Theology

School of Theology

The Cultural Background of the Hebrew Bible

STH TO 814

Investigation of the cultural background and presuppositions of the biblical writers by interpretation of biblical texts and archeological remains and by comparison with materials from other ancient Near Eastern cultures. Implications for understanding and use of the Bible. No prerequisites. 3 cr. Tuition: $2589

Summer 1 (May 21-June 26)

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Middle Egyptian I (Egyptian Hieroglyphs)

STH TO 846

An introduction to the culture of ancient Egypt and to the classical stage of the Egyptian script and language spoken in Ancient Egypt during the Middle Kingdom which became the standard hieroglyphic language until the Graeco-Roman period. The course requires approximately four additional hours of class at the Museum of Fine Arts where students study pieces of the MFA Egyptian Collection. No prerequisites. Undergraduate students are welcome to register. 3 cr. Tuition: $2589

Summer 1 (May 21-June 26)

Read a BU Today article about this course: One Class, One Day: Reading the Language of the Pharaohs.

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Spiritual Care

STH TY 704

This course introduces a method of spiritual care as practical theology. Students are asked to engage the experiences of loss, violence, doubt, and despair reflected in spiritual care conversations. They will be invited to use theological, philosophical, psychological, and cultural studies to reflect upon these issues, and develop theologically and/or spiritually based strategies of care and justice. 3 cr. Tuition: $2589

Summer 1 (May 22-June 17)

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Peace and Violence

STH TY 808

This course critically examines issues of peace and violence as concrete, lived realities. Students are asked to engage these realities through use of philosophical, psychological, social, cultural, political, and personal studies and resources. They will be invited to dialogue and think creatively about these issues, and develop theologically and/or spiritually based understandings, as well as practical approaches, to cultivate ethics of peace and justice. 3 cr. Tuition: $2589

Summer 1 (May 21-June 13)

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