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Cross-Cultural Courses

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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.

Monica Rice
Master of Arts

MonicaWhen my vocational calling led me to consider a seminary education, I visited Bethany out of a sense of Brethren obligation. Growing up in a Brethren family and congregation, attending a Brethren college, and then participating in several years of Brethren Volunteer Service, I felt a strong commitment to Brethren institutions. However, I felt ready to experience a different faith community for graduate study. I made plans to attend an urban Chicago seminary, but chose to visit Bethany to know that I had considered it as an option.