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Ecumenism and Anglicanism on the High Line (CH70)

Focus on Anglican/Episcopal relations with the Eastern, Roman, and Lutheran churches, the proposed Anglican Covenant, and the breakaway churches. Wherein does Anglican unity consist? This course will be taught, in part, from the perspective of the newly opened overhead park near Chelsea Square.\n\nProfessor J. Robert Wright\n3 credits\nJune 28-July 2, 2010  \n9 am to 5 pm,  Sherred 1B\n\nTo register for this course, please fill out an on-line application (\nIf you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Registrar, Stephen Hagerty (
Mon. 28 Jun, 2010 9:00 am - Fri. 2 Jul, 2010 9:00 am
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January Term Begins: You, Too, Can Study at GTS!

General Seminary is delighted to offer three courses in January 2012 designed to meet your learning interests and busy schedules. To discover more about the course offerings and to register, click here (\nOf special interest is a course on Christian Symbolic Identity with Esther de Waal, a popular teacher of Christian spirituality and prayer. Students can take her course, in late January, for academic credit, audit the entire course, take just two days for a Continuing Education Unit, or come for a special session open to everyone on Saturday, January 28.\n \n \nThe seminary is glad, too, to welcome Jerome Berryman, founder of Godly Play, who will teach The Challenge of Children to the Church, a course on theologians' views of children.\n \nAnd for those who seek to enhance their spiritual practices, Chad Thralls, visiting from Fordham University, will teach Open Your Eyes, a short course examining themes of attention, vision, and seeing in the history of Christian spirituality and explore their usefulness for spiritual practice today. Come see into greater insight!
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Cartoons, Theology and Relationship with God


A Three-Day Course, January 22-24, 2013

To Register, Click Here.

Cartoons, political and comic, often convey theological messages and, by their portrayal of God and religion, shape the spiritual life of the reader-viewer. Both literature and art, cartoons provide the reader-viewer a medium for engaging the holy through both imagination and gaze. Cartoons can also tap into the gift of humor in the spiritual life.

This course examines the religious and spiritual character of cartoons and is appropriate for anyone who enjoys cartoons, who is interested in the influence of cartoons on the religious understanding and spiritual lives of adults, teens and children, or who may feel called to prayer through cartoon-making. Course reading will include the now classic The Gospel According to Peanuts by Robert L. Short. Making a guest presentation will be the Rt. Rev. Andrew Deitsche, the new Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, himself an accomplished cartoon artist.

Prof. Clair McPherson. 1-2 Credits or Audit.

Students taking the course for 2 credits will do independent study in the Spring 2013 (Easter) term and complete a longer final paper. Students in the spiritual direction programs may take the course at the 300 level to fulfill practicum requirements. The course may be audited.

Epiphany 2013. Tuesday-Thursday, January 22-24, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


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Shake Hands with Biblical Hebrew

Shake Hands with Biblical Hebrew:
A One-Day Seminar with Prof. Robert Owens

Thursday, May 30, 10:00am to 4:00pm 

To Register, Click Here

Hebrew Biblical Text 

Many students of the Bible would like to know something about the Hebrew language of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, yet will never have opportunity to take a proper class. They might include adults who participate in Bible study in their local parishes, busy clergy who did not study Hebrew during seminary, college students who are studying ancient world history, and people interested in learning about a language that has shaped a religion both ancient and contemporary.

Taught by the Rev. Dr. Robert J. Owens, Professor of Old Testament at General Seminary, this one-day seminar will provide a very basic acquaintance with the Hebrew language. 

What is the Hebrew script and how does it work? How did Hebrew come into existence? What connections does it have to Arabic, Aramaic, Egyptian, and other near-by ancient languages? How do nouns and verbs work in Hebrew, and why is it said that Hebrew verbs have no tenses?  

What kind of insights can one get from reading the Old Testament in Hebrew instead of in English? When should one NOT believe a biblical commentary?

In exploring these questions, we will look at a number of Hebrew manuscripts.

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