Religion and Faith Traditions
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A 2012 course by Ron Sommerville at Christian Theological Seminary "re-examine(s) the historical, theological, social roots of these religious bodies" and looks ahead to their future.
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)."
A 2005 course by Robert Kraft at the University of Pennsylvania introduces "'apocalyptic' movements in early Judaism and early Christianity within the context of development of the various threads that together came to be known as 'Christianity' during the formative period prior to the official recognition and consolidation as a religious option under Constantine (ca 325 CE)."
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.
A 2013 course by Daniel Alvarez at Florida International University focuses on Lewis's "interpretation of Christianity . . . (and) whether his interpretation merits the acclaim that it has received . . . (and) whether Lewis can be said to be a defender of Christianity in its most rigorously orthodox form."
A 2013 course by Doug Kennard at Houston Graduate School of Theology delves into epistemology, theological method, hermeneutics, and apologetics.
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."
A 2011 course by Joseph Adler at Kenyon College examines "the various expressions of Daoism (Taoism) in the Chinese religious tradition."
A 2015 course taught by Michael L. Satlow at Brown University traces "the development of both the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and the New Testament from their origins to their development as foundational texts for Jews and Christians."
A 2005 course by James Kelhoffer at Saint Louis University offers a "survey and analysis of early Christian apocalypses and their literary precedents in Jewish apocalypses and apocalypticism."
A 2007 course taught by Russell Morton at Ashland Theological Seminary offers a "close exploration of Revelationâs challenge to first-century believers in Asia Minor will lead to discussion of its ongoing challenge and encouragement to churches."
A 2002 course by Robert Kraft at the University of Pennsylvania treats the "origins of 'Christianity' in general, to about the year 200 ce, with particular reference to the various writings preserved from early Christians, including the 'New Testament' anthology."
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."
A course by Casey Elledge at Gustavus Adolphus College on the "life of Jesus as portrayed in the New Testament and other ancient writings, and to the modern critical Quest(s) of the Historical Jesus."
A 2013 course by Fred Penney at Tyndale Seminary maintains a focus on "preaching biblical narratives while upholding a commitment to biblical exposition."
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 2013 course by Zachary Braiterman at Syracuse University explores "core philosophical concepts and dynamics in the philosophical writings of Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig."
A course by Sid Brown at the University of the South "is an investigation of Buddhist images, symbols, stories, doctrines, ethics, and practices as they relate to understanding the environment and humanity's role in relation to it."
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."
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 âtext,â hermeneutical approaches to exegesis, the idea of a âscriptural canon,â and the construction of tradition in the western historical imagination."
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."
A 2011 course by Gerald Schlabach at the University of St. Thomas "(enables students to think systematically about the Christian moral life within the framework of the Catholic tradition, while more broadly engaging current debates in Christian ethics and moral theory."
A 2013 course by Maxwell Johnson at the University of Notre Dame explores "the origins, evolution, and theological meaning of the central feasts and seasons of what is called the liturgical or Church year."
A 2008 course by Thomas Leininger and Tom Reynolds at Regis University considers "modern Catholic literature" from a variety of perspectives.
A 1998 course by Winnifred Sullivan at Washington and Lee University "considers the history and experience of the Roman Catholic church in America, from the first French and Spanish missionaries, through the rise of the largely Irish and German immigrant church in the 19th century, to the coming of age of the American Catholic community and its participation in and response to Vatican II."
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."
A course by Mary Suydam at Kenyon College "explores the evolution and development of the Christian spiritual mystical traditions and prayer practices from the origins of Christianity to the present day."
A 2013 course by Denis Bekkering at the University of Waterloo on how a variety of films "approaches the 'revival preacher as religious fake' formula."
A 2014 course by Mark Wessner at Briercrest College and Seminary explores personal and communal Christian spiritual formation and practice.
A 2013 course by Dennis Ngien at Tyndale Seminary is a "thematic study of Christian doctrine according to the evangelical protestant tradition."
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."
A 2011Â course by James Cutsinger at the University of South Carolina explores "not just the what, but the why of Christian faith. What do ChristiansâOrthodox, Catholic, and Protestantâbelieve about God, creation, the fall, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the resurrection, and life after death? And what are their groundsâscriptural, experiential, and logicalâfor holding these beliefs?"
A 2002 course by Ian McFarland at the University of Aberdeen surveys "several important stages [of] the historical development of theological anthropology" as well as "the range of contemporary Christian views on human being."
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.
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.
