The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South

Advanced Degrees Program

June 1–19, 2015

The Advanced Degrees Program at The School of Theology is a summer program designed to increase professional knowledge in the practice of ministry for clergy. Classes build the relationship between the practice of ministry and biblical, historical, and theological studies by combining learning in community with a cycle of daily prayer and worship in the Anglican tradition. Please see the 2014-15 catalog for degree details.

  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Doctor of Ministry in Preaching
  • Doctor of Ministry in Liturgy
  • Masters of Sacred Theology
  • Masters of Sacred Theology in Anglican Studies

2015 Summer Courses

Most students will register for two (2) of the following courses this summer:

"Liturgy and Moral Imagination"

Don Saliers
Saliers will examine some of the major rites of the Book of Common Prayer and ecumenical sources asking the question: In what ways does liturgy both shape and express life of a congregation in the moral life? Sources such as Rowan Williams, Iris Murdoch, Madeline L'Engle, and Stanley Hauerwas will come into play. Considerations will also be given to the role of musical settings of prayer.


"Jesus, Paul, and Preaching"

Amy-Jill Levine and Bill Brosend
The homiletical task is to proclaim the good news. That is what Jesus and Paul did. But how did they do so? What were the contexts in which they did so, and how can we best understand their contexts and proclamation, and apply them to our own contexts? New Testament and homiletics scholars Levine and Brosend join to explore and share their understandings of how Jesus and Paul proclaimed the good news in their Second Temple contexts, and lead participants in imagining how to proclaim the good news today.


"Fearless Dialogues: the quest of caring with marginalized populations"

Gregory C. Ellison II

"Origen, Spiritual Exegesis, and the Roots of Christian Universalism"

Charles M. Stang

More course descriptions will be added soon.


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