Summer 2023

Something for everyone this summer at Nashotah House

June 5-7

June 12-16

June 21-23

July 10-14

July 17-21

July 24-28

July 24-28

July 24-28

July 24-28

June 5-7

Lifting the Veil: Imagination and the Kingdom of God

The Rev. Dr. Malcolm Guite

June 12-16

The Spirituality of Minimalism

The Rev. Dr. Tom Holtzen and the Rev. Dr. Thomas Buchan

June 21-23

Breck Conference

Edward Bouverie Pusey & the Monastic Tradition

Featured speakers: Dr. Serenhedd James and the Rev. Dr. Tobias A. Karlowicz

July 10-14

Cosmos as Liturgy: Angels, Temple, and Scripture

The Rev. Dr. Matthew S. C. Olver and the Rev. Dr. Nathan Jennings

July 17-21

Introduction to Church Music

Dr. Geoffrey Williams

July 24-28

Evangelism for Challenging Times

Ms. Becky Pippert

July 24-28

Participation East and West

The Rev. Dr. Hans Boersma

July 24-28

Practical Liturgics for the Parish Priest

The Rev. Dr. Matthew S. C. Olver

June 5-7

Lifting the Veil: Imagination and the Kingdom of God

The Rev. Dr. Malcolm Guite

ST 712 / 812
Mode: In-person
Tuition: $1650 (credit) / $275 (audit)

In this three-day course, Malcolm Guite will explore the role of the imagination as a “truth-bearing faculty” to help us, in Shakespeare’s words, “to apprehend more than cool reason ever comprehends.” The focus throughout will be Christo-centric: How we come to know and love Christ, and how we allow him to know and love us? Over the course of the three days, we will explore Christ and the poetic imagination, Christ and the moral imagination, and Christ and the prophetic imagination.

Course schedule:

7:45 – 8:30 AM Morning Prayer and Eucharist
8:30 – 9:30 AM Breakfast
9:40 AM – 12:30 PM Class Session I (auditors and credit-bearing students)
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:40 – 4:00 PM Class Session II (credit-bearing students only)*
4:30 – 5:15 PM Evening Prayer / Evensong

*Please note that the afternoon class sessions are only for students taking the class for credit. All students are welcome at worship and meals. Auditors will only be present for this course in the mornings on June 5-7, and will pay a reduced $275 audit fee along with the $90 campus life fee.

On Tuesday, June 6, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, the Rev. Dr. Malcolm Guite will read his poetry for an event that is open to the public. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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June 12-16

The Spirituality of Minimalism

The Rev. Dr. Tom Holtzen and the Rev. Dr. Thomas Buchan

AT 710 / 810
Mode: In-person
Tuition: $1650 (Credit) / $550 (Audit)

Against the rampant consumerism of our day, this course uses ultralight backpacking and its ideology of “less is more” as a heuristic to develop a spirituality of minimalism. In this experiential course, students will backpack a section of the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin and examine selected works of apophatic theology, encouraging them to identify what is keeping them from God and from others and helping them develop productive and healthy ways of reconnecting.

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June 21-23

Breck Conference

Edward Bouverie Pusey and the Monastic Tradition

A hallmark of the twentieth-century Oxford Movement was its recovery of the early and medieval Christian tradition, including the re-establishment of monasticism in 1841 when Marion Hughes vowed poverty, chastity, and obedience. This moment was the result of much work by John Henry Newman and, in particular, Edward Bouverie Pusey. Pusey was convinced of monasticism’s antiquity and saw it as a natural corollary to a proper understanding of the Scriptures and the Patristic Fathers on the spiritual life. He believed that monasteries must exist in Anglicanism in order to be a “great relief” for those looking to experience union with God. Thus, the 2023 James Lloyd Breck Conference on Monasticism and the Church seeks to investigate Pusey’s theology in order to see how he understood the Church and her “system” in such a way as to require monasticism.

Registration fees: 

Pre-Conference: $120

Conference: $200

Those taking the Breck Conference for credit will pay tuition of $1,650 and may request an application for the course here.

