COLUMBI THEOLOGICAL E M I NARY Decatur, Georgia 1990-1991 Catalog COLUMBIA THEOLOGICAL SEMI NARY 701 Columbia Drive Box 520 Decatur, Georgia 30031 Nonprofit Organization U.S. postage paid at Decatur, Georgia 30031-0520 Columbia Theological Seminary is a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) controlled through a Board of Directors. It is an accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome 1 Columbia Seminary - Purpose, Role, History, and Location 2 Admissions Information 6 Academic Information 9 Basic Degrees 9 Advanced Degrees 17 Continuing Education 23 Lay Institute of Faith and Life 23 Asian Ministries Center 24 Related Academic Programs 24 Special Emphases 26 Support Facilities 29 Curriculum and Courses 31 Academic Notes 77 Awards and Scholarships 82 Student Information 86 Student Organizations and Activities 91 Support of Columbia 93 Board of Directors 94 Administration 96 Faculty 99 Students 108 Calendar 145 Index 147 / WELCOME TO COLUMBIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY A Seminary of Uncommon Quality That's Columbia. - a quality faculty with superb scholarly competence, a passion for teaching, a strong commitment to the church, and a pastoral concern for students. - a quality student body with an eagerness to learn and a desire to become faithful and effective leaders in the church. - a quality curriculum combining basic traditional disciplines with exciting and creative innovations - all designed to prepare men and women for ministry. - a quality program of continuing education designed to help min- isters and laity keep growing in their understanding of the faith and in- crease their competence in ministry. - a quality administrative team dedicated to high standards of ex- cellence in providing support for the teaching ministry of the seminary. I'm sure you'll find that reflected in the pages of this catalog, but even more, you'll find it when you visit our campus and talk with members of the Columbia community. A warm welcome and a stimulating challenge await you. Douglas W. Oldenburg President COLUMBIA SEMINARY PURPOSE The purpose of Columbia Seminary is to educate qualified men and women for the ordained ministry and for other forms of ministry, assist in continuing personal and professional growth and development, serve as a theological resource for clergy and laity. The seminary seeks to prepare the people of God to bear witness to the creative power, redemptive promises, reconciling love, and transform- ing justice of God. This purpose will be fulfilled as the faculty and admin- istration of the seminary are faithful and obedient to Jesus Christ, the living Lord, as he is known from the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and witnessed to in the confessions of the Reformed tradition. In regard to race, ethnic and national origin, age, gender, and physical impairment, Columbia Seminary seeks to be intentionally inclusive in its student body, faculty, staff, language, books and other educational ma- terials, as well as in the community and worship life of the seminary. We understand this to be a proper response to the justice commanded by Jesus Christ. ROLE The task of the seminary is to enable ministers and lay leaders thankfully and obediently to recognize — and help the church to recognize — the pres- ence of the living God who continues to work in and through changing circumstances and to proclaim God's kingdom of love and justice. The seminary will fulfill this task in the following ways: 1. In ministering to the church in our nation by helping ministers to understand compassionately the feelings of loss and threat with which many church members face the changing world and by equip- ping ministers to enable church members to see how the work of God's love and justice in other parts of the world benefits them, too, and how they may face both the dangers and the possibilities of a changing world with openness and hope. 2. In training for discipleship in a changing world ministers equipped to help the church become a community of faithful and obedient disciples, who, grounded in an understanding of the Scriptures, have the courage and hope — and realistic and effective programs and strategies — to join the world-transforming work of God. 3. In preparing ministers and lay leaders to be models of faithful, obedient Christian life in the context of all the problems and pos- sibilities of our changing world. 4. In providing increased resources for dialogue with secular disci- plines, since ministers increasingly need to be conversant with sec- ular disciplines to deal with the theological and ethical questions they raise; dialogue with other Christian traditions since ministers need to understand and learn from other Christian traditions as well as from the unique contribution their own tradition offers to the ecumenical church; dialogue with other religions since ministers need to understand what their non-Christian neighbors believe and be able, without compromising their Christian faith, to enter into open conversation with them. 5. In implementing a structured program of continuing education that provides a solid base for equipping ministers and lay people to bring the abiding truth of Christian tradition to bear on new times, places, and situations. 6. In identifying, in partnership with the governing bodies and other church agencies, areas where there is need for specialized education to equip ministers and lay people for particular forms of ministry. Some of these may be the traditional forms of youth work, music, evangelism, stewardship, or overseas mission; other needs may arise from particular issues, such as economic justice, peacemaking, or medical ethics. 7. In cooperating with the church's governing bodies by supple- menting the work of the congregations training lay leaders for their responsibilities in their particular congregations and assisting in- dividuals who wish to grow in faith. 8. In developing research and resource facilities that use the latest forms of media. 9. In using joint ecumenical resources, such as the Atlanta Theological Association, the University Center of Georgia, and overseas churches and institutions, to provide students with ecumenical dia- logue and experiences. HISTORY The first permanent location of the seminary was in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1828, a principal cultural, intellectual, and population center of the Southeast. The first idea of a theological school for the South was planted by the Presbytery of Hopewell (Georgia) as early as 1817, but it was not until 1824 that a constitution for "The Classical, Scientific, and Theological Institution of the South" was adopted by the Presbytery of South Carolina, and the members of the presbytery were authorized to act as the Board of Trustees for that institution. In 1827 the Board recommended to the Synod that the constitution be altered to make the institution solely a theological seminary. (There had been great opposition to the proposed literary department being in com- petition with the College of South Carolina.) The official name of the sem- inary became The Theological Seminary of the Synod of South Carolina and Georgia; it soon became known as Columbia Theological Seminary — a name which was accepted as permanent in 1925. The revised constitution was adopted by the synod in 1828, and it was resolved to get the seminary into operation immediately. The Reverend Thomas Goulding, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Georgia, was elected the first Professor of Theology in December of 1828, and he gathered five students for instruction in the manse. Fol- lowing completion of arrangements in Columbia, South Carolina, they moved to a campus there in January of 1830. That same year, the Reverend George Howe, a New Englander, was elected by the synod as instructor in languages. The following year he became Professor of Biblical Literature, and, shortly, librarian, overseeing the growth of the seminary's library from the original 300 books collected by the presbyteries in 1829 to more than 3,000 by 1836. Dr. Howe also organized the first curriculum for the seminary, apparently modeling it after those of Princeton Seminary and Andover Theological Seminary. He served nearly 50 years until his death in 1883. In 1857 the Synod of Alabama adopted the seminary as "our own, placing its name among those of the institutions which we call 'ours/ and which we are to cherish and care for, support, help, and encourage as our own." Florida (as part of the Synod of South Georgia and Florida) joined in 1884, with Mississippi completing the five-synod structure in 1925. Among the buildings on the Columbia campus was the little chapel — formerly a carriage house — where Woodrow Wilson was to be "reborn for eternity," and where the Book of Church Order (Presbyterian Church U.S.) was written. By the 1920s, the population of the Southeast — and of Presbyterians in the area — was shifting, and the centers of influence were moving with it. Atlanta had been a transportation center since the 1880s, and was de- veloping as a commercial, industrial, and also an educational and cultural center. Certain Atlanta Presbyterians and leaders of the seminary were convinced of the city's leadership of the New South and its advantages for the seminary — and of the seminary for the city. In 1924, the Board of Directors agreed (after two previous refusals in 1887 and 1904), and the decision was made to move to Atlanta, if a campaign for the new facilities and endowment could be successfully completed in the Synod of Georgia. Launched in 1925, the campaign had a goal of $500,000 which was promptly subscribed. In that success the cooperation of the city's 14,193 Presbyterians in the 74 churches played the determining part. The move of the seminary from Columbia, South Carolina, to Decatur, Georgia, was guided by Richard T. Gillespie, who served as president from 1925 to 1930. He provided the leadership which led to the development of the new facilities. In 1927 the seminary transferred its Columbia traditions and ministry, its students and faculty, and its books and equipment to a 57-acre Decatur, Georgia, site on the outskirts of Atlanta, joining Candler School of Theology and another 11 of the current 23 institutions of higher education in the greater Atlanta area. The early years in Decatur were difficult ones for Columbia. For a time, especially with the coming of the Great Depression, the future of the in- stitution seemed uncertain. In 1932, however, Dr. J. McDowell Richards was elected president. Under his able leadership, the seminary experienced its greatest growth. The endowment was increased by over five million dollars. The present library, Richards Center, Florida Hall, three student apartment buildings, and 13 faculty homes were built. The faculty was increased from six to 21 full-time members, and the student body quad- rupled. Following President Richards 7 retirement, Dr. C. Benton Kline served as president from 1971 until the end of 1975, when he resigned to return to active teaching. Dr. J. Davison Philips, pastor of the Decatur Presbyterian Church, assumed the presidency on January 1, 1976, and retired exactly 11 years later. Until June 1983 Columbia Seminary was an instrument of the Presby- terian Church U.S. but with special relationship to the Synods of Florida, Mid-South and Southeast. The Plan of Government, under which the semi- nary operates, defines the rights and responsibilities of both the seminary and the synods. In June 1983 Columbia became a seminary in the reunited Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Its synod ties are with the newly established synods of South Atlantic and Living Waters. On January 1, 1987, Douglas Oldenburg, pastor of the Covenant Pres- byterian Church in Charlotte, NC, became the seventh president. LOCATION Columbia Seminary is situated on a gently-rolling, wooded site in sur- burban Atlanta. On its spacious 57-acre campus are Campbell Hall, the school's academic and administrative center, as well as the library, student center, dormitories, apartments, faculty homes, and recreational facilities. A continuing education center was completed early in 1989. Nearby is the eastern terminus of the metropolitan area's rapid transit system, MARTA, which serves as a gateway to the sights and sounds of the capital city of the Southeast. Atlanta offers Columbia's students a va- riety of cultural, artistic, intellectual and athletic opportunities. The seminary's setting also provides a wide range of opportunities for participation in the ongoing life of the church. Greater Atlanta Presbytery is composed of 116 congregations with more than 45,000 members. Finally, the metropolitan area functions as an invaluable learning lab- oratory for the seminary community. It offers students a broad range of options for contextual learning as well as supervised ministry and clinical pastoral education placements. ADMISSIONS INFORMATION ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE FOR REGULAR DEGREE STUDENTS Students desiring admission to basic degree programs or special pro- grams should request an application from the Office of Admissions. In addition to the completed application form, a student must furnish tran- scripts, references, and a letter of endorsement from one's home church. Test scores from the Graduate Record Examinations General Test may also be requested. An interview with a member of the Admissions Committee is required. This interview is best done on campus. Due to the sequential nature of required courses, no applicants will be admitted to basic degree programs other than in July or September except by action of the faculty. Students admitted to the seminary will be provided a health form to be filled out by a physician and an application for seminary housing. Certain students are required to have a reading knowledge of Greek. (See page 77 for details.) Such students who request permission to begin without the Greek requirement can only be admitted by special action of the faculty, and this may involve additional semesters in residence. An entering student who has not completed the Greek language requirement may be denied admission or placed on probation. Students desiring admission to an advanced degree program may secure applications from the Director of Advanced Studies. Ordinarily, a basic divinity degree is required for entrance into the Master of Theology, the Doctor of Ministry, or the Doctor of Sacred Theology programs. Specific admissions requirements for each degree are found below in the Academic Information Section. SPECIAL, UNCLASSIFIED, AND OCCASIONAL STUDENTS Students meeting requirements for admission to the basic degree pro- gram but not wishing to work toward a degree may be admitted as special students to take courses for credit. Their program of study must be ap- proved by the Dean of Faculty. Students who do not meet admissions requirements may be admitted for a period of up to one academic year as an unclassified student. Occasional students may be admitted by the Dean of Faculty to take courses of particular interest, if prerequisites for each course are satisfied. Course selection must be approved by the Dean of Faculty. AUDITORS Regular students, spouses of students, and other members of the com- munity are invited to audit courses, with the permission of the instructor and provided space is available in the course. Registration as an auditor must be made through the Office of the Registrar during registration. TRANSFER STUDENTS Students in good standing in other accredited seminaries may be ad- mitted after transcripts have been evaluated and their applications ap- proved by the Admissions Committee. These students must secure a letter from their dean indicating that they are students in good standing. Transfer students into the M.Div. program are expected to spend a minimum of three 14-week regular load semesters in residence. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS All international students are expected to have the written recommen- dation of their denomination. A statement of the student's plans for future work in the student's home country is required, as is a statement of avail- able finances for their study. Normally, international students are accepted only for graduate work beyond the M.Div. level. Students whose native language is not English must include, with the regular application data, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. (See below.) Application should be made to the Director of International Theological Education. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE All U.S. students (citizens or with permanent resident visas) for whom English is a second language must take the TOEFL exam before admission and enrollment for credit. Those seeking admission must score at least 550 and those wishing to take courses as an occasional student for credit must score at least 500. Students who score close to these levels may take courses for credit for one semester but must retake and pass the required level before further work will be allowed. Students may audit courses as occa- sional students without taking the TOEFL. International students for whom English is a second language and who are applying for admission to a degree program must have a score of 500 on the TOEFL before admission and enrollment for credit. Those inter- nationals coming on special scholarships for a non-degree course of study at Columbia will be evaluated by the International Theological Education Committee for English proficiency to match the nature of their study at Columbia. Students needing additional proficiency in English will be encouraged to take courses in English as a second language in the Atlanta area. CONFERENCES FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS Columbia Seminary sponsors two conferences on ministry each spring and fall. During these conferences, men and women from any denomi- nation who are exploring their call to ministry are invited to attend classes, meet in faculty homes, talk with students, staff and faculty, and worship with the seminary community. All persons who are considering the pos- sibility of a church vocation, whether college students or those currently engaged in other careers, are invited to participate in the conference of their choice. The dates for this year's conferences are November 9-11, 1990, and February 22-24, 1991. For futher information, write to the Director of Admissions, Columbia Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031-0520. 8 ACADEMIC INFORMATION Columbia offers courses of study leading to both basic and advanced degrees. The Master of Arts in Youth Ministry and the Master of Divinity are the basic professional degrees. The Master of Arts in Theological Studies is also a basic theological degree, but academic rather than professional in orientation. The advanced degrees are the Master of Theology, the Doctor of Ministry and the Doctor of Sacred Theology. Men and women from all denominations are eligible to apply for any of these degrees. BASIC DEGREES Admission Admission to the basic degree programs at Columbia Seminary usually requires a four-year degree from an accredited university or college of arts and sciences, or its equivalent. Students without four years of pre-seminary preparation are not eligible to earn degrees at the seminary except by special action of the faculty. When requested to do so by presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Columbia may accept students without a university or college degree for a special course of study. A major in one of the liberal arts fields is most helpful as preparation for theological studies. Basic courses in philosophy, European and Amer- ican history, psychology, sociology, and English grammar and literature form the foundation for seminary studies. Students with inadequate back- grounds in these areas may be required to take remedial work or select particular electives within the seminary curriculum. Students entering Columbia Theological Seminary are required by the seminary's Plan of Government to take the pledge given below. The use of such a pledge was begun at Princeton Seminary around 1817 and con- tinues, in some form, in most American Presbyterian seminaries. In reliance on God's grace, I promise that as long as I am a student at Columbia Theological Seminary, I will be a diligent student and a responsible member of the seminary community as I seek to grow in academic excellence, spiritual maturity and Christian discipleship in preparation for the service of God in the Church of Jesus Christ for the sake of its mission to the world. MASTER OF DIVINITY DEGREE Students admitted to the Master of Divinity degree program choose either a three component (year) program leading to the Master of Divinity degree or a four component (year) program leading to the Master of Divinity degree with an intern year. The first two components of both involve a common program. The academic courses and supervised ministry in these initial components are designed to assist the student in developing intel- lectual tools and professional skills to begin the practice of ministry. At 9 the end of the second component, students, together with their peers and faculty, engage in a process of professional evaluation. Students pursuing the three component Master of Divinity degree move directly to the final component. Students in the four component program proceed to two further components, the first of which includes a twelve- month period of supervised ministry in an approved setting. The final, on- campus component involves, in addition to academic course work, a sem- inar enabling students to reflect on their period of supervised ministry. The term "components" is used rather than "years" since the amount of time a student takes to complete the component may be more or less than an academic year. The A and B components represent the initial common program for the first professional degrees. The C component follows the professional assessment and represents the final stage leading to the Master of Divinity degree. For students in the four component program, the D component designates the 12-month period of supervised ministry, and the final component is the C on-campus component. Requirements for the M.Div. Degree 1. There must be on file with the seminary a complete and official transcript of credits showing graduation with a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college of liberal arts and sciences, or its equivalent as well as a completed health form and standardized test results. 2. The student must achieve competency in writing and speech. 3. The student must be admitted to degree candidacy at the end of the B component. To qualify for candidacy, the student must be engaged in or have satisfied all the academic and supervised ministry requirements for the A and B components (as outlined on page 12) together with enough electives to total 74 credits. The overall grade average must be C or better. 4. The candidate must satisfactorily complete all the requirements of the C component (as outlined on page 13) with a total of 104 credits, not counting Greek language credits. 5. The overall grade point average must be 2.3 or better. 6. The student must pass an approved Bible content exam and a stand- ard English Test. 7. The student must be in residence for at least six long semesters and in the sixth semester a student must be registered for at least ten hours. (Exception to this policy can be granted only by faculty vote on a written request made to the Dean of Faculty). 8. The faculty must be satisfied that the conduct and attitude of the candidate is becoming a minister of the Gospel and that he or she gives promise of useful service in the ministry or other church vocation. 9. All bills to the seminary must be paid and assurance given that all open accounts in the community and elsewhere have been satisfied. Stu- 10 dents with education loans must agree to make prompt and regular pay- ments. Professional Assessment and Admission to Degree Program The admission to degree candidacy for the M.Div. degree emerges from the professional assessment and must be approved by the faculty. Profes- sional assessment is a major review of the student's potential for ministry that occurs after the completion of the major requirements of the A and B components. This assessment usually will be scheduled in the spring term of the B component and is a condition for the student's beginning work in the C component. Detailed guidelines for the assessment process are given to the student well in advance, including criteria, data to be consid- ered, composition of the assessment committee, intent of the interview, and possible recommendations to the faculty which might ensue. Every M.Div. degree student must meet the professional assessment requirement. Admission to candidacy by a presbytery or appropriate church body must be substantially completed before the student is eligible for an assessment. This form of denominational endorsement can be waived only under extraordinary circumstances and then only by a formal request to the faculty made before February 15 of the student's B com- ponent. At the professional assessment, among other questions, questions of conduct and attitude shall be addressed, and any recommendations or stipulations arising from this will be reviewed by the faculty prior to award- ing the M.Div. degree. Awarding the Master of Divinity Degree Students who have completed all requirements for the Master of Di- vinity degree shall be recommended to the Board of Directors in one of three ways: 1. with the notation that the faculty is satisfied that the student's conduct and attitude are appropriate for the ordained Gospel ministry; 2. with the notation that at this time the faculty does not commend the student's conduct or attitude as appropriate for the ordained Gospel ministry but the faculty considers the student as having promise of useful service in the church; 3. with the notation that at the time of graduation the faculty does not commend the student's conduct and attitude as appropriate for the ordained Gospel ministry. Minister to Youth Specialization or Joint Degree Program Students in the M.Div. program can take course work and supervised ministry that will provide them with the basic concepts and skills to engage in ministry with youth. It is possible to complete the M. A. in Youth Ministry 11 in one academic year beyond the M.Div. Students seeking admission into the M.A. in Youth Ministry degree program with an M.Div. from another accredited seminary will be expected to complete 30 credit hours, including a summer supervised ministry component. Other course requirements are dependent upon the applicant's past professional and academic work. Certified Minister of Christian Education Students in the M.Div. program can take a set of Christian education courses within their elective hours that will lead them to certification by their denomination, following their ordination, as a minister of Christian education. Students interested in this speciality should see the Dean of Faculty. Certificate in Gerontology Students in the M.Div. program may use elective credits for courses in gerontology offered by Columbia and by Georgia State University, which lead to a certificate in gerontology awarded by Georgia State. For further information see the Dean of Faculty. MASTER OF DIVINITY CURRICULUM A COMPONENT Summer Credits Winter Credits B021 Essentials of Greek 6 Credits P143 Spring Worship Electives 1 2 Fall 3 Credits B141 B153 HD121 PI 12 Old Testament Survey New Testament Exegesis Church History The Church's Ministry — An Introduction Elective or Remedial Course 3 2 5 3 2 B154 B161 HD122 HD181 P151 New Testament Exegesis New Testament Survey Church History Church and Contemporary Society Worship and Preaching 2 3 4 3 3 15 15 B COMPONENT Summer Credits Winter Credits SM210 Supervised Ministry 6 HD241 Alternative Context for Ministry 4 Fall Credits Spring Credits B222 HD233 P222 P232 Hebrew Christian Theology Ministry of Teaching Ministry to Persons (with praxis) 4 3 3 5 B233 HD234 HD272 Old Testament Exegesis Christian Theology Christian Ethics Electives 3 4 3 5 15 15 P232 Ministry to Persons may be taken in the Spring Semester. 12 PROFESSIONAL ASSESSMENT Prior to completion of the B component, a professional assessment is held for each student. This is a major review of the student's potential for ministry and results in recommendations for further work at the B component level or admission to candidacy for the M.Div. degree and the C or D component. C COMPONENT Summer Credits Winter Free time or independent study Elective Credits 3 Fall Credits Spring Credits B373 P381 1343 1373 Biblical Theology, Old Testament The Practice of Ministry Theology and Preaching Evangelism and Mission Electives 3 3 2 2 4 B374 P382 Biblical Theology, New Testament The Practice of Ministry Electives 3 3 8 14 14 The Master of Divinity degree requires 104 credits, plus Greek (6) including at least 3 elective credits in each of the three areas of the curriculum. D COMPONENT - optional This component is an optional intern year. For more information, see page 10. MASTER OF ARTS IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES The purpose of this program is to provide systematic study of the Christian faith for people who are not preparing for ordination to profes- sional Christian ministry. It is designed for students who want to broaden and deepen their understanding of the faith so that they can be more knowledgeable and effective Christians as lay people in the church and in their lay vocations, and for others who are preparing for further academic work in a theological discipline (toward a Ph.D., for instance). The Master of Arts in Theological Studies will not qualify persons for the ordained ministry, since this program does not include training in the practice of ministry or in other areas prerequisite for ordination. The seminary expects with this program not only to offer advanced study in theological disciplines to lay people in the church, but also to enrich the seminary community by the presence and challenge of students who bring to it the questions and demand for excellence of searching, thinking, non-professional Christians. Students, after consultation with the director of the Master of Arts in Theological Studies program, select one of the following five fields for specialization: Old Testament, New Testament, church history, theology, or ethics. A faculty advisor from the field of specialization is assigned by the director and the Dean of Faculty to provide guidance in the selection of courses and to coordinate the giving of the comprehensive examinations. 13 Proficiency in Hebrew or Greek is a requirement for Old Testament or New Testament specialization. General Requirements for the M.A. in Theological Studies Degree 1. Students must earn a total of 52 credits. This shall include at least one basic survey course in each of the five fields of specialization; an additional course in three of the five fields; a minimum of 17 credits in the chosen field of specialization; and a minimum of nine credits in a cognate field. Other requirements may be established by the Area in which the field of specialization falls. 