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Religion in Multicultural America

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   united states -- religious aspects   |   asian-americans -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Diana L. Eck
Institution: Harvard University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 1997

A 1997 course by Diana Eck at Harvard University on "the various religious traditions that now compose the American religious scene" with a focus on "the religious life of Asian-Americans . . . and on the African-American and immigrant traditions of Islam."

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Systematic Theology

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Topics: theology   |   anglican communion
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: David S. Cunningham
Institution: Seabury-Western Theological Seminary

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 2000

A 2000 course by David Cunningham at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary "provides a historical and systematic study of basic Christian doctrine as it has been understood within the Anglican tradition (but including readings from the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Methodist traditions as well)."

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Religion, Science, and Other Animals

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Topics: religion and science   |   animals
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Paul Waldau
Institution: Episcopal Divinity School

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2000

A 2000 course by Paul Waldau at Episcopal Divinity School explores "the extent to which religious traditions have affected the ways in which we see and speak about animals other than humans, as well as the manner in which contemporary scientists view and speak about animals."

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Revelation: Hope in a World Gone Wrong

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Topics: apocalyptic thought and millennialism   |   bible -- n.t.
Course Level-Format: graduate   |   online only

Instructor: William J. Webb
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by William Webb at Tyndale Seminary examines the Book of Revelation "with a focus on its literary genre, theological themes and the various schools of interpretation;" special focus on "teaching and preaching its contents."

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Daniel and Apocalyptic Literature

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Topics: apocalyptic thought and millennialism   |   hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Barbara M. Leung Lai
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Barbara Leung Lai at Tyndale Seminary offers a "literary, interpretive, and theological study of the book of Daniel."

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Preaching Apocalyptic Texts

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Topics: apocalyptic thought and millennialism   |   preaching
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: David Schnasa Jacobsen
Institution: Toronto School of Theology-Knox College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2007

A course by David Schnasa Jacobsen at Toronto School of Theology aims "to help students gain competence in exegetical and homiletical methods that aid Biblical preaching" in relation to apocalyptic texts.

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Theological Method

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Topics: theology   |   apologetics
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Doug Kennard
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Doug Kennard at Houston Graduate School of Theology delves into epistemology, theological method, hermeneutics, and apologetics.

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Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, and Luther

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Topics: augustine, of hippo, st., 354-430   |   aquinas, st. thomas, 1225-1274   |   luther, martin, 1483-1546
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Dan Eppley
Institution: McMurry University

A course by Dan Eppley at McMurry University studies the thought of Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, and Luther.

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Buddhist Scriptures

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Topics: buddhism   |   asia -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Mark Unno
Institution: University of Oregon

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2018

A 2010 course by Mark Unno at the University of Oregon "examines the sacred scriptural traditions of East Asian Buddhism with a focus on Chinese and Japanese Zen, Pure Land Buddhism, and associated developments. . . . This examination will cover a wide range of themes against the backdrop of social and historical developments, including the development of sectarian traditions, cultural and national identity, gender and race."

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Japanese Religions

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Topics: asia -- religious aspects   |   japan -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Mark Unno
Institution: University of Oregon

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Mark Unno at the University of Oregon "traces select themes and developments in the history of Japanese religion . . . various aspects of intellectual and social history are examined including: the relation between state and religion; issues of gender, class, and cultural identity; religious experience; and ritual and institutional practices . . .(in) various forms of Japanese Buddhism including Zen and Pure Land as well as Shinto."

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Religion in Japanese Culture

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Topics: asia -- religious aspects   |   japan -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Joseph Adler
Institution: Kenyon College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2010 course by Joseph Adler at Kenyon College "is a historical and contemporary survey of religious life in Japan, focusing on the Shinto and Buddhist traditions.."

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Daoism

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Topics: asia -- religious aspects   |   taoism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Joseph Adler
Institution: Kenyon College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Joseph Adler at Kenyon College examines "the various expressions of Daoism (Taoism) in the Chinese religious tradition."

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New Testament I

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Topics: bible   |   bible -- n.t.
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Russell Morton
Institution: Ashland Theological Seminary

Course Term: Summer
Course Year: 2006

A 2006 course taught by Russell Morton at Ashland Theological Seminary offers a "systematic introduction to the Gospels in the context of present day biblical research. The study will concentrate on such areas as historico-religious backgrounds and methods of New Testament criticism, and the individuality and interrelationships of the Gospels."

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The Hebrew Scriptures

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Topics: bible   |   hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Mary Suydam
Institution: Kenyon College

Course Term: Spring

A course by Mary Suydam at Kenyon College that explores the history and interpretations of the Hebrew Bible.

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Old Testament Theology and History

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Topics: bible   |   hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: John Kessler
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by John Kessler at Tyndale Seminary surveys the history and theology of the Hebrew Bible.

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Introduction to the Old Testament/Tanakh

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Topics: bible   |   hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch
Institution: Greensboro College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2007

A fall 2007 course by Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch studies "the diverse writings of the OT or Tanakh as literary products of their original social and historical contexts" with attention to how "later communities appropriated these texts for new situations."

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Women in the Biblical Tradition

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Topics: women -- religious aspects   |   bible
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jane Webster
Institution: Barton College

Course Term: Fall

A course by Jane Webster at Barton College explores "how the bible shapes our understanding of 'the religious female'" as well as artistic representations of these women.

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Revelation and Related Apocalyptic Literature

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Topics: apocalyptic thought and millennialism   |   bible -- n.t.   |   bible -- apocrypha
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Doug Kennard
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Doug Kennard at Houston Graduate School of Theology on the book of Revelation and its contemporary, antecedent, and later instantiations.

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Exegesis of the Book of Revelation

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Topics: apocalyptic thought and millennialism   |   bible -- n.t.   |   christianity -- early church
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Russell Morton
Institution: Ashland Theological Seminary

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 2007

A 2007 course taught by Russell Morton at Ashland Theological Seminary offers a "close exploration of Revelation’s challenge to first-century believers in Asia Minor will lead to discussion of its ongoing challenge and encouragement to churches."

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Luke

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Topics: bible -- n.t.   |   bible -- n.t. -- gospels and acts
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Van Johnson
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Van Johnson at Tyndale Seminary that looks at Luke as "an historian and a theologian."

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Reading the Greek New Testament and Related Literature

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Topics: bible -- n.t.   |   bible -- n.t. -- greek language
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: C.D. Elledge
Institution: Gustavus Adolphus College

Course Term: Winter

A course by Casey Elledge at Gustavus Adolphus College "dedicated to substantial readings in Greek New Testament and Related Literature . . . Brief introductions to papyri and epigraphy" included.

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Gender and Family

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Topics: bible -- n.t.   |   christianity -- early church
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Doug Otto
Institution: Smith College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2016

A 2016 course by Doug Otto at Smith College seeks "to understand the early Christian family as a Greco-Roman family, focusing on slaves and children, marriage and divorce."

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I Corinthians

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Topics: bible -- n.t.   |   paul, st., the apostle
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Ian Scott
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Ian Scott at Tyndale Seminary that "examines the various problems in the Corinthian church and how Paul tried to address those issues."

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Pauline Epistles

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Topics: bible -- n.t.   |   paul, st., the apostle
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Guy Prentiss Waters
Institution: Reformed Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Guy Prentiss Waters at Reformed Theological Seminary is "an exposition of Paul's epistles in chronological order that emphasizes the application of Paul's theology to the pastoral needs of the churches of his day and ours."

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Preaching New Testament Narratives

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Topics: bible -- n.t.   |   preaching
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Fred W. Penney
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Fred Penney at Tyndale Seminary maintains a focus on "preaching biblical narratives while upholding a commitment to biblical exposition."

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Parables of Jesus

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Topics: bible -- n.t. -- gospels and acts   |   jesus christ
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Anne McGuire
Institution: Haverford College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2009

A 2009 course by Anne McGuire at Haverford College focuses "on a close study of the parables of Jesus in their cultural and literary contexts. Special attention will be given to recent literary analysis of the parables in the Synoptic Gospels and the Gospel of Thomas."

A course by Anne McGuire at Haverford College focuses "on a critical examination of the varied representations of Mary Magdalene as disciple, witness, and icon in religion, literature, and the arts. Images of Mary Magdalene will serve as a lens through which to examine changing conceptions of gender, sin, sexuality, spirituality, the body, and salvation."

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Buddhist-Christian Dialogue

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Topics: buddhism   |   interreligious dialogue   |   christianity
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jeffrey Carlson
Institution: Dominican University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2003

A 2003 course by Jeffrey Carlson at Dominican University "explores some key reasons for, approaches to, issues in and outcomes of Buddhist-Christian interchange and reflection. Emphasis will be on Catholic Christianity and a variety of Buddhist traditions."

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Readings in Asian Religious Texts

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Topics: buddhism   |   south asia -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Todd Lewis
Institution: College of the Holy Cross

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Todd Lewis at College of the Holy Cross surveys "a law code, ascetic mysticism, religious biography, popular narrative, and scholastic treatises. We will also consider the cross-cultural definition of “text,” hermeneutical approaches to exegesis, the idea of a “scriptural canon,” and the construction of tradition in the western historical imagination."

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The Theology of John Calvin

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Topics: christianity -- reformation   |   calvin, john, 1509-1564
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Christopher Elwood
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Christopher Elwood at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary "examines the thought of John Calvin in the context of his life and work on behalf of the movements for reform of the church in sixteenth-century Europe."

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Faith and Film: The Canadian Voice

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Topics: canada -- religious aspects   |   religion and film
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Paul Burford
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Paul Burford at Tyndale Seminary "designed to educate students regarding the evolution and relevance of faith perspectives specific to Canadian film and filmmakers."

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African Religions in the Americas

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   caribbean area -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Elias Bongmba and Mary Ann Clark
Institution: Rice University

Course Term: Summer
Course Year: 1999

A 1999 course by Elias Bongmba and Mary Ann Clark at Rice University surveys " the transplantation and development of African religions in the Americas. It will include an introduction to Santería, Vodoun , Candomblé, Rastafaris and various revivalist movements with African connections."

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Christian-Muslim Relations: The Theological Dimension

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Topics: interreligious dialogue   |   christianity   |   islam
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Jane Smith
Institution: Hartford Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2006

A 2006 course by Jane Smith at Hartford Seminary "designed to look at the ways in which Christian and Muslim perceptions of their respective religions and their relationships to one another have evolved through history, in conflict and in concord, contributing the conceptual "theological" heritage with which Christians and Muslims operate in the modern world."

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Systematic Theology I

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Topics: theology   |   christianity   |   evangelicalism
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Dennis Ngien
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Dennis Ngien at Tyndale Seminary is a "thematic study of Christian doctrine according to the evangelical protestant tradition."

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Systematic Theology II

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Topics: theology   |   christianity   |   evangelicalism
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: James Beverley
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by James Beverley at Tyndale Seminary is part II of a "thematic study of Christian doctrine according to the evangelical protestant tradition."

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Christian Theology

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Topics: theology   |   christianity
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: James Cutsinger
Institution: University of South Carolina

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2016

A 2011 course by James Cutsinger at the University of South Carolina explores "not just the what, but the why of Christian faith. What do Christians—Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant—believe about God, creation, the fall, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the resurrection, and life after death? And what are their grounds—scriptural, experiential, and logical—for holding these beliefs?"

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Systematic Theology l

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Topics: theology   |   christianity
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: William David Spencer
Institution: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Course Term: Summer
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by William Spencer at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary provides an "introduction 'to the study of theology within the context of urban ministry . . . '" in relation to classical loci of systematic theology.

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Questions of Christianity

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Topics: theology   |   christianity   |   religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Caryn D. Riswold
Institution: Illinois College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2014

A Fall 2014 course by Caryn D. Riswold at Illinois College surveys "foundational concepts of Christianity and their development in the life of the church" with attention to Christianity's relationship to other faith traditions.

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Christianity in America

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   christianity
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Joseph Molleur
Institution: Cornell College

A course by Joseph Molleur at Cornell College examines "three centuries (from the 1700’s to the 1900’s), we will examine the ideas and experiences of a wide variety of Christians, including conservative and liberal Christians, black and white Christians, male and female Christians, and Protestant and Catholic Christians."

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Flea Market Jesus: Popular Religion and American Individualism

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   christianity
Course Level-Format: graduate   |   online only

Instructor: Arthur Farnsley
Institution: Hartford Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2006

A 2006 course by Arthur Farnsley at Hartford Seminary examines "the mixture of folk beliefs and 20th century fundamentalism practiced by so many Americans today, paying special attention to the religious and spiritual underpinnings of hyper-individualism."

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Early Christian Apocrypha

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Topics: christianity -- early church   |   bible -- apocrypha
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Bart Ehrman
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Bart Ehrman at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill about the Apocrypha and formation of the canon.

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Early and Medieval Christianity

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Topics: christianity -- early church   |   christianity -- history   |   christianity -- middle ages
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Bobbi Patterson
Institution: Emory University

Course Year: 1999


A 1999 course by Bobbi Patterson at Emory University approaches "the early and middle stages of the Christian story by identifying and tracking how and why certain issues or questions began to predominate in that story."

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History of Christianity I

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Topics: christianity -- early church   |   christianity -- history   |   christianity -- middle ages
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Donald Fortson
Institution: Reformed Theological Seminary

Course Year: 2010


A 2010 course by Donald Fortson at Reformed Theological Seminary "focuses on the key persons, movements, and ideas that have made significant contributions to the history of the church" in the early and medieval eras.

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Church History to the Reformation

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Topics: christianity -- early church   |   christianity -- reformation   |   christianity -- middle ages
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Garth Rosell
Institution: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

A course by Garth Rosell at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary "is a a basic introduction to the history of the Christian church from its founding at Pentecost to the beginning of the Protestant Reformation."

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Jewish Second Temple Literature

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Topics: christianity -- early church   |   judaism -- second temple
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Gary Arbino
Institution: Gateway Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Gary Arbino surveys "selections from Second Temple Jewish Literature."

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Faith Seeking Understanding

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Topics: theology   |   christianity -- ethics
Course Level-Format: graduate   |   introductory

Instructor: Shannon Craigo-Snell and Kathryn Johnson
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Kathryn Johnson at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary that introduces seminary students to theology and ethics.

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History of the Baptists

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Topics: christianity -- history   |   baptists
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Steve Weaver
Institution: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Steve Weaver at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary surveys the "history of the Baptists, especially focusing on the English Baptists from the early seventeenth century to the late nineteenth century, and the Southern Baptist experience from the seventeenth to the late twentieth centuries."

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Early Christianity

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Topics: christianity -- early church   |   christianity -- history
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Alan Altany
Institution: Marshall University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2001

A 2001 course by Alan Altany at Marshall University on the "birth and development of Christian thought from Paul through Augustine."

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Christ in Christian Tradition

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Topics: jesus christ   |   christianity -- history   |   christology
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Reid Locklin
Institution: University of Toronto

Course Year: 2012


A 2012 course by Reid Locklin at University of Toronto "traces Christian teachings about Jesus of Nazareth—Jesus the Christ—from their origins to the modern era."

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Christian Theological Tradition

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Topics: theology   |   christianity -- history
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Michael Heintz
Institution: University of Notre Dame

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Michael Heintz at the University of Notre Dame "offers a survey of Christian theology from the end of the New Testament period to the eve of the Reformation."

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History of Christian Thought and Practice I

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Topics: christianity -- early church   |   christianity -- history   |   christianity -- middle ages
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Jim Papandrea
Institution: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Jim Papandrea at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary "is a survey of the history of the Christian church, including its doctrines and practices, from the beginning into the middle ages . . . with special emphasis on the first five centuries."

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The Later Byzantine Empire (843-1453)

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Topics: christianity -- middle ages   |   orthodox eastern church
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Timothy Gregory
Institution: Ohio State University

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 1998

A 1998 course by Timothy Gregory at Ohio State University "covers the history of the Byzantine Empire from the end of Iconoclasm (843) to the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks (1453)."

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Introduction to the Worlds of Ancient Christianity

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Topics: christianity -- early church   |   christology
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Michael Foat
Institution: Reed College

A course by Michael Foat at Reed College looks at the origins of Christianity.

