Schedule [update 12/8: added final assignment]

Date

Subject/Assignment

Reading

required/recommended {presenter}

8/29

The Course

Syllabus
Rules of the Game
A Few (Strong) Suggestions on Essay Writing
Pointers for Presentations
Peer Review Guidelines
(Peer Review FAQs are optional)

Review readings for presentation assignments

New Testament Character

8/31

Christian Character

Presentation assignments

Wright preface and ch 1
{_________________}

9/2 Character Transformation Wright ch 2
{_________________}
9/5 Kingdom Wright chs 3-4
{_________________}
9/6 add/drop deadline  
9/7 Virtue Wright ch 5
{_________________}
9/9 Fruit of the Spirit

Wright ch 6
{_________________}

9/12 Royal Priesthood Wright ch 7
{_________________}
9/14 Circularity Wright ch 8 and afterword
{_________________}

Early Christian Teaching

9/16 Introducing the Didache O'Loughlin preface, intro, ch 1, and pp 161-172
{_________________}
9/19 A Way and a Group O'Loughlin chs 2-3
{_________________}
9/21 Prayer, Meeting, Eating O'Loughlin chs 4-5
{_________________}
9/23 Service and Eschaton O'Loughlin chs 6-7
{_________________}
9/26

Discipleship

O'Loughlin ch 8 and pp 161-172 (again), Van Harn foreword and preface
{_________________}

Creedal Teaching

9/28 God the Father Van Harn chs 1-2
{_________________}
9/30 Creator, Jesus Christ Van Harn chs 3-4
{_________________}
10/3 Conceived, Born, Crucified, Died Van Harn chs 5-6
{_________________}
10/5

Descended and Raised

Exercise on First-Century Training and Yours due (revision due 10/14)

Van Harn chs 7-8
{_________________}
10/7 Ascended and Returning Van Harn chs 9-10
{_________________}
10/10 Four-Day
10/12 Holy Spirit and Church Van Harn chs 11-12
{_________________}
10/14 Forgiveness and Resurrection Van Harn chs 13-14
{_________________}
10/17 Life Everlasting Van Harn ch 15
{_________________}

Medieval Spiritual Theology

10/19 The Partitive Way

Barron preface, intro. and ch 1
{_________________}

10/21 The Illuminative Way

Barron ch 2
{_________________}

10/24 The Unitive Way Barron ch 3 and conclusion
{_________________}

Visions of Christian Renewal

10/26

Luther

Martin Luther, Shorter Catechism
{_________________}

10/28 Draper, Bennett, Newbigin, Spong

Exercise on the creed and the soul due (revision due 11/7)

Abraham chs 1-3
{_________________}

10/31

Ruether, Ratzinger, King, Romero

Abraham chs 4-5
{_________________}

11/2 Schmemann, Bilezikian, Cupitt, Norman Abraham chs 6-7
{_________________}
11/4 Wagner, Reno, Conclusion Abraham chs 8-9
{_________________}

Catechizing the Young

11/7 Abandoned Midadolescents Clark and Rabey intro and chs 1-2
{_________________}
11/9

The Social World Beneath

last day to withdraw

Clark and Rabey chs 3-4
{_________________}
11/11 School, Family, Sports

Clark and Rabey chs 5-7
{_________________}

11/14 Sex, Stress, Morality Clark and Rabey chs 8-10
{_________________}
11/16 Partying, Presence Clark and Rabey chs 11-12 and conclusion
{_________________}
11/18 Nice and Christian-ish Dean chs 1-2
{_________________}
11/21

Fruitful Dynamics

Exercise on renewal due (revision due 12/2)

Dean chs 3-4
{_________________}
11/23-25 Thanksgiving break
11/28 Mission, (Parental) Translation Dean chs 5-6
{_________________}
11/30 Testimony, Detachment Dean chs 7-8
{_________________}
12/2

Hope

Dean ch 9 and appendices
{_________________}

Evangelism as Formation

12/5

Conversion after Modernity

Kallenberg preface and chs 1-2
{_________________}
12/7 Fluency in Practices Kallenberg chs 3-4
{_________________}
12/9 Living and Growing the Hard Way Kallenberg chs 5-6
{_________________}
12/12 Study day  
12/14, 12-2pm Final assignment due  
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