2. Students must pass a written comprehensive examination designed, administered, and graded by faculty members in the field of specialization. The purpose of the examination is to test the student's capacity to function knowledgeably and critically in the field of specialization, to relate meth- odology and content from the cognate field to the field of specialization, and to think and write clearly. The examination normally comes at the conclusion of the student's course work and usually involves three or more months of preparatory study. A thesis may be substituted for the written exam in exceptional cases. 3. All work must be completed within five years from the date of admission. Details of the program are available from the Director of the Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Columbia Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, Georgia 30031-0520. MASTER OF ARTS IN YOUTH MINISTRY The purpose of this program is to equip persons for competent lead- ership in ministry with youth. It is designed to develop: 1. ability to discuss the meaning of the Scriptures and creeds and the heritage of the church. 2. ability, through teaching and relationships, to make creative ap- plication to scripture and heritage, to the problems of persons, and to the crises of society; to place contemporary issues in historical perspective; to help people deepen their relationships to God; and to witness to one's faith and commitment. 3. ability to perceive persons and situations accurately and sympa- thetically. 4. ability to use and mediate in a variety of social processes, including conflict, in ways that contribute to wholeness. 5. ability to see educational mission within the larger context of the congregation's total ministry. 6. ability to use sound educational theory in practice, and to evaluate one's performance on the basis of educational perspectives. 14 7. ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others — profes- sional and lay — in developing and achieving educational objectives. The program is meant for persons who are not considering ordination but who want a broad background in theological studies with strong em- phasis on the theory and practice of ministry with youth in congregational, camp, and para-parochial settings. Requirements for the M.A. in Youth Ministry Degree 1. A four-year degree from an accredited university or college of arts and sciences or its equivalent is required. Applicants with a major in re- ligion or in Christian education may request advanced credit for a particular course based upon equivalency of educational accomplishment. Advanced credit decisions are made on an individual basis and are based upon as- sessment of major goals of the particular course. 2. A total of 66 semester credits is required. Course work is spread across four departments: Biblical, Historical-Doctrinal, Practical Theology, and Supervised Ministry. Usually 12 hours are required in the Biblical area, 18 in the Historical-Doctrinal area; 22 in the Practical Theology area, in- cluding nine specifically in Youth Ministry, 12 in Supervised Ministry, and from two to seven elective hours. 3. All degree work must be completed within four years from the date of admission. For further information, write to Director of Youth Ministry Program, Columbia Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031-0520. Requirements for M.A. in Youth Ministry for persons having Master of Divinity degree (or equivalent) A student seeking admission into the M.A. in Youth Ministry degree with a Master of Divinity from another accredited seminary will be expected to complete 30 credit hours. Course requirements are dependent upon the applicant's past professional and academic work. ■■-ifffr -v I ' »■ .■■''' : EU Jrif 15 MASTER OF ARTS IN YOUTH MINISTRY CURRICULUM FIRST YEAR Fall B141 Old Testament Survey HD121 Church History P222 Ministry of Teaching P625 Basic Ministry with Youth Electives Credits 3 5 3 3 0-2 Winter P142 Worship with Youth Spring B161 New Testament Survey HD 181 Church and Contemporary Society P232 Ministry to Persons (with praxis) P623 Child and the Church or P527 Adult Education Electives 3 3 5 3 3 0-2 Summer SM212 Supervised Ministry or CPE in Adolescent Placement 6 6 SECOND YEAR Fall HD233 Christian Theology P224 Program and Leadership P626 Advanced Ministry with Youth SM213 Supervised Ministry Electives 3 2 3 3 0-3 Winter Bible Elective Spring HD234 Christian Theology HD272 Christian Ethics SM214 Supervised Ministry Bible Elective Electives 4 3 3 3 0-2 16 ADVANCED DEGREES Columbia offers three programs leading to advanced degrees. Each builds on the M.Div. degree and, in the case of the D.Min. and S.T.D. programs, also on necessary ministry experience which has ensued since the reception of the M.Div. degree. In addition to the resources of the faculty and library on Columbia's campus, graduate students are expected to draw upon the resources of the Atlanta area. The S.T.D. and D.Min. programs are administered by the Graduate Professional Studies Committee of the Atlanta Theological As- sociation, which coordinates and augments the resources of Candler School of Theology of Emory University, the Interdenominational Theological Cen- ter, Columbia, Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, SC, and Lu- theran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. Th.M. degree students may also include in their program studies at these other semi- naries. The resources of the Atlanta community are also available to Columbia graduate students. Accredited programs of clinical pastoral education and pastoral counseling are available in many settings. The Urban Training Organization of Atlanta provides resources in the area of urban problems and urban ministries. Numerous national and regional offices of denom- inational and interdenominational agencies are located in Atlanta. Other educational opportunities are available at Emory University, Georgia State University, and colleges in the area. For students desiring to graduate in any advanced degree program at the spring commencement, March 1 is the deadline for provisional approval of the thesis or dissertation by the project committee, and April 15 is the deadline for final approval of the completed project. MASTER OF THEOLOGY The Master of Theology (Th.M.) degree program has three purposes: for advanced study in an area of ministry, especially by persons in pastoral ministry; as preparation for entering teaching or as a step toward a Ph.D.; and as preparation for a specialization in ministry (pastoral counseling, for example). Admission Application for admission to the Th.M. program is made through the office of the Director of Advanced Studies. The M.Div. degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school, or its academic equivalent, is re- quired. In certain cases a Master of Arts or a Master of Theological Studies degree in the appropriate area may be accepted as a prerequisite and ad- ditional preparatory work may be required. Ordinarily, a B average in an applicant's college and seminary program is considered a minimum stand- ard for admission. Except for the Th.M. in pastoral counseling, a knowledge of both the Hebrew and Greek languages is prerequisite for the program. 17 If an applicant's M.Div. course required less than these two languages, the student may substitute an approved language for one of the Biblical lan- guages. Admission to Candidacy Students seeking a Th.M. degree must be admitted to candidacy by vote of the faculty. Application involves the proposal of a thesis committee composed of a chairperson from the area of concentration and one other member of the faculty and the proposal of a thesis topic previously ap- proved by the chairperson. This information must be given in writing to the Advanced Studies Committee prior to October 15. The faculty meeting early in November is the deadline for the formal admission to candidacy if the student expects to receive the degree at commencement the following spring. Requirements for the Degree In order to qualify for the Th.M. degree, a student must complete the following within five years (six years for Pastoral Counseling): 1. at least 24 semester credits of academic work at the advanced level (courses numbered in the 600's) with grades that average not less than B. This academic work shall involve at least 15 hours taken through regular residential courses at Columbia Seminary. 2. an acceptable thesis, which shall constitute six additional credits. 3. an oral examination, which shall be given after the thesis has been completed. Concentration Each student will concentrate in one of the following areas: 1. Biblical studies, 2. Historical-doctrinal studies, 3. Practical Theology studies At least 12 course credits must be taken in the area of concentration. Within that area at least nine credits, in addition to the six credits for the thesis, must be taken in a chosen field (i.e., Old Testament or theology or evangelism). At least six course credits must be taken outside the area of concentration in one or both of the other areas. All course credit must be in 600 or 700 level courses. However, up to three credits of lower level course work may be counted if there is prior approval by the thesis committee (if appointed) or the Director of Advanced Studies and the Dean of Faculty. Pastoral Counseling Specialization A student concentrating in pastoral studies may elect the field of pastoral care or may elect a specialization in pastoral counseling. The beginning of the latter program requires the successful completion of a non-credit intern 18 year in an institution accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. By the end of the first year, a student adjudged sufficiently competent by the multidisciplinary professional committee is admitted to the coun- seling practicum for counseling supervision in a center accredited by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Sufficient supervision is pro- vided through the counseling practicum to qualify one for application as a Member in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Six credits from the Practicum (P638) may be applied to the required 24 credits of academic work. DOCTOR OF MINISTRY The Doctor of Ministry degree program for the working minister has been established by the schools participating in the Atlanta Theological Association. The program has been designed to continue the education of persons for their practice of ministry in the church and in related institu- tional settings. It provides an advanced, yet flexible, education for those whose vocation as servants of people and servants of Jesus Christ implies their further disciplined reflection upon, and possibly their further spe- cialization within, their own ministry. Students apply for admission in a particular school of the Atlanta The- ological Association but may take advanced courses in any ATA school. Admission Each applicant should hold an M.Div. or equivalent degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school, with a superior academic record and/or superior professional performance, and should have at least one year, preferably three or more, of professional experience since receiving the basic degree. Each applicant must submit a personal statement of not more than ten double-spaced pages giving biographical data, academic and ministry achievements, interests, goals, and personal purposes for the D.Min. pro- gram that illustrate continued development. Advanced standing on the basis of post-M.Div. courses in other pro- grams will be determined by the Dean of Faculty. Program of Study Although it may be spread over a period up to four years, the program of study requires participation in the equivalent of more than a full year of academic and clinical courses. The doctoral project is executed after the completion of these courses and usually as part of the ongoing professional work of the minister. Thirty-six semester credits are required, distributed as follows: Six credits for the core seminar in contemporary ministry and career assessment; 19 Six credits for an approved ministry-under-supervision experience equivalent to approximately 400 hours; Eighteen credits of advanced courses; Six credits for the doctoral project. To assist both personal development and also course and project plan- ning, each student secures a faculty adviser and a doctoral committee. After completion of course work and before the execution of the doctoral project, the student will take an examination covering a range of subjects designated by his or her doctoral committee. For further information and application forms, write to Director of Ad- vanced Studies, Columbia Theological Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, Georgia 30031-0520. DOCTOR OF SACRED THEOLOGY IN PASTORAL COUNSELING This degree is offered through the Atlanta Theological Association by the Candler School of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, and the Interdenominational Theological Center. The program of study is con- ducted under the direction of the S.T.D. Committee of the Atlanta Theo- logical Association. The S.T.D. Committee has responsibility for approving admission to the program, establishing curriculum offerings, and certifying candidates for the award of the degree. Students may register for courses at any of the ATA seminaries. Aims of the Program The purpose of the Doctor of Sacred Theology in pastoral counseling is to prepare clergy to serve as pastoral counselors in a local church or on the staff of a community counseling center, to serve as consultants to other clergy, and to offer training in pastoral care and counseling. The program is designed to prepare persons for the specialized ministry of pastoral counseling at a doctoral level of competence and for membership at the Fellow level in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. The de- gree is intended to be an equivalent of the Ph.D. but is designed for those whose interest in pastoral counseling is primarily professional and theo- logical. Program of Study The studies included within the program will help the student gain an advanced understanding of appropriate theological and theoretical con- cepts; learn under qualified supervision the application of these concepts in pastoral counseling and how to promote professional integration of theory and skills in both pastoral counseling and pastoral guidance; and design and execute a research project appropriate to the student's profes- sional practice which will give evidence of creative ability to contribute to this aspect of pastoral counseling. 