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CHURCH POLITY & CANON LAW

School

Boston College School of Theology & Ministry

TMPS8122

Canon Law of the Sacraments

BTI Category

Semester

Church Polity/Canon Law

SP24

Students who have not completed an introductory course in Canon Law are required (prior to the beginning of the course) to submit a preliminary essay to the instructor demonstrating basic knowledge and appropriation of the essential elements of the Code of Canon Law and insights from the work of Martin De Agar, Joseph T., A Handbook on Canon Law (Wilson & Lafleur, 2007).

Professor

Class Day & Time

Andrea Ponzone

W

4:00-6:20 PM

Grading Option

Letter

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisite?

Y

Notes

One year of graduate level theology.

Reccommended, but not required: TMPS8121 Introduction to Canon Law or its equivalent

School

Boston University School of Theology

STH TC725

UU Polity

BTI Category

Semester

Church Polity/Canon Law

SP24

Not currently available

Professor

Class Day & Time

von Courter

J TERM

9:00am-5:00pm

Grading Option

Letter

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisite?

N

Notes

January 10-16

School

Harvard Divinity School

HDS 2975

United Church of Christ Polity

BTI Category

Semester

Church Polity/Canon Law

SP24

The history, polity, theology and practice of the United Church of Christ. Issues addressed throughout include covenantal polity, how five historic streams combined to form the UCC, theological framings, wider church mission and justice, professional practices, and the ordination process. This course seeks to enhance authorized or lay ministry at the local church level by strengthening understanding of the covenantal connections among all settings of the UCC. MDiv students seeking ordination in the UCC are urged to take this course but all are welcome. Auditors by permission of instructor only.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Reebee Girash

M

3-6PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F

Credits

4

Professor Approval Req'd?

Y

Online?

N

Prerequisite?

N

Notes

Permission to enroll in the course will be granted as petitions are received. If enrollment exceeds the allowed limit, priority will be given to those needing the course for UCC ordination, followed by date of petition submission.

School

Harvard Divinity School

HDS 2964

Pentecostal Polity

BTI Category

Semester

Church Polity/Canon Law

SP24

The history, principles and practice of Pentecostal believers. To understand the nature and functioning of Pentecostal denominations. To prepare Pentecostal students for ordination. The course will include liturgy, worship, and theology of the Pentecostal faith. The focus primarily will be on the major Pentecostal denominations and the charismatic flavor of other major denominations.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Samuel Hogan

M

12-2PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

4

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisite?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

INDS 7200

Sem: On The Ecumenical Patriarchate

BTI Category

Semester

Church Polity/Canon Law

SP24

The seminar will examine the origins, canonical basis, and historical development of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The distinctive contributions of the Patriarchate to theology, liturgy, spirituality, philanthropy, social welfare, missions, iconography, and architecture will be discussed. Special attention will be given to the contemporary mission and witness of the Ecumenical Patriarchate as the first see of the Orthodox Churches, as well as its primatial responsibility in guiding Orthodox conciliarity and addressing contemporary concerns. The special role of the Patriarchate in the ecumenical dialogues, inter-faith conversations, and environmental protection will be highlighted. This seminar is especially designed for students who plan to participate in the Study and Travel Program in Greece and Constantinople.

Professor

Class Day & Time

V. Rev. Bartholomew J Mercado

F

2:10-4:30p

Grading Option

L/PF/AUD

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisite?

N

Notes

N

School

Saint John's Seminary

ST502

Marriage and Family

BTI Category

Semester

Church Polity/Canon Law

SP24

A study of the 1983 Code of Canon Law marriage canons in their historical and doctrinal context with special consideration given to consent, covenant, and sacrament, as well as mixed and interfaith marriages and pastoral preparation and care for persons marrying.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Shanklin

TR

9-10:15 AM

Grading Option

Letter/Audit

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisite?

N

Notes

N

School

Boston University School of Theology

STH TC723

United Methodist Ministry and Polity

BTI Category

Semester

Church Polity/Canon Law

SP24

Covers the polity, structure, procedures, and ritual of the United Methodist Church along with the basic structure of and ecclesial concepts contained within its Book of Discipline. Designed to meet one of the requirements for membership in a UMC Annual Conference.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Williams

T

3:30pm-6:15pm

Grading Option

Letter

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisite?

N

Notes

N

School

Boston University School of Theology

STH TH811

History of the Episcopal Church & Constitutions and Canons

BTI Category

Semester

Church Polity/Canon Law

SP24

Not currently available

Professor

Class Day & Time

Feyerherm

M

2:30pm-5:15pm

Grading Option

Letter

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisite?

N

Notes

N

School

Harvard Divinity School

HDS 2962

The Lutheran Church (ELCA) - Its Marks and Practice

BTI Category

Semester

Church Polity/Canon Law

SP24

This seminar focuses on Martin Luther's theological reappraisal of the Church, exploring central teachings of the Lutheran movement and its contemporary practices in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Opportunity will be given to focus a semester project on an aspect of the church's practices related to the student's interests and vocational preparation.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Alissa Oleson, Robin Lutjohann

M

3-5PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

4

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisite?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

DOGM 6051

Dogmatics II

BTI Category

Semester

Church Polity/Canon Law

SP24

The doctrines of Christology, Pneumatology, and Ecclesiology, emphasizing the conciliar Patristic Tradition. Emphasis will be placed on certain patristic writings and on the official statements of the Ecumenical Councils.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Fr. Demetrios Bathrellos

W

2:10-4:30p

Grading Option

L/PF/AUD

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisite?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

PATR 5030

Orthodox Christianity II

BTI Category

Semester

Church Polity/Canon Law

SP24

A basic introduction to the history, theology, and spirituality of the Orthodox Church. Emphasis will be placed on the theology of the Ecumenical Councils, the writings of the Church Fathers, and classic works of Orthodox spirituality. Prerequisite: PATR 5020 Orthodox Christianity I. This course is limited to students in the Youth/Young Adult Ministry and Leadership Certificate program.

Professor

Class Day & Time

TO BE ANNOUNCED

F

2:50-4:10p

Grading Option

L/PF/AUD

Credits

1.5

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisite?

N

Notes

Prerequisite: PATR 5020 Orthodox Christianity I. This course is limited to students in the Youth/Young Adult Ministry and Leadership Certificate program.

School

Saint John's Seminary

TH551

Ecclesiology

BTI Category

Semester

Church Polity/Canon Law

SP24

This is a systematic study of the nature and mission of the Church, emphasizing particularly the vocation and mission of the baptized. All classes will meet in person.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Fr. O'Connor

S, Alternating

8:30 AM-12:30 PM

Grading Option

Letter/Audit

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisite?

N

Notes

Dates: 1/20, 2/10, 2/24, 3/9, 3/23, 4/13, 4/27 and 5/11

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