Classes

June 7-11; 9:00-11:30 EDT
$375
Harold Attridge

This course is full and is no longer open to registration.

In this course we will read through the text of Acts and selected scholarly articles. Discussions will focus on Luke’s understanding of history; the picture that emerges through Acts of the life of the early Church; the portrait of the leading apostles, Peter and Paul; the ways in which Acts situates the early Christian movement in the context of Jewish tradition and Greco-Roman culture. Classes will involve both lectures and discussions.

June 7-11; 9:00-11:30 EDT
$375
Ben Doolittle
S. Mark Heim

We will explore topics of traditional interest in both fields–suffering, illness, healing and well-being–in interdisciplinary terms. The course focuses not primarily on pastoral care or chaplaincy, but on a conversation about faith and meaning stimulated by the concrete issues experienced in giving and receiving medical care.

June 7-11; 9:00-11:30 EDT
$375
John Hare

This course is full and is no longer open to registration.

We will study the relation between faith in God and the capacities of human reason.  The main topics will be the relation between faith in God and morality, religious experience, the problem of evil, the nature of faith, the traditional proofs for the existence of God, miracles and science, immortality, and religious pluralism.

June 7-11; 9:00-11:30 EDT
$375
Ken Minkema
Adriaan Neele

This course informs participants of the diverse range of interpretation and reception of Jonathan Edwards, preacher, revivalist, missionary, and college president.

June 7-11; 9:00-11:30 EDT
$375
Markus Rathey

All descriptions of the death of members of monastic communities in the Middle Ages have in common that music and song are part of the scenario.  Nobody had to die in silence.  The community accompanied their brothers and sisters on their last journey with singing.  Death and dying are also important subjects in the history of music.

June 7-11; 9:00-11:30 EDT
$375
Frederick J. Streets

This course is full and is no longer open to registration.

The practice of faith can develop our skills for addressing our emotional and spiritual needs and wounds. Our faith can also guide us in our decision making. How might our understanding of faith be an anchor and guide for us during a turbulent time?

June 7-11; 1:30-4:00 EDT
$375
Michal Beth Dinkler

This course is full and is no longer open to registration.

In 2009, Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie delivered a TED talk titled, “The Danger of a Single Story.” Sharing stories from her own life, Adichie illustrates her ultimate point: “It is impossible to engage properly with a place or person without engaging with all of the stories of that place and that person.”

June 7-11; 1:30-4:00 EDT
$375
David Mahan

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. As we proceed, we will consider how the form as well as the subject matter of poetry open up new horizons for interpreting and articulating religious ideas and concerns.

June 7-11; 1:30-4:00 EDT
$375
Greg Mobley

This course is full and is no longer open to registration.

The book of Genesis contains stories foundational to the plot of the Bible; the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; the canon of world literature; and, for many, the very core of human identity and its construction of psyche, a conscious self. 

June 7-11; 1:30-4:00 EDT
$375
Julie Faith Parker

This course is full and is no longer open to registration.

This course combines engaging study of the Bible with some of Yale’s greatest treasures, delivered to you virtually!  The first part of class we will engage biblical texts around the theme of wonder.  The second part enriches our learning with a related online tour of one of Yale’s stunning collections, guided by world-class experts. 

June 7-11; 1:30-4:00 EDT
$375
Chloë Starr

The course premise is simple: each day we read, digest and discuss a Life of Christ. The genre is extensive, from studies which offer a themed commentary, such as Jesus as Social Revolutionary, through to the more avowedly fictional Jesus on Mars or Zombie Jesus (we’ll save those for your spare time). 

June 7-11; 1:30-4:00 EDT
$375
Linn Tonstad

This course is full and is no longer open to registration.

What, if any, are the implications of Christian commitments in the pursuit of social justice? For many Christians, it seems obvious that following Jesus implies a commitment to social justice, while for others, such a commitment leaves behind the essential heart of the gospel message about forgiveness of sins and the coming of God’s reign. In this course, we look at three influential thinkers who took different positions on these questions.

June 7-11; 1:30-4:00 EDT
$375
Almeda Wright

This course is full and is no longer open to registration.

We will explore the theories and theology of faith development, as well as some practical ways of inviting youth and young adults into lives of faith, and by extension faithful living and service to the world.