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Christology

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Topics: jesus christ   |   christology
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Amy Plantinga Pauw and Sean Hayden
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Amy Plantinga Pauw and Sean Hayden at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary acquaints students "with central themes and issues in contemporary Christology, including Christology written from Global South perspectives."

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Faces of Jesus: Christology from the New Testament to the 21st Century

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Topics: jesus christ   |   christology
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Wayne Rollins
Institution: Hartford Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2007

A 2007 course by Wayne Rollins at Hartford Seminary explores "the portraits of Jesus in the major New Testament writings, the non-canonical gospels of recent Da Vinci Code fame, and in the history of the church and the arts from the first to the twenty-first century, concluding with contemporary Christologies in the writings of Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan, in film, and in the newer psychological approaches of John Miller and Don Capps . . . ."

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Portraits of Jesus in Contemporary and Ancient Debate

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Topics: jesus christ   |   christology
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Nicola Denzey
Institution: Bowdoin College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 1998

A 1998 course by Nicola Denzey at Bowdoin College examines "some of these different "Jesuses" which emerge from the "Quest for Jesus" through the ages, including several interpretations of Jesus in historical studies, and several interpretations of Jesus from art and literature."

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Pastoral Care in Times of Grief and Loss

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Topics: pastoral ministry   |   death and dying
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Lee Ramsey
Institution: Memphis Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 1998

A 1998 course by Lee Ramsey at Memphis Theological Seminary about "pastoral care in times of grief and loss."

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Caring in Depth: Death and Dying

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Topics: pastoral ministry   |   death and dying
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Mindy McGarrath Sharp
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2016

A 2016 course by Mindy McGarrah Sharp at Phillips Theological Seminary "will equip leaders in ministry . . . To hone practicing attention to and remaining presence in the midst of death, dying, illness, loss, and grief."

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Church and Evangelism

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Topics: evangelism   |   ecclesiology
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Rob Weber
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 2016

A 2016 course by Rob Weber at Phillips Theological Seminary considers "the nature and task of evangelism (especially in the Wesleyan tradition), and to develop a personal understanding of the ways in which evangelism is at the heart of the mission of the Church."

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Supernatural Beings and Demons of Ancient Egypt

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Topics: ancient near east   |   egypt -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: graduate   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Kasia Szpakowska
Institution: Swansea University, Wales

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Kasia Szpakowska at Swansea University, Wales "explores the nature of . . . [ancient Egyptian] liminal entities--both hostile and beneficial--that filled the zones between human, animal, and god, and the methods used by religious scholars to study them."

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Judaism and the Environment

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Topics: environmental ethics -- religious aspects   |   judaism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Geoffrey Claussen
Institution: Elon University

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 2015

A 2015 course by Geoffrey Claussen at Elon University analyzes "the historical teachings of the Jewish tradition on environmental issues, considering topics including the value of creation as well as traditional prohibitions on causing suffering to animals, wasting natural resources, and various forms of pollution." Special attention is accorded "contemporary Jewish attempts to respond to current environmental crises."

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The Methodist Movement, Pietism and Evangelical Revival

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Topics: methodism   |   evangelicalism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Dan Eppley
Institution: McMurry University

A course by Dan Eppley at McMurry University surveys "the writings of John Wesley in their social, political, and intellectual context."

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Critical Perspectives on Gender

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Topics: women -- religious aspects   |   feminist theology
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Martie Reineke
Institution: University of Northern Iowa

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Martha Reineke at the University of Northern Iowa seeks "to understand received images and texts of gender, but also to locate the means to modify and challenge the cultural traditions that they explore." The course is "organized around the consideration of two theoretical traditions that have influenced feminist theories . . . post structuralism and psychoanalysis."

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Issues in Christianity Today: Feminist Theology

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Topics: women -- religious aspects   |   feminist theology
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Joseph Molleur
Institution: Cornell College

A course by Joseph Molleur at Cornell College asks "Is Christianity, as traditionally practiced, conducive to the full flourishing of women? If not, can Christianity be reconceived so as to more fully contribute to women’s flourishing?"

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Apocalypticism

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Topics: apocalyptic thought and millennialism   |   bible -- n.t.   |   hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Robert Kawashima
Institution: University of Florida

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Robert Kawashima at the University of Florida on apocalypticism which entails "a new literary form . . . And . . . a new way of viewing reality."

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Wisdom Literature and Psalms

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Topics: bible   |   hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Leonard Obloy
Institution: SS Cyril & Methodius Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Rev. Leonard Obloy at SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary surveys the Wisdom Literature and Psalms.

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Creative Expository Preaching (Pentateuch)

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Topics: hebrew bible   |   preaching   |   bible -- apocrypha
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Paul Smith
Institution: Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Paul Smith at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary "focusing on the exegetical handling of scripture and its relationship to homiletic development."

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Women in the Old Testament

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Topics: women -- religious aspects   |   hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Rebecca G. S. Idestrom
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Rebecca Idestrom at Tyndale Seminary that explores the "Bible's portrayal of women . . . (through) key Old Testament passages against the background of ancient Israelite society" with discussion of contemporary issues as well.

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Religion, Politics and Conflict in South Asia

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Topics: india -- religious aspects   |   religion and politics   |   religion and violence
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Chad Bauman
Institution: Butler University

Course Term: Spring

A course by Chad Bauman at Butler University on the "relationship of religion, politics, and conflict in modern South Asia."

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Issues in Christianity Today: Religious Pluralism

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Topics: theology   |   interreligious dialogue   |   christianity
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Joseph Molleur
Institution: Cornell College

A course by Joseph Molleur at Cornell College centered on how Christian theology responds to "the ongoing existence of a multiplicity of religions."

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Continental Philosophy of Religion: Irigaray

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Topics: philosophy and religion   |   irigaray, luce, 1930-
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: William Robert
Institution: Syracuse University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by William Robert at Syracuse University on the thought of Luce Irigaray.

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Exegesis of Isaiah

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Topics: hebrew bible   |   isaiah
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Tyler Mayfield
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Tyler Mayfield at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary "provides an in-depth examination of the prophetic book of Isaiah through translation and exegetical exercises in the original Hebrew text.

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The Book of Isaiah

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Topics: hebrew bible   |   isaiah
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Chuck Pitts
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Chuck Pitts at Houston Graduate School of Theology studies the book of Isaiah with attention "to the content, form, and style, and to the historical and literary contexts as well as to exegetical methods, interpretation, and application."

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Muslim Jesus

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Topics: jesus christ   |   islam
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Shalahudin Kafrawi
Institution: Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Shalahudin Kafrawi at Hobart and William Smith Colleges "examines Qur'anic portrayals of Jesus, his message, and his followers" and "how Muslims interpret those portrayals in their exegetical, legal, and sufic writings" and role in interfaith relations.

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Women and Religion

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Topics: women -- religious aspects   |   judaism   |   islam
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Barbara R. von Schlegell
Institution: University of Pennsylvania

A course by Barbara von Schlegell at the University of Pennsylvania "focuses on Muslim women and the understanding of gender in Islam and in comparison with Jewish women’s experience."

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Women in Islam

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Topics: women -- religious aspects   |   islam
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Barbara von Schlegell
Institution: University of Pennsylvania

A course by Barbara von Schlegell at the University of Pennsylvania considers "the current Western view of Muslim women" as well as "translated islamic texts on gender and historical evidence of women's religious and social activities since the sixth century."

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Hinduism and Jainism

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Topics: hinduism   |   jainism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Nick Gier
Institution: University of Idaho

A 2001 course by Nick Gier at the University of Idaho surveys "Hinduism and Jainism primarily through the philosophical topics of theories of reality, knowledge, and value."

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Medieval Japanese Buddhism

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Topics: buddhism   |   japan -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Mark Unno
Institution: University of Oregon

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Mark Unno at the University of Oregon "focuses on selected strains of Japanese Buddhism during the medieval period, especially the Kamakura (1185-1333), but also traces influences on later developments including the modern period." Special attention will be given to "Eihei Dōgen (1200-1253), Zen master and founding figure of the Sōtō sect; Myōe of the Shingon and Kegon sects, focusing on his Shingon practices; and Shinran, founding figure of Jōdo Shinshū, the largest Pure Land sect, more simply known as Shin Buddhism."

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Life of Christ

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Topics: bible -- n.t.   |   jesus christ
Course Level-Format: graduate   |   online only

Instructor: Tony M. Cleaver
Institution: Baptist Missionary Association Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2016

A 2016 course by Tony M. Cleaver at Baptist Missionary Association Seminary "is an examination of the factual basis of Christianity as it is found in the life and teaching of Jesus Christ."

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Biblical Interpretation After the Holocaust

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Topics: theology   |   judaism   |   judaism -- holocaust
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Tyler Mayfield and Johann W.H. van Wijk-Bos
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Tyler Mayfield and Johanna W.H. van Wijk-Bos at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary "critically examines Christian biblical interpretation in light of the Holocaust."

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Journey and Illumination: Jewish and Hindu Mystical Expressions

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Topics: judaism   |   mysticism   |   hinduism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Mirian Dean-Otting
Institution: Kenyon College

A course by Miriam Dean-Otting at Kenyon College "offers a comparative approach to the study of mysticism with a focus on Hinduism and Judaism."

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Women in Judaism

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Topics: women -- religious aspects   |   judaism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Ellen Umansky
Institution: Fairfield University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 1997

A 1997 course by Ellen Umansky at Fairfield University surveys the "ways in which women have understood and experienced Judaism from the biblical period through the present."

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Women and Religion in Latin America

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Topics: women -- religious aspects   |   latin america -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Mike Stanfield and Lois Lorentzen
Institution: University of San Francisco

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 1999

A 1999 course by Mike Stanfield and Lois Lorentzen at the University of San Francisco "explores various religious legacies and traditions both shaped by and for women in Latin America."

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Introduction to Pastoral Leadership

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Topics: pastoral ministry   |   leadership
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: James H. Furr
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by James Furr at Houston Graduate School of Theology studies "various styles of leadership and their relevance for invigorating the faith community."

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Leadership in a Postmodern Culture

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Topics: leadership   |   postmodernism -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Ken Shuman
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Ken Schuman at Houston Graduate School of Theology examines "the characteristics of postmodern contexts and spiritual leadership within those contexts."

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Introducing Religious Studies

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Topics: lewis, c.s., 1898-1963   |   religion -- introductory courses   |   pascal, blaise (1623-62)
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Joe Incandela
Institution: Saint Mary's College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2002

A 2002 course by Joe Incandela at Saint Mary's College concerns "what religion is, what questions religion prompts and how it functions in people's’ lives to affect how those lives are lived, how hopes unfold, and how others are encountered."

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Early Christian Liturgical Practices

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Topics: christianity -- early church   |   liturgics
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Cláudio Carvalhaes
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Cláudio Carvalhaes at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary engages "Christian liturgical practices and issues from the first to the fourth centuries and help students see how these social-religious-economic-political-cultural practices shaped and informed these early communities."

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Gender and Family in Early Christianity

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Topics: christianity -- early church   |   marriage -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: J. Albert Harrill
Institution: DePaul University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 1998

A 1998 course by Albert Harrill at DePaul University traces Christian views of gender and marriage through New Testament and the period of early Christianity.

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Marriage and Sexuality in Medieval Europe

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Topics: christianity -- middle ages   |   marriage -- religious aspects   |   sexual ethics -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Paul Hyams
Institution: Cornell University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2000

A 2000 course by Paul Hyams at Cornell University surveys 'the first Christian centuries up to the eve of the Reformation" with respect to theological and canonical Christian marriage. Other topics "such as homosexuality, rape/abduction, prostitution, bawd and literary attitudes towards sexuality" will also be considered.

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Marriage and Family Research

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Topics: marriage -- religious aspects   |   pastoral counseling
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Loren Townsend
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Loren Townsend at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary "is a study of empirical research methods and their application to pastoral counseling and marriage and family therapy."

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Christianity in the Modern Period

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Topics: christianity -- history   |   modern
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Mark Gstohl
Institution: Xavier University of Louisiana

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2005

A 2005 course by Mark Gstohl at Xavier University of Louisiana "introduces the Christian theological tradition of the Modern Period by presenting the historical, cultural, and social contexts for past and contemporary Christian Faith."

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Church and the Modern World

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Topics: modern   |   roman catholicism
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Paul Misner
Institution: Marquette University

A course by Paul Misner at Marquette University on "the area of relations between the RC Church and a European society in the grip of secularization" from "roughly the Enlightenment or French Revolution to Vatican II." Special attention is given to "social Catholicism."

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Islamic Mysticism

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Topics: islam   |   mysticism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Barbara R. von Schlegell
Institution: University of Pennsylvania

A course by Barbara von Schlegell at the University of Pennsylvania approaches "the nature of God and the hidden meanings of the Qur'an, dreams and miraculous powers, and the spiritual reality of sexual union" through Islamic mystical texts.

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Contemporary Cults and New Religious Movements in North America

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   cults   |   new religious movements
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: David G. Bromley
Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University

A course by David Bromley at Virginia Commonwealth University focuses "on groups that emerged during the last half of the twentieth century, New Religious Movements."

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Cults and Covens: Theory and Practice of New Religious Movements

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Topics: cults   |   new religious movements
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Shawn Krause-Longer
Institution: Syracuse University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2007

A 2007 course by Shawn Krause-Loner at Syracuse University investigates "New Religious Movements (NRMs) largely within the contemporary American context."

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Cults and New Religious Movements

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Topics: cults   |   new religious movements
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Lorne Dawson
Institution: University of Waterloo

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2001

A 2001 course by Lorne Dawson at the University of Waterloo "is designed to serve two ends: first, to provide an introduction to some of the types of cults or new religious movements (NRMs) active in North America, examining their origins and their basic beliefs and practices; second, to provide an introduction to some of the results of the social scientific study of new religious movements . . . " with special attention to "Theosophy, Scientology, The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (i.e., Hare Krishna), and The Unification Church (i.e., Moonies) in North America."

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Youth and Family Ministry in the Immigrant Church

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Topics: pastoral ministry   |   pastoral counseling   |   youth ministry
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Vincent Poon
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Vincent Poon at Tyndale Seminary "designed for those leaders who work with families in the immigrant church setting."

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Personality Theories

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Topics: pastoral counseling   |   religion and psychology
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Helen Noh
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Helen Noh at Tyndale Seminary provides an "overview of major personality theories with regard to their development, philosophical assumptions, theoretical concepts and their clinical implications."

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Selected Pauline Epistles: The Pastoral Epistles

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Topics: bible -- n.t.   |   paul, st., the apostle
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Peter H. Davids
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Peter Davids at Houston Graduate School of Theology studies "in selected Pauline Epistles . . . Within the context of Paul's missionary work and developing issues of faith, practice and church governance."

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Pentecostalism and African American Religion

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   pentecostalism
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Anthea Butler
Institution: Loyola Marymount University

A course by Anthea Butler at Loyola Marymount University on African American Pentecostalism through the lens of a multiple disciplines.

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Eastern Philosophy

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Topics: asia -- religious aspects   |   philosophy and religion
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Mark Unno
Institution: University of Oregon

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 2005

A 2005 course by Mark Unno at the University of Oregon focuses on "various Asian religious and philosophical traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism."

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Varieties of Religious Naturalism

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Topics: environmental ethics -- religious aspects   |   philosophy and religion
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Wesley J. Wildman
Institution: Boston University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Wesley Wildman at Boston University surveys the "varieties of religious naturalism and how they have been, and can be, incorporated into philosophical and theological reflection."

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Kierkegaard

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Topics: philosophy and religion   |   kierkegaard, soren, 1813-1855
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Patrick Frierson
Institution: Whitman College

A course by Patrick Frierson at Whitman College "provides an overview of Kierkegaard's major works."

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Philosophy of Nature

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Topics: religion and science   |   philosophy and religion
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Michael Dodds, O.P.
Institution: Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2016

A 2016 course by Michael Dodds, O.P. at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology provides "a philosophical account of the nature of change, including classical insights (Aristotle, Aquinas) and contemporary issues in cosmology, the methods of science and philosophy, the nature of causality, time and infinity."