A course by Joseph Molleur at Cornell College examines "three centuries (from the 1700âs to the 1900âs), 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."
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."
A 2013 course by Bart Ehrman at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill about the Apocrypha and formation of the canon.
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."
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.
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."
A 2017 course by Gary Arbino surveys "selections from Second Temple Jewish Literature."
A 2011 course by Robin Jensen at Vanderbilt University "is an interdisciplinary study of the art and architecture in the Roman Empire of the fourth through sixth centuries CE in the context of political and religious transformations during that era."
A 2012 course by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Kathryn Johnson at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary that introduces seminary students to theology and ethics.
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."
A 2001 course by Alan Altany at Marshall University on the "birth and development of Christian thought from Paul through Augustine."
A 2012 course by Reid Locklin at University of Toronto "traces Christian teachings about Jesus of NazarethâJesus the Christâfrom their origins to the modern era."
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."
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."
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)."
A course by Michael Foat at Reed College looks at the origins of Christianity.
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."
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."
A 2001 course by Ann Matter at the University of Pennsylvania "introduces students to the major intellectual issues of Christianity from the period of the formulation of orthodox theology (the third to the fifth centuries), through the early medieval era, to the dawn of scholastic theology around the year 1000. . . . several aspects of social and political history will also be considered, for example, the growth of ascetic movements and the monastic ideal, relationship between Christianity and the Roman Empire, and the role of women in Christian history."
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 . . . ."
A 2010 course by Cliff Kirkpatrick and Amy Plantinga Pauw at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary that examines "recent theologies coming from Latin America, Asia, and Africa."
A course by James Kitts at the University of Washington on the "organizational dynamics of new religious movements" with attention to their origins, "recruitment, conversion, and charisma."
A 2004 course by Jim Watts at Syracuse University traces "the history and literature of Second Temple Judaism by focusing on two key features: the Jerusalem Temple in history and in religious imagination, and the reinterpretation of Jewish tradition in the Dead Sea Scrolls. It will conclude by considering the developing role of scripture in religious thought and literature, to set the stage for interpreting the emergence of rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity."
A 1998 course by Lee Ramsey at Memphis Theological Seminary about "pastoral care in times of grief and loss."
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."
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."
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."
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."
A course by Dan Eppley at McMurry University surveys "the writings of John Wesley in their social, political, and intellectual context."
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."
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 womenâs flourishing?"
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."
A 2013 course by Travis Smith at the University of Florida offers "a survey and analysis of some important genres and myth cycles of pre modern India."
A course by Joseph Molleur at Cornell College centered on how Christian theology responds to "the ongoing existence of a multiplicity of religions."
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.
A course by Omid Safi at Colgate University 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 "is a multidisciplinary introduction both to the region conventionally referred to as the Middle East, and also to the academic discipline of Middle Eastern Studies. In other words, it is as much a study of the people, region, religion, history, and culture of the region as it is about the politics of studying that region."
A 2014 course by Mehmet Karabela at Queen's University "explores the role of religion in the politics of Muslim societies with particular attention to the modern period."
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 womenâs experience."
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."
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."
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 DÅgen (1200-1253), Zen master and founding figure of the SÅtÅ sect; MyÅe of the Shingon and Kegon sects, focusing on his Shingon practices; and Shinran, founding figure of JÅdo ShinshÅ«, the largest Pure Land sect, more simply known as Shin Buddhism."
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."
A course by Joseph Molleur at Cornell College studies "the career of Jesus of Nazareth, as he is represented and interpreted" in the canonical gospels, apocryphal gospels, and Q; attention is also given to Jesus as interpreted by John Dominic Crossan and Luke Timothy Johnson.
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."
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."
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."
A 2015 course by Lois E. Olena at The King's University on "anti-Semitism through the centuries and its origins."
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."
A 2012 course by ClaÌudio 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."
A course by Michael Driscoll at the University of Notre Dame "is a comprehensive understanding of the nature and development of the Christian Eucharist . . . from an historical perspective . . . (and) theological reflection."
A 2013 course by Gordon Jensen at Saskatoon Theological Union "explores how the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada . . . and its predecessor bodies have tried to be both confessionally Lutheran and Ecumenical."
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.
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.
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."
A 2011 course by Maxwell Johnson at the University of Notre Dame is a research seminar focused "on the development of Mary and the Saints in relationship to what has been often assumed to be the central focus of the liturgical year." Course includes the study of "early medieval authors and texts in East and West (e.g., Bernard of Clairvaux)."
