FACULTY: Ted Brownstein, Robert Stockman
In Christianity for Deepening and Dialogue we will look at the development of Christianity: the historical Jesus; the formation of the Bible; the development of Mediterranean Christianity and its later split into Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism; the rise of Protestantism and the modern age; and the vast diversification of Christianity throughout American history. We will explore the immense diversity of modern Christianity and the difficulty of crafting a single approach to them all. We will look at some basic Christian teachings—incarnation, sin, and grace—and such concepts as the trinity, the Eucharist, baptism, the kingdom of God, faith in miracles, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection. We will study Christianity for the purposes of deepening and dialogue—that is, for understanding the basics of Christianity as a divinely revealed religion and for learning how to share the Baha'i perspective with a variety of Christians in an informed and respectful manner.
You may join our online learning community either as an individual or as part of a study group (2 to 20 people). In either case, you can do all your work at home at any time of the day or night. We assign mentors to individuals and to groups to advise, encourage, assist, and answer questions. Groups are expected to meet every week or two for group discussions. Web-based forums connect all learners--individuals and members of a group--to the insights and perspectives of fellow students from all over the world.
To form a group, ask some friends whether they'd like to take the course with you. If at least one other agrees, go into the registration system, establish a group, and pay for it. Then email the confirmation number and its web link to the others, so they can click through and add themselves to the group. One person (or a Spiritual Assembly) pays for the group; the group members reimburse the payee based on whatever arrangement the group devises.
Note: All our courses are "asynchronous," which means there is no work that has to be done at a particular time. You can do everything at any time. For more information, go to http://wilmetteinstitute.org/ourcourses/frequently-asked-questions/.
Discounts are available for early registration and for senior citizens (age 65+), students, and pioneers. If you need a financial aid discount, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Plenty are available. Registration is limited to 40 people, so sign up today.
Monday, April 10, 2017 - Sunday, June 4, 2017 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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