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Philosophy for Theology

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Topics: theology   |   philosophy and religion
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Brad Kallenberg
Institution: University of Dayton

Course Term: Spring

A course by Brad Kallenberg at the University of Dayton on philosophical theology.

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Introduction to the Religions of India, China, and Japan

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Topics: asia -- religious aspects   |   religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Russell Kirkland
Institution: University of Georgia

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2004

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Religions of the World: East

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Topics: asia -- religious aspects   |   religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Charles Ess
Institution: Drury University

Course Year: 1997


A 1997 course by Charles Ess at Drury University offers an introduction to "some of the main ideas, beliefs, practices, and historical developments of eastern religions/philosophies."

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Introduction to the New Testament

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Topics: bible -- n.t.   |   religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jonathan Lawrence
Institution: Canisius College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2007

A 2007 course taught by Jonathan Lawrence at Canisius College applies "various scholarly approaches for understanding the New Testament."

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Introduction to Islam

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Topics: islam   |   religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Gisela Webb
Institution: Seton Hall University

A course by Gisela Webb at Seton Hall University looks "will look at Islam from the point of view of Muslims' own self understanding as it has developed since the religion's origin in 7th century Arabia. We will begin the course with the study of the basic practices, beliefs, and values of Islam-including its concept of God, the universe, revelation, prophet-hood, ethics, and the afterlife. We will look at how religious devotion is expressed through art, poetry, and mysticism." Contemporary issues in American Islam will also be studied.

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Introduction to World Religions

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Topics: world religions   |   religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Andrew Aghapour
Institution: College of Charleston

Course Term: Summer
Course Year: 2009

A 2009 course by Andrew Aghapour at the College of Charleston "designed to provide a brief introduction to major religious traditions, including Hinduism, Confucianism, Daosim, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam."

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Introduction to World Religions

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Topics: world religions   |   religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Dan Hinman-Smith
Institution: North Island College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2017

A 2012 course by Dan Hinman-Smith at North Island College is "an introduction to the world's major religions, with an emphasis upon those of the Abrahamic tradition: Judaism, Christianity and Islam."

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Introduction to World Religions

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Topics: world religions   |   religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Thomas V. Peterson
Institution: Alfred University

A course by Thomas Peterson at Alfred University offers " a fundamental understanding of the general nature of religion and of various religious traditions."

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Living Religions of the West

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Topics: world religions   |   religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: S. Daniel Breslauer
Institution: University of Kansas

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 1999

A 1999 course by Daniel Breslauer at the University of Kansas introduces "Judaism, Christianity, and Islam."

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Understanding Religion: The World's Religions

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Topics: world religions   |   religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Andrew O. Fort
Institution: Texas Christian University

Course Year: 2002


A 2002 course by Andrew Fort at Texas Christian University "attempts to understand the nature of religion by looking at some foundational ideas, texts, and figures in a variety of religious traditions."

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World Religions

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Topics: world religions   |   religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Amir Hussain
Institution: California State University-Northridge

Course Year: 2003


A 2003 course by Amir Hussain at California State University, Northridge "is an introduction to the academic study of religion and of world religions, and to the religious traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam," primal religions will also be considered.

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World Religions

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Topics: world religions   |   religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Kelley Rowan
Institution: Florida International University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Kelley Rowan at Florida International University "explores the world’s various religious traditions and the individual’s personal experience within their chosen religion . . . [as well as] various practices, rituals, and symbols of the religions."

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World Religions: A Case for Justice & Peace

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Topics: world religions   |   religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Harold Morales
Institution: Morgan State University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2018

A 2018 course by Harold Morales surveys "the dynamic and influential world religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam."

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Archaeology and the Study of Religion

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Topics: archaeology   |   religion -- study and teaching
Course Level-Format: graduate   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Christine Thomas
Institution: University of California Santa Barbara

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Christine Thomas at the University of California Santa Barbara examines "the production of archaeological data and their use in reconstructions of past human religious experience, both in historic and prehistoric times, and in the Old and New Worlds" with a focus on "method and theory."

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Cultural Anthropology

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Topics: religion and anthropology / sociology   |   missions
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Lisa Hoff
Institution: Gateway Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Lisa Hoff at Gateway Seminary provides an "introduction to cultural anthropology"

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Sixties, The: Religion, Culture, and Politics

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   religion and anthropology / sociology
Course Level-Format: graduate   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Ira Chernus
Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2008

A course by Ira Chernus at the University of Colorado at Boulder studies "the values, ideas, and sentiments of the 1960s counterculture" with attention to religious issues and "how the popular books of the counterculture created a new 'myth' that served as an ideal for social change."

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Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures

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Topics: islam   |   religion and culture   |   religion and architecture
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Nasser Rabbat
Institution: MIT

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2008

A 2008 course by Nasser Rabbat at MIT "introduces the history of Islamic cultures through architecture. Religious, commemorative, and educational structures are surveyed from the beginning of Islam in 7th-century Arabia up to the present."

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Ritual and the Arts in Asian Religions

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Topics: asia -- religious aspects   |   religion and art   |   ritual
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: K.I. Koppedrayer
Institution: Wilfrid Laurier University

Course Year: 2002


A 2002 course by K.I. Koppedrayer at Wilfrid Laurier University explores "how Hindus, Buddhists and others have expressed their understanding of the nature, meaning and goal of human existence in stories, architecture and ritual."

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Empire & Capital: Theological Considerations

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Topics: religion and politics   |   religion and colonialism   |   religion and economics
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Mark Lewis Taylor
Institution: Princeton Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Mark Lewis Taylor at Princeton Theological Seminary examines globalization, "coloniality of power, class and empire, as challenges to critical reflection in theology and ethics."

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Bible and Western Culture

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Topics: bible   |   religion and culture
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Aaron Ricker
Institution: McGill University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Aaron Ricker at McGill University surveys "key examples of biblical tradition, and critical discussions of their place in Western culture."

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Cultural Hermeneutics: Ideology, Power and Text Interpretation

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Topics: bible   |   religion and culture
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Brian K. Blount and Mark Lewis Taylor
Institution: Princeton Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2009

A 2009 course by Brian Blount and Mark Lewis Taylor at Princeton Theological Seminary on "how cultural perspective influences the interpretation of biblical and theological sources."

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Christianity and Culture

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Topics: christianity   |   religion and culture
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Steven M. Studebacker
Institution: McMaster Divinity College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2009

A 2009 course by Steven Studebaker at McMaster Divinity College "considers various ways Christians have sought to negotiate the path between being 'in,' but not 'of' the world."

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Christianity and Culture

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Topics: christianity   |   religion and culture
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Michael Andres
Institution: Northwestern College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2009

A 2009 course by Michael Andres at Northwestern College "is a research seminar in which students will explore contemporary questions and issues in light of the Christian religious and theological tradition."

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Cultural Context of Early Christianity

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Topics: christianity -- early church   |   religion and culture
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Michael Fuller
Institution: St. Louis Community College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2002

A 2002 course by Michael Fuller at St. Louis Community College studies "Greek Culture, Roman Culture, Jewish Culture, and Early Christianity by analyzing specific material culture (tombs, temples, art, altars, coins, etc.) and non-material (kinship system, political organization, economic system, and world view-religion)."

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Blood, Power, Gender, and Authority in Christianity

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Topics: christianity -- history   |   religion and culture
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Mary Suydam
Institution: Kenyon College

A course by Mary Suydam at Kenyon College examines "the importance and meanings of blood in the history of Christianity, and the extent to which blood in that tradition is perceived as gendered and/or enabling power."

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Gospel, Church and Culture: Missional Leadership in a Postmodern World

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Topics: religion and culture   |   postmodernism -- religious aspects   |   missions
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Wafik Wahba
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Wafik Wahba at Tyndale Seminary "examines the main features of the postmodern culture" for the sake of mission work.

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American Mythology and Film

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Topics: religion and film   |   religion and anthropology / sociology   |   religion and culture
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Adam L. Porter
Institution: Illinois College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2012

A 2011 course by Adam Porter at Illinois College on American "civil religion."

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Faith and Film

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Topics: religion and film   |   religion and culture
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Bryan Stone
Institution: Boston University School of Theology

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2012

A 2009 course by Bryan Stone at Boston University School of Theology "uses the medium of film as an avenue for reflection upon the meaning and truth of the Christian faith as well as its communication and embodiment in contemporary culture."

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Religion, the Media, and Contemporary Culture

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Topics: contemporary   |   religion and media   |   religion and culture
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Benjamin J. Hubbard
Institution: California State University, Fullerton

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2009

A 2009 course by Benjamin Hubbard at California State University, Fullerton.

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Religion and Media

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Topics: religion and media   |   religion and culture
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Stephen Brent Rodriquez Plate
Institution: Hamilton College

Course Term: Fall

A course by Brent Plate at Hamilton College explores "the interrelations between religious traditions and media" from oral culture through modern day.

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Religion, Violence, and Peace: Patterns Across Time and Tradition

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Topics: religion and violence   |   religion and culture
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Scott Noegel and James Wellman
Institution: University of Washington

Course Term: Winter

A course by James Wellman and Scott Noegel at the University of Washington on the "complex relationship between religion, violence, and peace."

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Discover Chicago: Sacred Spaces, Powerful Places

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   religion and culture
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jeffrey Carlson
Institution: DePaul University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2001

A 2001 course by Jeffrey Carlson at DePaul University employs an interdisciplinary approach to "the importance of place in a time of rootlessness, the role of memory and ritual, pilgrimage and worship, the stories of immigrants and the dispossessed, our craving for nature, the role of public spaces, and a host of other ways that people experience places as particularly significant" throughout Chicago.

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Religion and American Culture

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   religion and culture
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: James Treat
Institution: University of New Mexico

Course Year: 1998


A 1998 course by James Treat at the University of New Mexico uses thematic and historical approaches to "the role of religion in American culture and of religious studies in American culture studies."

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Disability and Difference: Theological and Ethical Perspectives

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Topics: pastoral ministry   |   religion and disability
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Debbie Creamer
Institution: Iliff School of Theology

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 2006

A 2006 course by Debbie Creamer at Iliff School of Theology introduces "the language, history, methodology, principal sources, and primary issues related to the field of disability studies" and disability theology.

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Intercordia

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Topics: religion and economics   |   social ethics
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Reid Locklin
Institution: University of Toronto

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2015

A 2014 course by Reid Locklin at University of Toronto raises "critical questions of social justice and international development from diverse religious and disciplinary perspectives."

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Israelis and Palestinians in Literature and Film

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Topics: religion and film   |   religion and literature
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Ken Frieden
Institution: Syracuse University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Ken Frieden at Syracuse University examines the "representation of Israelis and Palestinians in literature and film, focusing on how each group views the other."

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Law and Ethics in Christian Counseling

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Topics: pastoral counseling   |   religious ethics   |   religion and law
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Guy Grimes
Institution: Gateway Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Guy Grimes at Gateway Seminary "designed to teach students the process of ethical and legal decision making in the practice of Christian counseling."

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Wendell Berry's Philosophy of Life

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Topics: environmental ethics -- religious aspects   |   religion and literature
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Sean Hayden
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Sean Hayden at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary uses Wendell Berry's "poems, fiction and essays . . . . [to] build up a perspective on the meaning of life with depth and coherence—a philosophy of life" around selected theological themes.

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Modern Jewish Literature in Translation

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Topics: judaism   |   religion and literature
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Richard Marks
Institution: Washington and Lee University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Richard Marks at Washington and Lee University approaches "20th-century authors writing in Yiddish and Hebrew . . . as literary expressions of religious themes and as responses to the historical and religious crises of modern Jewish life in Europe, the United States, and Israel."

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Metaphors of Evil

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Topics: religion and literature   |   religious ethics   |   theodicy
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Emilie M. Townes
Institution: Yale Divinity School

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2009

A 2009 course by Emilie Townes at Yale Divinity School is "an examination of the ways in which metaphors function at the intersections of various forms of oppression."

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Social Media and the Life of the Church

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Topics: ecclesiology   |   religion and media
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Sarah Morice-Brubaker
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Sarah Morice-Brubaker at Phillips Theological Seminary reflects on "social media and its potential use in ministry."

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Spirituality, Medicine, and Health

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Topics: religion and science   |   spirituality   |   religion and medicine
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Wesly J. Wildman
Institution: Boston University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Wesley Wildman at Boston University about the conversations between science and religion around health and healing.

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Worship and Music in the Faith Community

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Topics: liturgics   |   religion and music
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Merril Smoak
Institution: Gateway Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Merril Smoak at Gateway Seminary covers the "biblical and theological origins of worship" as well as Christian spirituality.

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Nonviolence in the Modern World

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Topics: religion and violence   |   religion and nonviolence
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: John Cort
Institution: Denison University

A course by John Cort at Denison University explores "some of the ways in which the religious traditions of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Christianity have advocated the use of nonviolent means to effect personal transformation, to resolve social conflict, and to advance causes of social change."

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Religion, Media and International Relations

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Topics: religion and media   |   religion and politics
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Mehrzad Boroujerdi and Gustav Niebuhr
Institution: Syracuse University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2008

A 2008 course by Mehrzad Boroujerdi and Gustav Niebuhr at Syracuse University explores the intersections of religion, media, and international relations.

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Family Systems Theory

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Topics: pastoral counseling   |   religion and psychology
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Susan Ellfeldt
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Susan Ellfeldt at Tyndale Seminary offers "a critical appraisal of basic theoretical concepts in Family Systems Theory."

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One Creator God

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Topics: theology   |   religion and science   |   aquinas, st. thomas, 1225-1274
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Michael Dodds, O.P.
Institution: Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2016

A 2016 course by Michael Dodds, O.P. at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology explores "classical and contemporary questions regarding the nature of God and creation . . . Through the retrieval of the tradition of Thomas Aquinas. Existence and attributes of God, divine compassion and human suffering, the possibility and nature of God-talk, divine action and contemporary science, cosmology and creation."

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Christian Mission and Ethics in a Violent World

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Topics: christianity -- ethics   |   religion and violence
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Mindy McGarrah Sharp
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Mindy McGarrah Sharp at Phillips Theological Seminary seeks to "establish and build on a basic framework of Christian ethics in order to study models of Christian moral reasoning and responding in the face of violence over a variety of contexts."

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Peace and Violence in the Qu'ran

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Topics: quran, the   |   islam   |   religion and violence
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Shalahudin Kafrawi
Institution: Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Shalahudin Kafrawi at Hobart and William Smith Colleges "discusses Qur’anic views regarding the meaning of Islam and Qur’anic treatment of various forms of peace including liberation, justice, equality, submission, freedom, and tolerance, as well as those of violence including war, self-defense, killing, suicide, sacrifice, and punishment" with attention to historical origins of teachings and contemporary issues.

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Liberating Nonviolence: The Spirituality and Practice of Christian Nonviolence

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Topics: religion and violence   |   war and peace -- religious aspects   |   nonviolence
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Ken Butigan and Louis Vitale
Institution: Franciscan School of Theology and Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley

Course Year: 1998


A 1998 course by Ken Butigan and Louis Vitale at the Franciscan School of Theology and Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley "investigate(s) the spirituality, dynamics and strategies of Christian nonviolence." The readings "draw on the teachings and practices of the Christian peace and justice tradition; Christian feminism; and Gandhian nonviolence."

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Death and the Afterlife in the World's Religions

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Topics: world religions   |   death and dying
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Ellen Posman
Institution: Baldwin Wallace College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2009

A 2009 course by Ellen Posman at Baldwin Wallace College examines "the beliefs about death and the afterlife from a variety of religious and cultural perspectives."

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Religious Worlds and Worldviews

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Topics: world religions   |   religion -- introductory courses   |   tillich, paul, 1886-1965
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jeffrey Carlson
Institution: DePaul University

A 1998 course by Jeffrey Carlson at DePaul University explores Paul Tillich's "analysis of religion," Christianity, and Buddhism.

