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Spring 2014 Online Courses

San Francisco Theological Seminary would like to extend an invitation to all enrolled and non-enrolled students to enroll in the online courses below, taught by Dr. Christopher Ocker, Professor of Church History, and Dr. Annette Weissenrieder, Associate Professor of New Testament. Be sure to check back before the 2014-2015 school year to view our selection of additional online classes.

The Muilenburg-Koenig History of Religion Seminar

(HSHR-8480 - History of Religion Online)

Taught by Dr. Christopher Ocker

Course Description: This Seminar, which is being offered online for the first time in its five-year history, investigates a theme from various historical periods from the perspectives of the many disciplines relevant to theological study. The theme for this Spring semester is “Spirit”, and will involve a broad, cross-disciplinary study of spirit – divine, human, and everything in between – from a variety of cultural and historical, and theological perspectives. The seminar may be used to satisfy SFTS's capstone requirement for the M.Div. degree.

The on-line class will primarily consist of weekly readings, interactive exercises, short papers, contributions to a course Wiki, web conferences, and a final paper, coupled with a mandatory two-day workshop on the SFTS campus. Online students must attend this February 23 – February 24 workshop, in which scholars from around the country and world will come to SFTS to discuss their current research on spirit.

Registration: GTU students may enroll for this course through WebAdvisor beginning November 11. For unclassified students (i.e. students not enrolled with the GTU) interested in auditing the course, please fill out the below form, which will be submitted by the registrar to Dr. Ocker for approval:

For unclassified students (i.e. students not enrolled with the GTU) interested in taking the course for credit, please fill out the form below:

 

Gospels: In-carnation into the World

(NT-8004 - In-Carnation Into the World)

Taught by Dr. Annette Weissenrieder

Course Description: The Gospels emerged in the social and complex political context of the Roman Empire. This course examines the Gospels and contemporaneous texts within their first-century Greco-Roman contexts (especially Jewish contexts), pays attention to archaeological and inscriptional materials of the time, and demonstrates contemporary hermeneutical strategies, including feminist and postcolonial. Students will also consider the controversial contemporary contexts in which they and others interpret the New Testament.

Registration: GTU students may enroll for this course through WebAdvisor beginning November 11. For unclassified students (i.e. students not enrolled with the GTU) interested in auditing the course, please fill out the below form:

For unclassified students (i.e. students not enrolled in the GTU) interested in taking the course for credit, please fill out the below form:

 



 
 
 

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