The Theology of the Seven Ecumenical Councils Online Course

Starts: January 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Ends: February 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM

St. Joseph of Arimathea’s Online Courses for Winter/Spring, 2014

Our Province’s seminary, St Joseph of Arimathea, will again offer online lecture courses on weekday evenings for interested clergy and laity. The three courses offered in the winter/spring term encompass, as usual, a broad range of topics. The online program has been restructured so that there will be one course designed especially for postulants and deacons, another for the continuing education of clergy, and a third one for a general audience. The course descriptions tell you which is which — but, of course, anyone is free to take any or all classes. Each class may be viewed at the time of broadcast or later in recorded form, and on either a computer screen or a mobile device. The fee for The History and Use of The Book of Common Prayer, a 15-week course with written assignments, is $250. The other two courses, for auditors, we offer at the ridiculously low price of $50. Please email Fr. Smith at the address below to sign up and make arrangements for paying.

The Theology of the Seven Ecumenical Councils

The Rev’d Jeffrey Smith, St Luke’s Anglican Church, Redding, California Tuesdays, 6-7 pm (Pacific Time)

This one-hour-a-week course will help you to understand the doctrine that the Anglican Province of Christ the King and its sister Anglican churches committed themselves to uphold in The Congress of St. Louis (1977). Chiefly, it will trace the development of orthodox Christology, and the disputes over Scripture surrounding it, from the First Council during Constantine’s reign in the fourth century to the Seventh Council nearly a half-millennium later. This subject provides the best opportunity to examine how the doctrines of the Trinity and Incarnation that most Christians share today developed over time in the heat of controversy. The course is designed for a general audience, and should appeal to clergy and laity alike. There are no written assignments, and the fee is $50. Begins January 28 and ends April 8.

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