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World Religions

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Topics: world religions   |   religion -- introductory courses   |   theodicy
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Stuart Squires
Institution: Brescia University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Stuart Squires at Brescia University "surveys five different religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam" with attention to their similarities and differences and special focus on how they respond to the problem of suffering.

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World Faiths, World Fictions

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Topics: world religions   |   religion and literature   |   religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Darren J.N. Middleton
Institution: Texas Christian University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2002

A 2002 course by Darren Middleton at Texas Christian University aims to "examine and assess the major beliefs and practices of five world faiths [Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam] through a careful, critical study of selected world fiction."

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Global Ethics and the World's Religions

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Topics: world religions   |   religious ethics
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Peter McCourt
Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University

Course Term: Summer
Course Year: 2007

A 2007 course by Peter McCourt at Virginia Commonwealth University offers a "critical survey of ethical concepts and issues in the thought and practice of major religious traditions."

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Breaking Bread: Religion and American Folkways

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   world religions   |   religion and culture
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Nora L. Rubel
Institution: Connecticut College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2006

A 2006 course by Nora Rubel at Connecticut College "is a methodological inquiry into American food traditions as elements of personal and communal religious identity."

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Introduction to Christian Ethics

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Topics: christianity -- ethics   |   religious ethics
Course Level-Format: graduate   |   introductory

Instructor: Benjamin S. Wall
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Benjamin Wall at Houston Graduate School of Theology on various "ethical systems and theories in light of biblical and traditional Christian perspectives and moral norms, with reflection upon several contemporary social issues."

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Myth, Ritual, and Mysticism

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Topics: mysticism   |   religion -- introductory courses   |   ritual
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jean Rahier
Institution: Florida International University

Course Year: 2013


A 2013 course by Jean Ranier at Florida International University "considers how symbols related to the supernatural world are created and structure," their meanings and functions.

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Introduction to Ritual Studies I

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Topics: religion -- study and teaching   |   ritual
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Lavanya Vemsani
Institution: St. Thomas University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2005

A 2005 by Levanya Vemsani at St. Thomas University "is an introduction to Ritual studies theory and research methods, focussing on the experience, knowledge and research."

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The Church

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Topics: ecclesiology   |   roman catholicism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Stuart Squires
Institution: Brescia University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Stuart Squires at Brescia University examines "the nature and mission of the church through a variety of avenues: biblical examination, theological exploration, historical investigation, and personal reflection."

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Catholic Environmental Ethics: Sources, Norms, and Issues

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Topics: environmental ethics -- religious aspects   |   roman catholicism
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Dawn M. Nothwehr
Institution: Catholic Theological Union

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Dawn Nothwehr at the Catholic Theological Union presents Catholic sources towards a "moral, sustainable and reverential ways of living."

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Ecclesiology and Sacraments

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Topics: ecclesiology   |   sacraments and sacramentality
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Scott R. Swain
Institution: Reformed Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Scott Swain at Reformed Theological Seminary treats the doctrines of the church and the sacraments.

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Saints and Sages in Comparative Perspective

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Topics: world religions   |   saints
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Miriam Dean-Otting
Institution: Kenyon College

A course by Miriam Dean-Otting at Kenyon College examines "the phenomenon of sainthood in a variety of religious traditions and sources."

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Roman Catholic Sexual Ethics

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Topics: sexual ethics -- religious aspects   |   roman catholicism
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Marianne Farina, CSC
Institution: Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2016

A 2016 course by Marianne Farina CSC at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology investigates "core principles and teachings about human sexuality" from the Roman Catholic perspective. Topics such as "marriage, family life, celibacy, and biomedical issues related to human sexuality" are addressed.

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Religion and Sexuality in America

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   sexual ethics -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Kathryn Lofton
Institution: Yale University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2009

A 2009 course by Kathryn Lofton at Yale University uses "case studies and theoretical ruminations" to "explore the relationship between ideas about sex and ideas about religion, as well as sexual practices and religious practices" in the United States.

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Justice & Peace Struggles: Faith Communities & People with Disabilities

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Topics: pastoral ministry   |   religion and disability   |   social ethics
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Debbie Creamer
Institution: Iliff School of Theology

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2004

A 2004 course by Debbie Creamer at Iliff School of Theology introduces "disability studies as an avenue through which to examine issues of access, inclusion, justice, and community" as well as "definitions and models of disability."

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Business, Ethics, and Society

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Topics: religion and economics   |   social ethics
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: John T. Leahy
Institution: DePaul University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 1999

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Faith, Justice and the Catholic Tradition

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Topics: roman catholicism   |   social ethics
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Shawn Madison Krahmer
Institution: Saint Joseph's University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Shawn Madison Krahmer at Saint Joseph's University analyzes the historical origins and theological significance of "a concern for social, economic and political justice" in Christianity with special attention to the Catholic tradition.

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Catholic Social Traditions

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Topics: roman catholicism   |   social ethics
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Gerald Schlabach
Institution: University of St. Thomas

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2002

A 2002 course by Gerald Schlabach at the University of St. Thomas "examines Catholic reflection on social structures and patterns of moral behavior as they are expressed in economic, social and political contexts."

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Faith and Justice-The Gospel and Social Values

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Topics: roman catholicism   |   social ethics
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Stuart Squires
Institution: Brescia University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Stuart Squires at Brescia University focuses "on the Catholic Church’s responses to particular social justice issues in our time as well as the guiding principles that inform the Church’s positions."

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Catholic Ethics & Social Justice

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Topics: roman catholicism   |   social ethics
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Peter McCourt
Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2007

A 2007 course by Peter McCourt at Virginia Commonwealth University is an "exploration of the Catholic church's major theological, ethical, constitutional and strategic concerns, and an analysis of Catholic social teaching and its relation to current social issues such as abortion, peace and conflict, poverty, and human rights."

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Catholic Social Thought

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Topics: roman catholicism   |   social ethics
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Joe Incandela
Institution: Saint Mary's College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2002

A 2002 course by Joe Incandela at Saint Mary's College "examines Catholic positions on some of the most controversial social, ethical, and religious issues of our day: abortion, birth control, the relation between official Catholic teachings and individual conscience, reproductive technologies, cloning, stem-cell research, physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, the allocation of scarce health resources, the ordination of women priests, capital punishment, nuclear weapons, terrorism, waging war vs. embracing peace, poverty and the United States economy, and the effect of being a member of the Church on being a citizen of the state."

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Theologies of Justice & Peace

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Topics: social ethics   |   war and peace -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Gerald Schlabach
Institution: University of Saint Thomas

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2015

A 2015 course by Gerald Schlabach at the University of St. Thomas provides an "examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and of the Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice."

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The Buddhist Tradition

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   buddhism   |   south asia -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jeffrey Richey
Institution: The University of Findlay

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2001

A 2001 course by Jeffrey Richey at the University of Findlay "is an intermediate-level survey of the history and diversity of the Buddhist tradition, from the lifetime of the Buddha in fifth-century BCE India to contemporary Buddhist communities in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and North America."

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Christianities of South Asia

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Topics: christianity   |   south asia -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Reid Locklin
Institution: University of Toronto

Course Year: 2013


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Christianities of South Asia

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Topics: south asia -- religious aspects   |   christianity -- history   |   religion and colonialism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Reid Locklin
Institution: University of Toronto

Course Year: 2014


A 2014 course taught by Reid B. Locklin University of Toronto "explores the claim of diverse Christian traditions in South Asia to be religious traditions of South Asia, with special attention to these traditions’ indigenisation and social interactions with majority Hindu traditions."

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Spiritual Formation

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Topics: spirituality   |   spiritual formation
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Barbara Haycraft and Jeff Loach
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Barbara Haycraft and Jeff Loach at Tyndale Seminary

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Spirituality of St. Francis de Sales

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Topics: spirituality   |   roman catholicism   |   de sales, st. francis (1567-1622)
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Joseph Boenzi
Institution: Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Joseph Boenzi at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology "offers a general history of the life, work and thought of this missionary, bishop, founder and doctor of the Church."

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Dimensions of Reality in Chinese Tales

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Topics: taoism   |   china -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Russell Kirkland
Institution: University of George

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 1994

A 1994 course by Russell Kirkland at Macalester College uses literature to explore traditional Chinese answers to questions about the nature of reality.

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Introduction to Religion

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Topics: religion -- introductory courses   |   theodicy
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Joseph Molleur
Institution: Cornell College

A course by Joseph Molleur at Cornell College seeks "to understand the general patterns of experience and expression that constitute the religious world" through the thought of Mircea Eliade and Black Elk.

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Anglican Theology and Ethics

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Topics: theology   |   anglican communion   |   religious ethics
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Jason Fout
Institution: Bexley Hall Seabury Western Seminary Federation

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Jason Fout at Bexley Hall Seabury Western Seminary Federation "provides an overview of Anglican theology and ethics, in both historical and topical perspective."

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Christian Apologetics

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Topics: theology   |   apologetics
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Doug Kennard
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Year: 2013


A 2013 course by Doug Kennard at Houston Graduate School of Theology surveys "the relationship between Christian theology and prevailing world views."

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Introduction to Apologetics

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Topics: theology   |   apologetics
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Richard Lints
Institution: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

A course by Richard Lints at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary on the history of Christian apologetics and its contemporary practice.

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Modern and Contemporary Theology

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Topics: theology   |   christianity   |   contemporary
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Steven G. Smith
Institution: Millsaps College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2009

A 2009 course by Steven Smith at Millsaps College that surveys ways Christian theology has responded to "the challenges of the modern era, which are always at least partly defined or implied by the European Enlightenment."

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Faith of Christians

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Topics: theology   |   christianity
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Mary Suydam
Institution: Kenyon College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Mary Suydam at Kenyon College introduces the "origins and development of Christian traditions," its major beliefs and practices, in historical and contemporary forms.

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Issues in Christianity Today: The Question of Faith

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Topics: theology   |   christianity
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Joseph Molleur
Institution: Cornell College

A course by Joseph Molleur at Cornell College examines "the meaning of religious faith within the context of the Western Christian tradition, with a particular focus on the modern period."

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Christology

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Topics: theology   |   christology
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Sarah Morice Brubaker
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2016

A 2016 course by Sarah Morice Brubaker at Phillips Theological Seminary investigates Christological models "as well as the key theologians, time periods, and political contexts with which those models are associated."

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Modern Jewish Thought (in a Christian World)

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Topics: theology   |   judaism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Geoffrey Claussen
Institution: Elon University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Geoffrey Claussen at Elon University "offers a historical and philosophical investigation of modern Jewish thought, focusing on influential Jewish thinkers writing in Christian-majority contexts in the 18th-21st centuries."

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Preaching the Christian Basics

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Topics: theology   |   preaching
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Kevin Livingston
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Kevin Livingston at Tyndale Seminary on preaching "the essentials of Christian faith . . . In what we believe, how we pray and worship, and how we conduct our lives."

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Debates about God

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Topics: theology   |   world religions
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jeffrey Carlson
Institution: DePaul University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2002

A 2002 course by Jeffrey Carlson at DePaul University explores "significant elements of religion, especially symbol, doctrine, experience, and systems of cosmic, social and individual order, as they are manifested in Christianity and Judaism, with some attention as well to Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism."

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Contemporary Religious Thought

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Topics: theology   |   religion and culture   |   religious thought -- contemporary
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Paula Cooey
Institution: Trinity University

Course Year: 1998


A 1998 course by Paula Cooey at Trinity University "explores the significance of religious symbols for human self-understanding and cultural values in a contemporary Western context (World War II to the present). . . . . (through the) thought of both proponents and critics of religion in relation to contemporary Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Native American Traditions."

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The Catholic Faith: Introduction to Theology

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Topics: theology   |   roman catholicism
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Stuart Squires
Institution: Brescia University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Stuart Squires at Brescia University surveys "the theological developments and controversies that have shaped Christian thought from the fourth to the twenty-first centuries" through lens of how doctrine has developed within Roman Catholicism.

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Contemporary Catholic Thought

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Topics: theology   |   roman catholicism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Peter McCourt
Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2006

A 2006 course by Peter McCourt at Virginia Commonwealth University is a "study of the contemporary Catholic Christian response to the questions of God and the experience of the sacred in life. . . . Topics will include: the Second Vatican Council and its reforms, theologies of liberation, feminist theology, Catholic Social Teaching, biomedical ethics/issues, eco/creation theology.”

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Roman Catholic Theology Since the French Revolution

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Topics: theology   |   roman catholicism
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Paul Misner
Institution: Marquette University

A course by Paul Misner at Marquette University traces "modern Catholic developments in systematic theology" from "the rise of Ultramontanism and Vatican I" through Vatican II.

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Theological Foundations of Christian Spirituality

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Topics: theology   |   spirituality
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Benjamin S. Wall
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Benjamin Wall at Houston Graduate School of Theology is a "study of the reciprocal relationship of theology and spirituality for development of a foundation for spiritual formation and direction."

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The Theology of Paul Tillich

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Topics: theology   |   tillich, paul, 1886-1965
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Mark Lewis Taylor
Institution: Princeton Theological Seminary

Course Year: 2013


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Theological Method in Pastoral Counseling

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Topics: pastoral counseling   |   theology, practical
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Elizabeth Johnson Walker
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Elizabeth Johnson Walker at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary "introduces pastoral counseling students to various theological methods that are useful in the integrative discipline of pastoral counseling."

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Buddhism in the Himalayas and Tibet

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Topics: buddhism   |   tibet -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Todd Lewis
Institution: College of the Holy Cross

A course by Todd Lewis at College of the Holy Cross surveys "the Buddhist traditions found in the Himalayas and Tibet, covering the elite philosophical, artistic, and soteriological traditions as well as popular literatures and devotional practices."

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Religions of India and Tibet

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Topics: south asia -- religious aspects   |   india -- religious aspects   |   tibet -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jeffrey Richey
Institution: Berea College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2000

A 2000 course by Jeffrey Richey at Berea College introduces "basic historical, conceptual, and ritual dimensions of religious traditions that are central to South and Central Asian cultures (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet)."

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Recent Trinitarian Thought

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Topics: theology   |   trinity
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: David Cunningham
Institution: Seabury-Western Theological Seminary

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 2002

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The Abortion Debate

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   abortion -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Charles Bellinger
Institution: Texas Christian University

Course Term: Summer
Course Year: 2013

A course by Charles Bellinger at Texas Christian University examines abortion "from various angles: medical, psychological, philosophical, legal, and religious."

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The Black Church and the Culture of Hip Hop

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   united states -- religious aspects   |   religion and music
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Michael Brandon McCormack
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Michael Brandon McCormack at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary seeks "to foster critical reflection on the relationship between black churches, religious practices and popular culture in the post- Civil Rights era."

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African American Religions

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   united states -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Yvonne Chireau
Institution: Swarthmore College

A course by Yvonne Chireau at Swarthmore College begins "with the period of African-European contact and move through to the evolution and transformation of African religion in the present day."

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Religion and the Civil Rights Movement

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects   |   united states -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Ray Owens
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Ray Owens at Phillips Theological Seminary "examines the ways in which religious beliefs, practices and institutions helped to form and inform the modern Civil Rights movement as well as the Anti-Civil Rights forces."

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End of the World: The Millennium and the End Times in American Religious Thought

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   apocalyptic thought and millennialism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Liza McAlister
Institution: Wesleyan University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 1998

A 1998 course by Liza McAlister at Wesleyan University "examines various American eschatologies and the religious communities that imagine them."

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Baptist History

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   baptists
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Robert Lee Foster
Institution: Williams Baptist College

A 2012 course by Robert Lee Foster at Williams Baptist College traces the origins and tenets of "Baptist polity and theology" with special attention to Baptist history and impact in the United States.

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Black Theology

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   black theology
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Shannon Craigo-Snell Lewis Brogdon
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Lewis Brogdon at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary explores "African American theologies before the Civil Rights movement, the origins and development of Black Theology as a theological movement in the late 1960s against the backdrop of the Black power and Black Consciousness movements, and Womanist Theologies."

