Vancouver School of Theology

Forming thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church in the 21st century

Student

Courses

Fall 2019

cclirscIPS/SP510 – Liturgy, Ritual and the Sacred

IPS/SP510 – Liturgy, Ritual and the Sacred


cclirsc  View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan 

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 . . .

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Spring 2020

cclirscIPI5/710 – Encountering the Other

IPI5/710 – Encountering the Other


cclirsc Instructor(s): Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan 

This course encourages students to identify issues in multi-cultural communication, become aware of personal barriers, and develop skills for working with them. Students will be introduced to (1) critical concepts about the politics of identity and cultural complexes; (2) philosophical discussion of inner stances towards welcoming the other; and (3) practical techniques for listening and . . .

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Previous Terms

Spring 2018

cclirscisp IPT5/712 – Sacred Texts & Oral Traditions

IPT5/712 – Sacred Texts & Oral Traditions


cclirscisp   View outline (PDF)  

Fall 2018

cclirsc IPS/SP500—Spiritual Formation in Communities

IPS/SP500—Spiritual Formation in Communities


cclirsc   View outline (PDF)  

Summer 2019

irsc IPI5/717 – Inter-religious Seminar: Religion & Violence

IPI5/717 – Inter-religious Seminar: Religion & Violence


irsc   View outline (PDF)