Summer Short Courses 2016
Course Descriptions (Classes are subject to change.)
SSOT 468 02A / SSNT 468 01A - Scripture Quoting Scripture (1) | Laszlo Simon, OSB
- June 27-July 1, 2016 -- 8:00-11:15 AM
- Class meets M-T-W-TH-F
- The New Testament already in its name presupposes an Old Testament. Moreover, the new covenant implies an old one. Not only is the Old Testament referred to in quotations and allusions in the New Testament, but it is also presupposed in most of the theological argumentation as well. Consequently, the importance of the relationship between the two testaments for the understanding of Christian origins and of Christian identity cannot be overestimated.
SPIR 468 03A - Contemplative Spirituality in Minesterial Leadership (1) | Thomas Bushlack
- July 18-22, 2016 -- 8:30-11:00 AM
- Class meets M-T-W-Th-F
- This course will take place as an interactive, workshop format in which we will explore the connection between the ancient Christian roots of contemplative prayer and spirituality (with an emphasis on the desert fathers and mothers and the monastic tradition) and the practical demands of ministerial leadership (for both lay and ordained leaders). The format will consist of assigned readings for each day, interactive workshops and discussions, mini-lectures, self-assessment and reflection. Participants will create an individually tailored plan to guide their continued exploration of the relationship between contemplative spirituality and leadership development (both for themselves and for those to whom they minister). The only requirement is a willingness to explore and practice various forms of contemplative spirituality and to apply them to personal and professional life.