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."
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."
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.
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."
A 2014 course by Lawrence Foster at Georgia Tech University focuses on Charismatic Revival, Nation of Islam, Mormons, and New Age religious movements within the larger context of "new, unorthodox, and persecuted religious groups."
A 2007 course by Shawn Krause-Loner at Syracuse University investigates "New Religious Movements (NRMs) largely within the contemporary American context."
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."
A 2011 course by Grant Martin at Wilfrid Laurier University concerning definition, membership,and issues of "New Religious Movements."
A 2012 course by Vincent Poon at Tyndale Seminary "designed for those leaders who work with families in the immigrant church setting."
A 2011 course by K. Brynolf Lyon at Christian Theological Seminary that asks how understandings of "human emotional life deepen our understanding of God and of humans in relation to God."
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."
A 2014 course by Shannon McAlister at Fordham University "explores the experience of spiritual direction from the standpoint of both the director and the directed."
A course by Anthea Butler at Loyola Marymount University on African American Pentecostalism through the lens of a multiple disciplines.
A 2013 course by Eric Nelson at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell "offers an extensive introduction to classics of Buddhist and Zen thought and practice" in India and throughout Asia.
A course by Patricia Miller at Syracuse University explores the "Platonic philosophers and thematics that were most influential in shaping the structures of early Christian theological, cosmological, ethical, and hermeneutical thinking."
A course by Brad Kallenberg at the University of Dayton on philosophical theology.
A 2009 course by John Caputo at Syracuse University inquires "of what can be called Aradical theology@ with a special focus on Hegel and the theological tradition that ensued after Hegel, down to the most lively among contemporary Hegelians, Slavoj Zizek, and his radical readings of Christianity."
A 2013 course by Anne McGowan at the University of Notre Dame explores "the origins, development, ritual components, and theological significance of Christian liturgical prayer" with special attention to the Roman Catholic tradition.
A 2006 course by Scott Seay at Christian Theological Seminary "dealing primarily with the life and thought of John Calvin . . . But secondarily with the impact that Calvin has had on the trajectories of Western Christianity."
A 2009 course by Wesley Wildman at Boston University surveys "the history, sociology, theology, and ethics of the tension between liberals and evangelicals that has persisted among Protestant Christians within the United States, under various names, since early in the nineteenth century."
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.
A 2017 course by Lisa Hoff at Gateway Seminary provides an "introduction to cultural anthropology"
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."
A course by Margaret Olin at Yale University on "how people have imagined, constructed or enacted space in Jewish life from the period from the nineteenth century until now."
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."
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."
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)."
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."
A 2013 course by Wafik Wahba at Tyndale Seminary "examines the main features of the postmodern culture" for the sake of mission work.
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.
A 2017 course by John Shouse at Gateway Theological Seminary surveys "the field of religious drama as an introduction to the uses of drama for witnessing, worship, recreation, and education in the church."
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."
A 2013 course by Jack Hawley at Columbia University on selections of the poetry attributed to Surdas and the "genesis and development of the Sur tradition."
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."
A course by Kevin Lewis at the University of South Carolina aims at "critically appraising meaning and method in films meant to stir reflection on potent material."
A 2013 course by Sarah Morice-Brubaker at Phillips Theological Seminary reflects on "social media and its potential use in ministry."
A course by Lance Laird at Boston University aimed at cultivating "a critical and empathetic understanding of how Muslims practice healing informed by and in conversations" with Islam.
A 2017 course by Merril Smoak at Gateway Seminary covers the "biblical and theological origins of worship" as well as Christian spirituality.
A 2013 course by Susan Ellfeldt at Tyndale Seminary offers "a critical appraisal of basic theoretical concepts in Family Systems Theory."
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."
A 2011 course by Shalahudin Kafrawi at Hobart and William Smith Colleges "discusses Qurâanic views regarding the meaning of Islam and Qurâanic 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.
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."
A 2010 course by Dawn Nothwehr at the Catholic Theological Union presents Catholic sources towards a "moral, sustainable and reverential ways of living."
A 2013 course by Scott Swain at Reformed Theological Seminary treats the doctrines of the church and the sacraments.
A 2013 course by Shannon McAlister at Fordham University on the "experience [of] the divine in and through corporeality."
A course by Miriam Dean-Otting at Kenyon College examines "the phenomenon of sainthood in a variety of religious traditions and sources."
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.
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."
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.
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."
