Presenter: Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, Perkins School of Theology/SMU Understanding the geography of the Bible has a direct impact on interpreting its meaning.  Join Dr. Clark-Soles for this 6-part series on how to dig into these land questions! Rev. Dr. Clark-Soles is Professor of New Testament and...

Presenter: Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, Perkins School of Theology/SMU Understanding the geography of the Bible has a direct impact on interpreting its meaning.  Join Dr. Clark-Soles for this 6-part series on how to dig into these land questions! Rev. Dr. Clark-Soles is Professor of New Testament and...

Presenter: Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, Perkins School of Theology/SMU Understanding the geography of the Bible has a direct impact on interpreting its meaning.  Join Dr. Clark-Soles for this 6-part series on how to dig into these land questions! Rev. Dr. Clark-Soles is Professor of New Testament and...

This course will consider baptism, confirmation and communion, which were a unitive ritual in the early church. Biblical, historical, and theological understandings will be studied as the foundation for practice of these ordinances and sacraments in the church today. Prerequisites: CH501, CT549, HB510, NT510, and...

This class will probe one of the most disturbing and influential episodes of the 20th century. In particular, it will discuss the theological and religious issues involved in this state-supported action of genocide, drawing especially on conflicts between Christians and Jews, and exploring lingering theological...

An introduction to the development of religious movements and institutions within African-American communities, including moral traditions and spiritual dynamics. Attention will be paid to current problems and issues in the writing and interpretation of this history. Prerequisite: CH 501. 3 credit hours....

An examination of ethical issues and principles arising in such ministerial practices as use of authority, accountability, truth telling, confidentiality, preaching on controversial social issues, cross-gender relations, and spiritual development. Prerequisite: CE501. 3 credit hours....

Many twentieth century social activists have responded to the world's need as a response growing out of their faith and spiritual practice. This course explores connections between a life of faith grounded in spiritual practice and a hunger for justice. In this exploration, we begin...

This introductory course in pastoral care is designed to acquaint the student with the biblical, theological and psychological bases for contemporary pastoral care. In addition to exploring models of the minister as coordinator, giver and recipient of care, the course will address personal, congregational and...

A survey of the writings of the New Testament giving attention to its distinct voices as witnesses to the formative years of Christianity, as sources for theological reflection, and as resources for Christian ministry. Goals for the course are to provide 1) basic knowledge of...

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