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Online Courses - Winter/Spring 2017

 

Reformation and Modern Church History

(CH 701)

Lecturer: The Venerable James T. Payne

Class Dates: January 12 - March 30 (Thursday nights online from 7:00 - 9:00 CST; student must have access to high-speed internet)

Course Description:

Particular focus is placed on the life and work of Luther, Zwingli, Calvin and Cranmer, as well as events leading up to the Reformation.  The Modern aspect is from the Reformation to today, especially covering contemporary theology and its tendencies toward heresy.

 

Greek II

Lecturer: The Rev. Timothy Reimer

Class Dates: January 23 - April 24  (Monday nights online from 7:00 - 9:00 CST; student must have access to high-speed internet)

Course Description:

Introducttion to the essentials of Greek vocabulary, grammar and syntax.  The goal is to bring each student to an elementary reading ability in simple Greek as well as a proficiency to use the tools available to the parish minister.


Apologetics (PR 701)

Lecturer: Dr. Benjamin Bernier

Class Dates: March 3 - 5, 2017

Course Description:

Introduction to the history and methodologies used in the defense of the Christian faith as practiced from the earliest days of Christianity to the present.  Special consideration is given to various Christian approaches such as Thomism, natural Theology, presuppositionalism and so forth, as contrasted with rationalism, existentialism, empiricism, and logical positivism, etc.  The goal of this course is to familiarize the student with the tools of logic to produce a balanced, rational apology for the Christian hope.

 

Cure of Souls (PT 705)

Lecturer: Canon Wayland Coe

Class Dates: March 31 - April 2, 2017

Course Description:

Introduction to the content, skills, and responsibilities involved in a call to assume Holy Orders building upon the foundation of the “classical” sacramental economy. Other models of ministry will be considered and contrasted with the classical approach in light of Scripture, theology, and history to show the unique role of the pastor in the care and nurturing of souls. This is the “how-to-pastor” course.

 

Sacred Music (LS 506)

Lecturer: Mr. Chris Hoyt

Class Dates: May 5 - 7, 2017

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide the student with the theoretical knowledge and practical tools necessary to supervise an Anglican music ministry in a parish. The course will survey Biblical and theological rationales for church music, cultivate practical skills for planning and leading sung congregational worship in the Anglican tradition, and familiarize the student with a variety of musical resources (particularly the hymnal).


Dallas Campus Courses

Summer 2017

 

Thirty-Nine Articles (DT 602)

Lecturer: Canon Charles Camlin

Class Dates: June 9 - 11, 2017

Course Description:

An in-depth examination of the origins and development of Christianity in Britain.  Special attention is given to the early British saints, Roman subjugation of the British Church, the English Reformers, the Elizabethan Settlement, Puritanism, the Caroline Divines, the Non-Jurors, Tractarianism, and modern controversies in the Anglican Communion.


 

Modular Schedule Information

CTH utilizes a modular schedule to accommodate the seminary’s working students. Classes are offered on a quarterly basis (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) throughout the school year. CTH courses are taught in a one-weekend format. Unless otherwise noted, classes meet on the assigned weekend as follows: Friday noon-8pm; Saturday 8am-8pm; Sunday noon-4pm. Additional pre-and post-class assignments, including a final paper, are required.

Additional courses outside the residential classes are offered to accommodate the student’s ability to continue through each program of study in a timely manner. These classes may be completed through the External Studies program as well as Directed Studies with individual instructors.

A full-time schedule means that the student could potentially complete up to ten residential courses and several other courses via external or directed study per year.