A 2014 course by Stuart Squires at Brescia University focuses "on the Catholic Churchâs responses to particular social justice issues in our time as well as the guiding principles that inform the Churchâs positions."
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."
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."
A 2013 course by Caryn Riswold at llinois College explores "the history and beliefs of several religious traditions" through "food rituals and dietary customs."
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."
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 traditionsâ indigenisation and social interactions with majority Hindu traditions."
A 2013 course by Barbara Haycraft and Jeff Loach at Tyndale Seminary
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."
A 2010 course by Gordon Lindbloom at Lewis & Clark College "on understanding the ways spirituality and religion inform and influence the lives of clients and of counselors."
A 1994 course by Russell Kirkland at Macalester College uses literature to explore traditional Chinese answers to questions about the nature of reality.
A course by James Diamond at the University of Waterloo explores "philosophical, theological . . . literary . . . and artistic attempts to deal with the issues the Holocaust raises."
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."
A 2013 course by Doug Kennard at Houston Graduate School of Theology surveys "the relationship between Christian theology and prevailing world views."
A course by Richard Lints at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary on the history of Christian apologetics and its contemporary practice.
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."
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.
A course by Jeffrey Robbins at Lebanon Valley College is an "examination of the history of Christianity and the development of Christian thought through the reading and discussion of primary works in Christian theology and philosophy."
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."
A course by Joseph Molleur at Cornell College focuses on the "writings of some of the formative figures of this era, including Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus of Lyon, Athanasius, and Augustine of Hippo, with attention to early Church councils and creedal documents as well" on main loci of Christian doctrine, especially christology.
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."
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."
A course by James Cutsinger at the University of South Carolina about the existence of God.
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."
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."
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."
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.
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.â
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.
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."
A 2012 course by Caryn Tiswold at Illinois College explores the "classic question of theodicy . . . With a study of classic and contemporary attempts to deal with the problem of evil in light of God's goodness and power."
A 2013 course by Jeremy Bergen at the University of Waterloo surveys "the theological accounts of war and peace that Christians have given from the early church to the present."
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."
A Fall 2015 course by Adam J. Copeland at Luther Seminary surveys biblical texts "related to giving and stewardship of resources" and treats "practical application to contemporary congregational life and preaching."
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."
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.
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."
A 2008 course by Scott Seay at Christian Theological Seminary "offers a sympathetic but critical exploration of both the history and theology of Protestant evangelicalism in the United States."
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.
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."
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."
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."
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."
A 2008 course by Allen Tennison at Azusa Pacific University explores "'the development of the Pentecostal movement from its beginnings . . . Including . . . Continuing global impact." Special attention to its history and presence in the United States.
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.). "
A 2011 course by Scott Seay at Christian Theological Seminary "explores the origins, growth, and present status of the Stone-Campbell Movement . . . Especially as it developed into the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)."
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."
A 2001 course by Patricia Miller at Syracuse University on Greek goddesses as a historical and contemporary phenomenon.
A 1997 course by Alicia Ostriker at Rutgers University that puts the Bible and female interpreters into conversation.
A 2013 course taught by Reid B. Locklin University of Toronto examines "the impact of modern and contemporary feminist movements in Christian theology and practice . . . In dialogue with Queer theology, First Nations critique and postcolonial perspectives from the global South."
A 2013 course by Gordon Jensen at Saskatoon Theological Union focuses "on reformation women and their contributions."
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."
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."
A course by Michael Zank at Boston University on gender within Judaism.
A 2012-13 course by Kasia Szpakowska Swansea University, Wales, UK provides "an overview of Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs and practices."
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."
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."
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."
A 2002 course by Patricia Miller at Syracuse University "introduces students to religious texts and traditions" in the Graeco-Roman culture "which flourished in the geographical area of the Mediterranean basin during the first five centuries of the common era."
A 2017 course by Michael Kuykendall at Gateway Seminary is "'a study of Baptist origins, development, doctrines, confessions, polity, leaders, and current trends.'"
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."
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."
A 2005 course by Celeste Rossmiller at the University of Denver examines the "foundational years" of Buddhism, its development, and contemporary forms.
A 2012 course by Wakoh Shannon Hickey at Alfred University surveys "Buddhist history, teachings, and practices, in both Asia and the modern West."
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."
A 2013 course by Christoph Emmrich at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, on the understanding and role of "power" in Buddhism.
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."
A 1995 course by Ivan Strenski at the University of California-Riverside introduces the history and beliefs of Buddhist traditions.
