Winter 2025 Courses

Christian Unity in Rome

The Rev. Dr. Matthew Olver and Dr. Christopher Wells

MS 703 / 803

Course Dates: Jan. 6-31

Dates in Rome: Jan. 15-25

Registration deadline: June 31, 2024

With Rome as the backdrop, this course will focus on the history and development of Anglican ecclesiology as an ecumenical enterprise. The course will primarily take place at the Anglican Centre in Rome and the Centro Pro Unione. Participants will share in the Daily Office and Mass, engage in events around Rome in observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, as well as the following:

  • Worship at St. Paul’s within the Walls, an Episcopal parish in Rome
  • Tour the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums, and St. Peter’s Basilica with a world-renowned art historian
  • Worship with the ecumenical community of Sant’Egidio
  • Tour the Scavi, the burial site of St. Peter underneath the famed basilica that stands at the heart of the Vatican
  • Visit the excavations under Santa Maria in Via Lata, where St. Paul was held under house arrest
  • Optional day trip to Assisi
  • Plans for additional events are underway
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Book of Common Prayer. 1627

Prayer Book Catholicism

Developed in partnership with St. John’s Church, Savannah, GA

The Rev. Gavin Dunbar, the Rev. Jonathan Jameson, and Dr. Drew Keane

Location: St. John’s Church, Savannah, GA

Dates in Savannah, GA: Jan. 20-24

Course Dates: Jan. 6 – 31

Apply by: Dec 2, 2024

Set in the historic St. John’s Church of Savannah, GA, this course introduces students to Prayer Book Catholicism. Prayer Book Catholics are heirs of the Oxford Movement who regard the Book of Common Prayer as the rule of life and definitive articulation of Catholic doctrine for Anglicans. From its origin in the mid-19th C., this variety of churchmanship played an important role in shaping both the Church of England, the American Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Church of Canada through figures such as Percy Dearmer, Charles Grafton, C. B. Moss, Michael Ramsey, and Robert Crouse. Students in this course will (1) analyze the overall design, liturgies, lectionaries, and doctrines of the Book of Common Prayer prior to the mid-20th C. liturgical movement (especially the 1662 and 1928 recensions); (2) participate in the form of the Daily Office and Holy Communion contained in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer; (3) describe the mechanics of implementing these liturgies in a parish setting; (4) explain key differences between the 1662, 1928, 1962, and 1979 recensions of the Book of Common Prayer.

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Theology of Culture

The Rev. Dr. Hans Boersma

MS 718 / 818

Residential Week: Jan. 20-24

Course Dates: Jan. 6 – 31

Apply by: Dec 2, 2024

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.

 

 

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Newman and Justification

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Holtzen

Residential Week: Jan. 20-24

Course Dates: Jan. 6 – 31

This course will examine John Henry Newman’s Lectures on the Doctrine of Justification. Particular attention will be given to reading Newman’s Lectures in their historical context as an attempted via media between popular Protestantism and Romanism. In addition, Newman’s reading of the Articles and Homilies will be assessed in light of his teaching on justification. The goal of this course is to gain an understanding of Newman’s via media theology of justification by divine indwelling. To that end, it will be an in-depth examination of Newman’s claim that his Lectures were a unique theology of justification between popular Protestantism and Romanism. Both the truthfulness of the claim will be questioned, as well as the historical factuality and presuppositions with which Newman himself worked.

 

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Anglican and Episcopal Church History

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Buchan

CH 601

Residential Week: Jan. 13-17

Course Dates: Jan. 6 – 31

Apply by: Dec 2, 2024

An intermediate course in Anglican church history covering important events, figures, movements, and religious, social, and intellectual developments from the time of the English Reformation through the development of the global Anglican Communion to the present day. It is normally the third course in church history taken by students in residential and hybrid-distance degree programs.

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Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

Dr. Garwood Anderson

BI 501

Residential Week: Jan. 13-17

Course Dates:

Jan. 13-17

Apply by: Dec 2, 2024

An introduction to the interpretation of Holy Scripture that lays the foundation for future biblical study and ministries of teaching and preaching in the Church. It has four interlocking topics: the doctrine of Scripture, the theory of hermeneutics, the unity of the Bible, and the practice of exegesis. Students learn to evaluate the biblical interpretations of others and to perform faithful exegesis for themselves and those whom they serve.

 

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Moral Theology

The Rev. Dr. Stewart Clem

MT 503

Residential Week: Jan. 13-17

Course Dates: Jan. 6 – 31

Apply by: Dec 2, 2024

This course provides an introduction to the foundations of a contemporary Anglican approach to Moral Theology, or “Christian Ethics.” Primary attention is given to an exploration of basic Christian moral principles, and the course includes reflection upon the scope and purpose of moral theology, the importance for moral theology of the basic structure of Christian Doctrine, and the consequences for moral theology of various alternatives in theoretical or philosophical ethics.

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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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Additional Information

HOUSING & MEALS
To request housing and meals for a winter residential week, fill out the housing and meals form by November 17, 2024. If you have questions about housing, please contact Kelly Medina at kmedina@nashotah.edu.

REFUNDS
Full refunds for winter term tuition fees will not be given after December 26, 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 winter term courses, please contact the admissions team at admissions@nashotah.edu.

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

FAQs
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