Fall 2016 Class for Lifelong Learners at Christian Theological Seminary
Join Dr. Robert Saler, Research Professor of Lutheran Studies and Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Excellence at CTS, for an in-depth look at one of history’s most influential theologians: Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer's life as a pastor and theologian of great intellect and spirituality — and his martyrdom at the hands of the Nazis — influenced and inspired Christians across broad denominations and ideologies, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement in America, the anti-communist democratic movement in Eastern Europe during the Cold War, and the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor, strong opponent of the Hitler regime, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity's role in the secular world have become widely influential, and his book The Cost of Discipleship is considered a modern classic.
This course, offered by CTS in partnership with the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will bring together seminarians, pastors and laity to consider how Bonhoeffer’s theology might inform the tasks of ministry, vocation and Christian discipleship in the 21st century. Rob Saler and guest lecturers will use primary texts from Bonhoeffer, including Life Together, Ethics, Discipleship, and Letters and Papers from Prison, as well as biographical sources.
There are two options for taking this course: in-person or online. Choose between the two options when you click on "Get Tickets."
For those who prefer to take it in person, class meets Mondays from 6:30-9 pm, starting September 12, at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church (10500 E. 126th Street) in Fishers, Indiana. The class may also be taken online, in which the work can be completed according to student schedules. For more information on the online option, please contact Dr. Saler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discounted cost is $340 for Lifelong Learners (non-degree students not seeking credit), and financial assistance from the Indiana-Kentucky Synod is available for those who are not able to pay the full amount. Students who want to take the course for seminary credit should consult with the CTS Registrar. (LINK to Registrar page, http://www.cts.edu/academics/registrar.aspx_)