20 Course Work and Practicum In carrying out this program, which should not exceed six years, the student must enroll for a minimum of 30 semester hours of academic course work and 18 semester hours of clinical supervision through the Pastoral Counseling Practicum. Core Seminars (three credits per semester: ATA463; ATA471; ATA473; ATA475) are required in the first four semesters of studies. The student ordinarily enters the pastoral counseling practicum when entering the pro- gram of studies and continues until judged competent as a counselor. The clinical setting for supervision is the Pastoral Counseling Service of the Georgia Association for Pastoral Care. Each student admitted to the program shall have one member of the pastoral counseling faculty as advisor. Comprehensive Examinations Upon completion of these 48 credits with a B average, the student may apply to take the Comprehensive Examination, which tests the competence in both the content and performance of pastoral counseling. The content areas in which the student will be examined include: a) Theology, with the foci upon theological method and pastoral the- ology; b) Psychology, including theories of personality and development, psy- chodynamics of behavior and of religious experience, and theories of counseling and psychotherapy; c) Pastoral care, including history of pastoral care, ministerial role, guidance at the passage points of life, ministry in crisis situations, and referrals; d) social and cultural studies which pertain to pastoral counseling; e) a related area of the student's choice. The performance areas in which the student will be examined include: a) evaluation interviewing, b) pastoral counseling, c) supervision, d) professional maturity within the role of pastoral counselor, e) ability to relate pastoral counseling to the total ministerial role. Dissertation Following satisfactory performance in the Comprehensive Examination, the student will then engage in an approved research project which dem- onstrates ability to utilize theological and theoretical knowledge in relation to some problem of his or her professional practice, and which contributes 21 useful findings and insights to this area of theological investigation. The student will prepare a dissertation and undergo an oral examination on the project/dissertation. Students who do not register for course work, clinical work, ATA489 or ATA496 in any long semester will be required to take ATA000. The dissertation carries 6 credits and completes the 54 credits required in this program. Professional Certification The supervision in pastoral counseling, which is an integral part of the S.T.D. degree program, is provided according to the standards of the Amer- ican Association of Pastoral Counselors and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. It may be used, therefore, to meet the requirements for counseling supervision of both the A.A.P.C. and the A.A.M.F.T. Admission Applicants must hold the Master of Divinity or equivalent degree with a superior academic record from an accredited institution and must have had post-seminary professional experience in which significant learning and professional promise were evident. In addition, applicants must have significant experience in ministry (approximately three years' full-time em- ployment after completion of the first theological degree) and in clinical pastoral education (usually four consecutive units). The admission process includes: a) an assessment of applicant's academic grades and professional per- formance, b) a statement of purpose, c) references and other materials supplied with the application, d) a personal interview with the director of the program, and e) one or more personal interviews with the pastoral counseling faculty and appropriate officers of the school to which application is being made. The deadline for receipt of all application material is February 15 of the year for which fall semester admission is requested. A student who, though otherwise acceptable, has not had courses in personality development and pastoral care equivalent to those taught in the participating seminaries of the ATA, must take these courses without credit during the first year of residence. Application forms and further general information about the S.T.D. in Pastoral Counseling program may be obtained from: Dr. John H. Patton, Director, Doctoral Program in Pastoral Counseling; or from the Director 22 for Advanced Studies, Columbia Theological Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, Georgia 30031-0520 — Telephone 404/378-8821. CONTINUING EDUCATION Continuing education opportunities for ministers and church profes- sionals are a vital part of Columbia Seminary. These non-credit events are essential to spiritual, academic, and professional growth. Several different types of opportunities are offered: 1. Large, established, on-campus events offer a variety of courses, together with daily chapel services. The major events are the Sum- mer Session, held the first two full weeks in July, and the January Seminars for Ministers early in January. The Columbia Forum is a third but somewhat different continuing education event. 2. Throughout the year small events, centered around one activity or subject, are held both on and off campus. Examples are a study/ retreat at the beach, a week spent in work and dialogue at Koinonia and Habitat for Humanity, contemplative weeks at retreat centers for men and women, a seminar on religion and the arts, and retreat style "conversations" with outstanding religious leaders in the new continuing education center on campus. 3. Overseas travel/study trips are a regular part of the continuing education program. In 1990 the scheduled trips are: a week in Jamaica at the United Theological College, a Presbyterian Heritage trip to Scotland, and a week with Border Ministries. 4. Individual study is available to ministers who wish to spend time on the campus, working in the library and consulting with a faculty member. The Director of Continuing Education will make arrange- ments for this kind of on-campus directed study. 5. Directed readings on particular subjects provide "at-home" con- tinuing education. A list of subjects is available from the continuing education office. Once the subject is selected, books will be sent on that subject from the seminary library. The reading lists are designed by faculty members from Columbia, Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. A calendar of events for 1990/91 is available upon request. For more information on continuing education opportunities, write the Director of Continuing Education, Columbia Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031-0520. LAY INSTITUTE OF FAITH AND LIFE In 1987 Columbia Seminary established the Lay Institute of Faith and Life to equip laity for ministry in the church and in the world. Courses offered include biblical studies, theology, church history, ethics, family life, church leadership, and spiritual formation. The Institute also coordinates 23 weekend seminars, workshops, conferences, and laity renewal events both on and off campus. It works with presbyteries and local congregations to provide church officer training in faith development and leadership skills. Twice yearly the Institute sponsors at the seminary the Lay School of Bible and Theology. Similar Lay Schools in various formats are offered in presbyteries and congregations. For further information, write to Lay In- stitute of Faith and Life, Columbia Theological Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031-0520. ASIAN MINISTRIES CENTER In 1987 an Asian Ministries Center was established to assist the seminary in meeting the needs of the growing Asian Christian communities in the Southeast in training ministers and lay leaders, in providing opportunities for continuing education, in sponsoring a variety of exchange programs with churches in Asia, and in broadening our international perspectives in relation to the churches and countries of Asia. An Advisory Council, composed of three members from the Asian communities of the Southeast and three members from Columbia Seminary faculty, oversees the work of the center. Also, as staff to the Synods of South Atlantic and Living Waters, the director relates the judicatory con- cerns and programs to the work of the Center. For further information, write to the Director of Asian Ministries Center, Columbia Theological Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031-0520. RELATED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS In addition to Basic and Advanced Degree Programs and Continuing Education, Columbia Seminary offers a wide variety of academic oppor- tunities. Some of these are in relationships with other educational insti- tutions; others are special emphases of Columbia. ATLANTA THEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION Through the Atlanta Theological Association (ATA), Columbia enjoys academic and professional affiliations with Candler School of Theology, Erskine Theological Seminary, Interdenominational Theological Center, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Georgia Association for Pastoral Care, and Urban Training Organization of Atlanta. The association devel- ops and coordinates educational programs and resources of these member institutions, which include approximately 1,600 students, 100 faculty, and a combined library collection of 600,000 volumes. (Students and scholars also have access to the holdings of 16 libraries in the Atlanta-Athens area which comprise the University Center of Georgia.) Among significant and promising cooperative endeavors, in addition to the Doctor of Sacred The- ology and Doctor of Ministry degree programs, are cross registration, shar- ing of faculty, library and lectureship resources, interseminary courses and 24 experimental programs in various academic disciplines and professional specializations. UNIVERSITY CENTER OF GEORGIA Columbia Seminary is a founding institution of the metropolitan Atlanta consortium of institutions of higher education, called the University Center of Georgia (UCG). The institutions included are Agnes Scott College, At- lanta College of Art, Atlanta University Center, Columbia Theological Sem- inary, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Kennesaw College, Mercer University Atlanta, Oglethorpe Uni- versity, Southern Technical Institute, and the University of Georgia. The areas of cooperation are broad and provide the student with ex- ceptional opportunities across a spectrum of disciplines from science to art. CROSS REGISTRATION AT AREA SCHOOLS Columbia students may cross register for courses at a variety of insti- tutions in the Atlanta area through the Columbia registrar and at no ad- ditional charge. Students may cross register locally at Candler School of Theology and the Interdenominational Theological Center and institutions of the University Center of Georgia. Columbia students may also cross register at two theological schools farther away, namely, Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, SC, and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, VA. Such cross registration is especially encouraged during the January Term or in the Summer Session. CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION Clinical pastoral education is a first-hand learning experience under certified supervision which provides theological students and pastors with opportunities for intensive study of pastoral relationships and which seeks to make clear in understanding and practice the resources, methods, and meanings of the Christian faith as expressed through pastoral care. Co- lumbia's membership in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education means that its students will be given priority of choice in institutions elected, especially those listed within the Southeast. APPALACHIAN MINISTRIES EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE Columbia Seminary is a member of the AMERC consortium. AMERC provides specialized training for students preparing for ministry in the Appalachian Church and other missional settings, with particular attention to small town and rural congregations. Through its three educational pro- grams — an eight-week summer course, a three-week January travel sem- inar, and a supervised rural residency, AMERC provides students with opportunities to learn about the Appalachian region, its people and history, its culture and religion, and its needs and issues for ministry. Students 25 study models for ministry currently in use and those expected to be more effective in the future. During the summer course, in addition to the con- centrated academic program, students are assigned to field placement sites as participant-observers. On the travel seminar, the class visits various types of Appalachian ministries alternating between the northern, south- ern, and central portions of Appalchia (which covers parts of 13 states). THE MIDEAST SEMINAR A summer travel seminar is sponsored jointly by Columbia Theological Seminary, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, consisting of a three-week study trip to Israel, Jordan, and Greece. The program, subsidized by a private foundation, is directed by Dr. Max Miller, Professor of Old Tes- tament Studies at Candler. It is limited to 20 participants — five students from each of the schools plus five lay persons selected from positions of leadership in the Southeast. The program has two purposes: to provide an in-depth study tour of the area which stands at the center of our Biblical heritage and which plays such a crucial role in current international affairs; to provide a situation in which the leaders of tomorrow's church can get to know each other today and develop close bonds of understanding and friendship. At the same time there is opportunity for extended interchange between the students preparing for professional careers in the church and lay persons who are already playing key roles in business and community affairs. Professor James Newsome is Columbia's representative for the program. NATIONAL CAPITAL SEMESTER FOR SEMINARIANS Columbia Seminary is a participating institution in the National Capital Semester for Seminarians, organized by Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC. The program provides an opportunity for seminary stu- dents to spend a semester in Washington for study and involvement in the processes of government and the concerns of the churches. The design includes an interaction/reflection seminar, supervised study, and the op- portunity to elect other courses in Washington institutions. For informa- tion, see the Dean of Faculty. SPECIAL EMPHASES INTERNATIONAL THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION Columbia Seminary is committed to the task of preparing students for ministry in a world that is shrinking rapidly and where preoccupation with parochial concerns is no longer an option. A varied program of international education has emerged from serious, cross-cultural dialogue with church leaders in other parts of the world — in particular, the Caribbean. During 26 the 1988-89 academic year, over 60 percent of the second year M.Div. students participated in one of Columbia's international programs. These include: • an international component for the second year course, "Al- ternative Context For Ministry." Students may choose to take this course in an international setting during the Winter Term. During the 1990 Winter Term three different international al- ternative contexts for ministry were offered: Central America, the Caribbean (Jamaica), and Eastern Europe (Hungary). • a three-week Mideast Seminar. • a week-long continuing education event in the spring for pas- tors, held on the campus of the United Theological College of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. • supervised ministry placements for Columbia students in Car- ibbean churches under the supervision of experienced Carib- bean pastors. • Columbia students studying or working in Barbados, Costa Rica, England, Germany, Jamaica, Japan, Scotland, and Switz- erland. • international students, faculty, and pastors from four conti- nents working and studying on the Columbia campus. • a three-week seminar held each year on the Columbia campus for Korean pastors. This seminar is sponsored jointly by Co- lumbia, the Presbyterian Church of Korea, and the Division of International Missions, Presbyterian Church (USA). Some of these programs are part of a program co-ordinated by the Atlanta Theological Association. Others reflect cooperative efforts with the Presbyterian Church (USA), or with an overseas denomination or theo- logical institution. For further information, write to the Director of International Theolog- ical Education, Columbia Theological Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031-0520. THE COLUMBIA FORUM Each year, during the last week of