Graduate Courses - Albany

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Spring 2018 Graduate Courses - Albany


Mark Reamer, PhD
Mondays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Jan 22 - Feb 12, Feb 26 - April 23, Snow date: April 30

This course explores the challenges and possibilities of effective pastoral leadership and management in the Church today. It examines the responsi-bility of those called to ministry to provide effective, collaborative, administra-tive and managerial leadership whether one serves as a member of a pastoral staff in a single parish or in an increasingly complex cluster of par-ishes; a diocesan office, or other Church related organization. It is designed to help students articulate their own pastoral leadership vision and skills and translate them into effective management strategies for use in their local pastoral situation. The course will help students articulate a spirituality of leadership and management that emerges from their religious tradition and life experience.


Gary Gelfenbein, PhD
Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
January 9 - April 3, Snow date: April 10

Spirituality allows more ways of similarity rather than polarity attributed to the spiritual or religious world. This course entertains the broader spectrum of what spirituality offers. Commonality in an Interfaith perspective allows us to communicate and to share the beauty of the gift of mystery encompass-ing the human family. You are invited into a wider journey of the perspec-tives of the spirit world.


Marcus Gigliotti, SSL
Wednesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
January 10 - April 4, Snow date: April 11

A study of the Pauline writings with attention to these questions: how can we evaluate Paul’s writings as the earliest witnesses to the life of the Church? What does it mean to be an apostle during these early decades?
What does Paul’s experience teach us?


Joseph Mali, PhD
Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
January 11 - March 22, April 5, April 12, Snow date: April 19

This course will survey the major books and ideas of the Hebrew Bible. Close attention will be paid to the historical context in which the texts emerged. Students will learn the methods used by modern critical scholars to exegete the texts. The course is intended, among other things, to provide students with the foundational knowledge of the Hebrew Bible necessary for a variety of ministry settings. By the end of the course students will be able to appreciate the Hebrew Bible as Jewish scriptures.


Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

A day of reflection, integration, and celebration required for all graduating MAPS and MDiv students. To be held in Rochester, New York.

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