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St. Mary's Seminary & University

Spring 2022 Courses

Spring 2022 Course Schedule

*All spring classes, except where noted, will be available as dual synchronous access courses. Students can opt to attend either in person or online (via Zoom), and will choose their primary mode of attendance at registration.

Spring courses run from 1/10/22 through 5/9/22. The regular registration period for Spring 2022 courses is 11/1/21 – 11/12/21. (Please note: two weeks only.) Beginning 11/13/21, a $90 late-registration fee will go into effect (not applicable to new students). You may register in person, by fax, scan/email, or mail. In order to reserve a place in the course, the $85 registration fee must be submitted at the time of registration. A student must register for a course before the first class meeting. For more information, please see the Registration page. Forms are available on the Forms page.

(A Course Schedule Matrix is provided at the bottom of this page.)
PR = Prerequisite; CR = Co-requisite

BS600    Orientation to Biblical Studies
Tuesday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Dr. Katherine Brown
PR = none.
An introduction to academic biblical studies, with attention to the nature and development of biblical literature, tools for research, and methods of interpretation (exegesis). This three-credit course is a pre- or corequisite for most other courses in biblical studies. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

BS/BL614    Introduction to Biblical Greek II
Monday 7 – 8:30 pm & Wednesday 7 – 8 pm
Paul Maillet, STL, STD
PR = BS613
A continuation of BS613. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

BS622    Literature & Theology of the New Testament
Monday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Dr. Jennifer McNeel
PR/CR =BS600.
An exploration of the New Testament in its historical and social settings, focusing on the unique purpose and theology of each writing, with attention to the origins of the New Testament canon. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

BS733    Romans: Paul’s Gospel Then & Now
Thursday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Dr. Michael Gorman
An historical, theological, and literary exploration of Paul’s most significant letter, with attention to its contemporary implications for faith and life. PR/CR = BS600, TH601. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

DM816    Leading Leaders (DMin only)
Thursday 6 – 8:30 pm, Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
January 20-21, Feb. 17-18, March 10-11, March 30 – April 1, April 29 
Dr. Jason Poling
An investigation of the unique challenges and opportunities involved in ministries of higher leadership. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

DM868    Living Doctrine (DMin only)
Thursday 6 – 8:30 pm, Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
January 20-21, Feb. 17-18, March 10-11, March 30 – April 1
Dr. Brent Laytham
An exploration of how systematic theology enlivens Christian formation, ministry, and mission. Each session takes up one article of the creed, with special emphasis on (1) Christian doctrine as script for Christian living and ministry; (2) various approaches to doing theology that is faithful to both the common Christian tradition and to specific historical and cultural contexts; (3) analyses of the challenges of our current historical situation (variously defined as modern or post-modern); and (4) the connection between systematic theology and their context and D.Min. project. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

ES/PT718    Christian Worship: Principles and Practice
Tuesday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Dr. Joseph Donnella II
An introduction to the history, practices, and theology of Christian worship with particular attention to developments in North American and ecumenical contexts.  Attention will focus on the celebration of Baptism, Communion, Proclamation, Daily Prayer and Services of the Word, along with rituals of Marriage, Death and Burial, and Healing–Anointing.  Contemporary matters such as Language, African- American traditions, Feminist and Womanist traditions, Art & Aesthetics along with Architecture and Space will be explored in the hope that students will deepen their understanding of the components that shape and form public worship. PR/CR = TH601. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

H603   Modern Church History
Monday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
PR/CR = TH601.
A survey of modern Christianity from the 16th century Reformation to the present, examining the ideas and historical traditions that shaped Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Protestantism, with attention to its global contexts. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

MT600    Fundamentals of Theological Ethics (online only)
Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Dr. Dan Bell
A survey of the major foundational themes in Christian ethics, such as sin and virtue, moral development, conscience and character, Scripture and ethics, and approaches to selected contemporary issues. PR/CR = TH601. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page) 

PT704    Biblical Storytelling II
Saturday, 9:00 – 1:00 (Feb. 5, March 5, April 9, April 30)
Dr. Tracy Radosevic
An exploration of the history behind (and current need for) understanding, interpreting and ultimately communicating biblical passages – in virtually every area of ministry – through a discipline of internalizing, embodying, and storytelling. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

PT799    Ministry-in-Context
Thursday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Dr. Tony Hunt
A supervised field placement experience and concurrent theological reflection seminar, open only to MACM candidates who have completed at least 39 credits. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page) 

SP605    Spiritual Disciplines and Traditions
Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Dr. Pat Fosarelli
An examination of various spiritual disciplines in Christianity, linking them to the tradition within Christianity that first promoted them.  Disciplines as the divine office, lectio divina, fasting, spiritual friendship, spiritual guidance, service, silence, solitude, discernment, the examen, spiritual exercises, will be highlighted. PR = none. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

ST693    Readings in Systematic Theology
Wednesday, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Dr. Mark Gorman
This one-credit seminar focuses on reading advanced texts in systematic theology. Take three times to equal one elective requirement.  PR = ST601 and either BS621 or BS622. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

TH799    Colloquium: Lord’s Prayer
Monday, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Dr. Arthur Sutherland
The Theology Colloquium is an interdisciplinary seminar that seeks to integrate and broaden the educational experiences of M.A. in Theology candidates. It is the capstone course in the M.A. in Theology. This year’s focus is The Lord’s Prayer. In our class we examine the prayer as a biblical text and as a resource for theology, ethics, pastoral ministry, and ecumenics. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

Spring 2022 Course Schedule (all courses 6:00 to 8:30 pm, except where noted):
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday
H603 – Modern Church History (Lloyd) BS600 – Orientation to Biblical Studies (Brown) MT600 – Fundamentals of Theological Ethics (Bell – online only) PT799 – Ministry-in-Context (Hunt) PT704 – Biblical Storytelling
(Radosevic)
9 am – 1 pm
BS/BL614 – Introduction to Biblical Greek II (Maillet – 7 – 8:30) ES/PT718 – Christian Worship: Principles and Practice (Donnella) ST693 – Readings in Systematic Theology (Mark Gorman) BS733 – Romans: Paul’s Gospel Then & Now (Michael Gorman)  
BS622 – Literature & Theology of the New Testament (McNeel)  SP605 – Spiritual Disciplines & Traditions (Fosarelli)  BS/BL614 – Introduction to Biblical Greek II
(7 – 8)
   
TH799 –Colloquium: Lord’s Prayer (Sutherland)