2013 Luce Seminar

The 2013 Luce Seminar focuses on ways of including more international and global resources into Candler’s core courses.

Led by Dr. Jonathan Strom, four Candler faculty -- Walter Wilson (New Testament), Anthony Briggman (Church History), Ellen Ott Marshall (Ethics), and Jennifer Ayres (Religious Education) -- are exploring new ways of framing their introductory courses to incorporate perspectives and materials from around the world.  

In January 2013, the seminar began its work with visiting Luce Fellow Dr. Margarida Ribeiro, from the Methodist University of São Paulo, who presented on South American perspectives to core courses. Throughout the semester seminar participants explored different methodological perspectives and developed new course syllabi in their disciplines. Dr. Paul Kollman of the University of Notre Dame served as a consultant to the seminar and also presented a related public lecture in the Dean’s Lecture Series, entitled: “Understanding the World Christian Turn in Theology and the History of Christianity” on April 12, 2013. The lecture is available on iTunes U.

The syllabi of seminar participants are linked below:

Walter Wilson, Introduction to the New Testament
Anthony Briggman, History of Christian Thought
Ellen Ott Marshall, Introduction to Ethics
Jennifer Ayres, Introduction to Religious Education