories, prayer positions connected the mind to the heart, and new objects and everyday activities became vessels of theological wisdom. Even for the literate, reading wasn’t just passive reception of information. Usually, texts were read aloud in a community and the audience was invited to make connections between words and concepts, creating endless chains of meaning from a single verse. As our culture becomes more visual, interconnected, and, in many ways, “hyperlinked,” what wisdom might we find in medieval modes of education? How might we, too, utilize new technologies to convey the richness of the Christian tradition and to pursue God more deeply?
Who May Enroll
Any curious Christian seeking deeper theological understanding and personal enrichment may take part in this online course.
What to Expect
- Peer Learning: You will be immersed with a community of learners in an online environment.
- Weekly Modules: The weekly modules guide you, step by step, through videos, readings, written reflections, and peer discussions. Expect to spend 6 – 8 hours per week.
- Instruction & Review: Course work is reviewed by the instructor and teaching assistant. Dr. Reibe will engage with students in the online discussions.
- Live Session: The course concludes with an optional Live Session with Dr. Reibe on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00p.m. EST.
Successful Completion and CEUs
Those who satisfactorily complete all steps of the three modules will receive a notice of completion and earn 2.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
About the Instructor:
Nicole Reibe completed her M.Div at Princeton Theological Seminary in 2008. While at PTS, she developed a deep love for church history and questions about how to make history relevant for congregations. After a year of ministry at Tualatin Presbyterian Church, Nicole set off for Boston College to pursue a doctorate in Historical Theology with a concentration in medieval theology. Nicole sees it as her mission to discover and highlight historical voices that have been forgotten or ignored. She has published on the sermons and treatise of Achard of St. Victor and is currently working on a project exploring the theology of Teresa de Cartagena. Dr. Reibe is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore.
Fees & Registration:
The cost of the program is $155
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