January, Columbia sponsors a four- day forum built around a guest preacher and two significant lectureships. The activities include, in addition to three worship services and two sets of three lectures, a variety of formal and informal occasions with the lead- ers. Special events for alumni/ae are also planned during this week. One lectureship is the Thomas Smyth Foundation Lectures, begun through a bequest of the Rev. Thomas Smyth, pastor of the Second Pres- byterian Church of Charleston, SC, from 1831 to 1873. Since 1911 distin- guished scholars from the United States and abroad have presented lectures 27 on a variety of themes and issues. Recent Smyth Lecturers have been Dr. Jaroslav Pelikan, Dr. Austin C. Lovelace, Dr. Krister Stendahl, Dr. Jan M. Lockman, Rev. C. Frederick Buechner, Dr. Walter Brueggemann, Dr. Jose Miguez-Bonino, Dr. Carl S. Dudley, Dr. Leander Keck, Dr. Hendrikus Berkhof, Dr. Thomas G. Long, Dr. Phyllis Trible, Dr. Robert McAfee Brown, and Dr. Archie Smith, Jr. The other lectureship, the Alumni/ae Lectures, brings to the campus theologians and ministers who address the seminary community, gradu- ates, and interested pastors during the annual Columbia Forum. Recent speakers have been Dr. Wallace M. Alston, Jr., Dr. John H. Leith, Dr. William V. Arnold, Dr. Neely C. McCarter, Dr. Orlando Costas, the Rev. Stuart McWilliam, Dr. Donald P. Buteyn, Dr. Leighton Ford, Dr. Fred B. Craddock, the Rev. Will Campbell, Dr. Paolo Ricca, Dr. James A. Sanders, Mr. Doug Marlette, Mr. Gustav Niebuhr, and Dr. Jack Stotts. Currently, both series, together with a guest preacher and colloquia, are offered during the Columbia Forum, following the January Term. Re- cent preachers have been Dr. Douglas W. Oldenburg, Dr. W. Frank Har- rington, the Rev. Joanna Adams, and the Rev. Barbara Lundblad. The Rev. Craig Mason and Dr. Gary Demarest were the preachers for 1990. For further information, write to the Vice President for Development/ Seminary Relations, Columbia Theological Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031-0520. EVANGELISM EMPHASIS In 1981 Columbia Seminary began an emphasis in evangelism which includes classroom instruction, consultation and model building in con- gregations and presbyteries, along with training conferences. This em- phasis has been made possible, in part, through a grant from The Outreach Foundation. Also in 1981 Peachtree Presbyterian Church of Atlanta estab- lished the Peachtree Chair of Evangelism and Church Growth, providing Columbia with a continuing evangelism emphasis. The professor of evangelism and church growth provides consultation on church growth and outreach to individual congregations and offers to interested presbyteries workshops and conferences in effective evangelism for both clergy and lay persons. For further information, write to Evangelism Emphasis, Columbia The- ological Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031-0520. 28 SUPPORT FACILITIES THE JOHN BULOW CAMPBELL LIBRARY At the heart of the educative effort of the seminary is the library. Named for John Bulow Campbell, an Atlanta benefactor and member of Columbia's Board of Directors during the 1930s, the library is an integral part of the teaching program. It seeks to extend the work of the classroom in breadth and depth, to provide for student and faculty research, and to encourage reading beyond course requirements. The collection includes books, periodicals, church records, tapes, cas- settes, and microfilms. It is a well-balanced selection of older and more modern works and is particularly strong in Biblical studies, Biblical ar- chaeology., patristics, the Reformation, pastoral counseling, and Presby- terianism. Reformation sources include the Calvin and Melachthon sections of the Corpus Reformatorum and the Weimer edition of Luther. This spec- ialized collection, together with the ATA theological libraries and the UCG general collections, provides an outstanding resource for Columbia stu- dents. SEMINARY ARCHIVES The primary focus of the seminay archives, housed in the library, is the history and development of Columbia Seminary. Documents related to the founding of a Presbyterian seminary in the South in the nineteenth century are located here. The archive also intends to be the place of record for all Columbia Seminary publications. TELEVISION Columbia has videotaping facilities on its campus. Videotaping is used in a variety of ways in classroom instruction and in preaching practicums. Plans for developing a Media Center are underway. THE COLUMBIA BOOKSTORE The seminary bookstore, located in the Richards Center, provides books, materials, and supplies at a discount for students to begin collecting for their own theological library and for persons working toward advanced degrees to continue that process. The bookstore also serves pastors, lay- persons, and churches all over the Southeast. Its inventory includes a wide selection of standard and current books in the historical-doctrinal area, the pastoral area, and in Bible and homiletics, including many commentaries on the Old and New Testaments. Greater discounts are offered during special sales. The bookstore is open from 10:30 to 2:30, Monday through Friday, with special hours during campus events. 29 p * 30 CURRICULUM AND COURSES The teaching program at Columbia is arranged in four areas: Biblical, historical-doctrinal, practical theology, and supervised ministry. Studies in each of these areas are combined with the interdisciplinary studies in the curriculum for the first professional degrees. While classroom instruction is basic to these first degree programs, their goal is to equip students to continue their education independently. The resources of the library, the structure of course work, and independent study courses encourage early realization of that goal. Studies in the BIBLICAL area seek to help the students understand and interpret an ancient book, the Bible, in a modern world. To do this, these studies are concerned with developing tools and skills to understand the ancient world, its language, history, and thought, and tools and skills to grasp the meaning of the Bible for contemporary people. Greek and Hebrew are required so that students can gain facility in handling the original Biblical languages and in understanding the text in its native tongue. Courses in the area provide an opportunity for interpreting the text and for experience in articulating the message in a theological fashion. HISTORICAL-DOCTRINAL studies help students understand the past so that they can understand the present and how we got here. Students engaged in these studies also struggle to form their own theology and to discover what it means to be Christian in today's world. Since Columbia stands within the Reformed tradition, historical-doctrinal studies are con- cerned not only with right thinking, but also with the relation of Christian faith and doctrine to all the arenas of life. Therefore, studies in this area engage students in consideration of the social, political, economic, and cultural life of today in the United States and across the world. In historical- doctrinal studies students acquire the tools they will need throughout their lives for dealing theologically with themselves and the world around them, tools that will enable graduates to lead the church in a prophetic and reconciling way as it works out its mission in the world. The PRACTICAL THEOLOGY area centers on the functioning of the theologian as a minister, and its concern is to train students to be ministers and to lead other persons in ministering. Studies in this area consider the dynamics of the minister's role as pastor, evangelist, leader of worship, preacher, teacher, and administrator. Since we do not fully know today the shape of the ministry of tomorrow, the concern of these studies is to train students to understand the issues involved, to help them see their own strengths and weaknesses, and then to develop a flexibility that will enable them to take their Biblical and theological understanding and deal with whatever issues they face during their ministry. SUPERVISED MINISTRY serves an integrative function for the curric- ulum. Through its structure students are involved in the actual practice of 31 ministry under competent supervision. Through experiential, relational, and inductive learning, the student explores within a peer group the forms, styles, contents, and concepts of ministry. Not only does the student put into practice what has been learned through studies in the Biblical, his- torical-doctrinal, and pastoral areas, but these studies are integrated with the practice of ministry and the personhood of the student. Columbia's faculty recognizes that the method of teaching also makes a significant contribution to learning. Consequently, a variety of teaching methods is employed. Team teaching, which enables the professors them- selves to participate more fully in the learning process, and which effec- tively brings different kinds of competence together in the classroom, is widely used. Because small groups are a part of most courses, creative interchange between student and student and between students' peers and professors is the mark of instruction at Columbia. Field trips, simulations, seminars and use of audio-visuals (especially video) are also examples of a wide variety of teaching methods. The faculty reserves the right to modify individual course requirements within a degree program. Such changes will be effective the next time such courses are offered or at a later date as determined by the faculty. Degree programs and their major requirements will remain unchanged for students entering that program, but changes may be made at any time to be effective for all entering students in the next academic year. COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Listed on the following pages are the courses taught by the faculty of Columbia Theological Seminary. Changes in faculty situations and in stu- dent needs inevitably will necessitate modification from term to term re- sulting in the failure to offer some electives and the substitution of others. The letter in the course designation is determined by the area in which it is offered: B for Biblical; HD for Historical-Doctrinal; P for Practical The- ology; I for Interdisciplinary; and SM for Supervised Ministry. Courses whose numbers are prefaced by ATA are offered by the Atlanta Theological Association. The hundred's digit refers to the level of the course and whether it is required for the basic degree program or elective: 100s are required courses for A component students. 200s are required courses for B component students. 300s are required courses for C component students. 500s are elective courses designed primarily for A and B component students but open to advanced students by permission of the instruc- tor. 600s are elective courses designed for advanced students (C component and graduate students) but open to others when prerequisites are met, when space is available, and by permission of the instructor. 700s are off-campus electives at advanced level. 800s are honors courses. 32 The teen's digit identifies the particular academic discipline within the area, except in Interdisciplinary and Supervised Ministry courses. BIBLICAL AREA FACULTY: Walter Brueggemann, Charles B. Cousar, Beverly R. Gaventa, David M. Gunn (Chairperson), David P. Moessner, James D. Newsome Required courses for M.Div. and, as marked, for M.A. in Youth Ministry. B141 SURVEY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT Newsome A study of the Old Testament with special attention to its literary devel- opment and theological content, as viewed against the background of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Also required for M.A. in Youth Ministry. Fall 3 credits B153 EXEGESIS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT - I Cousar, Gaventa, Moessner An introduction to exegetical methods in the study of the New Testament. The Greek text of Philippians is read and interpreted. Fall 2 credits B154 EXEGESIS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT - II Cousar, Gaventa, Moessner A second-level course in exegesis concentrating on selected passages from the Greek text of Matthew or Luke. Prerequisite: B153 Spring 2 credits B161 SURVEY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT Cousar, Gaventa, Moessner A study of the New Testament books with special attention to their literary character and their theological content, as viewed in light of the history and development of the early church. Also required for M.A. in Youth Ministry. Spring 3 credits B222 ESSENTIALS OF HEBREW Newsome An intensive study of the essential elements of Hebrew grammar, syntax, and vocabulary preparatory to reading and studying exegetically the He- brew Old Testament. Fall 4 credits 33 B223 ESSENTIALS OF HEBREW Gunn The goal is to learn basic elements of Hebrew and to use the tools which enable the reader of the English Bible to draw upon the original Hebrew when formulating an understanding of the text. Particular texts studied will include the stories of Dinah (Gen. 34), Tamar (Gen. 38), Jeptha's daugh- ter (Judges 11, 12) Bathsheba and Tamar (2 Sam. 11-13). 4 credits B224 ESSENTIALS OF HEBREW AND EXEGESIS OF RUTH AND OTHER STORIES Gunn The initial goal is to learn basic elements of Hebrew and to use the tools which enable the reader of the English Bible to draw upon the original Hebrew when formulating an understanding of the text. The second goal is a close reading of the Book of Ruth together with some other stories of women — Dinah (Gen. 34), Tamar (Gen. 38), Rahab (Josh. 2), Bathsheba and Tamar (2 Sam. 11-13). Finally, the course seeks to develop imaginative and sensitive ways of reading (exegesis) that pay attention both to literary features of the narratives and to the concerns and commitments which we bring to the stories as readers in the church. 7 credits *B231 OLD TESTAMENT EXEGESIS: REPRESENTATIVE TEXTS Newsome A reading and exegesis of selected Old Testament passages which are significant for an understanding of the nature of ancient Hebrew literature and the faith of Israel. Special attention will be given to their relevance to Christian theology and to their use in the preaching and teaching ministry of the Church. Prerequisite: B222 Fall 3 credits *B232 OLD TESTAMENT EXEGESIS: SAUL AND DAVID Gunn A close reading of selected passages from I & II Samuel and I Kings, in the context of an overview of the story of Saul and David as a whole. An understanding of narrative technique leads to a heightened awareness of the theological impact of Old Testament storytelling. Prerequisite: B222 3 credits *B234 OLD TESTAMENT EXEGESIS: ESTHER OR RUTH Gunn A close reading of a short story, with attention to significant features of the Hebrew text. Careful exploration of literary aspects (e.g. structure, plot, character, point of view, wordplay, allusion) facilitates a deeper awareness of the theological impact of Old Testament storytelling. Feminist criticism provides an important focus for the course. Prerequisite: B222 3 credits ^Students in the B component are required to take one of these courses. Another may be taken as an elective. 