A 2001 course by James Dalton at Siena College "concerns the history, development and structure of the religious traditions of Buddhism."
A 2012 course by Christoph Emmrich at the University of Toronto Mississauga "designed to introduce students to Buddhism and Buddhists in Asia."
A 2015 course by Zeff Bjerken at the College of Charleston explores "a number of thematic topics in the religions of Tibet from the 8th century to the present."
A 2013 course by Wakoh Shannon Hickey at Alfred University offers "a taste of the history, literature, and practice of Zen."
A 1999 course by James Wiggins at Syracuse University promotes thinking "about religion through the resources of Christianity that arose as a reform movement within Judaism and over the course of centuries became an independent religious tradition spread among cultures and across geographies encircling the planet."
A 2012 course by Deeana Klepper at Boston University examines "the nature of Christianity and Christian self-understanding in its multifaceted world context."
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."
A course by James Kelhoffer at Saint Louis University "investigates . . . themes and issues pertinent to Early Christian History. It addresses methods, trends and approaches that are current to the academic discourse and scholarship within this specific area of Historical Theology."
A 2013 course by Virginia Burrus at Syracuse University "traces the emergence of Christianity as a distinct religion within the Roman empire."
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."
A 2004 course by Tarmo Toom at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies explores "the main theological issues, theologians, and religious movements in the early church" of the 2nd to the 5th century.
A course by Hayim Lapin at the University of Maryland "examines the development of Christianity from its origins until well into the fourth century."
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."
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.
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."
A course by Marilyn McCord Adams at Yale Divinity School covers the development of Christian doctrine between 451 and 1650.
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."
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.
A 2012 course by Mark Steinacher at Tyndale Seminary covers Christian history from the Reformation era to the modern period.
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."
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."
A course by Dan Eppley at McMurry University explores "ideas that have shaped Christianity throughout the centuries and continue to impact the tradition today."
A 2013 course by Ronald Kydd at Tyndale Seminary surveys Christian history from its origins to 1500.
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."
A 2000 course by Daniel Sack at Hope College situates "contemporary Christianity in its historical context."
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."
A course by Tarmo Toom at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies surveys "the main theological issues, theologians, and religious movements from 'semi-Pelagianism' to Nominalism, from the 5th century to the 15th century."
A 2009 course by David Ratke at Lenoir-Rhyne University surveys "major developments in worship, thought, and life of Western Christendom during the Medieval Period from Gregory the Great to the Council of Constance."
A 2015 course by Deeana Klepper at Boston University "explores the variety and evolution of Christian beliefs and practices in medieval Europe from the fifth century CE (emergence of distinctive Latin and Greek Christianities) through the early sixteenth century (Reformation) within and outside formal Church structures."
A course by Dan Eppley at McMurry University considers "different perspectives on the relationship between civil and religious authorities from the Christian past."
A 2012 course by Gordon Jensen at Saskatoon Theological Union covers Christianity between A.D. 500-1500.
A 2009 course by Garth Rosell at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary "designed to explore the nature, development and influence of the Protestant Reformation."
A 2013 course by Gordon Jensen at Saskatoon Theological Union covers Christianity between the late medieval period and the end of the sixteenth century.
A 2002 course by Paula Cooey at Macalester College approaches the Reformation through "classical theological debates over sin, grace, and authority in their socio-historical context of struggle over ecclesial and political power."
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."
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."
A 2013 course by Kristin Colberg at the University of Notre Dame "examines the development of the Church from both theological and historical perspectives."
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.
A 2001 course by Patricia Miller at Syracuse University "investigates a collection of Graeco-Roman texts, the Nag Hammadi Library, whose religious orientation has been designated by the term 'Gnosticism.'"
A 1999 course by Diana Eck at Harvard University explores "the gods and myths of Hindu India, the images through which the gods are envisioned and embodied, and the temples and pilgrimage places where they are worshipped."
A 2013 course by Jack Hawley at Columbia University provides an overview of the basic concepts, practices, and places of Hinduism.
A 2013 course by Ann Grodzins Gold at Syracuse University "introduces Hindu traditions and practices."
A 2014 course by James Yoxall at Mary Baldwin College provides "an introductory study of Hinduism philosophy, with a focus on basic teachings, mythology and the role and relevance of sacred texts."
A 2012 course by Roy Plathottathil at DeSales University "explores broadly the most important aspects of Hindu religion, culture and society."
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."
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.
