St. Vladimir’s Seminary Offers Evening Public Classes Fall 2015

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Offers Evening Public Classes Fall 2015


[SVOTS Communications / Yonkers, NY]  St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will offer four courses to the general public starting in September 2015, giving non-degree students opportunities to increase their knowledge about the Orthodox Christian faith. The classes, to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, require no prior coursework at the seminary and will cover: religious themes in film, liturgical space and practice, an exploration of the Book of Genesis, and spiritual life. Courses will begin September 1 and 2, and will run for ten weeks; courses may be audited or taken for one academic credit.

Peter C. Bouteneff, Ph.D., will offer Religious Themes in Film, which will analyze ways in which religious themes are treated—explicitly as well as implicitly—in modern film and other popular media (Wednesdays, 8:10 p.m.–9:25 p.m., beginning September 2).

Deacon Evan Freeman, Ph.D. candidate, will teach The Liturgical Space and Practice of Three Hierarchs Chapel, giving students an introduction to the liturgy, architecture, and sacred arts of the Eastern Orthodox Church in the context of Three Hierarchs Chapel at St Vladimir’s Seminary (Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m.–8:00 p.m., beginning September 1).

The Very Reverend Harry Pappas, Ph.D., will wrestle with pervasive questions surrounding faith and science, history and story, the nature of God, the mystery of Scripture, and the impact of literary genre through the foundational text of Genesis for the Torah of ancient Israel and the Christian Bible in his course, Exploring Genesis (Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m.–8:00 p.m., beginning September 2).

The Very Reverend John Behr, D.Phil., Dean, in his course, Introduction to Spiritual Life, will introduce students to the life of the seminary, a life of deeper spiritual, liturgical, and intellectual engagement with the Christian faith. The course also provides an occasion in which enrolled students can bring together the different elements of their formation—chapel, classroom, and library—in open discussion with the Dean and each other (Tuesdays, 8:10 p.m.–9:25 p.m., beginning September 1).

View a detailed description of all courses here.

View procedures for course registration here. (see “Non-Degree Students” section)

Fees (including registration):
– $175 for audit
– $588 for credit

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