Luke • Scribe of tenderness
May 20 - June 17 2020
Dr Mary Ann Beavis, Ph.,D
Did you ever try to envision what things would be like in Christianity if we didn't have Luke's gospel? Can we imagine Christmas without shepherds or a baby in a manger? Liturgy without any Magnificat, Gloria, Benedictus, or Nunc Dimittis? A Church year without Ascension or Pentecost? Luke's themes of universality, of Christ as savior of the disadvantaged, of joy, wonder, praise and blessing demonstrate God's openness in Christianity to everyone and form the core of Luke's personal portrayal of God's saving action in history and in the world. Special attention will be paid to Luke's presentation of Jesus' proclamation of a liberation which is not limited by ethnic, national, economic or gender concerns. We will also look at problems of economic disparity and the roles of women in ministry. Attention will be given to Jesus' journey to Jerusalem and the Lukan Passion and Resurrection Narratives. The course will allow us to experience Luke as a pastor whose gospel is a blueprint for contemporary ministry.
Your program is comprised of lectures, individual study, group study and field trips. Most lectures take place at the centre, in our fully equipped classrooms. Additional topics are explored with specialist presenters; e.g. the socio / political situation of the region, feasts, archaeology etc.
Cost: Tuition Fees with full board and all excursion expenses.
$ 5,250 USD plus air fare.
Following enrolment students are given access to a student information website with course readings, a detailed program / schedule, overview of lecturers and planned information.