Spring 2014 Classes

Registration for Spring 2014 classes is up! The Development of Doctrine will be continuing into the Middle Ages and Reformation, Hayden Kvamme and Chris Hauser will be leading a reading group on C.S. Lewis’ classic The Abolition of Man, and four exceptional teachers will be teaming up to teach a new class on hymns. Classes will begin next Tuesday, 4/8, and continue for either three or four sessions. Full course descriptions for each of the three classes being offered this term are available below. Click here to sign up. And spread the word!

The Development of Doctrine, Part II: Middle Ages and Reformation
Led by Rev. Don Willeman
Tuesdays 4/8 – 4/29, 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Reed Hall

The Abolition of Man: A Reading Group
Led by Chris Hauser ’14 and Hayden Kvamme ’14
Tuesdays 4/8 – 4/22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Reed Hall

Hymns of the Christian Church
Co-taught by Gregg Fairbrothers, Cora Koop and Catalina Gorla
Tuesdays 4/8 – 4/29, 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Reed Hall

 

The Development of Doctrine II: Middle Ages and Reformation

Rev. Don Willeman, Pastor of Christ Redeemer Church

Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm, 4/8-4/29, Reed Hall

This class provides a general overview of the history of the church during the medieval period and the Reformation. In particular, it will focus on theological controversies, what spawned them, and the creedal/confessional statements that were developed in response. We will consider the theology of sin and grace, the development of the medieval sacramental system, the Reformation, and the different branches of the Reformation throughout Europe. Students will gain a basic knowledge of church history, and an understanding of central issues of historic Christian theology.

This class is a continuation of last term’s Development of Doctrine I: The Ancient Church, but is open to all students and community members. (textbook available for purchase)

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The Abolition of Man

abolition_of_man_791Led by Hayden Kvamme ’14 and Chris Hauser ’14

Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm, 4/8-4/22, Reed Hall

Description: Join 14s Hayden Kvamme and Chris Hauser for a book discussion group on C.S. Lewis’ Abolition of Man. Each of the three weeks will cover a chapter of Lewis’ book as he explores human nature, the existence of objective morality, and the implications of how we view these for individuals, societies, and especially education. The book promises to promote relevant, engaging discussion as we think about how faith, reason, and vocation fit together at Dartmouth and beyond.

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Hymns of the Christian Church

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TA: Nathaniel Schmucker ’15
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30, 4/8-4/29, Reed Hall
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Description: In this class we will study a series of hymns of the Christian church, their settings and those who wrote them. Beginning with a basic theology of music-worship in general, we will consider the place of hymns in the broader scope of Christian music, and study a few particular hymns in depth, for their words, the attributes of God they celebrate, and the richness of Christian experience that they express.
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Winter 2014 Classes

Registration for Winter 2014 classes is up! Classes will begin next week (either 1/14 or 1/16) and continue for either four or five sessions. Full course descriptions for each of the three classes being offered this term are available below. Click here to sign up!

The Development of Doctrine, Part I: The Ancient Church
Led by Rev. Don Willeman
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Reed 108

The Weight of Glory: A C.S. Lewis Reading Group
Led by Ryan Bouton D’01
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Reed 103

Perspectives on Happiness
Led by Rev. Dr. Richard Crocker, former Dean of the Tucker Foundation
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, location TBD

Perspectives on Happiness

Led by Rev. Dr. Richard Crocker
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, 1/16 – 2/6

Description: During four sessions, we will consider experiential, psychological, philosophical, and theological perspectives on happiness. The sessions are discussed based. Readings include the Book of Job and The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt.

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