34 B373 OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY Brueggemann An investigation of major theological themes within the traditions of the Old Testament. Special attention will be devoted to fresh methods of re- lating the biblical material to contemporary understandings of the nature of human life. 3 credits B374 NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY Cousar, Moessner The nature of New Testament "theology," the uses of texts in constructive theology, and the unity and diversity of the New Testament will be in- vestigated in the light of the primary theological claims of the New Tes- tament writings. Prerequisites: B153, B154, B161 3 credits Elective Courses General and Background B514 INTERTESTAMENTAL PERIOD Newsome A seminar devoted to the investigation of the history of the Jewish people from the return from exile to the birth of Christ. Emphasis will be upon the literature (both canonical and non-canonical) of this period against the background of social, economic, political, and cultural events. Attention will also be given to the rise of Jewish sects. Prerequisite: B141 2 credits B617 APOCALYPTIC Newsome An exploration of Jewish and Christian apocalyptic, both canonical and extra-canonical, in the effort to understand the world view and theological outlook of those groups and individuals responsible for this distinctive literature. 2 or 3 credits B619 GOD THE FATHER: BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES Gunn, Stevenson-Moessner This seminar will consider how the image of God as father functions in the Bible and in the life and worship of the Church today. It will seek to understand the feminist critique of this language and to explore possible responses. 3 credits Ancient Languages B021 ESSENTIALS OF GREEK Staff An intensive study of the essential elements of Koine Greek grammar, syntax, and vocabulary preparatory to reading the Greek New Testament. Required of all students not having taken Greek in college. Summer Session Only 6 credits 35 B526 TRANSLATING THE GREEK LECTIONARY Cousar This is a second-level course in the use of the Greek language, emphasizing vocabulary building, syntax, and translation. 2 credits B527 GREEK READING Moessner A course designed to build upon elementary Greek grammar and basic exegesis in preparation for additional courses in exegesis, for biblical elec- tives, and, in time, for ordination exams. Prerequisite: B153 2 credits B620 HEBREW READING Gunn, Newsome Rapid reading of selections from the Hebrew Old Testament with a view to increasing facility in the use of the language; emphasis on grammatical structures and vocabulary. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor 2 or 3 credits B623 ARAMAIC Newsome A study of the essential elements of Palestinian Jewish Aramaic as these relate to the Aramaic portions of Ezra and Daniel and to the Aramaic elements in the New Testament. Prerequisite: B222 3 credits Old Testament Based on Hebrew Text B631 OLD TESTAMENT EXEGESIS: JEREMIAH Gunn A close reading of selected passages from the Book of Jeremiah, with special attention to the way the prophet's distinctive proclamation is mediated through conventional language and literary forms and the power of poetry. Prerequisite: BN222 3 credits B632 EXEGESIS OF ISAIAH 40-55 Gunn A close reading of selected passages (including the "servant songs") from Isaiah 40-55 (Deutero-Isaiah), with special attention to the way the proph- et's distinctive proclamation is mediated through conventional literary forms, traditions of myth and history and, above all, the power of poetry. 3 credits B633 OLD TESTAMENT EXEGESIS: AMOS Newsome The Hebrew text of the Book of Amos will be examined in the effort to identify major theological themes and literary forms. Prerequisite: B222 3 credits 36 B635 AUTHORS, TEXTS, AND READERS: CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION Gunn This seminar will delineate some of the major ways of reading the Bible today and attempt to chart the relationship between them. It will relate these interpretive strategies to contemporary critical theory, including fem- inist theory. The primary (but not exclusive) focus will be on Old Testament narrative, using particular biblical texts (from Genesis, Judges, Samuel, and Daniel) and particular works of criticism by way of illustration. Prerequisites: B141, B153, B154, B222/223, and permission of instructor 2 or 3 credits B639 BIBLICAL RESEARCH SEMINAR: THE SERVANT OF THE LORD Gunn, Moessner The seminar's work will center on the "servant songs" of the Book of Isaiah and the way these texts have meaning through their relationships with each other, with their immediate context in chapters 40-55, and with other Old and New Testament texts - for example, stories of Moses, Samson and Elijah, the Gospel passion narratives, and Acts. This discussion of "inter- textuality" will raise important questions of interpretive method in exe- gesis. Other subjects will be the center in future years. 2 or 3 credits Old Testament Based on English Text B542 PSALMS AS THE VOICE OF FAITH Brueggemann This course will consider the theological resources in the book of Psalms. Attention will be given to recent critical scholarship, to the interface of worship and theology, and to Israel's relentless articulation of new char- acterizations of God. 2 credits B544 PSALMS Brueggemann This course will explore the faith resources offered in the book of the Psalms, with special attention given to the points of contact between the poems and current life-situations. This will be done by considering the God who is addressed in the Psalms, the difference these prayers make in one's daily life and the interrelatedness of the Psalms to daily pastoral crises and to use in liturgical settings. 2 credits B545 INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW PROPHETS Newsome An overview of the prophetic tradition within ancient Israel in which special attention is given to the theological themes of the several books of the prophetic corpus of the Old Testament. The cultural context in which individual prophetic personalities lived and worked is also examined for insights into the form and content of the prophetic message. 2 or 3 credits 37 B546 OLD TESTAMENT WISDOM LITERATURE: WISDOM AND THE FEMININE Gunn An exploration of the way women are portrayed and of feminine imagery generally in the wisdom literature, especially the Book of Proverbs 1-9 and in related literature, including the Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus and key New Testament texts. Issues discussed will include: the poetry of Scripture, meaning and metaphor, sophia and logos, and current feminist criticism of the Bible. 2 or 3 credits B640 POWER AND PROVIDENCE IN THE BOOKS OF SAMUEL Brueggemann A study of I and II Samuel, paying attention to the literary techniques and strategies of the text, and to the theological resources in the narrative. The interface to ministry will be concerned wih the odd convergence of cunning political power and the inscrutable purpose of God, asking how that same convergence is at work in our social context. 3 credits B644 THE BOOK OF ISAIAH Brueggemann This course will pursue the new canonical questions about the theological cohension of First, Second and Third Isaiah to seek to understand how, if they are held together, they demonstrate a theology of the City (of Jeru- salem). 2 credits B645 MESSAGE OF THE PSALMS Newsome A study of the Psalms from various perspectives: historical, exegetical and homiletical. Designed to make the literature available to the pastor as a worshiper, scholar and preacher. 3 credits B646 PENTATEUCH Brueggemann This course will review recent scholarship on the Pentateuch and consider the Pentateuch as the foundational document of Jewish and Christian faith. Consideration of critical methods which serve the theological-interpretive task will be considered. 3 credits B647 FROM DEUTERONOMY TO KINGS: A VIEW FROM THE WILDERNESS Gunn A brief survey of current work on the composition and purpose of the great Deuteronomistic History" prefaces an attempt at a new and integrated reading. This core section of the O.T. issues a radical challenge to church and nation today. 2 or 3 credits B648 KING DAVID IN HISTORY, LITERATURE AND ART Gunn This seminar investigates the figure of David in the Bible (including N.T.) and beyond: topics include (amongst others) medieval theology and art, reformation politics, renaissance sculpture, nineteenth century preaching, and modern drama. A study of the use and abuse of the Bible. 2 or 3 credits 38 B649 MEANING IN BIBLICAL NARRATIVE: THE BOOK OF JUDGES Gunn A literary study of the Book of Judges, paying attention to features such as character, plot, point of view, repetition, redundancy, informational gaps, reporting and reported speech, and irony. The course will explore some of the individual stories of Judges, consider the Book of Judges as a whole, and ask how it relates to its (canonical) literary context. This will lead to the unfolding of theological dimensions of the book and raise major questions about how readers find meaning in narrative texts. Feminist criticism will be a significant focal point. 2 or 3 credits New Testament Based on Greek Text B551 EXEGESIS OF THE FOURTH GOSPEL Cousar, Moessner An exegetical study of the gospel with emphasis on structure, historical background and dominant motifs. Analysis of selected sections of the Greek text. Prerequisites: B153, B154 3 credits B552 GOSPEL OF JOHN O'Day This course is an exegesis of the Gospel of John. Students may work with either the English or Greek text. Learning objectives are: sharpening of exegetical skills; familiarity with critical issues in Fourth Gospel interpre- tation; familiarity with distinctive traits of the Fourth Gospel, the Johannine portrait of Jesus, and Johannine theology; reflection on the theological and pastoral possibilities of the Fourth Gospel narrative. 3 credits B553 EXEGESIS OF GALATIANS Cousar An analysis and interpretation of the Greek text of Galatians. Prerequisite: B153 3 credits B651 THE GOSPEL OF JOHN Cousar This course will be based on the English text of John, but will be structured so that those wishing to use the Greek text will be able to do so. We shall engage in a literary and theological study of the Gospel with an eye toward preaching. 3 credits B652 EXEGESIS OF ROMANS Cousar, Gaventa An interpretation of the Epistle to the Romans, within the framework of Paul's theology. Prerequisite: B153 3 credits B653 EXEGESIS OF EPHESIANS Cousar Ephesians is a "masterly statement on the work of God in the world and church, expressed not by the passion of polemic or in the logic of argu- 39 mentation but by prayerful meditation" (Luke Johnson). The course will be organized to allow those wishing to to work from the English text. 3 credits B656 THE TASK OF BEING THE CHURCH IN THE WORLD Daniel An exploration of the General Epistles of James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude focusing on the ways in which the Christian faith is to be lived in the world and asking, "How does the gospel relate to the ongoing life of the world? How does the Christian survive and function in a world of diverse values, learning from and engaging critically those values? How is the church to be the church in the world?" The course will explore the struggles of the early church reflected in these texts and find light for our own time. 2 credits New Testament Based on English Text B567 CORINTHIAN CORRESPONDENCE Gaventa This is an exegetical course emphasizing Paul's controversy with the Cor- inthian Christians and the continuing significance of that controversy for the Christian faith. 3 credits B569 GENERAL EPISTLES Staff A study of the English text of the Epistles of James, I, II Peter and Jude in their historical setting and present relevance. 2 credits B665 EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS Cousar, Gaventa A study of Paul's Letter to the Romans, in the context of Pauline theology. Particular emphasis will be given to application to current ministry. 3 credits B667 ACTS OF THE APOSTLES Moessner A careful reading in the English text of the fulfillment of the history of salvation through the unfolding drama of the eschatalogical split of Israel into the messianic remnant and the "hardened" people of God. Special emphasis on the relation of the Church to the Jewish people and preaching from the Acts today. 2 or 3 credits B668 GOSPEL OF LUKE Daniel A study in English of the Gospel of Luke with particular emphasis given to lectionary passages with concern for theology and praxis. 3 credits B762 WITHOUT LUKE? Ormond If the Gospel of Luke were missing from the canon, what treasures of Christian tradition and faith would be lacking? This course will make a 40 study of the Gospel of Luke with particular attention to passages which are unique to Luke's Gospel. For example, what contributions to our un- derstanding of Jesus Christ are made by Luke's birth narrative, Lukan parables, resurrection account, and reference to the ascension? 3 credits B769 THE PREACHER AND THE GOSPEL OF JOHN Ormond A study of the Gospel of John from the point of view of the preacher. Attention will be given to the overall structure, unique featues, and themes of the Gospel of John. 3 credits Biblical Theology B671 OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY: THE GOD OF THE OLD TESTAMENT Gunn Grounded in the study of representative texts, this course seeks to build up a picture of the God who emerges from the pages of the Old Testament. God and justice, judgment and love, the limitations of God, God and the feminine are among themes explored. 2 or 3 credits B672 THEOLOGY AND NARRATIVE IN THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES Gaventa This course explores the relationship between Luke's narrative and his theology, giving attention to their implications for preaching and teaching from Acts today. 3 credits B675 ROOTS OF NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTOLOGY Moessner A seminar devoted to reading texts in translation from the intertestamental period which describe Jewish hopes and expectations for a Messiah or 'Anointed One.' Particular attention will be focused on the ways New Testament texts both reflect and reject Jewish hopes and to the issues confronted in preaching these texts in a Judeo-Christian context today. Prerequisites: B141, B161; B514 strongly recommended 3 or 4 credits B676 THEMES IN PAULINE THEOLOGY Cousar, Gaventa Selected themes in the theology of Paul will be investigated in depth. The course will be structured as a seminar with student opportunity for en- gaging the rest of the class in a vigorous learning experience. Prerequisite: B161 3 credits B677 MIRACULOUS AND MUNDANE: TEXT, REVELATION, AND INTERPRETATION Gunn Based on close reading of selected Old Testament texts, the course will outline a way of organizing our understanding of God in the Old Testament by starting from the texts of common human experience rather than those of miracles and great marvels (the "mighty acts of God"): Ruth, Song of 41 Songs, Esther, Jephthah's daughter, Rachel and Leah, the marriage of Hosea are some of the starting points. Though Hebrew is not required, some knowledge would be an advantage. 3 credits B678 THEOLOGY OF THE CROSS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT Cousar A seminar providing an opportunity for interested students to engage in research of an important New Testament theme. The primary concerns are exegetical. 3 credits B679 STUDY IN OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY Brueggemann The course is concerned with the primary theological tensions that are present in the traditions of the Old Testament. Major attention will be given to Israel's understanding of God as it is articulated in aniconic and iconic tradition. 3 credits B775 PREACHING AND TEACHING THE MIRACLE STORIES Daniel This course is an exploration of the form, function, and theological import of miracle stories in Synoptic Gospels and Acts with a view to discovering their importance for teaching and preaching. The hermeneutical issues involved in reclaiming these stories will be explored from a number of different perspectives. 