Additional Courses Offered

Area I

Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions

Apocalyptic Religion in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Apocalypticism: Ancient and Modern

Approaches to Old Testament Ethics

The Bible in Its Ancient Near Eastern Setting

The Book of Ben Sira

The Book of Lamentations

Bounty and Duty: Hebrew Bible and Creation

Composition of the Pentateuch

Corinthian Correspondence

Crafting Early Christian Identities

Daniel and Related Literature


English Exegesis: Epistle to the Hebrews

English Exegesis: First Corinthians

English Exegesis: Gospel of Matthew

English Exegesis: Luke-Acts

English Exegesis: Philippians

English Exegesis: Revelation

English Exegesis: Romans


Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures

Gospel of John and Parting of Ways

Greco-Roman Proseminar

Greek Exegesis: Acts of the Apostles

Greek Exegesis: Ephesians and the Pauline Tradition

Greek Exegesis: Galatians

Greek Exegesis: Gospel of John

Greek Exegesis: Gospel of Luke

Greek Exegesis: Mark

Greek Exegesis: Matthew

Greek Exegesis: Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Greek Exegesis: Revelation

Greek Exegesis: 2nd Peter and Jude

Hebrew Bible Seminar: Problems in the Book of Deuteronomy

Hebrew Bible Seminar: Problems in the Book of Ezekiel

Hebrew Bible Seminar: Prophetic Stories in Kings

Hebrew Exegesis: Book of Judges

Hebrew Exegesis: Book of Micah

Hebrew Exegesis: Exodus

Hebrew Exegesis: Genesis

Hebrew Exegesis: Jeremiah

Hebrew Exegesis: Joshua

Hebrew Exegesis: Leviticus

Hebrew Exegesis: Psalms

Hellenistic Civilization and the Jews

Hellenistic Jewish Literature

Historical Grammar of Biblical Hebrew

Historical Jesus

History and Methods of the Discipline of New Testament Studies

History of Biblical Interpretation

History of First-Century Palestine

Introduction to Rabbinic Literature

Jesus’ Death as a Saving Event

Judaism in the Persian Period

Literary Criticism and the New Testament

Literary Criticism of the Hebrew Scriptures

Living with Difficult Texts

Martyrs and Martyrdom

The Messiah: Development of a Biblical Idea

New Testament Apocrypha

Patristic Greek

Paul and the Spirit

Pauline Theology

Philo of Alexandria

Prophecy in a Time of Crisis

Prophecy in Context

“Race” and the New Testament

Readings in Hellenistic Judaism

The Rise of Monotheism in Ancient Israel

Sectarian Movement of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Torah and Jewish Identity

Area II

African American Moral and Social Thought

African American Religious Strategies

Agency, Character, and Complicity


Baptism and Eucharist in Ecumenical Dialogue

Black Theology

Bonhoeffer and King

Catholic Liturgy

Charles Taylor on Self and Secularization

Christ and Being Human

Christ and Confrontation: The Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Christian Ethics and Social Problems

Christian Marriage

Christian Theology of “Other Religions”

Church Growth and Mission through Worship: What Are They Saying?

Churches of the East

Contemporary Cosmology and Christian Ethics

Contemporary German Theology

Contemporary Theological Anthropology

Credo: Faith Prayed and Sung

The Cult of the Martyrs in Early Christianity: Feasts

Cuthbert, Bede, and Their Theological, Musical, and Liturgical Legacy

Daily Prayer

Designing and Curating Worship

Desire and the Formation of Faith

Devotion and Practice in Early Christianity

English Reformation Liturgical Traditions and the Evolution of the Books of Common Prayer

Environmental Theologies

Eschatology, Apocalypse, Utopia

Ethics and Human Nature

The Ethics of St. Augustine

Eucharistic Prayers and Eucharistic Theology

Flesh Made Word: A Survey of the Jesus of History and Christology

Foundational Texts in African American Theology

Free Church Ecclesiology

Gender and Liturgical History

God in Modern Thought

History of American Evangelical Worship

Imagining Theological Method: De-colonial and Indigenous Possibilities

In the Face of Death: Worship, Music, Art

Introduction to East Asian Theologies

Introduction to Womanist Theology and Ethics

Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics

Liberation Theologies in the United States

Liturgical Movements of the Twentieth Century

Liturgical Theology

The Liturgy, Ritual, and Chant of Medieval England (Sarum Use)

Love, Prophecy, and Social Criticism

Love and Justice

Martin Luther: His Life and Work

Medieval Christology and Atonement Theory

Medieval Theology Survey

Music and Theology in the Sixteenth Century

Music in Medieval Britain

Natural Law and Christian Ethics

Patristic Christology

Patristic Trinitarian Theology

Political Theology

Practicing Jesus: Christology and the Christian Life

Praying What We Believe: Theology and Worship

Process Thought

Protestant Liturgical Theology

Readings in Schleiermacher

Reel Presence: Explorations in Liturgy and Film

Reformed Worship

Ritual Theory for Liturgical Studies

Sacrifice: Gift, Ritual, and Violence in Early Christianity

Schleiermacher’s Christian Faith

Screening Theology: Theology in and through Film

Seminar in the Theology of Paul Tillich

Social Practices and Ethical Formation

Some of Us Are Brave: Black Feminist Theory, Black Womanist Ethics

Theological Themes in the Reformed Creeds and Confessions

Theology and Ecology

Theology and the New Testament

Theology of Athanasius

Theology of Vatican II

United Methodist History

U.S. Hispanic/Latinx Theologies

Virtue and Christian Ethics

Virtue and Hypocrisy: Moral Thought

Voices of Liberation

War and Violence in Christian Ethics

What Is a Sacrament?

