Semester Dates: May 19 - August 11
RST_239 The Quest for the Historical Jesus [D. VanDyke] 1.0 Syllabus
Saturday & Sunday | June 9-10 | 9:00a-5:00p
In this course we will focus on Jesus before Christianity, the first attempt to identify the real Jesus as distinct from the Jesus of the Gospels, the earliest critics of the Gospel portraits of Jesus, the second so-called Jesus Quest, and the Jesus Seminar. We will discuss the differences between the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith, the merits of the quest for the historical Jesus and its implications for Christian faith. We will pursue these goals by looking at the chief scholars and theologians who have contributed to the historical Jesus quest from the 17th Century to the present day. Crosslisted with HUM225_W1.
RST_253 Perspectives on Poverty [W. Shaules, L. Wright-Garry, & M. McKay] 3.0 Syllabus
Saturdays 5/19, 6/2, 6/23, 7/14, 7/28 & 8/11 | 8:00a-4:30p
This course will explore the experience of poverty from three theological perspectives – scripture, the social teachings tradition, and spirituality. Insights and questions arising from these perspectives will be presented by a team of instructors. Each student will select one of the areas as the foundation for her/his research and integration essay. Those taking the course for graduate credit will also engage in 6 hours of volunteer service at some social agency serving disadvantaged persons. The site for each student’s service hours will be determined in consultation with the Program Director, Sr. Mary McKay.
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