A 1998 course by James Morris at the University of Exeter offers "a broad introduction to the recurrent religious themes (in myth and ritual, belief and practice) and alternative paradigms of religious interpretation and authority that underlie the manifold expressions of Islam in the most diverse historical and cultural domains."
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.
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."
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."
A 2005 course by Roxanne Marcotte at the University of Queensland examines "Islam during the 19th and 20th centuries through the works of Muslim writers and their responses to the ever-changing contemporary world."
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."
A course by Michael Sells at Haverford College on Arabic literature with special attention "to the relationship of the Qur'an to Islamic theology, Islamic philosophy, Arabo-Islamic music, and other forms of Islamic culture."
A 2005 course by Ahmed Afzaal at Connecticut College attends to "those specifically religious beliefs, rituals, ethical precepts, and spiritual practices that are believed to have been originated with the Prophet Muhammad himself, or that originated and/or developed among the subsequent generations of his followers, before gaining wide acceptance among Muslims."
A 2013 course by Josie Hendrickson at the University of Albera "explores theories of pilgrimage and ritual, Islamic law, Muslim and non-Muslim travellers' accounts, and the history as well as economic , artistic, political, social, and religious dimensions of the hajj."
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.'"
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."
A 2009 course by Wakoh Shannon Hickey at Alfred University on "a variety of ways that people have understood Jesus and his teachings."
A 2012 course by Roger Greene at Mississippi College examines "selected teachings of Jesus with emphasis upon their historical occasion and contemporary relevance."
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."
A 2003 course by Annette Reed at McMaster University surveys "the literary genres, socio-historical contexts, and characteristic beliefs of the classical Rabbinic literature, together with the main research tools, methodologies, and debates in the modern study thereof."
A 2013 course by David Ariel-Joel at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary that surveys "the dominant values and practices of what became traditional Judaism."
A course by Stephen Wasserstrom at Reed College analyzes "Judaismâs 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."
A course by Peter Haas at Vanderbilt University serves as an introduction to Judaism.
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."
A 1999 course by Eliezer Segal at the University of Calgary surveys "the main currents of modern Jewish thought and religious life, dealing with theological, literary and sociological topics."
A course by Naomi Sokoloff at the University of Washington offers a "survey of modern Hebrew literature and its major developments in the past 100 years includes selections of fiction and poetry by a range of writers from Europe, Israel and the U.S."
A 2004 course by Annette Reed at McMaster University explores "classical Rabbinic biblical interpretation in its socio-historical, literary, and theological contexts. We will consider the emergence of a distinctively Rabbinic approach to exegesis and the development of literary forms for its expression, while also investigating the place of Torah in the ideology of Rabbinic Judaism and in the evolving self-conception of the Sage."
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 Germanyâs "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."
A 2006 course taught by Dan Clanton at Doane College serves as "an introduction to the literature and history of the Second Temple Period in Judaism (539 B.C.E.-70 C.E.).
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.
A course by Dennis Beach at the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University explores "theologies of liberation and philosophies of liberation--developed in the 20th century as practical an active rather than merely speculative ways to address problems of human oppression and unfreedom."
A 2013 course by Kevin Livingston at Tyndale Seminary examines the "Biblical and theological foundations of worship."
A 2014 course by Donald LaSalle at the University of Notre Dame examines "the origins, evolution, and theological meaning of the the central feasts and seasons of what is called the liturgical or Church year."
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."
A 2007 course by Shawn Young at Greenville College explores "the current status and evolution of the worship arts culture within contemporary Christendom."
A 2013 course by Robert Webster at Martin Methodist College provides "a general understanding of theology . . . (and) the particular contribution that the rise and development of the Methodist movement."
A 2012 course by Charles Brockwell at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary on United Methodist polity.
A 2016 course by Allan Karr at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary "is an introduction to missiology."
A course by Howard Culbertson at Southern Nazarene University "combines intercultural studies, anthropology, history, cross-cultural communications and theology" in service of understanding missionology with respect to "biblical motivations, historical background and current strategies."
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."
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."
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.
A course by Jeffrey Hadden at the University of Virginia.
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."
A course by Jaroslav Skira at the University of Toronto offers a "comprehensive synthesis of primarily the Byzantine Orthodox doctrinal tradition."
A course by Stephen Shoemaker at the University of Oregon covers "the history of Eastern Christianity from the fall of Constantinople in the 15th century until the fall of European Communism in the late 20th."
A course by Jaroslav Skira at the University of Toronto surveys the " history of the iconoclastic controversy and ecumenical councils, especially for the development of christology. History of early Christian art and icons."