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Islam in the Modern World

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   canada -- religious aspects   |   islam
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Amir Hussain
Institution: California State University-Northridge

Course Year: 1998


A 1998 course by Amir Hussain at California State University-Northridge examines "some of the relationships between 'Islam' and 'the Modern World'" with special attention to major reformers, Feminism, radicalism, and Islam in the U.S. and Canada.

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Contemporary Jewish Life in the United States of America

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   judaism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: J. Shawn Landres
Institution: University of Judaism

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 2003

A 2003 course by Shawn Landres at the University of Judaism "invites students to think critically and comparatively about Judaism and Jewishness in contemporary North America" with a reliance on "qualitative social-scientific approaches, rather than theological, textual, or historical ones."

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History and Doctrine of Methodism

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Topics: methodism   |   united states -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Dianne Reistroffer
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Dianne Reistroffer at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary "designed to provide an overview of the history and doctrine of the Methodist movement. Significant time is spent on the life, work, and theology of John Wesley and the Wesleyan roots of Methodism as well as on the American Methodist experience."

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Critical Issues in the Study of Native American Religions

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   native americans -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Raymond Bucko
Institution: Creighton University

Course Year: 2002


A 2002 course by Raymond Bucko at Creighton University "takes a critical issues approach to the study of Native American Religions."

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Introduction to American Indian Religions

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   native americans -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: John Grim
Institution: Bucknell University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 1999

A 1999 course by John Grim at Bucknell University pursues a history of religions approach "concerned with the settings in which religious beliefs and practices emerge, change, and continue. . . . . focused) largely on North American Indian religious life with some attention to MesoAmerican indigenous religions."

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New Religious Movements (Nonwestern)

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   new religious movements
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Tim Miller
Institution: University of Kansas

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 1998

A 1998 course by Tim Miller at the University of Kansas examines "American alternative religions . . . Specifically ones that do not have explicit foundations in Christianity or Judaism."

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New Religious Movements (Western)

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   new religious movements
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Tim Miller
Institution: University of Kansas

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2001

A 2001 course by Tim Miller at the University of Kansas examines new religious movements in America "that stem from or are closely related to the mainstream American traditions, Christianity and Judaism."

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Presbyterian Heritage

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   presbyterians
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Amy Plantinga Pauw
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Amy Plantinga Pauw at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary "serves as an introduction to the Reformed tradition as embodied in the history, faith, institutions, and practices of the Presbyterian churches, with particular attention devoted to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). "

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Race and Religious Faith

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   religion and anthropology / sociology
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Gerardo Marti
Institution: Davidson College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Gerardo Marti at Davidson College "pursues sociological analysis at the intersection of race-ethnicity and religion. Our focus in this class centers on American congregational communities (whether it be church, temple, or mosque)— especially in relation to processes of immigration and transnationalism."

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Sociology of Religion

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   religion and anthropology / sociology
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Gerardo Marti
Institution: Davidson College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Gerardo Marti at Davidson College "pursues an understanding of both the "social-ness'" of religion itself and the mutually influencing interactions between religion and its social environment" with focus on American society.

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Religion and the Politics of Vision

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   religion and culture
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Sally M. Promey
Institution: Yale University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Sally Promey at Yale University explores "the destruction, censorship, and suppression of pictures and objects . . . Motivated by religious convictions and practices, in the United States."

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American Religions: Faith and Film

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   religion and film
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Colleen McDannell
Institution: University of Utah

Course Term: Summer
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Colleen McDannell at the University of Utah asks "how do commercial filmmakers . . . understand religion? How does Hollywood call on religion to articulate various social, aesthetic, and economic concerns? Which social and cultural changes have made their impact on the movies?"

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A Novel Approach to American Religious History

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   environmental ethics -- religious aspects   |   religion and literature
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Molly Jensen
Institution: Southwestern University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Molly Jensen at Southwestern University approaches American religion through novels and "considering distinctive religious expressions of geographically- and culturally-diverse communities."

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Religion and American Politics

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   religion and politics
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Laura Olson
Institution: Clemson University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Laura Olson at Clemson University "designed to examine and critically analyze the nature of the relationship between religion and various aspects of politics in the United States."

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Religion and Politics in the U.S.

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   religion and politics
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Kenneth D. Wald
Institution: University of Florida

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Kenneth Wald at the University of Florida concerns "the impact of religion on the major dimensions of politics in the United States. 'Religion,' as defined in the course, refers not only to formal theological creeds but also to the social beliefs, organizations and subcultures associated with various religious communities. The principal aim of the course is to understand how religion affects politics (and vice versa)."

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Religion and U.S. Nationalism

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   religion and politics
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Ira Chernus
Institution: University of Colorado-Boulder

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2009

A 2009 course by Ira Chernus at the University of Colorado-Boulder focuses "principally on the relation between religion and nationalism in the history of the United States. We will look particularly at the the question of how a self-styled “chosen people” understands itself and its mission and deals with other peoples."

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Religion, War, and Peace in U.S. History

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Topics: united states -- religious aspects   |   war and peace -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Ira Chernus
Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2007

A 2007 course by Ira Chernus at the University of Colorado at Boulder "studies selected eras of war and selected movements for peace throughout U.S. history . . . the Pequot war, the war with Mexico, the Spanish-American war, World War II, the Cold War, the U.S. wars against Iraq, and the "war on terrorism" are featured.

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Women in Religion in the U.S.A.

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Topics: women -- religious aspects   |   united states -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Ellen Blue
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Ellen Blue at Phillips Theological Seminary "is a survey of the history of women and religion in the U.S. from the colonial period to the present" in the United States.

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Women, Abolition, and Religion in 19th-Century America

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Topics: women -- religious aspects   |   united states -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Marcia Robinson
Institution: Syracuse University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Marcia Robinson at Syracuse University "focuses upon the role that religion may have played in women’s understandings of themselves as abolitionists, social reformers, and human beings" with special attention to Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Sarah and Angelina Grimké, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

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Religion, Community, and Conflict in South Asia

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Topics: india -- religious aspects   |   religion and violence   |   war and peace -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Tim Lubin
Institution: Washington & Lee University

Course Year: 1999


A 1999 course by Timothy Lubin at Washington and Lee University investigates the "place of religious ideas and practices in defining social identity and shaping actual communities, and roles of religion in politics" through the lens of South Asia, "drawing examples from India, Sri Lank, Pakistan, and Nepal."

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War in the Jewish Tradition

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Topics: judaism   |   war and peace -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Geoffrey Claussen
Institution: Elon University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2016

A 2016 course by Geoffrey Claussen at Elon University offers a historical perspective on "ancient and medieval texts about war in their original contexts, and then giving particular attention to modern Jewish thinking in various contexts."

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The Bible and Feminist Imagination

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Topics: women -- religious aspects   |   bible   |   feminist theology
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Alicia Ostriker
Institution: Rutgers University

Course Term: Fall

A 1997 course by Alicia Ostriker at Rutgers University that puts the Bible and female interpreters into conversation.

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Feminist Theology

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Topics: women -- religious aspects   |   feminist theology
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Julia Winden Fey
Institution: University of Central Arkansas

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2005

A 2005 course by Julia Winden-Fey at the University of Central Arkansas aims "to acquaint students with the motivations behind and variety of perspectives in feminist approaches to theological work."

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Feminist Theology in Third World Perspective

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Topics: women -- religious aspects   |   feminist theology
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Kwok Pui-lan and Letty Russell
Institution: Yale Divinity School

Course Year: 1996


A 1996 course by Kwok Pui-lan and Letty Russell at Yale Divinity School is a "critical study of the challenges and the contributions of Third World Feminist theologians."

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Women in the Hebrew Bible

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Topics: women -- religious aspects   |   hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Lisa Davison
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Lisa Davison at Phillips Theological Seminary is "designed as a survey of the Hebrew Bible from the perspective of the female characters in the stories."

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Islam and Modernity

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Topics: women -- religious aspects   |   islam
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Ahmed Afzaal
Institution: Lawrence University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2005

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African-American Religious History

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Daniel Sack
Institution: Hope College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2000

A 2000 course by Daniel Sack at Hope College traces the ways in which "African-Americans have formed religious traditions from a variety of influences—including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and African religions."

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History of African-American Religion

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Herbert G. Ruffin II
Institution: Syracuse University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2009

A 2009 course by Herbert Ruffin at Syracuse University "emphasizes Black religious practices, institutions, and thought in African Americans."

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Introduction to African American Religion

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons
Institution: University of Florida

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Gwendolyn Simmons at the University of Florida "designed to give the student a coherent, interdisciplinary understanding of the African American religious experience from the beginning of the African sojourn here in North America until the present."

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Slave Narratives as Religious Sources

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Topics: african americans -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Katie G. Cannon
Institution: Temple University

Course Year: 1998


A 1998 course by Katie Cannon at Temple University "focuses on autobiographical narratives written or dictated by ex-slaves of African descent from 1750 to the twentieth century."

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Ancient Greek Religion

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Topics: ancient near east
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Patricia Miller
Institution: Syracuse University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2000

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Ancient Near Eastern Religions & Cultures

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Topics: ancient near east
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jim Watts
Institution: Syracuse University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2016

A 2016 course by Jim Watts at Syracuse University examines "the interaction of culture and religion by examining the social contexts of ancient religious ideas and practices through close readings of texts from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syria, Palestine and Israel."

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God: The Beginnings

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Topics: ancient near east
Course Level-Format: graduate   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Eugene C. McAfee
Institution: Harvard College

Course Year: 1997


A 1997 course by Eugene McAfee at Harvard University examines "the figure of 'El as he is portrayed in the mythological and cultic texts from Ugarit, and as he is found in inscriptions from ancient Syria-Palestine."

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Gods, Heroes, Magic, and Mysteries: Religion in Ancient Greece

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Topics: ancient near east
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Robert W. Allison and Loring M. Danforth
Institution: Bates College

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 1996

A 1996 course by Robert Allison and Loring Danforth at Bates College "is a study of ancient Greek religion from both a historical and an anthropological perspective."

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Apocalyptic Imagination

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Topics: apocalyptic thought and millennialism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Katherine Rousseau
Institution: University of Colorado Denver

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Katherine Rousseau at the University of Colorado Denver presents "different ways of understanding apocalyptic imagination: as a literary genre; as a form of group behavior; as a historical and social phenomenon; as political-religious commentary; and as a means of persuasion."

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Religious Visions of the End Times

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Topics: apocalyptic thought and millennialism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Brad Starr
Institution: California State University-Fullerton

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Brad Starr at California State University-Fullerton "explores the development, context, variety, forms, and consequences of religious apocalyptic and millennial expectations."

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Introduction to East Asian Religions

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Topics: asia -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Russell Kirkland
Institution: University of Georgia

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 1999

A 1999 course by Russell Kirkland at the University of Georgia surveys Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Shinto.

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The Bull in the China Shop: The Oxen at the Intersection of Nature, Society, & Religion

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Topics: asia -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Mark Unno
Institution: Oregon University

Course Year: 2010


A 2010 course by Mark Unno at the University of Oregon "examines three East Asian views of how human, animals, society, and nature are related within their respective worldviews . . . as it is found in key passages in the texts of three classical Chinese and Japanese figures: Mencius the Confucian . . . Zhuangzi the Daoist . . . and Shinran the Pure Land Buddhist." The work of Temple Grandin is also analyzed.

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South Asian Civilizations

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Topics: asia -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Chad M. Bauman
Institution: Butler University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2007

A 2007 course by Chad Bauman at Butler University that offers a comparative study of South Asian civilizations, with special attention to Pakistan and India.

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World Religions of Asia

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Topics: asia -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Mark Unno
Institution: University of Oregon

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2018

A 2012 course by Mark Unno at the University of Oregon "examines key concepts and practices from such Asian religions as Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism."

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Baptist Heritage and Practice

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Topics: baptists
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Michael Kuykendall
Institution: Gateway Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Michael Kuykendall at Gateway Seminary is "'a study of Baptist origins, development, doctrines, confessions, polity, leaders, and current trends.'"

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Survey of Baptist Heritage

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Topics: baptists
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: David Erickson
Institution: Baptist Missionary Alliance Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by David Erickson at Baptist Missionary Alliance Seminary is "a survey of the historical and theological basis of Baptist thought and practice."

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Biblical Hermeneutics

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Topics: bible
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Doug Kennard
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Doug Kennard at Houston Graduate School of Theology examines "the methods and principles involved in the study of the Bible with attention to studying the Bible in its historical, literary, and cultural contexts."

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Biblical Hermeneutics

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Topics: bible
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Timothy Wiarda
Institution: Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2015

A 2015 course by Timothy Wiarda "designed to further the student's hermeneutic knowledge and skills."

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History of the English Bible

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Topics: bible
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Michael Kuykendall
Institution: Gateway Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Michael Kuykendall at Gateway Seminary covers the English Bible "'from its beginnings to modern English translations.' Emphasis will be placed on the history, development, characteristics , and contributions of various English translations."

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Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics

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Topics: bible
Course Level-Format: graduate   |   introductory

Instructor: Bruce P. Baugus
Institution: Reformed Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2014 course by Bruce Baugus at Reformed Theological Seminary "concerns the theological basis of interpreting the Bible . . . (and) the exegetical method."

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Reading Biblical Aramaic

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Topics: bible
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Andrew Shead
Institution: Moore Theological College

A course by Andrew Shead at Moore Theological College introduces students to "a working knowledge of biblical Aramaic."

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The Bible

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Topics: bible
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Michael Zank
Institution: Boston University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Michael Zank at Boston University that provides an introduction to "Jewish and Christian scriptures."

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The Bible and Western Civilization

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Topics: bible
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: William H.C. Propp
Institution: UC San Diego

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2015

A 2015 course by William H.C. Propp at UC San Diego on the origins of the Bible and its "influence on subsequent religions, philosophies, arts and social movements."

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The Biblical Heritage

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Topics: bible
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Garth Kemerling
Institution: Newberry College

Course Year: 1998


A 1998 course by Garth Kemmerling at Newbury College "designed to provide the student with an introduction to the content of the Bible and to investigate the origin, assimilation, function, and transmission of its texts. The focal point of the course will be to examine how biblical texts, individually and collectively, address the question, 'Who are we as the people of God?'"

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Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament

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Topics: bible
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Benjamin Gladd
Institution: Reformed Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Benjamin Gladd at Reformed Theological Seminary provides "an overview of the history of interpretation, a methodology, and the ability to determine how the New Testament writers make use of the Old."

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Understanding the Bible

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Topics: bible
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Bryan Rennie
Institution: Westminster College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2015

A 2015 course by Bryan Rennie at Westminster College that offers "a historical-critical introduction to the Bible as literature, as narrative, as philosophy, as history, as revelation, and as myth."

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Exegesis of Colossians and Philemon

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Topics: bible -- n.t.
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Lewis Brogdon
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Lewis Brogdon at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary offers a "study and interpretation of the Greek text of Paul’s letter to the Colossians and Philemon."

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Introduction to the New Testament (Cosgrove)

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Topics: bible -- n.t.
Course Level-Format: graduate   |   introductory   |   online only

Instructor: Charles Cosgrove
Institution: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Charles Cosgrove at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary provides "a historical introduction to the writings of the New Testament."

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New Testament

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Topics: bible -- n.t.
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Mary Suydam
Institution: Kenyon College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2008

A 2008 course by Mary Suydam at Kenyon College on the New Testament texts, their origins, and theologies.

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New Testament II

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Topics: bible -- n.t.
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Russell Morton
Institution: Ashland University

Course Term: Summer
Course Year: 2007

A 2007 course by Russell Morton at Ashland University serves as an "introduction to Acts, the Pauline Epistles, and Later New Testament in the context of contemporary biblical research."

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New Testament Survey

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Topics: bible -- n.t.
Course Level-Format: graduate   |   online only

Instructor: Tony M. Cleaver
Institution: Baptist Missionary Association Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Tony M. Cleaver at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary "is a survey of the entire New Testament. The general background, authorship, and content of the various books of the New Testament are covered."

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New Testament Theology and History

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Topics: bible -- n.t.
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Ian W. Scott
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2012

A 2013 course by Ian Scott at Tyndale Seminary sets the New Testament "in its cultural and historical setting" and treats its theological import.

