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Woods College of Advancing Studies


FALL 2016

ADTH 100101  Biblical Heritage I: Old Testament
An introduction to the literature, religious ideas and historical setting of the Hebrew Bible. The focus is on major biblical concepts such as creation, election and covenant in the pentateuch, historical and prophetic books.
Thurs 6:15–9:15, Sept 1–Dec 15, John Darr

ADTH 1016  Introduction to Christian Theology I  
This course considers significant questions in conversation with some of the most important writings in the tradition of Western Christian thought. Its purpose is to encourage students by drawing systematically on primary sources of historical significance to uncover the roots of the Christian faith and life and to delineate the values for which this tradition of faith stands.
ADTH101601, Tues 6:15–9:15, Aug 30–Dec 13, Joshua Snyder
ADTH101602, 6:15–9:15, ONLINE Aug 29–Dec 12, Eric Severson. FULLY ONLINE COURSE SECTION. No day/times are specified; students must participate weekly per all communications and instructions from the professor; students must adhere to course schedule and submit weekly course work on time.

ADTH 300001  Catholic Crisis Points I: Twelve Events that Transformed the Church
This course is the first in a two-course sequence, which offers a comprehensive introduction to the conciliar tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. This first course covers the period beginning with the first-century Council of Jerusalem and ending with the sixteenth-century Council of Trent, offering an historically-schematized overview of the ecumenical and Catholic councils of the period in question. This course attends to the evolution of councils as a means for church governance, decision-making, and conflict resolution. It also attends to the central doctrinal developments which the councils generated, including such doctrines as the Trinity, Christology, Eucharist, Church, papacy, sin-grace. Finally, the course situates these conciliar traditions within their wider historical, political, and cultural contexts. In this way, the course provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of the Catholic church and its central theological tenets.
Tues 6:15–9:15, Aug 30–Dec 13, Boyd Coolman

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