Words for Worship

Worship, Culture, Technology

Worship and War

The Worship Mall

Area III


Calvin and Calvinism

Chinese Protestant Christianity, 1800–2010

Christian Spirituality in the Age of Reform

Christianities in the Colonized Americas

Death and the Dead

Finding Spirituality in Modern America

The German Mystical Tradition in Theology, Piety, and Music

German Reformation, 1517–1555

God and Self: Spiritual Autobiographies in Context

Interpreting Medieval Religion

Introduction to Post-Reformation Studies: Sources of Early American History

Jews, Christians, and Renaissance Bibles

Jonathan Edwards and American Puritanism

Late Beethoven

Liturgical Books of the Middle Ages

Living the Reformation

Martin Luther and the Reformation

Music, Liturgy, and Historiography in Medieval England

Native Americans and Christianity

Pietism and the Origins of Evangelicalism

Primary Readings in American Christianity, 1870–1940

Race, Religion, and Theology in America

Reading Calvin’s Institutes

Reformation Europe

Religion and U.S. Empire

Religion in American Society, 1550–1870

Religion in the American West

Religions and Societies in Colonized North America

Religious Freedom in U.S. History

Sacred Music in the Western Christian Tradition

Sin, Penance, and Forgiveness in Early Modern Europe

Witchcraft and Witch-hunting in Early Modern Europe and America

Area IV

Advanced Pastoral Seminar: Narrative Therapy and Care

Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals

Black Christianity and Radical Education

Body and Soul: Ministry for Sexuality and Justice

Christian Education in the African American Experience

Conflict Transformation: Pastoral Care with Congregations and Communities

Congregational Song as a Resource for Preaching and Worship

Contextual Preaching

Creativity and the Congregation

Discernment of Spirits through Selected Mystics

Ethnography for Pastoral Leadership

Family Systems and Pastoral Care

Introduction to Religious Education

Is It a Sermon?

John of the Cross: A Guide for Difficult Times

Joy as Spiritual Path in Caregiving Vocations

Meditation: East and West

Ministry with Youth

Multicultural Perspectives on Preaching

The New Homiletic: Innovative Methods of Proclamation

Pastoral Perspectives on Death and Dying

Pauli Murray in and out of the Pulpit

Planning and Presiding at Worship

Practical Theology Seminar

Preaching the Parables of Jesus

Professional Seminar: Theology and Practice of Church Music

Prophetic Preaching

Radical Lives of Proclamation

Radical Pedagogy

The Roundtable Pulpit

Spirituality and Religious Education

Spirituality of Presence in the Pulpit

Teaching the Bible in the Congregation

Text, Memory, and Performance

Theologies of Preaching

Theology and Practice of Spiritual Direction

Women Mystics

Women’s Ways of Knowing

Women’s Ways of Preaching

Area V

Accidental Theologies

American Religious Thought and the Democratic Ideal

Animal Ethics

Aquinas and Scotus

Art, Architecture, and Ritual in Early Christianity and the Middle Ages

The Art and Architecture of Conversion and Evangelism

China Mission

The Chinese Theologians

Christian Art and Architecture from the Renaissance to the Present

Christian Pilgrimage

Christian Social Ethics

Christianity and Ecology

Communicative Ethics in a Multicultural Democracy

A Communion of Subjects: Law, Environment, and Religion

Covenant, Federalism, and Public Ethics

Critical Moments in the History of Christian Art

Cult of the Saints in Early Christianity and the Middle Ages

Death and the Afterlife: East and West

Disagreement, Fallibility, and Faith

Divine Command Theory

Environmental Ethics in Theory and Practice

Ethics, Imagination, and the Art of Living

Ethics and the Climate Crisis

Ethics and the Economy

Evangelism in the Context of Mission and World Christianity

Faith, Democracy, and Social Change

Faith and Globalization

Faith-[In]forming: Christian Poetics

Gender, Religion, and Globalization: Practices, Texts, and Contexts

Genesis: Scripture, Interpretation, Literature

Global Ethics

Global Ethics and Sustainable Development

Hegel’s Philosophy of Religion

If I Cannot Fly, Let Me Sing: Poetry in Music

Imagining the Apocalypse: Scripture, Fiction, Film

Interfaith Learning through the Life Cycle

Interpreting Gospel Music

Jewish Space

Late Medieval English Drama

Mary in the Middle Ages


Modern Faith

Passion of Christ in Scripture, Literature, and Visual Arts

Performative Theology

Pilgrimage and Religious Tourism

Poetry for Ministry

Practices of Witnessing and Onlooking

Psalms in Scripture, Literature, and Music

Rationality and Christian Belief

Reading Poetry Theologically

Religion, Ecology, and Cosmology

Religion, Power, and the Self

Religion and the Performance of Space

Religious Pilgrimage in China and Tibet

Religious Themes in Contemporary Fiction

Ritual, Hermeneutics, and Performance Art

Sacred Music: Unity and Diversity

Sacred Music in the Western Christian Tradition: From the Bible to Modernity

Science and Religion

Sensational Materialities: Sensory Cultures in History, Theory, and Method

South and Southeast Asian Christianities

Spiritual Autobiography

Spiritual Topographies in Modern Poetry and Fiction

Theological Aesthetics

Visual Controversies

Visual Fluencies

Witnessing, Remembrance, Commemoration

Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Religion

Writing about Religion