Course of Study - Fall 2020 - September 14 - October 17 (ONLINE)
COS 121: Bible I: Introduction Click here to register for COS 121 Click here for the Syllabus for COS 121. Required books for this course are: Biblical Exegesis: A Beginner's Handbook, John Hayes & Carl Holladay (required) The Unfolding Drama of the Bible, Bernhard Anderson (required) How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth, Fee & Stuart (required) The Art of Teaching the Bible, Christine Easton Blair (required) Inspired, Rachel Held Evans (required) The Very Good Gospel, Lisa Sharon Harper (required) The Interpreters One-Volume Commentary (reference) Harper Collins Bible Dictionary (reference) NRSV - New Interpreter's Study Bible (reference)
COS 221: Bible II: Torah & Israel's History Click here to register for COS 221 Click here for the syllabus to this course. Required books for this course are: The Old Testament: A Historical & Literary Introduction, Michael Coogan (required) The Pentatuch, Terrence Fretheim (required) A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament, 2nd Edition, Birch,Brueggemann, Fretheim & Petersen (required) Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again, Rachel Held Evans (required) The Jewish Study Bible: TANAKH Translation, Oxford Edition (required)
COS 323: Congregational Care Click here to register for COS 323 Click Here for the syllabus to COS 323. Required books for this course are: The Skilled Pastor: Counseling as the Practice of Theology, Charles W. Taylor (required) African American Pastoral Care and Counseling: Oppression and Empowerment, Ed Wimberly (required) Optional Student Choice Assignment - Choose one of the following: Practicing Care in Rural Congregations and Communities, Hoeft, Jung & Marshall Pastoral Care Emergencies, David K. Switzer Listening and Caring Skills in Ministry: A Guide for Leaders and Groups, John Savage Creating a Healthier Church: Family Systems Theory, Leadership and Congregational Life, Ronald Richardson
COS 421: Bible IV: Prophets, Psalms & Wisdom Click here to register for COS 421 Click here for the syllabus for this course, COS 421.
Required books for this course are: Spirituality of the Psalms, Walter Brueggemann (required) You Are My People: An Introduction to Prophetic Literature, Stulman & Kim (required) Wisdom Literature, Richard Clifford (required) A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament, 2nd Edition, Birch,Brueggmann, Frietham & Petersen (reference)
COS 521: BIble V: Acts, Epistles & Revelation Click here to register for COS 521 Click here to download the syllabus for COS 521 Required books for this course are: Introducing the New Testament, Mark Allen Powell (required) Navigating Paul, Jouette Bassler (required) The Moral Teaching of Paul, Victor Furnish (supplementary) Revelation, N.T. Wright, (supplementary) The New Testament: Methods and Meanings, Carter/Levine (supplementary) New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors, Gordon Fee (supplementary)
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