Friday, Jan 25 | 1-6pm
Friday, Mar 8 | 1-5pm
Friday, Mar 29 | 1-5pm
Instructors: Mary Julia Jett and Isaac Sharp
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In conjunction with an exciting new “digital humanities” project aimed at developing an online and open-source resource for introducing Christian tradition, this class is devoted to exploring traditional and alternative sources from Christian history as a way of answering the question, “what is Christian tradition?” In this seminar, students investigate both conventional and overlooked or neglected voices from Christian history based on their own current academic passions and interests. Throughout the semester, students work to identify the sources, events, and figures that are most crucial to either their own personal understanding of Christian tradition or merely to their current academic work. By the end of the semester, exceptional work may be eligible for online publication through the project’s website.
Note: Open to students needing a better grasp of their own relationship to a particular tradition (e.g. seeking ordination), those needing to do further historical research on a particular topic (e.g. a theses), and students from other faith traditions who wish to explore this topic from their particular perspective.
Isaac Sharp is a doctoral candidate in Ethics at Union Theological Seminary. He previously received a Master of Divinity degree from Mercer University with a concentration in Christian Social Ethics. He is the co-editor, with David P. Gushee, of Evangelical Ethics: A Reader from Westminster John Knox Press’s Library of Theological Ethics series.