3 credits Independent Studies The following courses provide an opportunity to engage in individualized work on various problems in the Biblical area under the supervision of an instructor. B692 EXEGETICAL RESEARCH IN OLD TESTAMENT Brueggemann, Gunn, Newsome Any term Up to 4 credits B693 RESEARCH IN OLD TESTAMENT CRITICISM OR THEOLOGY Brueggemann, Gunn, Newsome Any term Up to 4 credits B695 EXEGETICAL RESEARCH IN NEW TESTAMENT Cousar, Gaventa, Moessner Any term Up to 4 credits B696 RESEARCH IN NEW TESTAMENT CRITICISM OR THEOLOGY Cousar, Gaventa, Moessner Any term Up to 4 credits 42 HISTORICAL-DOCTRINAL AREA FACULTY: Frederick O. Bonkovsky (Chairperson), Glenn R. Bucher, Rob- ert Leon Carroll, T. Erskine Clarke, Catherine Gunsalus Gonzalez, Justo Luis Gonzalez, Shirley C. Guthrie, Jr., Douglas W. Oldenburg, James A. Overbeck, Robert S. Smith, George W. Stroup, William A. Thurston. Required courses for M.Div. and, as marked, for M.A. in Youth Ministry. HD121 THE CHURCH THROUGH THE REFORMATION PERIOD C. Gonzalez An introduction to the history of the Church, including its doctrine, struc- ture, and interaction with the surrounding culture. The period from the close of the New Testament times through the seventeenth century will be studied. Also required for M.A. in Youth Ministry. Fall 5 credits HD122 THE MODERN CHURCH Clarke, C. Gonzalez This course is a continuation of HD121. A major focus will be on the religious history of the United States. Special attention will be given to the relationship between religion and culture in American life. Spring 4 credits HD181 CHURCH AND CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY Thurston & Staff A study of the values, systems and structures which form the context for ministry in the United States and the world today to provide insights and skills for contemporary Christian witness. Also required for M.A. in Youth Ministry. Prerequisite: PI 12 Spring 3 credits HD233-234 CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY Guthrie, Stroup A study of the Christian faith from the perspective of the classical and contemporary Reformed tradition in conversation with other theological traditions. Attention is given both to the development of doctrine and to its interpretation for the life and ministry of the church in the modern world. Also required for M.A. in Youth Ministry. Prerequisites: HD121, HD122 Fall 3 credits Spring 4 credits HD241 ALTERNATIVE CONTEXT FOR MINISTRY Staff A combined academic and experiential course to deepen experience and understanding of a significantly different cultural context and the mission of the Church in that context. Also to provide opportunity for theological reflection on the experience and its implications for ministry. In 1989-90 43 the contexts were the inner city of Atlanta, Appalachia, the Caribbean, Central America (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala), and Hungary. Prerequisite: HD181 Winter 4 credits HD272 CHRISTIAN ETHICS Bonkovsky A study of the Biblical, theological and philosophical foundations of Chris- tian ethics for guidance in Christian decision-making. Also required for M.A. in Youth Ministry. Prerequisite: HD181 Spring 3 credits Elective Courses General HD511 HISTORY OF THE DEVOTIONAL TRADITION OF THE CHURCH C. Gonzalez A consideration of the classic literature from various movements within the church's history that have stressed the devotional life, including forms of monasticism, certain of the mystics, and later authors from both Prot- estant and Roman Catholic circles. 2 credits HD610 INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN CONTEXT Clarke This course is designed to provide internationals a deeper understanding of American religious, social, and cultural traditions, to give them a his- torical and social context for their studies in the U.S., to help them place their theological studies in the larger context of American society and to explore the complex relationships between religion and culture in American life. 3 credits Historical Studies HD521 REFORMED CHURCHES IN THE BRITISH ISLES Overbeck Emphasis will be given to a survey of the history of Protestantism in Scot- land, England and Ireland from 1560 to the present, with special attention to the history of Presbyterianism and origins of the Presbyterian movement in the British Isles. 2 or 3 credits HD524 THE LIBERAL TRADITION IN AMERICAN RELIGIOUS LIFE Clarke A seminar which explores the history of religious liberalism in the U.S. 2 or 3 credits 44 HD525 ISSUES IN AMERICAN CULTURE Clarke A seminar on major cultural developments in the U.S. since World War II. Special attention is given to the implications for the life and work of the church. 2 credits HD526 CONTEMPORARY RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS Clarke A seminar on contemporary movements in American religion, with special emphasis on cults, sects, and para-church groups. 3 credits HD528 EUROPEAN CHURCH IN AN AGE OF REVOLUTION Overbeck Beginning with the French Revolution of 1789, the course will investigate the ways Christian churches have responded to and have been changed by revolutions. A working definition of revolution (political, social, eco- nomic or intellectual) will be sought. Understanding the role of churches in contemporary revolutions will be one objective. 2 credits HD620 A HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.) Clarke A study of the ways Presbyterians in the U.S.A. have developed in relation to a changing society. Special attention will be given to developments in theology, social concerns, and institutional structures. Prerequisite: HD122 3 credits HD621 PERSPECTIVES ON THE MODERN EUROPEAN REFORMED CHURCH Overbeck The course will survey the establishment, development, character, and general history of European Reformed churches in France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Italy and Hungary. The origins, development, and operation of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches will be examined. 2 credits HD623 ENGLISH PURITANISM Overbeck The primary objective of this course is to trace the origins of English and Scottish Presbyterianism - the foundation of American Presbyterianism. Beginning with Henry VIII in 1531, the course considers the Elizabethan Settlement, the concern for a thorough going reformation of the church, the demands made on James I (for instance, a new translation of the Bible), the English Civil War, the Westminster Assembly and Confession. "When England was Presbyterian ,, is the subtitle of the study. 2 or 3 credits HD624 FROM DIXIE TO THE SUNBELT Clarke A course intended to provide an understanding of the historical and social context for ministry in the "New South." It is designed to help explore the particular histories, traditions, and social forces which shape communities. 3 credits 45 HD625 REVIVALISM IN AMERICA Overbeck A study of revivalism in American church history from Jonathan Edwards through Billy Graham and the Jesus Movement, the course will focus on the techniques of revivalism, i.e., camp meetings, emotional preaching and Gospel music. Denominations which have especially benefited from reviv- alism will be emphasized. 2 or 3 credits HD626 AMERICAN CIVIL RELIGION Overbeck An investigation of the relationship between American politics, history and religion (particularly Protestant Christianity). 2 or 3 credits HD628 FAITH AND WEALTH IN ANCIENT CHURCH /. Gonzalez Dealing with the first four centuries of the Christian era, this course will examine Christian understandings of wealth, property, poverty and related issues against the backdrop of Greco-Roman views on the same matters. 2 credits HD629 HISTORY OF FUNDAMENTALISM Clarke A seminar on the history of Fundamentalism in the U.S. Prerequisite: HD122 2 or 3 credits Doctrinal Studies HD531 THE THEOLOGY OF CALVIN C. Gonzalez, Guthrie, Kline, Stroup A seminar which concentrates on the Institutes. Each year a different section will be studied and compared with the subsequent development of Re- formed theology. 2 credits HD533 INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGY Guthrie An introduction to the study of theology in preparation for Reformed Theology in the second year, dealing with the methodology, language and content of systematic theology. 2 or 3 credits HD630 JUSTIFICATION: CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATION Stroup John Calvin describes justification as "the main hinge on which religion turns." What is justification, and how does the church today make this central doctrine intelligible? Attention will be given to New Testament texts and to discussions of the doctrine in classical theology. One major issue will be the hermeneutical question of how to interpret justification today. 3 credits 46 HD631 NARRATIVE THEOLOGY AND IMPLICATIONS FOR MINISTRY Stroup A seminar on the recent proposals concerning the use of narrative in the- ology. The course is in two parts; the first examines some components of narrative theology, and the second explores the implications of narrative theology for areas of the church's life such as homiletics, Christian edu- cation, and pastoral care. 3 credits HD633 THE THEOLOGIES OF SCHLEIERMACHER AND KIERKEGAARD C. Gonzalez A lecture course in which we will study the thought of these two major 19th century theologians. Special attention will be given to comparing the structure of their theologies and to their influence on 20th century thought. Prerequisites: HD121-122 3 credits HD634 THE THEOLOGY OF KARL BARTH Guthrie A seminar which studies intensively a section of the Church Dogmatics. Prerequisites: HD233-234 2 credits HD635 CONTEMPORARY CHRISTOLOGY Stroup A seminar on some of the major issues in contemporary Christology, with special focus on the interpretation of the incarnation, atonement and res- urrection. 2 credits HD636 THEOLOGICAL METHOD Kline A seminar dealing with recent literature on theological method. 2 credits HD637(737) THE THEOLOGY OF PAUL TILLICH Kline A study of one or more sections of Systematic Theology in the context of classical Christian theology and contemporary theological thought. Prerequisites: HD233-234 or permission of the instructor 3 credits HD638 THE THEOLOGY OF STEWARDSHIP Hall A comprehensive course of lectures and seminars on the biblical and the- ological metaphor of "the steward," designed to reflect on its potential as an appropriate symbol of human identity and vocation in a world con- fronted by such critical issues as injustice, the lack of peace, and the deg- radation of creation. 3 credits HD639 THE THEOLOGY OF JURGEN MOLTMANN Guthrie A seminar dealing with major themes in Moltmann's theology. Prerequisites: HD233-234 2 credits 47 HD737 THEOLOGICAL THEMES FOR CONTEMPORARY MINISTRY Kline A seminar discussing the theological roots of such ministry themes as worship, evangelism, stewardship, interfaith dialogue, moral discourse. 3 credits HD546 THEOLOGY OF LITURGY C. Gonzalez A lecture and discussion course on the doctrinal significance of liturgical practice: the liturgical year, the sacraments, parts of worship, etc. Special attention will be given to the interpretation of Biblical texts within the liturgical setting in which they are to be employed. 3 credits HD641 CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGY Guthrie, Stroup This seminar will cover selected topics having to do with the nature of human identity, the individual's relation to community, the significance of memory, and what it is in human beings which accounts for the search for transcendence. Prerequisites: HD233-234 2 or 3 credits HD643 THE THEOLOGY OF WORK Kline A study of employment, jobs, careers, leisure, unemployment, retirement, and other issues of the workplace. A focus on ministry of the church to people in relation to the world defined by work. 3 credits HD644 PREACHING AT THE OCCASION OF THE SACRAMENTS C. Gonzalez A seminar-workshop concerned with the relationship of preaching and the sacraments. Particular attention will be given to the hermeneutical signif- icance of the sacraments in Biblical interpretation, as well as to the theo- logical significance of preaching on sacramental occasions. 2 credits HD645 PROVIDENCE Stroup An examination of what some contemporary theologians have said about God's relation to the world and God's presence and activity in history. 2 or 3 credits HD646 FAITH AND RIGHTEOUSNESS: A THEOLOGY OF H. RICHARD NIEBUHR Kline A seminar on the theological and ethical writings of H. Richard Niebuhr. Prerequisite: HD233-234 or permission of instructor 3 credits HD647 LIBERATION THEOLOGY Guthrie A study of various theologies written from the perspective of the people who are oppressed and excluded. Special attention is given to theologies coming from the "third world" and from blacks. Prerequisites: HD233-234 2 credits 48 HD648 THEORIES OF JUSTICE Guthrie A seminar to explore the meaning of justice, expecially with regard to the question of what basic economic goods and services should be distributed. Various conservative and liberal classical views will be studied and eval- uated from the perspective of Christian faith. 2 credits HD649 CONFESSIONAL LITERATURE OF THE REFORMED CHURCHES Guthrie, Stroup A seminar making a comparative study of the Reformed Confessions of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and twentieth centuries. Prerequisites: HD233-234 4 credits HD744 LITURGICAL PREACHING C. Gonzalez A seminar-workshop concerned with the relationship of preaching and the sacraments. Particular attention will be given to the hermeneutical signif- icance of the sacraments in Biblical interpretation, as well as to the theo- logical significance of preaching on sacramental occasions. The significance of the liturgical year will also be considered. 3 credits ATA451 INTERSEMINARY SEMINAR Interseminary Staff An occasional seminar (composed of students and professors from Colum- bia, Candler School of Theology, the Interdenominational Theological Cen- ter) to study a current theological issue or theologian. 3 credits Philosophical Studies HD551 PHILOSOPHICAL INTRODUCTION Kline A study of philosophical questions, terminology, and systems as they relate to the theological formulations of the church. 2 credits HD651 THEOLOGICAL HERMENEUTICS Stroup A seminar on the philosophical and theological hermeneutics of Paul Ri- coeur. Special attention will be given to Ricoeur's early work on evil and his more recent work on metaphor and biblical texts. 3 credits HD652 THEOLOGY AND LANGUAGE Kline A seminar dealing with classical and contemporary issues about language in theology. Topics will include such items as analogy, symbol, existence, analysis, story, metaphor, experience. Prerequisites: HD233-234 2 credits 49 Mission and Ecumenics HD562 CHRISTIAN UNITY: THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT Brown A study of the Ecumenical Movement including the following subjects: the Biblical and theological basis for unity, history of the worldwide Christian movement, unity and mission, the national and world Councils of Churches, local participation in the movement toward unity. 2 or 3 credits HD563 AREA STUDIES — ASIA, AFRICA, LATIN AMERICA Staff A seminar which deals with the history, distinctive characteristics, and present status of Christianity in a specific geographic area against the back- ground of the political, social and economic situation. Will focus on op- portunities for mission, current issues and ecumenical relationships. Each year the seminar is offered, a different geographical area will be considered. 