For those seeking to attend TBC for credit or audit:

To audit The Breck Conference, participants will pay a $275 audit fee. Auditors are expected at both the pre-conference and conference. Auditors will still be responsible to pay the $90 community life fee.

Students taking the course for credit will pay the normal $1650 tuition fee.

Students who pay to audit or take the Breck Conference for credit do not pay the conference fees ($200 for conference / $120 for pre-conference) and should register via Populi.

If you are not yet a student, start a Visiting Student application here.

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July 10-14

Cosmos as Liturgy: Angels, Temple, and Scripture

The Rev. Dr. Matthew S. C. Olver and the Rev. Dr. Nathan Jennings

LT 710 / 810
Mode: In-person
Tuition: $1650 (Credit) / $550 (Audit)

Recent scholarship in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, sacrifice in Second Temple Judaism and early Christian studies, and classical Christian angelology converge to resource liturgical theology in dynamic and challenging ways. In this seminar, we will explore the relationship of Christian ritual mystery to ancient sacrifice and near eastern cosmology. Professors Jennings and Olver invite students into their research in these areas in order to guide the students in setting their own research agendas and projects. Students submit a two-page summary of one of the assigned course texts and provide a 20-minute class presentation. At the conclusion of the class, students submit a 20-page research or interpretive paper on a topic or text determined through conversation with the professors.

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July 17-21

Old Testament Survey 1

The Rev. Dr. Travis Bott

OT 511H
Mode: In-person
Tuition: $1650 (Credit) / $550 (Audit)

This course is designed to introduce students to the ongoing vitality of the Old Testament for the ministry and mission of the Church. After addressing key interpretive issues, the course surveys the contents of the Old Testament, with a focus on the historical context, literary shape, and theological and ethical challenge of each book. At the end of the course, students should have a new appreciation for the Old Testament as an integrated whole, and for its potential as a resource for the Christian journey. This is the first of a two-part “complex” (OT511-512) that introduces students to the Old Testament.

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Systematic Theology 1

The Rev. Dr. Tom Holtzen

ST 501H
Mode: In-person
Tuition: $1650 (Credit) / $550 (Audit)

The first in a two-course sequence of Christian doctrine from the Anglican perspective covering divine revelation, Scripture, Tradition, Reason, Faith, Creation, Original Sin, the Trinity, Christology, and Pneumatology. This course will examine the major Christian doctrines from their biblical foundations through their historical developments to their modern expressions. Particular attention will be given to how Anglicans have understood and received these doctrines and their importance in the life of the Church.

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Introduction to Church Music

Dr. Geoffrey Williams

CM 501H (1H)
Mode: In-person
Tuition: $1650 (Credit) / $550 (Audit)

An offering for distance students and inquiring amateur musicians. This one-week intensive course offers a concise history of Christian church music and introduces basic musical skills necessary for liturgical officiating and participation. Each student will be given a basic proficiency in reading music, chanting, and pointing collects and lessons. The course explores the development of liturgical music from the early church to present day, providing the framework for examining plainsong, Anglican chant, psalmody, hymnody, and other music. Liturgical and musical terms are learned and practiced in their historical context through daily chapel services.

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July 24-28

Evangelism for Challenging Times

Ms. Becky Pippert

MS 711 / 811
Mode: In-person
Tuition: $1650 (Credit) / $550 (Audit)

Sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ is central to the Christian life and to the mission of the Church. In this course, we explore the life-transforming Gospel message and the numerous ways to communicate this Good News in our respective contexts. The course is especially designed to equip pastors and lay leaders in both personal and congregational evangelism. The purpose of the course is to help practitioners engage in evangelism theologically and practically, both personally and in their church context.

