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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 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 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 2012 course by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Kathryn Johnson at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary that introduces seminary students to theology and ethics.
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 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 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 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 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 course by Joseph Molleur at Cornell College centered on how Christian theology responds to "the ongoing existence of a multiplicity of religions."
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 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 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 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 2013 course by Sarah Morice-Brubaker at Phillips Theological Seminary reflects on "social media and its potential use in ministry."
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 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 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 2013 course by Caryn Riswold at llinois College explores "the history and beliefs of several religious traditions" through "food rituals and dietary customs."
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 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 1997 course by Alicia Ostriker at Rutgers University that puts the Bible and female interpreters into conversation.
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 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 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 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 2000 course by Jeffrey Carlson at DePaul University takes up "classical and contemporary arguments regarding the existence and meaning of 'God.'"
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 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 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."
A 2012 course by Bruce Fisk and Telford Work at Westmont College offers an "exegetical and theological exploration of Christian eschatology . . . engage key biblical texts, explore theological themes, and discuss historical and contemporary questions in eschatology . . . . "
A 2012 course by Yolanda Pierce and Mark Lewis Taylor at Princeton Theological Seminary aims "to examine the major issues and thinkers in womanist and feminist theologies through an integrative study of historical, literary, doctrinal and ethical resources and methods."
A 2010 course by Michael Andres at Northwestern College "is a study of the major concepts of Christian theology and their interrelationships."
A 2011 course by Mark Lewis Taylor at Princeton Theological Seminary is "more 'an introduction to the study of systematic theology,' and less a survey of the whole of systematic theology."
A 2010 course by Alexander Hwang at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary introduces "to the lives and thoughts of four significant medieval theologians each representing a different medieval context: Prosper of Aquitaine (380-455), Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109), Thomas Aquinas (1225- 74), and Julian of Norwich (1342-1423)." Special emphasis is "on the theme of grace and freedom, with attention to how these theologians integrate practice and belief, spirituality and theology."
A 2006 course by Joanne Pierce at College of the Holy Cross offers "an examination of the historical and theological development of the ideals and practices of Christian life, from the High Middle Ages to the Early Modern era. . . . Special attention will be paid to the following themes: gendered perceptions of sanctity and sin; community and solitude; poverty and riches; feasting and fasting as religious and cultural activity."
A 2007 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."
A 2012 course by Shannon Craigo-Snell at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary introduces "several of the major thinkers who influenced Christian thought in the West through the 17th and 18th centuries."
A 2018 course by Carmichael Crutchfield at Memphis Seminary aims to promote "deep thinking about Jesus' teachings and the impact they have on today's teaching, especially in the church environment."
A 2014 course by Ruth Duck at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary "is designed to enable students to analyze, plan, and lead Christian worship with pastoral and theological integrity, and to understand denominational, cultural, and local church traditions in larger ecumenical and historical contexts."
A 2014 course by Hwa-Young Chong at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary examines "the biblical, historical, and contextual development of Christology and Theological Anthropology."
A 2014 course by Barry Bryant at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary considers "the biblical, historical, and theological developments of Christology and anthropology, which will include theological themes such as the Christological debates, incarnation, models of atonement, soteriology, Christ and other religions, theodicy and reconciliation."
A 2014 course by Angela Cowser at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary uses "Biblical/theological sources, social theory, data gathering tools, and other resources for developing and evaluating effective ministries for social service and social change."
A 2014 course by Nancy Bedford at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary focuses "on Christologies written in the last 25 years."
A course by Hendrik Pieterse at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary draws "on scholarship in globalization theory, intercultural communication studies, and more to explore implications for doing theology across cultures today."
A 2014 course by Timothy Eberhart at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary "provides an introduction to many of the primary approaches, tasks, problems, and gifts related to systematic Christian theological reflection."
A 2014 course by Nancy Bedford at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary introduces "students to the approach to theological reflection generally called systematic theology, which is an attempt to deal in a critical, coherent, cohesive and constructive manner with the major loci (âplacesâ or âdoctrinesâ) of the Christian faith . . . ."
A 2014 course by Michael Castori at Santa Clara University "explores the Jewish identity of Jesus and the historical, political and theological issues arising from Christianityâs origins as a Jewish sect."
A 2014 course by Barry Bryant at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary studies the sermons of John Wesley as a means to understand United Methodist doctrine.
A 2002 course by Wesley Wildman at Boston University acquaints students "with the most significant western theological movements, figures and problems of the modern period. Attention is paid to non-western theological reflection, especially in the twentieth century, but the main emphasis is on western theology."
A 2014 course by Barry Bryant at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary examines "the key issues and basic theological questions relating to the Holy Spirit, the Church, and the Last Things. Among the topics explored are the filioque, baptism, eucharist, ministry and eschatology as a doctrine of hope.â
A 2014 course by Ron Anderson at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary asks "What is a sacrament? What does a sacrament do? For whom? How do sacramental theologies interact with or reflect other theological concerns, e.g., creation, Christology, pneumatology, and ecclesiology?"
A 2018 course by Tina Pippin at Agnes Scott College examines "the quests for the historical Jesus, with an analysis of literary and cultural sources (especially from film, music, art), and also the ethical implications of Jesus’ life and message, from the first century to contemporary times."
A 2019 course by Eleazer Fernandez at the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities "introduces . . . students to the nature and task of constructive theology, theological method, and the classical as well as contemporary interpretations on major doctrines." A 2019 course by Eleazer Fernandez at the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities "introduces . . . students to the nature and task of constructive theology, theological method, and the classical as well as contemporary interpretations on major doctrines."
A 2018 course by Anthony Baker at the Seminary of the Southwest explores "the key doctrines of Christianity, from Trinity to salvation to eschatology, making use of a broad range of texts and ideas from across the historical and geographical range of the Anglican and ecumenical theological tradition."
A 2019 course by Christy Lang Hearlson at Villanova University adopts a practical theology approach ("a way of doing theology that attends to lived reality and practice, engages in interdisciplinary dialogue, and seeks to cultivate practical wisdom for life") to critical issues of contemporary life using the case study of "consumerism." The course has "a particular (but not exclusive) focus on Roman Catholicism."
A 2019 course by Jacob J. Erickson at Trinity College Dublin explores "contemporary theological and ethical perspectives on eating and drinking: from food systems to vegetarianism to scarcity and more. How might contemporary ethics shape and be shaped by what we eat or drink, how we eat or drink?"
A 2019 course by Seth J. Nelson at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School "explores the equipping of educational and other church leaders through teaching and learning, curriculum development, discipleship, and team building as well as generational and intergenerational ministries with children, youth, emerging adults, adults, and aging adults."
A 2019 course by Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan at Seminary of the Southwest "engages multiple texts, scripture, literature, film, music, socio-political movements, and art to explore the violent system that grounds theological, psycho-socio-economic, and political oppression: white supremacist patriarchal misogyny, and the resulting intergenerational trauma, from a Womanist theological ethics perspective."