News and Updates: Evangelization: Faith and Culture - join us this Summer!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Evangelization: Faith and Culture - join us this Summer!

Dr. C. Colt Anderson, Dean

Dr. Thomas Beaudoin, GSRRE

Expanding on their recent presentations on the New Evangelization at our April conference, GSRRE Dean Colt Andersona nd Professor Tom Beaudoin will teach a course entitled Evangelization:  Faith and Culture in a one week intensive format this Summer(the week of June 17th).  Click here to find out more about joining our Summer Session.
Here is the course description:  This class is meant to provide you with a new perspective on the intersection between evangelization,faith, and culture by drawing on methods of and findings from historical theology, practical theology,
and rhetorical analysis. The primary objectives ofthe course are to afford: an appreciation for different meanings of evangelization and their practical significance; an understanding of practical and theoretical complexities in the relationship between faith and culture, and how they matter for questions of evangelization today; tools you need to analyze the contextual setting of your audience; awareness of strengths and weaknesses of various mediums for evangelization; and concrete strategies for effective communication. The course will consider how the church is perceived,the role of tradition in forming ecclesial identity, personal identity formation in relation to religious outlook,the challenge of widespread detachment from official expectations about church teaching and practice (also known as “deconversion”), and the influence of popular and new media on the effort to evangelize in a U.S. context.

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