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."
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."
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."
A 2013 course by Ria Baker at Houston Baptist Theological Seminary is "a study of principles, methods, and techniques for the counseling of individuals."
A 2017 course by Guy Grimes at Gateway Seminary provides an overview "of the major approaches to counseling" used in Christian counseling.
A 2013 course by Loren Townsend at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary that "provides theological, theoretical and practical foundations for the practice of couple therapy."
A 2013 course by Ria Baker at Houston Graduate School of Theology "designed to introduce students to basic crisis intervention strategies."
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."
A 2013 course by Paul Scuse at Tyndale Seminary on selected topics within pastoral counseling.
A 2014 course by Ria Baker at Houston Graduate School of Theology "examines the theoretical components and developmental aspects of group counseling."
A 2016 course by Mary Beth Werdel at Fordham University "provides an experiential and didactic introduction to the group process, theory and techniques."
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."
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."
A 2013 course by Helen Noh at Tyndale Seminary provides "an introduction to basic pastoral care within the context of the Christian church."
A 2012 course by Elizabeth Walker at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary situates diagnosis "in a theological context and is an exercise in practical theological reflection that approaches analysis with multicultural sensitivity."
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."
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."
A 2014 course by Kathleen McCallie at Phillips Theological Seminary "explores models for addressing difficult conversations in faith communities."
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.
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.
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."
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."
A 2013 course by Van Johnson at Tyndale Seminary on the "nature and the impact of the Pentecostal/charismatic movement of the twentieth century."
A 2012 course by Debra Mumford at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary "provides an introduction to the nature and process of relevant and engaging preaching."
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."
A 2005 course by Linda Clader at Church Divinity School of the Pacific is a preaching workshop.
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."
A 2012 course by Richard Ward at Phillips Theological Seminary explores the "sub-discipline of homiletics called 'narrative preaching.'"
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."
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."
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.
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."
A course by Mary Hess at Luther Seminary examines "questions of environmental education and their relation to Christian education."
A 2017 course by Robert Pazmino at Andover Newton Theological School explores "the theological and biblical foundations for educational ministries."
A 2017 course by Kieran Scott at Fordham University "probes and provides foundational categories for analyzing the practice of religious education."
A 2014 course by Reid Locklin at University of Toronto "offers an introduction to Christianity as it is lived, reflected upon and celebrated in the Roman Catholic tradition."
A course by Alan Altany at Marshall University "is an exploration of the origin and development of the Roman Catholic world in all its multiple expressions: theology, politics, liturgy, morality, arts, spirituality, monasticism."
A course by Nikky Singh at Colby College surveys Sikhism in connection with its scripture, music, and art.
A 2006 course by David Naugle at Dallas Baptist University introduces "students to the lifelong goal of developing a Christian mind."
A 2013 course by Paul Fischer at Western Kentucky University provides an overview of philosophical Daoism.
A 2002 course by Ian McFarland and Francesca Murphy at the University of Aberdeen covers the major loci of "Christian doctrine and philosophical theology."
A course by Tarmo Toom at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies explores "the biblical foundations of soteriology, the historical unfolding of the implications of biblical soteriology, and the contemporary developments in soteriology."
A 2010 course by Gerald Schlabach at the University of St. Thomas "designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition."
A 2017 course by Susanna Weslie Southard at Phillips Theological Seminary employs "a workshop approach for the practice of seminary writing, as well as various forms of public theological writing."
A 2014 course by Guy Prentiss Waters at Reformed Theological Seminary covers "soteriology, ecclesiology, sacraments and eschatology."
A 2010 course by Gordon Jensen at Saskatoon Theological Union "is the first of two courses designed to carefully and critically examine the central doctrines of the Christian church. . . . The focus of this particular course will be . . .what is theology, . . .scripture . . . the doctrines of God, the Trinity, creation, sin and suffering, Christology, salvation, and anthropology."
A 2008 course by Gordon Jensen at Saskatoon Theological Union "is designed to provide a systematic study of theology, dealing primarily with the topics of pneumatology, ecclesiology, sacraments, ministry and mission, and eschatology."
A course by Brynolf Lyon and Dan Moseley at Christian Theological Seminary about conflict within groups and "practices and meanings of reconciliation."
A 2012 course by Julia Gillett at Phillips Theological Seminary "is an introduction to resources for and approaches to Christian education with children."
