New Spring Interreligious Course Offering
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, in conjunction with Hebrew College, is offering an inter-religious course for Spring 2018:
Jews, Christians and Muslims Interacting
. The seminar brings together Jewish, Christian and Muslim faculty and students to interact, share, learn, and engage fundamental theological topics important to establishing a relationship among the three religious traditions. In an atmosphere of mutual trust and acceptance, students will jointly study, talk, and listen to one another in their commitment to appreciate each other’s faith (and culture).
The course, team-taught by faculty from the three faith traditions, focuses on five theological / religious topics that each faith tradition holds as a critical marker of self identification: (1) what we know about God and how we know it; (2) what it means to be God’s chosen people; (3) what is required to live a holy life; (4) how do we deal with outsiders to the faith; and (5) what is the goal of human history in terms of resurrection, life after death, and last judgment.
In addition to weekly class meetings, students along with instructors will visit and attend a religious service in a synagogue, church, and mosque. The class is open to all BTI students. Enrollment is limited to 15 and efforts will be made to have a representative balance of students from each of the three religious traditions. The course is sponsored by a generous grant from the Educational Models and Practices in Theological Education project of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Course materials and other related costs associated with the class are covered by the grant.
Interested students are asked to contact the registrar at Holy Cross, Jay Ostrosky: firstname.lastname@example.org; 617-850-1261. The course code is INDS 7015.