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Introduction to the New Testament

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Topics: bible -- n.t.
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Jane Webster
Institution: Barton College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2007

A 2007 course by Jane Webster at Barton College approaches the New Testament through "reading, writing, films, and class discussion."

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The Pauline Literature and New Testament Epistles

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Topics: bible -- n.t.
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Leonard Obloy
Institution: SS Cyril & Methodius Seminary

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Rev. Leonard Obloy at SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary examines "the composition and theology of the letters within the Pauline corpus" as well as the "remaining epistles of the New Testament (except John)."

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Acts of the Apostles in Its Greco-Roman Setting

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Topics: bible -- n.t. -- gospels and acts
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Donald D. Binder
Institution: Anglican School of Theology

Course Year: 1999


A 1998 course by Donald Binder at the Anglican School of Theology examines the "Acts of the Apostles, with special attention to its social context within the Greco-Roman-Jewish world of the first two centuries."

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Interpreting the Passion Narratives

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Topics: bible -- n.t. -- gospels and acts
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Marion L Soards
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Marion Soards at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary "is an advanced level study giving critical and exegetical attention to accounts of the Passion of Jesus."

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The Gospel According to John

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Topics: bible -- n.t. -- gospels and acts
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Michael Kuykendall
Institution: Gateway Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2016

A 2016 course by Michael Kuykendall at Gateway Seminary "is an exegetical study of the Fourth Gospel, its background, and message."

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The Gospel of John

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Topics: bible -- n.t. -- gospels and acts
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Dennis Smith
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Dennis Smith at Phillips Theological Seminary examines the "literary form and complex theology" of the Fourth Gospel.

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The Synoptic Gospels and Acts of the Apostles

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Topics: bible -- n.t. -- gospels and acts
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Leonard Obloy
Institution: SS Cyril & Methodius Seminary

A course by Rev. Leonard Obloy at SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary introduces students to the "Synoptic Tradition . . . with attention to various theories regarding the so-called Synoptic Problem."

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Bioethics

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Topics: biomedical ethics -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Mary Jo Iozzio
Institution: Barry University

A course by Mary Jo Iozzo at Barry University examines "the variety of ethical systems in use today in healthcare settings, the theological and philosophical nature of a variety of issues confronting healthcare practices, and the specific concerns of the contemporary issues of abortion, euthanasia, disability, reproductive technologies, HIV/AIDS, poverty and access to healthcare among others."

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Bioethics Today and Yesterday

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Topics: biomedical ethics -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Mary Jo Iozzio
Institution: Barry University

A course by Mary Jo Iozzo at Barry University examines "developments in bioethics since World War II."

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Moral, Legal, and Medical Issues in Healthcare

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Topics: biomedical ethics -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Marvin Ellison
Institution: Bangor Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Marvin Ellison at Bangor Theological Seminary "explores selected ethical, theological, legal, and ministerial issues within the U.S. healthcare system . . . the focus is on the care of persons, the demands of justice, and the role of religious leaders as advocates for responsible health care."

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An Introduction to Buddhism

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Topics: buddhism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Todd Lewis
Institution: College of the Holy Cross

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2009

A 2009 course by Todd Lewis at College of the Holy Cross is a "study of the Buddhist tradition, emphasizing its origin and development in India as well as its historical evolution in Asia."

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Buddha and Buddhism

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Topics: buddhism
Course Level-Format: graduate   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Celeste Rossmiller
Institution: University of Denver

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 2005

A 2005 course by Celeste Rossmiller at the University of Denver examines the "foundational years" of Buddhism, its development, and contemporary forms.

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Buddhism: Past and Present

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Topics: buddhism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Chad Bauman
Institution: Butler University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2008

A 2008 course by Chad Bauman at Butler University offers an "in-depth introduction to Buddhism, focusing on its history, literature, ideas, practices, and diverse manifestations."

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Buddhist Thought and Practice

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Topics: buddhism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Joseph Adler
Institution: Kenyon College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Joseph Adler at Kenyon College surveys "the history, doctrines, and practices of Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia, Tibet, East Asia, and the West."

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Buddhist Traditions

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Topics: buddhism
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Ivan Strenski
Institution: University of California-Riverside

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 1995

A 1995 course by Ivan Strenski at the University of California-Riverside introduces the history and beliefs of Buddhist traditions.

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Buddhist Traditions

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Topics: buddhism
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: James Dalton
Institution: Sienna College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2001

A 2001 course by James Dalton at Siena College "concerns the history, development and structure of the religious traditions of Buddhism."

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Caribbean Religions

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Topics: caribbean area -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Darren J.N. Middleton
Institution: Texas Christian University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2000

A 2000 course by Darren Middleton at Texas Christian University that employs the arts to explore Caribbean religions.

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Chinese Religions

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Topics: china -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Mark Unno
Institution: University of Oregon

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Mark Unno at the University of Oregon examines "various Chinese religious traditions, in particular Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism."

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Chinese Religions

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Topics: china -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Ding-hwa Hsieh
Institution: Truman State University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2001

A 2001 course by Ding-hwa Hsieh at Truman State University offers "a general survey of Chinese religious traditions, including Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and popular beliefs and practices."

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The Quest for Sagehood: An Introduction to Chinese Philosophical and Religious Thought

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Topics: china -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Warren Frisina
Institution: Hofstra University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 1999

A 1999 course by Warren Frisina at Hofstra University offers "an in-depth look at the primary texts in ancient Confucianism and Taoism."

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Varieties of Christianity

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Topics: christianity
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Donna Freitas James Byrne
Institution: St. Michael's College (VT)

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2005

A 2005 course by Donna Freitas and James Byrne at St. Michael's College provides "an introduction to the academic study of religion (both Christian and non-Christian), a historical survey of the varieties of Christianity that have existed and still exist in the world today, and a study of some important issues in contemporary Christianity."

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Early Christianity: Diversity, Conflict, Self-Definition and Dominance

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Topics: christianity -- early church
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Robert W. Allison
Institution: Bates College

A course by Robert Allison at Bates College on how the Christian church "emerged from the Jewish revitalization movement started by Jesus of Nazareth his family, and his following of disciples, apostles and believers."

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History of Early Christianity: Jesus to Constantine

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Topics: christianity -- early church
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Hayim Lapin
Institution: University of Maryland

A course by Hayim Lapin at the University of Maryland "examines the development of Christianity from its origins until well into the fourth century."

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North African Christian Theology Through Augustine

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Topics: christianity -- early church
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Roger Evans
Institution: Payne Theological Seminary (A.M.E.)

Course Year: 1997


A 1997 course by Roger Evans at Payne Theological Seminary examines "early North African Christian theology from its beginnings through the time of Augustine," special attention is given to "Egypt, Ethiopia and Northwestern Africa."

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Second Century Christianity

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Topics: christianity -- early church
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Christine Thomas
Institution: University of California Santa Barbara

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Christine Thomas at the University of California Santa Barbara examines second-century Christianity's "parting" with Judaism and the development of its theology and practices.

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Ecumenical Ministry in a World of Religious Diversity

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Topics: christianity -- ecumenism
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Kathryn Johnson Clifton Kirkpatrick
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Kathryn Johnson and Clifton Kirkpatrick at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary concentrates "on ministry in the context of the diverse Christian family of traditions, with attention both to its glorious internal diversity and to contemporary efforts toward healing its painful divisions."

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History of Christian Ethics

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Topics: christianity -- ethics
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Charles Bellinger
Institution: Brite Divinity School

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Charles Bellinger at Brite Divinity School offers an "examination of the historical development of major themes in Christian theological ethics from the early Church up to early modern times."

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History of Christian Doctrine 451-1650

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Topics: christianity -- history
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Marilyn McCord Adams
Institution: Yale Divinity School

A course by Marilyn McCord Adams at Yale Divinity School covers the development of Christian doctrine between 451 and 1650.

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History of Christianity I (0-843)

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Topics: christianity -- history
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jaraslav Skira
Institution: University of Toronto

Course Year: 2004


A 2004 course by Jaroslav Skira at the University of Toronto covers Christianity "the sub-apostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West."

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History of Christianity II

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Topics: christianity -- history
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Sean Michael Lucas
Institution: Reformed Theological Seminary

Course Year: 2014


A 2014 course by Sean Michael Lewis at Reformed Theological Seminary surveys the past 500 years "particularly emphasizing the way certain beliefs and practices have shaped Christian identity" with special attention to Presbyterian identity.

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History of Christianity II

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Topics: christianity -- history
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: C. Mark Steinacher
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Mark Steinacher at Tyndale Seminary covers Christian history from the Reformation era to the modern period.

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History of Christianity, 2

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Topics: christianity -- history
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Benjamin S. Wall
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Benjamin Wall at Houston Graduate School of Theology is a "survey of the history of Christianity from the fourteenth-century to the present."

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History of Christianity: 100-1500 AD

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Topics: christianity -- history
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Dan Eppley
Institution: McMurry University

A course by Dan Eppley at McMurry University provides "students with a basic understanding of some of the central teachings of the Christian church in the first 1500 years regarding theology, soteriology and ethics. We will also consider the relationship between doctrine and historical context as well as discuss the relative merits of the viewpoints considered and their importance for modern Christians."

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History of Christianity: 1500-1900 AD

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Topics: christianity -- history
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Dan Eppley
Institution: McMurry University

A course by Dan Eppley at McMurry University explores "ideas that have shaped Christianity throughout the centuries and continue to impact the tradition today."

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History of Christianity I

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Topics: christianity -- history
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Ronald Kydd
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Ronald Kydd at Tyndale Seminary surveys Christian history from its origins to 1500.

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History of Christianity I

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Topics: christianity -- history
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Daniel K. Dunlap
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Daniel Dunlap at Houston Graduate School of Theology surveys "the history of Christianity from first-century beginnings through the thirteenth century."

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Introduction to the History of Christianity

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Topics: christianity -- history
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Daniel Sack
Institution: Hope College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2000

A 2000 course by Daniel Sack at Hope College situates "contemporary Christianity in its historical context."

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Makers of Christianity - 20th Century

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Topics: christianity -- history
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Ellen Blue
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Ellen Blue at Phillips Theological Seminary approaches periods and topics of "the twentieth century of Christianity through studying the biographies or autobiographies of persons who had significant impact on that history."

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Medieval Church and State

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Topics: christianity -- middle ages
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Dan Eppley
Institution: McMurry University

A course by Dan Eppley at McMurry University considers "different perspectives on the relationship between civil and religious authorities from the Christian past."

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Protestant Reformation

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Topics: christianity -- reformation
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Garth M. Rosell
Institution: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2009

A 2009 course by Garth Rosell at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary "designed to explore the nature, development and influence of the Protestant Reformation."

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Confucian Thought and Practice

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Topics: confucianism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Joseph Adler
Institution: Kenyon College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2012 course by Joseph Adler at Kenyon College explores "the philosophical and cultural history of the Confucian tradition in China, from its inception to the present day."

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Death and Its Beyond: Experience, Myths and Rituals

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Topics: death and dying
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: James Halstead
Institution: Depaul University

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 1998

A 1998 course by James Halstead at DePaul University surveys "(religious attitudes and practices responding to the phenomena of death and dying studied cross-culturally, conceptually and ethically."

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Ecclesiology

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Topics: ecclesiology
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Bryan P. Stone
Institution: Boston University School of Theology

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Bryan Stone at Boston University School of Theology "asks the question, 'What is the church?' in dialogue with Christian theological figures and schools representing Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian traditions as well as diverse voices representing a variety of theological approaches."

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Life and Thought of Jonathan Edwards

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Topics: edwards, jonathan, 1703-1758
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Sean Michael Lucus
Institution: Reformed Theological Seminary

Course Year: 2014


A 2014 course by Sean Michael Lewis at Reformed Theological Seminary serves as an "introduction to the life and thought of Jonathan Edwards, utilizing both primary and secondary sources."

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Environmental Ethics

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Topics: environmental ethics -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Scott Williamson
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Scott Williamson at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary asks: "(1) How should we value nature; (2) How should we interact with nature; (3) How should we interact with other humans who both depend on natural objects and modify their environment; and (4) What personal choices should we make to practice environmentalism and to live with ecological integrity?"

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Environmental Ethics

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Topics: environmental ethics -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Sam Thomas
Institution: California Lutheran University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Sam Thomas at California Lutheran University treats "complex issues such as patterns of consumption and production, population growth, environmental racism, conflict and war, the rights of animals, plants and land as well as the rights and responsibilities of persons, businesses and nations" within context of larger conceptual questions.

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Environmental Ethics

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Topics: environmental ethics -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Bron Taylor
Institution: University of Florida

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Bron Taylor at the University of Florida on "competing secular and religious views regarding human impacts on and moral responsibilities toward nature."

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Religion and Ecology

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Topics: environmental ethics -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Paul Waldau
Institution: Tufts University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2003 course by Paul Waldau at Tufts University addresses "the relationship between (1) values one finds commonly asserted in environmental or ecology-based discussions, and (2) values commonly found in religious traditions."

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Religion and Ecology

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Topics: environmental ethics -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Laura Hobgood-Oster
Institution: Southwestern University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2003

A 2003 course by Laura Hobgood-Oster at Southwestern University examines "the position of nature (ecology, the environment, the 'earth') in various religious belief systems."

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Gnosticism

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Topics: gnosticism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Michel Desjardins
Institution: Wilfrid Laurier University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2001

A 2001 course by Michel Desjardins at Wilfrid Laurier University is an "introduction to Gnosticism, particularly as an important second century religious ideology that intersected and at times overlapped with various forms of Christianity." Modern "appropriations of this ancient religious ideology" are also considered.

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8th Century Prophets (Exegesis)

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Topics: hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Lisa Davison
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Lisa Davison at Phillips Theological Seminary is an "exegetical course" in "the texts of the 8th century prophets of the Hebrew Bible . . . And the concept of 'justice' at work in these biblical voices."

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Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible: 8th Century Prophets & Justice

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Topics: hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Lisa Davison
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2016

A 2016 course by Lisa Davison at Phillips Theological Seminary introduces "exegesis and the variety of methods utilized in interpreting a biblical text."

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Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible: Psalms

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Topics: hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: graduate   |   online only

Instructor: Lisa Davison
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Lisa Davison at Phillips Theological Seminary is an introduction to "exegesis and the variety of methods utilized in interpreting a biblical text."

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Hebrew Prophets

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Topics: hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Victor Matthews
Institution: Missouri State University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Victor Matthews at Missouri State University offers " a close reading of the portions of the Hebrew Bible which include the major and minor prophets. Methods will be demonstrated for study and analysis of these materials, including the use of sociological, anthropological, historical, and literary criticism."

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Hebrew Scriptures

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Topics: hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Robert Kawashima
Institution: University of Florida

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Robert Kawashima at the University of Florida

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Introduction to Old Testament Exegesis

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Topics: hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Johanna W.H.vanWijk-Bos
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Johanna Bos at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary teaches the skills required to "translating and reviewing a Hebrew passage applying text and historical criticism, leading to a meaningful interpretation of the text."

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Introduction to the Old Testament

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Topics: hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Jonathan D. Lawrence
Institution: Canisius College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2007

A Fall 2007 course taught by Jonathan D. Lawrence at Canisius College

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Old Testament Foundations

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Topics: hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Barbara Green, O.P.
Institution: Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Barbara Green, O.P. at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology "provides a basic overview of biblical material, starting 'at the beginning' and concluding with the expulsion of Jews from the Jerusalem area in the year 135 C.E."

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Old Testament Introduction II

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Topics: hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: graduate   |   online and f2f

Instructor: Kon Hwon Yang
Institution: Gateway Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Kon Hwon Yang at Gateway Seminary provides a "general introduction to the content, background, interpretation, and critical studies of the Old Testament."

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Old Testament Survey

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Topics: hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: graduate   |   online only

Instructor: Tony M. Cleaver
Institution: Baptist Missionary Association Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Tony M. Cleaver at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary "is a general survey of the entire New Testament, including history, geography, and literature."

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Scripture I

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Topics: hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Tyler Mayfield
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Tyler Mayfield at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary "introduces the student to the historical, literary, and theological worlds of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible as a basis for biblical and other theological studies in the seminary’s curriculum."

