Wycliffe Offering Two Courses This Summer in Dallas, Texas
Friday January 7th, 2011
Wycliffe will be offering two courses this summer in partnership with the Incarnation School of Theology. These courses will be held in Dallas, Texas in June 2011.
Baptism, Eucharist, Ministry: In One Body through the Cross Instructor: Christopher Wells Date & Time: June 13-24, 2011; Mon.-Fri. 13:30 – 16:00
Description: How has historic Christianity understood the relationship between membership in the Church and Christian unity? And how have Christians in the West understood the unity of the Church and her sacraments in the wake of 16th-century schisms? Students in this course will examine Scripture and the history of Christian thought on the matter of the Church as a baptismal and eucharistic body under the sign of grace/election. Special emphasis is placed on the achievements of the ecumenical movement in the 20th century—in terms of concrete steps toward unity and their theological rationale, and in terms of the persistent exhortations to communion, repentance, forgiveness, and even martyrdom that more than ever occupy a central place in ecumenical literature.
Theology of Luke Instructor: David Lyle Jeffrey Date & Time: June 13-24, 2011; Mon.-Fri. 9:00 – 11:00
Description: The focus of this seminar will be on the theological purpose of Luke in relation to his ordering of the narrative (diegesis) following upon his collecting of eyewitness accounts from those who were present, as he was not, during the events of Jesus’ life, ministry, death and resurrection. Though a Gentile, Luke wrote about 28% of all the New Testament, and in his gospel he has far the richest Greek vocabulary of any of his fellow writers. Yet his close attention to the precise locutions of those who informed him have resulted in more evident Hebraisms literally transposed into Greek, and by means of his more extensive vocabulary he has given us in many places a sharper sense of the dialogue which took place. These elements yield many important theological insights. Beyond these features, many incidents in the life of the Lord are unique to Luke, and in his scrupulous attention to such features as the role of prayer, both by Jesus and by others, he has provided the Church with many of the most important prayers of our common liturgy. Thus, in studying Luke carefully we begin better to appreciate the relationship between the theology of the Gospel and the worship of the Church.
The Incarnation School of Theology
The Incarnation/Wycliffe is a partnership between the Diocese of Dallas, the Church of the Incarnation, and Wycliffe College, an evangelical and Anglican theological college in Toronto, Canada. It aims to provide a limited number of courses accredited through Wycliffe with the Association of Theological Schools but based at Incarnation. These courses will allow potential students to test their vocations and to get a head start in study; they are also appropriate for those preparing for the diaconate, for clergy continuing education, and for auditing by interested lay people.
For more information on the Incarnation School of Theology, please visit their website.