UMAIE Course Number: T4658
SAU Course Equivalency: +THEO 360, Advanced Topics in Theology (four credits)
Instructor: Dr. Micah Kiel, Assistant Professor of Theology, St. Ambrose University and Dr. Nathaniel Nelson, St. Thomas University
Prerequisites: One 100-level Theology course
Tentative Dates: December 27, 2015 - January 17, 2016.
Location: Greece (Athens, Crete, Kastraki, Arachova, and Nafplion)
Why do people believe what they do about God? How does culture and context influence how God is understood? Close contact with and examination of ancient sites and artifacts bring such questions info profile and press individuals for self-reflection on his or her own beliefs.
Ancient Greece provides the perfect opportunity to explore such questions. The beauty and depth of their religion in all of its expressions - artistic, architectural, literary, and geographical - demonstrates concretely the connection between understanding of God and historical context. For example, the Acropolis and its temples demonstrate the nexus of politics, religion and power. One cannot fully appreciate these connections, however, until one stands in its shadow, in awe of its sheer size, understanding the ingenuity of its creators and the background of the religion it puts forward.
All of this will be wrapped in an experience of Modern Greece, with its spectacular scenery, great food, warm hospitality, and healthy chaos.
Application Deadline: April 13, 2015
Step 1: Complete the online application.
Step 2: Fill out a Liability Form. Upload the form into your online application or submit it to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove).
Step 3: Choose an airport and fill out a Deviation Form (pdf).
Step 4: Submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove). Make checks payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL.
Step 5: If your application is approved, follow the next steps for accepted students.