Liturgy, Ritual & the Sacred

Code: IPS/SP5/710

Dates: January 27, 2022, January 28, 2022, February 24, 2022, February 25, 2022, March 24, 2022, and March 25, 2022

• Thursday Class: 6 - 9pm | Friday Class: 9:30am - 4:30pm Note: This course is on an every-other-year rotation

An introduction to the theory and practice of ritual, focused on elements shared by multiple traditions. Humans use ceremony to approach the divine, build community, mark important life events, and more. Together, we will explore theological, psychological, sociological, anthropological, and philosophical theories of ceremonial activity. We will apply those theories as we study effective ritual facilitation to increase our own skills.

The course is an MDiv/PPL spirituality elective and MAIIS requirement.

On-site only – no distance option

Course dates:  Thurs eve/all day Friday – Jan 27-28; Feb 24-25; Mar 24-25