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Participation East and West

The Rev. Dr. Hans Boersma

HT 720 / 820
Mode: In-person
Tuition: $1650 (Credit) / $550 (Audit)

How are we to understand the relationship between creator and creature? The modern approach has been to radically separate them by banishing God upstairs. Isolation from God hasn’t brought us the happiness for which we long. Instead, loneliness, alienation, and loss of direction have been the result. In this course, we turn to the Great Tradition—both East and West—in search of an alternative: created participation in the uncreated life of God. By carefully exploring writings of theologians such as Augustine, Dionysius, Maximus, and Aquinas, we will get a glimpse of a richer, more meaningful world, one that is enchanted through participation in God.

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The Truth of the Gospel: Galatians and the Heart of the Christian Good News

The Rev. Dr. Wesley Hill

NT 710 / 810
Mode: In-person
Tuition: $1650 (Credit) / $550 (Audit)

St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians was written in a white heat of passion to safeguard what Paul calls “the truth of the gospel” against a particularly insidious imposter. This course will explore Paul’s defense of his gospel with a view to what it entails for today’s Church as we face our own challenges of fidelity to the truth and the rejection of counterfeits.

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Practical Liturgics for the Parish Priest

The Rev. Dr. Matthew S. C. Olver

LT 601H
Mode: In-person
Tuition: $1650 (Credit) / $550 (Audit)

The goal of this course is to prepare those intending to serve as priests in the Anglican tradition in all aspects of liturgical priestcraft. Focus is given to the principles that undergird Western ceremonial and its application to Anglican liturgies, along with vestments, the furnishings of a church, the liturgical calendar, and lectionaries. Considerable attention is given to the celebration of the Mass in all its possible varieties (sung and spoken, ad orientem and versus populum, traditional and contemporary language), as well as Christian initiation (baptism and confirmation), Holy Matrimony, Christian Burial, and the special liturgies of the liturgical year.

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Promotional scholarships available!

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"Bring a Friend" Scholarship

Invite a friend to Nashotah House and you or your friend will be taking a course for the first time, you will each be eligible to receive a tuition scholarship of $300 for credit or $100 for audit. Each individual must have completed the appropriate student application (for a degree or as a Visiting Student), registered for a course, and submitted this scholarship request by the course registration deadline. Only one promotional scholarship may be requested per term.

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Church Group Scholarship

Church groups of three or more individuals from the same congregation will each be eligible to receive a tuition scholarship of $300 for credit or $100 for audit. Each individual must have completed the appropriate student application (for a degree or as a Visiting Student), registered for a course, and submitted this scholarship request by the course registration deadline. Only one promotional scholarship may be requested per term.

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Alumni Scholarship

Nashotah House alums who are not currently in a degree program are eligible to receive a tuition scholarship of $300 for credit or $100 for audit. Individuals must have completed the Visiting Student student application, registered for a course, and submitted this scholarship request by the course registration deadline. Only one promotional scholarship may be requested per term.

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HOUSING & MEALS

Housing and meals requests must be submitted by April 24, 2023.

After that time, you may check with Facilities Manager Kelly Medina at kmedina@nashotah.edu to see if any housing units are available.

Housing on campus is limited during our summer term, but we have relationships with several local hotels that allow visiting students to book rooms at discounted rates. Let the hotel know you are with Nashotah House when booking your room.
  • Hilton Garden Inn-Pabst Farms in Oconomowoc, 3 miles from Nashotah House
    • Special Rate: $119/night (King); $129/night (Double Queen)
  • Holiday Inn Express in Delafield, 4.5 miles from Nashotah House
    • Nashotah House guests receive a 25% discount with the Best Flex Rate
  • La Quinta in Delafield, 4.5 miles from Nashotah House
    •  Special Rate: $109/night

REFUNDS
Full refunds for summer term tuition fees will not be given after May 16, and full refunds for housing and refectory fees will not be given after two (2) weeks prior to arrival on campus. If you have questions about fees related to your course, please contact the bursar at bursar@nashotah.edu

OTHER INQUIRIES
If you have any questions about the Visiting Student application or the summer term courses, please contact the admissions team at admissions@nashotah.edu.

CURRENT STUDENTS
Current students should register for summer courses in Populi.

FAQs
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