A 2009 course by Stuart Tyson Smith at the University of California Santa Barbara.
A 2000 course by Jeffrey Carlson at DePaul University takes up "classical and contemporary arguments regarding the existence and meaning of 'God.'"
A 2014 course by David Otto at Centenary College examines "Greco-Roman family life; early Christian moral teachings in the context of Jewish and Greco-Roman popular morality; the early Christian family with a focus on slaves and children, marriage and divorce; gender constructions of masculinity and homosexual behavior and the position of women in the early church."
A 2014 course by Francis McAloon at Fordham University "provides a solid grounding in the history of Christian spirituality, both east and west."
A 1998 course by Eliezer Segal at the University of Calgary explores "the principal streams of Jewish religious thought and activity from the end of the Talmudic era until the European Emancipation" with focus on philosophical rationalism, rabbinic activity, and Kabbalah.
A 2012 course by Eddie Randolph at Harding School of Theology "studies how small groups are used in contemporary Christian settings."
A 2005 course by Jaroslav Skira at the University of Toronto.
A 2015 course by Gary McCoy at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary "designed to explore the concepts of Christian spiritual formation as it may be understood through creativity and the arts."
A 2012 course by Bradley Wigger at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary that considers "the practice of teaching in relation to the life of faith."
A 1998 course by Eliezer Segal at the University of Calgary studies the aggadah and halakhah, the "religious institutions produced by the Jewish Rabbis from the first to the sevent centuries C.E."
A 2011 course by Bradley Wigger at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary "concentrates upon the art and craft of writing for the Church (broadly understood). . . . [and] the role and place of written words in congregational life and educational ministry."
A 2011 course by Joseph Adler at Kenyon College.
A 2008 course by Joseph Edelheit at St. Cloud State University "offers a survey-overview of Jewish literature in the 20th century."
A 2011 course by Jim Watts at Syracuse University uses rhetoric to study religious discourse and "ancient Near Eastern literature as a resource for the study of both comparative rhetoric and religion."
A course by John Reeves at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte provides a "close reading of a large number of narrative and ritual texts which feature such characters [angels and demons] in an attempt to gain a better understanding of the variegated roles they play in pre-modern Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religious contexts."
A 2008 course by Michael Andres at Northwestern College "is a theological, biblical, and historical study of apologetics, the defense of the faith, from a classical as well as a contemporary perspective."
A 2008 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 theological tradition;" focus is on the "doctrines of atonement and justification."
A 2008 course by Catherine Wessinger at Loyola University New Orleans surveys "the history and varieties of Buddhism by an examining primary Buddhist texts, beliefs and practices, and cultural expressions."
A 2009 course by Michael Andres at Northwestern College offers a "study of John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion, as well as a survey of other varieties of Reformed theology, including later Calvinism."
A 2009 course by Michael Andres at Northwestern College is "an examination of Christian witness as verbal proclamation (evangelism), reasoned defense (apologetics), and as social action (justice)."
A 2012 course by Loren Townsend at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary "explores historical and epistemological foundations for the practice of Marriage and Family Therapy, especially as this is integrated in a theological context."
A 2012 course by Philip Harland at York University "examines cases of ethnic, social, and political conflict relating to honours for the god(s) in the Roman empire."
A 2014 course by Rob O'Lynn at Kentucky Christian University focuses "on current aspects of homiletics and crafting Biblical messages that are theologically and culturally relevant."
A 2016 course by Lynn Neal at Wake Forest University examines "the history of specific 'cults,' and tackle the methodological and conceptual issues that arise in studying New Religious Movements (NRMs)."
A course by Stephen Shoemaker at the University of Oregon "various aspects of Christianity during the first seven centuries of its existence. . . . focuses to a certain extent on the development of what would later become âorthodoxâ Christianity within the bounds of the Roman Empire, this is not to the exclusion of rival forms of early Christianity."
A 2011 course by Phil Harland at York University.
A 2011 course by Frances Adeney at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary "provides a study of current issues in the international missiological discussion and/or national and local mission contexts. . . . [with] focus on human rights and ecology as mission issues."
A 2001 course by Margaret MacDonald "investigates women's participation in early Christian groups from the time of Jesus' ministry to the 6th century C.E."
A 2011 course by Ken Brashier at Reed College "endeavors to offer Buddhist answers to the biggest questions."
A 2012 course by Shannon Craigo-Snell at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary employs "historical, systematic, sociological, and performative" and other approaches to "understanding church."
A 2006 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 theological tradition."