Course of study
The C:TM 14-week course of study is designed to develop deeper critical engagement with Christian theology and foster rich and imaginative applications to your lives and context. You begin by re-examining the Old and New Testament and discussing with your peers and professors its implications for modern life. The first two courses are followed by a midterm. You will then apply those biblical insights to theological underpinnings of the Christian faith and their implications for pluricentric contemporary world Christianity.
Old Testament for Faith and Life
Dr. Dennis Olsen // 3 weeks
Together with students from around the world, we'll travel through Old Testament stories of suffering and revenge, listen to modern researchers and theologians, and discuss together—all in hopes of reshaping the way we view the Old Testament in modern life.
Dr. Eric Barreto // 3 weeks
In this course we'll map out a journey through the gospel of Luke, carefully noting how Luke's unique story of the Jesus, who heals and saves, transforms how we see the world differently and act in it.
Dr. Ellen Charry // 3 weeks
Theology is sustained reflection on God and the things of God. This course aims to help people know, love, and enjoy God better that they and the societies to which they contribute may flourish thereby.
Dr. Raimundo Barreto // 3 weeks
This course introduces students to the development of a pluricentric contemporary world Christianity, highlighting the perspectives and contributions offered by Christians from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and their diasporas. It includes key historic, demographic, cultural, and theological themes, which have contributed to shape Christianity in these different regions.
About the Bible: Short Answers to Big Questions
Revised and Expanded Edition, Terence Fretheim (Augsburg Books 2009)
Classical Christian Doctrine: Introducing the Essentials of the Ancient Faith
Ronald E. Heine (Baker Academic 2013)
The Christian Theology Reader, 4th ed.
Alister E. McGrath (Wiley-Blackwell 2011)
Christianity as a World Religion: An Introduction, 2nd ed.
Sebastian Kim & Kirsteen Kim, (2016)
Introducing World Christianity
Charles E. Farhadian, ed. (West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)