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Theology of the Pentateuch

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Topics: hebrew bible
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Gordon Hugenberger
Institution: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

A course by Gordon Hugenberger at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary is an introduction "to the theology of the Pentateuch . . . While attention will be given to the historical context, literary structure, and contents of each book, the emphasis of this course is biblical theology."

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Hinduism

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Topics: hinduism
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Jack Hawley
Institution: Columbia University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Jack Hawley at Columbia University provides an overview of the basic concepts, practices, and places of Hinduism.

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The Hindu Vision

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Topics: hinduism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Joseph Molleur
Institution: Cornell College

A course by Joseph Molleur at Cornell College surveys "the central components of the Hindu worldview, by a careful reading of some of the traditions classic texts. This will include a study of such things as creation myths, the vedic gods and goddesses, karma, reincarnation, ways of liberation, the relation of the individual Self to the universal Self, divine descent, dharma, caste, and the place and role of women."

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Banaras: Life and Death in a Holy City

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Topics: india -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Tim Lubin
Institution: Washington and Lee University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2002

A 2002 course by Tim Lubin at Washington and Lee University "explores the legends, the history, and the diverse social, political, and religious life of this ancient city."

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Building Abrahamic Partnerships

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Topics: interreligious dialogue
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Yehezkel Landau
Institution: Hartford Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2006

A 2006 course by Yehezkel Landau at Hartford Seminary Is an " intensive training program offers a practical foundation for mutual understanding and cooperation among Jews, Christians, and Muslims."

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Dialogue Between Jews and Christians

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Topics: interreligious dialogue
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Dennis Sasso and Dean Clark Williamson
Institution: Christian Theological Seminary

A course by Dennis Sasso and Clark Williamson at Christian Theological Seminary "is about learning to listen, both to the Christian tradition and how it talked of and treated Jews as an alienated other, as the shadow side of Christianity that has to be rejected, and to Jews whom we need to learn to listen to."

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Interreligious Dialogue and Practice

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Topics: interreligious dialogue
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Reid B. Locklin
Institution: University of Toronto

Course Year: 2013


A 2013 course taught by Reid B. Locklin at University of Toronto "offers an advanced introduction to religious diversity as a feature of contemporary Christian life, thought and practice." The course includes a service learning in the city of Toronto.

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Religious Diversity

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Topics: interreligious dialogue
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Marti Steussy and Frank Burch Brown
Institution: Christian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Marti Steussy and Frank Burch Brown at Christian Theological Seminary surveys "both religious diversity itself and a variety of possible responses to it."

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Introduction to Islamic Religion

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Topics: islam
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Barbara R. von Schlegell
Institution: University of Pennsylvania

A course by Barbara von Schlegell at the University of Pennsylvania the origins, theology, practices, and traditions of Islam. Islam in America is treated as well.

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Islam

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Topics: islam
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Glenn Yocum
Institution: Whittier College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 1997

A 1997 course by Glenn Yocum at Whittier College introduces students to "the basic norms of Muslim belief and practice . . . (and) the history of Islam" in diverse settings with special attention to gender roles.

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Islam

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Topics: islam
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Chad Bauman
Institution: Butler University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2007

A 2007 course by Chad Bauman at Butler University provides a "basic introduction to the scriptures, history, thought, practice, and diverse expressions of the Islamic tradition."

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Islam

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Topics: islam
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Daniel M. Varisco
Institution: Hofstra University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2002

A 2002 course by Daniel Varisco at Hofstra University surveys "the origins and early history of the Islamic faith, with an emphasis on the role of Muhammad as Prophet and the revelation of the Quran."

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Islamic Hermeneutics and Epistemology

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Topics: islam
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Ahmed Abdel Meguid
Institution: Syracuse University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Ahmed Abdel Meguid at Syracuse University "is an in-depth study of the main epistemological systems and theories of hermeneutics that were developed in the Islamic intellectual tradition."

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Japanese Religion

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Topics: japan -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Russell Kirkland
Institution: University of Georgia

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2003

A 2003 course by Russell Kirkland at the University of Georgia explores "the many strands of religion in Japan, from earliest times to the present" including Confucianism, Buddhism, and Shintoism.

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Religion in Japanese History, Society & Culture

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Topics: japan -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Michael Bathgate
Institution: DePaul University

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 1999

A 1999 course by Michael Bathgate at DePaul University provides "an overview of Japanese religious history, from the earliest historical records to the present. It will take into account not only the social, political and cultural contexts within which these various religious traditions have come into contact, but also the ways in which they have interacted with one another (sometimes in mutual support, sometimes in competition) to produce the characteristic religious landscape of Japan."

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Contemporary Christology

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Topics: jesus christ
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Edward Krasevac, O.P.
Institution: Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2018

A 2018 course by Edward Krasevac at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology examines the "questions revolving around the relationship of faith to history" through the "main lines of modern and contemporary historical Christology, beginning with the 'Old Quest of the Historical Jesus' and ending with the so-called 'Third Quest.'"

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Jesus Across Cultures

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Topics: jesus christ
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jeffrey Carlson
Institution: DePaul University

Course Year: 1998


A 1998 course by Jeffrey Carlson at DePaul University surveys "significant interpretations of Jesus of Nazareth that have developed in various religious and cultural contexts over nearly two thousand years. . . . (and) a variety of contemporary christological developments occurring in diverse contexts around the globe--in Latin America, Asia, Africa and North America."

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Teachings of Jesus

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Topics: jesus christ
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: G. Roger Greene
Institution: Mississippi College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Roger Greene at Mississippi College examines "selected teachings of Jesus with emphasis upon their historical occasion and contemporary relevance."

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Early Judaism

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Topics: judaism
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Jonathan Lawrence
Institution: Christ the King Seminary

Course Term: Summer
Course Year: 2006

A 2006 course by Jonathan Lawrence at Christ the King Seminary sets "the context for the emergence of the Christian church by exploring the origins and development of Judaism from the Babylonian Exile to the compilation of the Mishnah."

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Introduction to Judaism

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Topics: judaism
Course Level-Format: graduate   |   introductory

Instructor: David Ariel-Joel
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by David Ariel-Joel at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary that surveys "the dominant values and practices of what became traditional Judaism."

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Introduction to Judaism

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Topics: judaism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Stephen Wasserstrom
Institution: Reed College

A course by Stephen Wasserstrom at Reed College analyzes "Judaism’s understanding of itself by examining such central concepts as God, Torah and Israel. This central self-definition will then be tested by means of close readings of selected representative texts, and by investigating the range of Jewish history. In the final Unit we will study the rise of the State of Israel, the Holocaust, and American Jewish movements."

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Judaism

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Topics: judaism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Ira Chernus
Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Ira Chernus at the University of Colorado at Boulder provides " a basic introduction to the historical development of Judaism from its beginnings to the present day. We will focus on the religious experiences, worldviews, beliefs, behaviors, and symbols of the Jewish tradition, and on the historical forces--cultural, political, social, and economic--that have shaped Judaism."

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Theology after the Holocaust

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Topics: judaism -- holocaust
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jeffrey Carlson Roy Furman
Institution: DePaul University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2001

A 2001 course by Roy Furman and Jeffrey Carlson at DePaul University is "a critical consideration of the moral, religious and theological implications of Nazi Germany’s "war against the Jews," the intentional and calculated destruction of some 6 million European Jews" through analysis of "the development of racial anti-Semitism and religious anti-Judaism."

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Global Leadership

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Topics: leadership
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Lisa Hoff
Institution: Gateway Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2016

A 2016 course by Lisa Hoff at Gateway Seminary "presents a framework of biblical and cultural leadership models, values and skills for leadership influence in multicultural leadership effectiveness."

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Practices in Church Leadership and Administration

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Topics: leadership
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Gary Peluso-Verdend
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2015

A 2015 course by Gary Peluso-Verdend at Phillips Theological Seminary provides a theological and skill-based approach to "church leadership and administration."

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Liberation Theology of Gustavo Gutierrez

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Topics: liberation theology
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Mark Lewis Taylor
Institution: Princeton Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Mark Lewis Taylor at Princeton Theological Seminary introduces the "theological structure and content" of Gutierrez's theology of liberation and related subjects.

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Introduction to Worship and Liturgy

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Topics: liturgics
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Kevin Livingston
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Kevin Livingston at Tyndale Seminary examines the "Biblical and theological foundations of worship."

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Rites of Christian Initiation

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Topics: liturgics
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Maxwell E. Johnson
Institution: University of Notre Dame

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Maxwell Johnson at the University of Notre Dame traces "the historical development of the liturgies and theological interpretations of Christian Initiation in East and West from the New Testament period to the modern period of ecumenical convergence."

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United Methodist Polity

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Topics: methodism
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Charles Brockwell
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Charles Brockwell at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary on United Methodist polity.

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Introduction to Missions

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Topics: baptists   |   missions
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Allan Karr
Institution: Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary

Course Term: Summer
Course Year: 2016

A 2016 course by Allan Karr at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary "is an introduction to missiology."

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Mission in Cross-Cultural Perspective

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Topics: missions
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Frances S. Adeney
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Frances Adeney at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary " provides a contemporary analysis of Christian mission across cultures. Biblical, theological, and contextual features of the interaction with people of other religions combine with theological appraisals of appropriate mission practices in those settings."

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Paradigms for Christian Mission

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Topics: missions
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Cliff Kirkpatrick
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Cliff Kirkpatrick at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary surveys "the development of Christianity through mission and evangelization using a combination of historical and theological approaches."

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Roots of Western Mysticism

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Topics: mysticism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Bruce Janz
Institution: University of Central Florida

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Bruce Janz at the University of Central Florida seeks "to outline the history of western mysticism from ancient times to about 1700." Majority of the course focuses on Christianity, but some attention is given to Jewish and Islamic mysticism as well.

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Introduction to Religion in Native American Cultures

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Topics: native americans -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Russell Kirkland
Institution: University of Georgia

Course Term: Summer
Course Year: 2008

A 2004 course by Russell Kirkland at the University of Georgia explores "the practice of religion in selected regions of North America, past and present" with focus on the Navajo, the Hopi, the Lakota "Sioux," and other lesser known and decimated Native cultures.

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Native Americans and Christianity

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Topics: native americans -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: James Treat
Institution: University of New Mexico

Course Year: 1997


A 1997 course by James Treat at the University of New Mexico seeks to understand "the relationship between native people and Christianity" as it explores "the experience of native peoples."

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New Religious Movements

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Topics: new religious movements
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jeffrey L. Richey
Institution: The University of Findlay

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2001

A 2001 course by Jeffrey Richey at the University of Findlay surveys "recurring themes in new religious movements, using five historical case studies drawn from early Christianity, nineteenth-century American utopianism, and contemporary Japan, Africa, and China" with special attention to the 1993 Branch Davidian events.

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Living with Nietzsche

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Topics: nietzsche, friedrich, 1844-1900
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Ann Burlein
Institution: Hofstra University

Course Year: 2011


A 2011 course by Ann Burlein at Hofstra University introduces students to the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche.

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Early Byzantine Empire, A.D. 330-843

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Topics: orthodox eastern church
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Timothy Gregory
Institution: Ohio State University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 1997

A 1997 course by Timothy Gregory at Ohio State University traces "the transformation of the ancient world and the emergence of a distinctly medieval Byzantine civilization."

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Addictive Behavior and Treatment

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Topics: pastoral counseling
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Michael G. Ditsky
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Michael Ditsky at Houston Graduate School of Theology examines "the factor that contribute to addictive behavior and substance abuse and the various treatment modalities."

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Basics of Pastoral Care & Counseling

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Topics: pastoral counseling
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Felicity Kelcourse
Institution: Christian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Felicity Brock Kelcourse at Christian Theological Seminary considers "both theories of pastoral care and specific interventions for predictable human needs including death, illness, trauma, birth, marriage, divorce, life passage celebrations, etc."

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Counseling Adolescents and Families

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Topics: pastoral counseling
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Wayne Saynor
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Wayne Saynor at Tyndale Seminary provides "an understanding of the basic struggles adolescents face and how to help them in the context of a caring relationship. Examines Biblical principles along with the practical knowledge and skills required to help youth through the various issues confronting them."

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Counseling Techniques

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Topics: pastoral counseling
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Ria E. Baker
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Ria Baker at Houston Baptist Theological Seminary is "a study of principles, methods, and techniques for the counseling of individuals."

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Counseling Theory and Methods

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Topics: pastoral counseling
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Guy Grimes
Institution: Gateway Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Guy Grimes at Gateway Seminary provides an overview "of the major approaches to counseling" used in Christian counseling.

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Couple's Therapy: Theory and Practice

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Topics: pastoral counseling
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Loren Townsend
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Loren Townsend at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary that "provides theological, theoretical and practical foundations for the practice of couple therapy."

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Crisis Intervention and Trauma Healing

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Topics: pastoral counseling
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Ria E. Baker
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Ria Baker at Houston Graduate School of Theology "designed to introduce students to basic crisis intervention strategies."

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Cross Cultural Counseling

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Topics: pastoral counseling
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Ria E. Baker
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Ria Baker at Houston Graduate School of Theology "designed to increase students' awareness and knowledge of, and skills related to, multicultural counseling and the deliver of psychological services."

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Foundational Perspectives of Christian Counseling

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Topics: pastoral counseling
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Paul D. Scuse
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Paul Scuse at Tyndale Seminary on selected topics within pastoral counseling.

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Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

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Topics: pastoral counseling
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Ria E. Baker
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Ria Baker at Houston Graduate School of Theology "examines the theoretical components and developmental aspects of group counseling."

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Group Process: Theory and Technique

Syllabus
Topics: pastoral counseling
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Mary Beth Werdel
Institution: Fordham University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2016

A 2016 course by Mary Beth Werdel at Fordham University "provides an experiential and didactic introduction to the group process, theory and techniques."

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Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

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Topics: pastoral counseling
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Loren Townsend
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

A 2012 course by Loren Townsend at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary "provides a foundational orientation to pastoral counseling as a practice of ministry and as a theological bridge discipline connecting ministry and marriage and family therapy."

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Marriage and Family Therapy

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Topics: pastoral counseling
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Jerry L. Terrill
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Jerry Terrill at Houston Graduate School of Theology provides a "study of the principles, methods, and techniques used in marriage, couples, and family therapy."

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Pastoral Counseling and Crisis Intervention

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Topics: pastoral counseling
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Helen Noh
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Helen Noh at Tyndale Seminary provides "an introduction to basic pastoral care within the context of the Christian church."

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Personality, Human Development, and Christian Faith

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Topics: pastoral counseling
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Felicity Kelcourse
Institution: Christian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Felicity Brock Kelcourse at Christian Theological Seminary uses "family systems and psychoanalytic theory" to "consider the biological sequence of human development, with attention to ethnicity, family context, gender, identity and faith" as well as "the demands of individuation and religious experience."

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Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

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Topics: pastoral counseling
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Jerry L. Terrill
Institution: Houston Graduate School of Theology

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Jerry Terrill at Houston Graduate School of Theology provides "an introduction to the history of psychotherapy and to current postmodern schools of theoretical and clinical research . . . And the relationship between psychotherapy and spirituality."

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Conflict in Community

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Topics: pastoral ministry
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Kathleen D. McCallie
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2014

A 2014 course by Kathleen McCallie at Phillips Theological Seminary "explores models for addressing difficult conversations in faith communities."

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Foundations of Healing

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Topics: pastoral ministry
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Felicity Kelcourse
Institution: Christian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Felicity Brock Kelcourse at Christian Theological Seminary aims "to expose current and future healers to a broad understanding of cultural and unconscious factors that influence therapeutic contexts" using an historical and cross-cultural approach.

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Gender, Race, and Class in Pastoral Practice

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Topics: pastoral ministry
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Elizabeth Walker
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Year: 2012


A 2012 course by Elizabeth Johnson Walker at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary utilizes "the lenses of gender, race, and class . . . [to] examine racial groups in North America" in relation to multiple issues in family life.

