St. Mary's Seminary & University

Spring 2023 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 1/9/23 through 5/8/23. 

(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
Katherine Brown, PhD
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/BL612    Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II
Monday 7 – 8:30 pm & Wednesday 7 – 8 pm, ONLINE ONLY
Paul Maillet, PSS, STL, STD
PR = BS613
A continuation of BS611 to equip students to read the Hebrew Bible in its original language.
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page) – TBA

BS622    Literature & Theology of the New Testament
Monday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Jennifer McNeel, PhD
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)

BS764    The Book of Revelation & Its Interpreters 
Thursday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Michael Gorman, PhD
An analysis of the last book of the Bible in its first-century context, with a consideration of some of its many interpretations through the centuries. PR/CR = NONE. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

DM816    Leading Leaders (DMin only)
Thursday 6 – 8:30 pm, Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
See “green book” for days and times 
Jason Poling, DMin
An investigation of the unique challenges and opportunities involved in ministries of higher leadership. Instruction includes extended times of interaction with senior leaders from diverse denominational backgrounds.
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

ES/PT718    Christian Worship: Principles and Practice
Tuesday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Joseph Donnella II, PhD
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
Stephen Lloyd, PhD
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
Dan Bell, PhD
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) 

PT799    Ministry-in-Context
Thursday, 6 – 8:30 pm
C. Anthony Hunt, DMin, PhD
A supervised field placement experience and concurrent theological reflection seminar, open only to MACM candidates who have completed at least 36 credits.
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

SP603    Introduction to Spiritual Care
Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Pat Fosarelli, DMin, MD
A consideration of the various types of spiritual care and the loci of such care, comparing and contrasting spiritual care with pastoral care. PR = none. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

ST718   C. S. Lewis: Theology and Fiction
Thursday, 6 – 8:30 pm

Mark Gorman, ThD
An exploration of the connections between the fictional works of C. S. Lewis and Christian Theology. PR = NONE. 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 2023 Course Schedule (all courses 6:00 to 8:30 pm, except where noted):
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
BS/BL612 – Biblical Hebrew (Maillet) BS600 – Orientation to Biblical Studies (Brown) BS/BL612 – Biblical Hebrew (Maillet) BS764 Revelation & Its Interpreters (Gorman)  DM816 Leading Leaders 
H603 Modern Church History (Lloyd) BS622 Literature & Theology of the New Testament (McNeel)   MT600 Fundamentals of Theological Ethics  
SP603 Introduction to Spiritual Care (Fosarelli)  ES/PT718 Christian Worship (Donnella)   PT799 Ministry-in-Context  
      ST 718 The Fiction of C.S. Lewis