AT345-Spirituality of Preaching
AT345: SPIRITUALITY OF PREACHING
Preaching is a form of spiritual guidance, certainly for hearers, but also for preachers. This course invites in-depth exploration of the experience of preaching, both for those who preach and those who listen to sermons, seeing the ministry of proclamation as a means through which God in the power of the Holy Spirit forms us and ultimately works to transform us.
The course is open to both students seeking credit and to auditors. For-credit students will prepare a sermon before the course, deliver the sermon during class time, and in the weeks following the class, write a final paper that is a theological and spiritually autobiographical commentary on their sermon. Auditors may have the opportunity to preachalso, depending on enrollment, or they may choose simply to be literally auditors who engage the spirituality of the preaching moment from the perspective of those who hear.
This course is appropriate for anyone drawn to the ministry of proclamation, including experienced clergy and seminarians, and lay persons who wish to gain the tools to derive greater spiritual benefit from their experience of sermons. Enrollment of for-credit students is limited to ten. Students pursuing an Master of Divinity degree at General Seminary may consider this course as part of their Michaelmas 2013 enrollment: They must have previously completed PR1-Preaching in the Liturgy and should also consult with Prof. Mitties DeChamplain in preparation for this course.
The course serves as a practicum in the Spiritual Direction program.
The Rev. Dr. Jonathan Linman. 1 Credit or Audit.
Michaelmas 2013. Thursday-Saturday, August 29-31, 10:00am-3:00pm.
If this is the first course you are registering for in the Michaelmas 2013 term, please add a non-refundable $100 Academic Fee. If you have already registered for a course in the Summer 2013 term, you do not need to add the fee.