SPRING BREAK 2014
Germany- THE 321: Roots and Routes of the Protestant Reformation
Faculty: Dr. Steven Ware
Estimated Cost: $2,400
Germany was the setting for the beginning of the Protestant Reformation nearly 500 years ago, and provided the backdrop for some of its most crucial events. Join us as we follow the faith journey of Martin Luther and his transformation from doubt and confusion to the joy of assurance of salvation in Christ. Visit the monastery at Erfurt where he struggled with his faith, his personal study where he wrote his sermons and lectures, the church at Wittenberg where he nailed the Ninety-Five Theses, and the castle at Eisenach where he translated the New Testament into his native language. Also included will be a foray into Anabaptist history at Munster, a visit to the Buchenwald concentration camp, and the remains of the Berlin Wall.
Paris and Vienna – GCN/CN 780: Counseling for Global Engagement
Faculty: Dr. Elaine Eng and Dr. Marcia Lucas
Estimated Cost: $3,000
Western Europe, the origin of modern psychotherapy, is also where Christianity and psychiatry argued major dialogues in critical thinking. In this class, we will examine the context of this debate and develop an integrative understanding of the role of the Christian faith in counseling with a focus on the following areas: The influence of Christian faith in French and other cultures coexisting in Paris (African, Asian) using ethnographic tools, the employment of faith and Scripture in chaplaincy counseling for the sick and dying (Palliative Medicine counseling), and the historical context of Freud’s influence on psychotherapy’s view of religion and the counterarguments to his atheistic model by examining the work of Dr. Karl Menninger, Rev. Oskar Pfister, and other authors. Students will be provided with ministry and service opportunities in local churches.
BIB 385- Rome Field Study
Faculty: Dr. Steven Notley and Dr. Dell O'Hara
The travel course is intended to introduce the student to the historical, social and religious world of Ancient Rome by visits to its significant archaeological sites. Special attention will be given to the setting for the ministry of Paul and nascent Christianity. (Same as HIS 385).