Topics in Anglican Theology: Rowan Williams and Sarah Coakley

Fall 2017

We will explore in depth the theology of Rowan Williams and Sarah Coakley, two significant contemporary theologians—both connected to the
Church of England, deeply involved in ministry, and representative of broader trends in Anglican theology. The seminar format, engaging in close readings and discussions of Williams’ and Coakley’s central texts, will be enriched through poetry, praying with icons, and contemplative prayer.

Dates: September 29-30, October 27-28, December 8-9, 2017
Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Jason Fout
Course number:  HTS2041

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Field Education

Fall 2017

Dates: Meeting times to be announced.
Instructor: The Rev. KyungJa (KJ) Oh
Course number: ML321/322 

This course provides an opportunity for those in field placements to reflect on lessons learned. Topics include everything from the basics of running a vestry meeting, planning a funeral, and reading a spreadsheet to the broader issues of leading and managing adaptive change, and how the Church might function in a rapidly changing cultural landscape.

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Anglican Formation

Fall 2017

Students and faculty meet monthly in a retreat-like setting for prayer, mutual support, and holy conversation on topics related to the Anglican Christian tradition and how to inculcate spiritual practices that integrate heart, soul, and mind.

Anglican Formation course accomplishes our ability to stretch ourselves spiritually through reading assignments, reflections and responses to and from our peers. The course is required for students in the MDiv program who are seeking Holy Orders and other students who have permission from the director of formation.

Dates: August 29-30, 2017
Instructor: The Rev. KyungJa (KJ) Oh
Course number: PSF300

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Anglican Liturgy and Music: Development & Theology

Fall 2017

This course is an introduction to the principles and practices of Anglican worship with particular focus on the Episcopal Church. The course will cover the nature of worship and the history of its evolution; and the theology and use of music in worship.

Dates:  September 22-13, October 20-21, December 1-2, 2017.
Instructor:  Therese DeLisio and Milner Seifert
Course number: MN1083

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Baptismal Ecclesiology

Fall 2017

What is the shape of a church called into being by baptism?  The liturgical renewal of the late 20th Century moved baptism to the center of the Christian life and provided a new basis for ecumenical reconciliation and shared mission.  This course, taught by the entire Bexley Seabury faculty, will consider the implications of that shift from multiple viewpoints.

Dates:  September 8-9, October 6-7,  November 3-4, 2017
Instructor: Dally and Team
Course number: HT 446

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