Theology of Culture

Theology of Culture

MS 618 – Dr. Hans Boersma

Residential Weekends: Sept. 16–17, Oct. 28–29, Nov. 18–19, and Dec. 9–10

Course Dates: Sept. 6 – Dec. 16

Mode: In-Person

Tuition: $1650 (credit) / $550 (audit)

Description: With the disappearance of the plausibility structures of a Christian culture in the modern and late modern Western world, Christians face anew the perennial question of the relationship between the church and her surrounding culture. How is it that the position of the church has changed so drastically over the past several centuries? In what sense can and ought we to speak of the church providing a distinctive culture? How should Christians take their place among the cacophony of voices in contemporary society? In this course we will study past and contemporary theological models to study these and other questions. In so doing, we will analyze the various theological issues that are at stake and develop a distinctly ecclesial approach to the theology of culture.

Residential Weekend Schedule: 


4:30 pm  Evening Prayer & Mass

5:00 pm Light Dinner

6:00-8:00 pm Class Session


7:45 am Morning Prayer & Mass

8:30 am Breakfast

9:00-11:30 am Morning Class Session

11:30 am Lunch

12:30-3:30 pm Afternoon Class Session

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Scholarships Available!


'Bring a Friend' Scholarship

Invite a friend (who has never taken a course at Nashotah) to take this course. Once your friend registers for the course, you and your friend each get a $250 scholarship toward any fall course. Scholarship request deadline: Aug. 26, 2022.


Church Group Scholarship

Church groups (3 or more individuals) will receive a scholarship of $250 per person toward this or any Nashotah House fall course. Scholarship request deadline: Aug. 26, 2022.


Alumni Scholarship

Nashotah House alums (not currently in a degree program) are eligible to receive a $250 scholarship toward any Nashotah House fall course.Scholarship request deadline: Aug. 26, 2022.


Additional Information

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