Christianity is a religion over 2000 years old. The religion itself is a great storehouse of art, literature, music, history etc., but that is not the same as the multiple theological traditions and spiritual practices that developed out of this deep well, to say nothing of the many denominations. The course will examine Christianity as an historical phenomenon, and from there look at the development of denominations, different strands of theology, and spirituality. If you think there’s simply a “thing” called “Christianity,” this course will invite you into the complexity of the Christian Faith but also its most simple tenants.
GROUP LEADER: Tim Burger is rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Worcester. He studied at the University of GA (Literature and Philosophy; The General Seminary, NYC (Divinity); Union Seminary, NYC (Religion and Literature); and is currently working on his MFA at Sewanee: The University of the South.
REQUIRED BOOK: Christianity, A Very Short Introduction, 2nd Edition, Linda Woodhead. ISBN# 978-0199687749
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609