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Ministry in the Urban Context

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Topics: pastoral ministry
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: George E. Young
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

A 2013 course by George Young at Phillips Theological Seminary offers "theological and programmatic structuring of faith based institutions, for the effective and efficient work of ministry in an urban/organizational setting."

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Pastoral Ministry

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Topics: pastoral ministry
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Mark Livingston
Institution: Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Mark Livingston at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary surveys "church organization and administration, finances, and staff relationships and the understanding of varied ministerial contexts."

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Paul of Tarsus

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Topics: paul, st., the apostle
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Michel Desjardins
Institution: Wilfrid Laurier University

Course Year: 1998


A 1998 course by Michel Desjardins at Wilfrid Laurier University offers an "examination of Paul's life and teachings as seen in the early Christian literature likely written by him (Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, 1 Thessalonians, Philemon), about him (Acts, Acts of Paul and Thecla), and in his name (Ephesians, Colossians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Prayer of the Apostle Paul, Apocalypse of Paul)."

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Introduction to Pentecostalism

Syllabus
Topics: pentecostalism
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Van Johnson
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Van Johnson at Tyndale Seminary on the "nature and the impact of the Pentecostal/charismatic movement of the twentieth century."

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Atheisms and Theologies

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Topics: philosophy and religion
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Wesley J. Wildman
Institution: Boston University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2009

A 2009 course by Wesley Wildman at Boston University studies "contemporary forms of atheism and their historical, scientific, conceptual, and theological roots."

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Philosophy of Religion

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Topics: philosophy and religion
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Joseph Magee
Institution: Sam Houston State University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2007

A 2007 course by Joseph Magee at Sam Houston State University examines "the nature and meaning of religion and religious expression. Philosophical and scientific critiques of religious faith and experience are considered."

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Self/Body/Transcendence

Syllabus
Topics: postmodernism -- religious aspects
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: M.G. Hamner
Institution: Syracuse University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Gail Hamner at Syracuse University traces "affect theory . . . from phenomenology . . . and critical theory . . . and in its political reverberations."

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Basic Preaching

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Topics: preaching
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Debra Mumford
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Debra Mumford at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary "provides an introduction to the nature and process of relevant and engaging preaching."

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Foundations of Preaching

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Topics: preaching
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Serge Propst, OP
Institution: Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2017

A 2017 course by Serge Propst at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology aims to develop the necessary skills for preaching as well as "a theology of preaching and a spirituality that will assist his or her Christian ministry."

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Introduction to Homiletics

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Topics: preaching
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Linda L. Clader
Institution: Church Divinity School of the Pacific

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2005

A 2005 course by Linda Clader at Church Divinity School of the Pacific is a preaching workshop.

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Introduction to Preaching

Syllabus
Topics: preaching
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Kevin Livingston
Institution: Tyndale Seminary

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Kevin Livingston at Tyndale Seminary "presents a biblical understanding of the ministry of preaching" with a focus on "the nature of preaching, the person of the preacher, and the principles of sermon construction."

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Narrative Preaching

Syllabus
Topics: preaching
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Richard Ward
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Richard Ward at Phillips Theological Seminary explores the "sub-discipline of homiletics called 'narrative preaching.'"

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Preaching the Lectionary

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Topics: preaching
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Nancy Claire Pittman
Institution: Phillips Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Nancy Claire Pittman at Phillips Theological Seminary prepares students "to preach, teach, plan and lead worship, offer care and counsel, and otherwise administer and lead faith communities."

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Preaching Theological Challenges

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Topics: preaching
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Wesley J. Wildman
Institution: Boston University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Wesley Wildman at Boston University aims "to improve expertise in the preaching art as it is applied to theologically challenging subject matter."

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Presbyterian Polity and Reformed Worship

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Topics: presbyterians
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Clifton Kirkpatrick and Claudio Carvalhaes
Institution: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2012

A 2012 course by Clifton Kirkpatrick and Claudio Carvalhaes at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary adopts an "experiential approach" to helping students "think theologically and systematically as they apply the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to specific issues and practices at the congregational, presbytery, synod, and general assemble levels." Presbyterian (U.S.A.) liturgical and sacramental history and theology are surveyed as well.

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Protestant Faith and Practice

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Topics: protestantism
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Laura S. Sugg
Institution: Agnes Scott College

A course by Laura Sugg at Agnes Scott College "is designed to introduce students to the origins, development and diverse forms of Christian Protestantism. It reviews the historical, cultural and theological issues of the Protestant Reformation, and examines the various families of faith which emerged after and/or from that event: Lutheran, Presbyterian, Anglican, Methodist, Baptist, and Pentecostal."

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Humanities & Religious Studies: Senior Research Seminar

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Topics: religion -- contemporary issues
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Bruce Janz
Institution: University of Central Florida

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Bruce Janz at the University of Central Florida for Humanities & Religious Studies majors; course theme is globalization.

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In Search of the Sacred, the Strange, and the Substance of Faith

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Topics: religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Zeff Bjerken
Institution: College of Charleston

A course by Jeffrey Bjerken at the College of Charleston "is an introduction to the academic study of religion in general and a survey of different understandings of sacred place and pilgrimage found in America and India."

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Interpreting Religious Phenomena

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Topics: religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Dale Cannon
Institution: Western Oregon University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 1998

A 1998 course by Dale Cannon at Western Oregon University introduces students "to the discipline of acquiring an understanding of, and communicating to others, the meaning of specific expressions of religious life in a manner that does them justice, a manner that is empathetically sensitive to the viewpoints of participants as well as appropriately objective."

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Introduction to Religion

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Topics: religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Michael Barnes
Institution: University of Dayton

A 1998 course by Michael Barnes at the University of Dayton on "the range of beliefs about the religious dimension of life, and to theories about the origin and functions of those beliefs."

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Introduction to Religion in the Modern World

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Topics: religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate   |   online and f2f

Instructor: Alan Altany
Institution: Marshall University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2000

A 2000 course by Alan Altany at Marshall University "is an introduction to the major religions of the world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam."

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Introduction to Religious Studies

Syllabus
Topics: religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jonathan Lawrence
Institution: Canisius College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2007

A 2007 course by Jonathan D. Lawrence at Canisius College seeks to define religion and "identify and analyze examples of the ways religious traditions have affected history, culture, and current events, in particular the Jesuit and broader Catholic traditions."

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Introduction to the Study of Religion

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Topics: religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Mary Suydam
Institution: Kenyon College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2008

A 2008 course by Mary Suydam at Kenyon College introduces "some of the basic concepts and categories that are used by scholars in the academic study of religion. The major categories that we will study this semester are: IDENTITY, MYTH, MORALITY (or ethics), in terms of both INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETY, RITUAL, and the SACRED."

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Introduction to Western Religions

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Topics: religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Betsy J. Bauman-Martin
Institution: University of California-Riverside

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 1998

A 1998 course by Betsy Bauman-Martin at the University of California-Riverside "provides an overview of the three formative religions of the West: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam."

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Introduction to World Religions

Syllabus
Topics: religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jeffrey L. Richey
Institution: Berea College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2002

A 2002 course by Jeffrey Richey at Berea College "seeks to introduce students to the comparative study of religion as well as to acquaint them with four important religious traditions: Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam."

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Religion and the Quest for Meaning

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Topics: religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Omid Safi
Institution: Colgate University

Course Year: 2002


A 2002 course by Omid Safi at Colgate University surveys "the religious traditions of Hindu Dharma, Buddhist Dharma, Chinese Religions, and Islam."

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Religions of the World

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Topics: religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Chad Bauman
Institution: Butler University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2008

A 2008 course by Chad Bauman at Butler University provides a "basic introduction to the scriptures, history, thought, practice, and diverse expressions of the world’s larger religious traditions."

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Religious Myths and Rituals

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Topics: religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Ivan Strenski
Institution: University of California-Riverside

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 1998

A 1998 course by Ivan Strenski at the University of California, Riverside, is an introduction to the study of religion.

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What Is Religion?

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Topics: religion -- introductory courses
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Ann Burlein
Institution: Hofstra University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Ann Burlein at Hofstra University which aims to describe, analyze, and raise questions about "religion" through the lens of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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Approaches to the Study of Religion

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Topics: religion -- study and teaching
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Joseph Adler
Institution: Kenyon College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2005

A 2005 course by Joseph Adler at Kenyon College "introduces students to the variety of academic approaches to the study of religion . . . religious studies as an academic discipline, the phenomenology of religion, history of religion, the sociological and anthropological approaches, the psychology of religion, ecological approaches, feminist theory, and postmodern theory."

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Approaches to the Study of Religion

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Topics: religion -- study and teaching
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Joanne Punzo Waghorne
Institution: Syracuse University

Course Year: 2012


A 2012 course by Joanne Punzo Waghorne at Syracuse University "introduces graduate students to some of the classical texts, methods and approaches in use in the field."

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Integrating Seminar: Religious Studies

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Topics: religion -- study and teaching
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jeffrey Carlson
Institution: DePaul University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2000

A 2000 course by Jeffrey Carlson at DePaul University is a capstone course for Religious Studies majors.

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Teaching Religious Studies

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Topics: religion -- study and teaching
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Steven Weitzman
Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2016

A 2016 course by Steven Weitzman at the University of Pennsylvania aims to develop the teaching capacity of students working "in a secular academic setting" about religion.

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The Problem of Religion

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Topics: religion -- study and teaching
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Ivan Strenski
Institution: University of California-Riverside

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2002

A 2002 course by Ivan Strenski at the University of California-Riverside on significant theories and methods within the modern study of religion.

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Theories of Religion

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Topics: religion -- study and teaching
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: W. David Hall
Institution: Centre College

A 2004 course by David Hall at Centre College explores "the idea of religion from an interdisciplinary perspective. We will look at the way in which religion is theorized and then studied in the fields of the history of religion, sociology, psychology, and philosophy."

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Theory and Method in the Study of Religion

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Topics: religion -- study and teaching
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Mark Hulsether
Institution: University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2007

A2007 course by Mark Hulsether at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville "provides an orientation to some of the major analytical frameworks for the academic study of religion."

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Topics in Theory and Method

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Topics: religion -- study and teaching
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Chad Bauman
Institution: Butler University

A course by Chad Bauman at Butler University provides "an intensive, roughly chronological overview of various approaches to the study of religion, as well as an introduction to some of the field's most prominent scholars."

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Anthropology of Belief and Belief Systems

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Topics: religion and anthropology / sociology
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Stephen D. Glazier
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Course Term: Fall

A course by Stephen D. Glazier at University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers a "cross-cultural examination of the structure, form, and functions of religious belief."

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The Sociology of Religious Organizations

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Topics: religion and anthropology / sociology
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Kevin Dougherty
Institution: Baylor University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2013

A 2013 course by Kevin Dougherty at Baylor University "explores organizational aspects of religion, including organizational forms, prominent theories, and common methodologies."

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Gospel and Popular Culture

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Topics: religion and culture
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Bryan Stone
Institution: Boston University School of Theology

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2009

A 2009 course by Bryan Stone at Boston University School of Theology "places the Christian gospel into dialogue with various expressions of North American popular culture (film, television, art, music, entertainment, sports, etc.) in an effort to understand the complex relationship between the two."

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Issues in Contemporary Theology: Hybridity, Syncretism and Religious Identity

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Topics: religion and culture
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Jeffrey Carlson
Institution: DePaul University

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 1999

A 1999 course by Jeffrey Carlson at DePaul University "provides an opportunity to explore a variety of forms of "religious mixing" and thereby to reflect on the nature of religious identity."

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Religion & Popular Culture

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Topics: religion and culture
Course Level-Format: introductory   |   undergraduate

Instructor: Seth Dowland
Institution: Duke University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Seth Dowland at Duke University is a writing-intensive course that examines "the intersection of religion and popular culture."

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Religion and Culture

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Topics: religion and culture
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Kevin Lewis
Institution: University of South Carolina

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2003

A 2003 course by Kevin Lewis at the University of South Carolina is an introduction "to the study of the pervasive mutual influence of modern (Western) culture and religion upon each other--focussing on the three religions 'of the Book.'"

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Sensory Cultures of Religion in History, Theory, and Method

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Topics: religion and culture
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Sally M. Promey
Institution: Yale University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Sally Promey at Yale University is an "interdisciplinary" study of "the process and practice of researching and writing sensory and material histories of religious images, objects, buildings, and performances."

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Soul Food: Eating and Drinking in Western Religion

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Topics: religion and culture
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Charlie Wallace
Institution: Willamette University

A course by Charlie Wallace at Willamette University centers on "Western religious rituals involving food and drink, both as they have been practiced and rationalized in various contexts."

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Business Ethics and Society

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Topics: religion and economics
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: John Wall
Institution: DePaul University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 1998

A 1998 course by John Wall at DePaul University explores "the ethical issues which arise in contemporary business" including "competing approaches to ethical theory" and "select ethical issues."

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Faith Based Non-Profit Organizational Development

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Topics: religion and economics
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Bryan Stone
Institution: Boston University School of Theology

A course by Bryan Stone at Boston University aims at "understanding and assessing the organizational structure, operation, and management of faith-based non-profits."

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Our Soul and Money

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Topics: religion and economics
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Edward J. Tomasiewicz
Institution: DePaul University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 1997

A 1997 course by Edward Tomasiewicz at DePaul University "grapples with the relationships and tensions between faith/religion and commerce/money. "

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Religion, Economy, and Values

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Topics: religion and economics
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Ivan Strenski
Institution: University of California-Riverside

Course Year: 1988


A 1998 course by Ivan Strenski at the University of California, Riverside, analyzes how "economic ideology shapes 'our' society" and other topics related to religion, economics, and values.

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Bible in Contemporary Fiction and Film (1992-2002)

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Topics: religion and film
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Cheryl B. Rhodes
Institution: University of South Carolina

Course Year: 2005


A 2005 course by Cheryl Rhodes at the University of South Carolina "designed to assist the student in recognizing and understanding the use of religion and the Bible in contemporary fiction and film."

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Faith and Film

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Topics: religion and film
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Elizabeth Tillar
Institution: St. Anselm College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2002

A 2002 course by Elizabeth Tillar at St. Anselm College "explores theological themes, symbols, motifs, and images through screenings of American and foreign films."

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Faith and Film

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Topics: religion and film
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Elizabeth Tillar
Institution: St. Anselm College

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2002

A 2002 course by Elizabeth Tillar at St. Anselm College "explores theological themes, symbols, motifs, and images through screenings of American and foreign films."

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Religion Through Film

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Topics: religion and film
Course Level-Format: undergraduate   |   online only

Instructor: Cheryl B. Rhodes
Institution: University of South Carolina

An online course by Cheryl Rhodes at the University of South Carolina that examines the ways film affects how "people understand religious concepts."

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Law and Religion

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Topics: religion and law
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Paul Horwitz
Institution: University of Alabama School of Law

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Paul Horwitz at the University of Alabama School of Law "focuses on the relationship between law and religion, under the United States Constitution and beyond."

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Law and Religion

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Topics: religion and law
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Leslie Griffin
Institution: University of Houston Law Center

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2011

A 2011 course by Leslie Griffin at the University of Houston Law Center on issues in American law and religion.

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Religion, Law, and Culture

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Topics: religion and law
Course Level-Format: graduate

Instructor: Winnifred Sullivan
Institution: University of Chicago

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2002

A 2002 course by Winnifred Sullivan at the University of Chicago examines religion, law, and their "intersection" from pre-modern through modern societies.

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Classics of Religious Literature

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Topics: religion and literature
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Alan Altany
Institution: Marshall University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2000

A 2000 course by Alan Altany at Marshall University uses "journals, fiction, and web exploration . . . (to access) the spiritual insights of various persons as they portray their search for and experience of what religions call the sacred" with special attention to the concept of place.

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Religions and Storytelling

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Topics: religion and literature
Course Level-Format: undergraduate

Instructor: Ann Grodzins Gold
Institution: Syracuse University

Course Term: Spring
Course Year: 2010

A 2010 course by Ann Grodzins Gold at Syracuse University uses stories "to learn about several different religious worlds" and particular issues that cut across them.