A 2018 course by Susanna Drake at Macalester College examines “the diverse literature of the New Testament along with some other early Christian texts that did not become part of the Christian ‘canon.'” The course highlights how these texts have been understood within selected traditions within the United States.
A 2020 course by Peter Gottschalk at Weslyan University “endeavors . . .To understand the dynamics of specific Islamic movements;. . . To appreciate the diversity among Muslims and their socio-political contexts; and. . . To critically explore and question the meaning of ‘modernity’ and consider the possibility of multiple modernities.”
A 2019 course by Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan at Seminary of the Southwest “engages multiple texts, scripture, literature, film, music, socio-political movements, and art to explore the violent system that grounds theological, psycho-socio-economic, and political oppression: white supremacist patriarchal misogyny, and the resulting intergenerational trauma, from a Womanist theological ethics perspective.”
A 2019 course by Seth J. Nelson at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School “explores the equipping of educational and other church leaders through teaching and learning, curriculum development, discipleship, and team building as well as generational and intergenerational ministries with children, youth, emerging adults, adults, and aging adults.”
A 2019 course by Jacob J. Erickson at Trinity College Dublin explores “contemporary theological and ethical perspectives on eating and drinking: from food systems to vegetarianism to scarcity and more. How might contemporary ethics shape and be shaped by what we eat or drink, how we eat or drink?”
A 2019 course by Christy Lang Hearlson at Villanova University adopts a practical theology approach (“a way of doing theology that attends to lived reality and practice, engages in interdisciplinary dialogue, and seeks to cultivate practical wisdom for life”) to critical issues of contemporary life using the case study of “consumerism.” The course has “a particular (but not exclusive) focus on Roman Catholicism.”
A 2018 course by Anthony Baker at the Seminary of the Southwest explores “the key doctrines of Christianity, from Trinity to salvation to eschatology, making use of a broad range of texts and ideas from across the historical and geographical range of the Anglican and ecumenical theological tradition.”