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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 tenets.
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.
NO REQUIRED BOOKS
Note: several WISE members who were on the waitlist for the Fall offering of this course are preregistered for this offering.
Whenever possible, if a course has a large waitlist, we will try to repeat the course. So, if the course if full, be sure to sign up anyway.
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609