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Celtic Cross Marburg

 

May 2015

Contexual Theology: Colombia, TS 290-T, Ben Brazil

This course introduces students to the role of context and culture in theology and in the practice of ministry through a fi rst-hand cross-cultural experience and careful refl ection upon it. Locations will vary each year and will range from international, to border site, to US rural, to US intercity. Selected readings and discussions will raise questions such as otherness, enculturation of faith, communication, theological diversity, and so on. Travel will reinforce this learning and place it in demonstrable context. 3 semester hours. 

Intercultural Ed/Travel: Christians in Germany, I 203-T, Ken Rodgers

Each year one or more courses including travel will be sponsored, enabling participants to experience the life and culture of another people. Previous travel seminars have included Nigeria, Kenya, Brazil, Latin America, France, Ireland, Iona, Italy, and the Middle East. 3 semester hours.

 

Course listings are subject to change.  Please be sure to check the Registrar's current course schedule
on the Seminary Academic Services website for possible additional courses or corrections.

Katie Shaw Thompson
Master of Divinity

BethanyI have to admit I had no idea how much my cross-cultural trip to Marburg, Germany, would broaden my perspective. By immersing myself in German culture, I learned more about hospitality, theology, global politics, my neighbor, and myself than I thought possible in two weeks.

I was overwhelmed by the hospitality shown to us by the parish church and our host families. I will forever be grateful for those conversations across the table, across cultural differences, and across language barriers about the things that matter deeply to us all.