Additional Courses Offered

Area I

Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions

Apocalyptic Religion in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Approaches to Old Testament Ethics

Archaeology of the Roman Empire for the Study of New Testament and Early Christianity

Authors, Editors, and Scribes: The Making of the Hebrew Bible

The Bible in Its Ancient Near Eastern Setting

Book of Judges and Contemporary Religious Life

Bounty and Duty: The Hebrew Bible and Creation

Crafting Early Christian Identities


English Exegesis: Epistle to the Hebrews

English Exegesis: First Corinthians

English Exegesis: Gospel and Epistles of John

English Exegesis: Gospel of Matthew

English Exegesis: Luke-Acts

English Exegesis: Philippians

English Exegesis: Revelation

English Exegesis: Romans

Exodus through the Ages


Gender, Sexuality, and the Hebrew Bible

Gnostic Texts in Coptic

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: Matthew

Greek Exegesis: Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Greek Exegesis: Revelation

Grief and Emotions: Ancient Philosophy and Theology, Modern Conversations

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: Ecclesiastes/Qohelet

Hebrew Exegesis: Exodus

Hebrew Exegesis: Genesis

Hebrew Exegesis: Jeremiah

Hebrew Exegesis: Joshua

Hebrew Exegesis: Leviticus

Hebrew Exegesis: Psalms

Historical Jesus

History and Methods of the Discipline of New Testament Studies

History and Methods II: Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures in Late Modernity and Beyond

History of Biblical Interpretation

Introduction to Rabbinic Literature

Literary Criticism and the New Testament

Past Tense: Classical Biblical Prophecy

Patristic Greek

Pauline Theology

Philo of Alexandria and the Allegorical Interpretation of Scripture

Prophecy in a Time of Crisis

Prophecy in Context

The Rise of Monotheism in Ancient Israel

Area II

African American Moral and Social Thought

African American Religious Strategies

Agency, Character, and Complicity

Baptism and Eucharist in Ecumenical Dialogue

Body and Land

Bonhoeffer and King

Catholic Liturgy

Charles Taylor on Self and Secularization

Christ and Confrontation: The Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Christian Ethics and Social Problems

Christian Marriage

Christian Theology of “Other Religions”

Christianity and Social Power

Contemporary Black Theologies and the Early Church

Contemporary Cosmology and Christian Ethics

Contemporary Theological Anthropology

Credo: Faith Prayed and Sung

The Cult of the Martyrs in Early Christianity: Feasts

Daily Prayer

Designing and Curating Worship

Desire and the Formation of Faith

Devotion and Practice in Early Christianity

Doctrine of Creation

Environmental Theologies

Eschatology, Apocalypse, Utopia

Ethics and Human Nature

The Ethics of St. Augustine

Eucharistic Prayers and Eucharistic Theology

Foundational Texts in African American Theology

Free Church Ecclesiology

Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Christian Faith

Gender and Liturgical History

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

Love and Justice

Martin Luther, His Life and Work

Medieval Christology and Atonement Theory

Medieval Latin for Saints and Sinners

Medieval Theology Survey

Music and Theology in the Sixteenth Century

Natural Law and Christian Ethics

Patristic Christology

Patristic Trinitarian Theology

Political Theology

Practicing Jesus: Christology and the Christian Life

Process Thought

Readings in Schleiermacher

Reformed Worship

Ritual Theory for Liturgical Studies

Sacrifice: Gift, Ritual, and Violence in Early Christianity

Scientific Thought and Christian Theology

Slavery and Obedience

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 Martin Luther

Theology through Music

United Methodist History

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

Work, Debt, and Christian Witness

Worship, Culture, Technology

Area III


Calvin and Calvinism

Chinese Protestant Christianity, 1800–2010

Christian Spirituality in the Age of Reform

Christianities in the Colonized Americas

The Cult of Mary: Early Christian and Byzantine Art

Death and Remembrance: The Black Death to World War I

Death and the Dead

Encountering the Bible: From Antiquity to Reformation

Encountering the Bible: From Reformation to Contemporary Society

Finding Spirituality in Modern America

The German Mystical Tradition in Theology, Piety, and Music

German Reformation, 1517–1555

Global Catholicism

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

Land, Ecology, and Religion in U.S. History

The Liberation Theology Movement in Latin America: History and Sources

Liturgical Books of the Middle Ages

Living the Reformation

Martin Luther and the Reformation

Martyrdom and Sainthood in the Early Modern World

Music, Liturgy, and Historiography in Medieval England

Origins of Christian Art in Late Antiquity


Pietism and the Origins of Evangelicalism

Reading Calvin’s Institutes

Reformation Europe

Religion, Art, and Resistance to Empire

Religion, Literature, and Politics in Early Modern Britain

Religion and Rebellion in Latin America

Religion in American Society, 1550–1870

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 Religion 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

Contemporary Christian Spirituality

Creativity and the Congregation

Ethnography for Pastoral Leadership

Family Systems and Pastoral Care

Feminist and Womanist Perspectives on Pastoral Theology and Care

The Gospel in Lament: Preaching for a Suffering World

Ignatius of Loyola and the Spiritual Exercises

Is It a Sermon?

Joy as Spiritual Path in Caregiving Vocations

Leadership and Change

Loving Creation: Spirituality, Nature, and Ecological Conversion

Ministry and Addictions

Ministry with Youth

Music Skills and Vocal Development for Ministry

Narrative Pastoral Care

Pauli Murray In and Out of the Pulpit

Planning and Presiding at Worship

Preaching on Ephesians

Preaching the Parables of Jesus

Professional Seminar: Theology and Practice of Church Music

Psychology of Religion

Radical Lives of Proclamation

Spirituality and Religious Education

Spirituality of Presence in the Pulpit

Teaching as Religious Education: Its Art and Draft

Teaching the Bible in the Congregation

Theologies of Preaching

Women Mystics

Area V

African American Religious and Political Thought

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

The Art and Architecture of Conversion and Evangelism

Chinese and Japanese Christian Literature

Christian Art and Architecture from the Renaissance to the Present

Christian Pilgrimage

Christian Social Ethics

Christianity and Ecology

Covenant, Federalism, and Public Ethics

Critical Moments in the History of Christian Art

Disagreement, Fallibility, and Faith

Divine Command Theory

Ecological Ethics and Environmental Justice

Environmental Ethics in Theory and Practice

Ethics, Imagination, and the Art of Living

Ethics and the Economy

Evangelism in the Context of Mission and World Christianity

Faith, Democracy, and Social Change

Faith, Doubt, and Redemption in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Fiction

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

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

Indigenous Traditions and the Environment

Interfaith Learning through an Exploration of Life-Cycle Rituals

Introduction to American Judaism: Religion, People, Culture

Jewish Space

Kierkegaard’s Philosophy of Religion

Literary Appropriations: Writers and Philosophers in Conversation

Mary in the Middle Ages

Metaphysics and Epistemic Self-Trust

Modern Faith

Passion of Christ in Scripture, Literature, and Visual Arts

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 and the Performance of Space

Religious Pilgrimage in China and Tibet

Resources for the Study of Religion

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

Theological Predications and Divine Attributes

Thomas Aquinas and Duns Scotus

Travel Seminar

Virtue, Vice, and Epistemic Injustice

Visual Controversies: Religion and the Politics of Vision

Visual Fluencies

Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Religion

Writing about Religion