Available courses

This course will examine the Scriptural foundations and fundamental principles of moral theology enjoined on man by the law of God. The candidate will inquire into man’s end, into the nature of human actions and their morality, into the law of God to which those actions should conform, into conscience by which man perceives that law and directs his actions, into the virtues whereby he manifests obedience to God, and the nature of sin whereby he revolts from God. Particular aspects of moral theology, including sexuality, marriage, and sanctity of life will be examined.

Understanding the Old Testament is vital for an orthodox and catholic reading and interpretation of the New Testament and Early Church Fathers. This introductory course gives a preliminary overview of the Old Testament, providing an understanding of its organization, literary genres, formation, and theology. In this course the candidate will develop an historical understanding of the origins of the Hebrew people, and their formation into a national geographical and political entity, as well as the movements of God’s plan of salvation, worked out through the correction and trials of His people. This provides essential context for understanding Jesus, the Early Church, and the New Testament. This course also includes some basic elements of Hebrew (the alphabet, how to use Hebrew lexicons and other tools). It is designed for those who have not have two semesters of Biblical Hebrew.      

This survey course will examine the major events, personalities and forces that shaped the Christian Church from the Reformation period to the present day. Developments in Anglicanism and Lutheranism, as well as the Protestantism of the Radical Reformation and developments in Roman Catholicism and Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy in both Europe and North America will be examined.

This survey course covers the central themes in the theological development of Anglicanism, discussing her our most influential authors, historical influences, and ideas, emphasizing the place of the Book of Common Prayer, the Thirty Nine Articles, the Caroline Divines, and the Oxford Movement. The student will develop an understanding of the “theological method” of Anglicanism, and will study the origins, development, and place of traditional Anglicanism in the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church, with emphasis on the Continuing Anglican Churches and the Affirmation of St. Louis.