2 or 3 credits HD565 CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION Staff An introductory course in the communication of the Gospel across cultural boundaries both abroad and within the United States. The seminar will deal with the nature of culture, communication and listening skills, inter- cultural awareness, and handling cultural conflict and culture shock. De- signed for those interested in working with and understanding cultures and sub-cultures different from our own in this increasingly pluralistic world. 2 credits HD662 CHRISTIAN ENCOUNTER WITH OTHER RELIGIONS AND CULTS Brown A seminar dealing with the relationship of the Christian faith to living religions of today. Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and the religions of China will be explored. Will focus on the relationship between the lordship of Jesus Christ and issues of religious pluralism, dialogue, and the impact of Eastern religious cults on American life. 3 credits HD663 CHRISTIANITY AND REVOLUTION IN CHINA Brown A case study of Christianity in a Marxist Society which will deal with the rise of Christianity and Communism in the world's oldest and most pop- ulous country. Emphasis will be on the reemergence of the church in a post-Maoist China. Implications for the mission of the church in the U.S. and the Third World are a major focus. 2 or 3 credits 50 HD664 CONTEMPORARY ROMAN CATHOLIC THEOLOGY C. Gonzalez A view of recent developments in Roman Catholic theology based partic- ularly upon the documents of the Second Vatican Council and the writings of other Catholic theologians since then. Prerequisites: HD121-122 4 credits HD665 U.S. AS A FOREIGN MISSION FIELD Brown The focus of the seminar will be Lesslie Newbigin's thesis that Western civilization is in crisis and that the church should be called to a "missionary encounter" with our own culture. Texts will be Newbigin's The Other Side of 1984 and Foolishness to the Greeks. 2 credits Ethics and Society HD570 CRISIS ETHICS Staff A seminar to discuss if our post-1945 knowledge of the Holocaust has fundamentally changed ethics and theology. The crises of Christianity and Western culture represented in Hiroshima and Auschwitz will also be stud- ied. 3 credits HD574 SOCIETY, PERSONALITY, AND ETHICS Thurston, Patton This course introduces the insights of both social science (sociology, psy- chology and cultural anthropology), and social ethics into the roles of religion in the human situation. It examines the moral values, assumptions and reasoning of various arguments concerning the relation of religion to culture. This examination considers: 1) the social functions of religion in structuring human personality and society; 2) the social and psychological dynamics of religious and socio-cultural change; 3) the individual and cul- tural meanings of religion; and 4) the effects of modern pluralism on both religious and secular thought and action. Finally, the course concludes with an assessment of the critical dialogue between social science, social ethics and theology on the subject of morality and society. 3 credits HD576 BIBLICAL ETHICS Bonkovsky In whatever activities persons are involved, public or private (e.g., religion, politics, marriage, sex, economics, war), the commands of God reach us. A study of Biblical Ethics thus centers on the authority they bring to our lives and the directions in which we are led. Prerequisites: Previous work in Bible and in ethics 3 credits HD579 BIO-MEDICAL ETHICS Bonkovsky Christian teaching is brought to bear on selected issues, such as abortion, genetic manipulation, and death policy. 2 credits 51 HD670 CRISIS ETHICS Bonkovsky A course which considers post-1945 knowledge of the Holocaust and how such knowledge fundamentally shapes ethics, theological reflection, and the life of religious and secular communities. The crises of Christianity, western culture, and the human enterprise represented in Auschwitz and Hiroshima will be studied. Course will include input from and discourse with non-Christian as well as Christian prespectives. Course will meet off campus as well as on in order to experience other communities of moral discourse. Open to all students, but prior consultation with instructor is advisable. 2 credits HD672 ETHICS IN LIBERATION THEOLOGY: Blacks' and Women's Thurston The seminar will investigate critically the theological and ethical issues underlying radical moral arguments for blacks' and women's liberation in the United States. Particular attention is given to the different meanings of: moral community, liberation, immorality of oppression, moral agency, and the ethic of means to attain the liberation of African Americans and women. The course, to a limited extent, will explore also the interrelation- ship between these liberation movements and struggles for national lib- eration in the Third World. Prerequisites: Previous work in theology or ethics, or permission of instructor 3 credits HD673 ETHICS FOR BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE Bonkovsky A seminar to reflect on critical ethical issues which Christians and others face in their interactions with the worlds of business and the professions. Actual cases and contexts will be studied. Students will lead the seminar at several points. Prerequisites: HD181 or HD272 or experience in moral discourse or the professional world. 2 credits HD674 POLITICAL ETHICS IN THE REFORMED TRADITION: BARTH, NIEBUHR, AND MOLTMANN Thurston A seminar which studies critically the ethical-political thought of Karl Barth, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Jurgen Moltmann. It investigates their convergent and divergent understandings of Christian social responsibility in the di- vine-human enterprise of making an inclusive community of freedom, justice and peace in the world. It intends to serve students in developing moral arguments, from the standpoint of the "Reformed Tradition," with respect to contemporary issues of justice. Prerequisite: previous work in theology and ethics 3 credits 52 HD675 ETHICS AND URBAN LIFE Bonkovsky Consideration of ethical issues in the history and current life of American cities, especially Atlanta, Georgia. A central, organizing theme is the re- lation of sub-sections of the city to the interests of the broader urban community. Prerequisite: Previous work in ethics and permission of the instructor 3 credits HD676 ETHICS AND INTERNATIONAL POLICY Bonkovsky Consideration of the ways in which nations and other international actors, such as churches and multi-national corporations, act, with special atten- tion to the values which do and may influence behavior. Prerequisite: Previous work in ethics 2 or 3 credits HD677 THE THEOLOGY AND ETHICS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Thurston Examines critically the political theology and ethics of Martin Luther King, Jr. which inform his conception and strategy of racial justice. Particular attention is given to King's understanding of moral community, racial and social justice, immorality of racial oppression, moral agency, and the ethic of means to attain racial justice. The course will also explore the primary moral arguments of justice which compete with that of King with respect to the problematic of racial oppression. Prerequisite: Previous work in theology or ethics 3 credits HD678 ETHICAL THINKERS Bonkovsky A study of the writings of several recent ethicists with special attention to their methods and sources in "doing ethics." Thinkers may include Bon- hoeffer, Brunner, Frankena, Gustafson, Haering, H.R. Niebuhr, and Ram- sey. Prerequisite: Previous work in ethics 3 credits HD679 BIO-MEDICAL ETHICS Bonkovsky Exploration of pressing issues in contemporary American bio-medicine and medical care. Emphasizes moral discourse between ethics and medicine as well as within the medical sector. Students will need to interact thoughtfully with medical professionals and in medical settings. The course meets off campus as well as on campus. Students will want to become knowledgeable in a specific issue as well as gain more general exposure. Prerequisites: HD181 or HD272 or the equivalent 3 credits HD770 SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE CHURCH AND THE COMMUNITY Staff This course will focus on the interaction between the church and the com- munity through an analysis of the setting in which the church functions. 3 credits 53 HD776 BIBLICAL ETHICS AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES Bonkovsky The Bible is normative for Judean-Christian communities, but the nature of Scriptural authority is hotly debated and diversely understood. Partic- ipants will survey various ways in which Biblical ethics is done and reflect on such contemporary issues as abortion or nuclear weapons in terms of how Scripture can give guidance to the communities of discourse and to pastor-theologians. 3 credits. HD790 CHRISTOLOGY AT THE CROSSROADS Wells This course will examine the Christologies of contemporary western the- ologians, the response of Latin American theologies, and the relevance of the two types for a constructive Caribbean Christology. The student will be encouraged to articulate a personal Christology which is relevant to ministry in Jamaica. 3 credits INDEPENDENT STUDIES The following courses provide an opportunity to engage in individualized work on various topics in the Historical-Doctrinal Area under the super- vision of an instructor. HD691 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HISTORY Clarke, Gonzalez Any term Up to 4 credits HD693 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN THEOLOGY Guthrie, Stroup Any term Up to 4 credits HD695 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PHILOSOPHY Kline Any term Up to 4 credits HD696 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MISSION AND ECUMENICS Brown Any term Up to 4 credits HD697 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ETHICS Bonkovsky, Bucher, Thurston Any term Up to 4 credits HD698 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN AFRICAN AMERICAN THOUGHT AND PRAXIS Thurston Any term Up to 4 credits 54 PRACTICAL THEOLOGY AREA FACULTY: Robert Leon Carroll, Jr., Brian H. Childs (Chairperson), Philip R. Gehman, Douglas W. Hix (on sabbatic leave 1990-91), Wade P. Huie, Jr., Oscar J. Hussel, Ben C. Johnson, Sara Covin Juengst, Jasper N. Keith, Jr., John H. Patton, Robert H. Ramey, Jr., Lucy A. Rose, Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner, Christine Wenderoth. Required courses for M.Div. degree and, as marked, for M.A. in Youth Ministry PI 12 BECOMING A MINISTER TO PERSONS Staff This course seeks to enable students to grow in their understanding of persons and the nature of ministry. It provides a foundation for other disciplines within the pastoral field. Topics considered are the church's ministry, personal development, and community life. Fall 3 credits P143 INTRODUCTION TO WORSHIP Rose An introduction to the history, theology, and practice of worship in the Reformed and other traditions. Winter 1 credit P151 WORSHIP AND PREACHING Huie, Rose An introduction to the preaching ministry of the Church with the prepa- ration and delivery of sermons and with some attention to the practical concerns of worship, e.g., prayers, music, funerals. Prerequisites: B153, PI 12, P143 Spring 3 credits P222 THE MINISTRY OF TEACHING Hussel An introduction to the teaching ministry of the church, including the phi- losophy and structure of Christian education, and the place of educational work in the life of the congregation. Attention will be given to the involve- ment of the pastor in education and the development of an educational style of ministry. Required for M.A. in Y.M. Prerequisite for Master of Divinity: PI 12 Fall 3 credits P232 MINISTRY TO PERSONS Childs, Keith The course seeks to provide an understanding of pastoral care as a ministry of the church. Specific themes and skills related to the pastoral care of persons in their life experiences are explored through classroom presen- tations, verbatim materials, and literature. This course includes intensive 55 involvement in ministry to persons in a clinical setting, plus seminars. Prerequisite for Master of Divinity: P112 Required for M.A.Y.M. Fall or Spring 5 credits P381-382 CHURCH AND MINISTRY Ramey and Staff A consideration of the theory and practice of the church and its ministry in terms of the nature of church and of ministry in context, polity, and leadership skills. Students will be assigned to a congregation and make other observation visits. Non-Presbyterian students will study the polity of their denomination and administration of their sacraments in approved courses at other ATA schools or with a minister (chosen by Columbia) of their denomination. Prerequisites: SM210, HD233-234 Fall and Spring 3 credits each semester Other Required Courses of M.A. in Youth Ministry P142 WORSHIP WITH YOUTH Staff A study of the foundations and purposes of worship and application, in a variety of ways, with youth. Winter 3 credits P224 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT— YOUTH Hussel General models of planning and decision making are examined and applied in ministry with youth through leadership recruitment, development and support and through knowledge of basic denominational programs and resources. 2 credits *P527 ADULT EDUCATION IN THE CONGREGATION Hussel A study of adults as learners and of forms of education for participation in the life and mission of the church and for the Christian life. Spring 3 credits P620 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND OLDER ADULTS Staff An exploration of the world of gerontology and Christian education. Prerequisite: P222 2 or 3 credits *P623 THE CHURCH AND THE CHILD Wenderoth The specialized needs of children (considered developmentally, sociolog- ically, and anthropologically) will be the central focus, but these will be considered within a broader understanding of Christian education as a discipline of practical theology. 3 credits *One or the other is required. 56 P624 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY Wenderoth An examination and comparison of the developmental theories of Erikson, Piaget, Kohlberg, Fowler, Gilligan, Kegan, Levinson, and others, with a particular eye to how developmental theories can be applied to faith and religious development. Prerequisite: P222 3 credits P625 BASIC MINISTRY WITH YOUTH Staff A beginning exploration into the sociological and psychological basis for ministry for and with adolescents, including theoretical issues, examination of successful models, developmental concerns and resources available. 3 credits P626 ADVANCED MINISTRY WITH YOUTH Staff Continues the exploration into ministry with/for youth. Specialized con- cerns such as spiritual formation, evangelism, stewardship, confirmation, juvenile delinquency are developed as well as continuing the dialogue for a wholistic understanding of youth ministry. Prerequisites: P222, P625 3 credits Elective Courses General P505 PRINCIPLES OF WRITING Archer A course designed to help the student become more confident and effective in writing tasks. It will review the basics of composition and common problems in grammar and usage, but will also help the student understand and develop the writing process, viewing it as both a critical and creative activity. Writing assignments from the students' concurrent courses will provide the basis for activities and discussion. The lecture/workshop format will allow time for general discussion and for individual help. Throughout, the concept of writing as ministry will be explored. non-credit P513 PERSONS AND MINISTRY Staff The issues of adulthood, vocation, parenting, and aging are studied as these relate to ministry. The course builds on the foundation provided by PI 12 and seeks to deepen understanding of ministry to persons in their development. Prerequisite: PI 12 2 credits 57 P515 FEMININE FOOTSTEPS IN THE PARISH: THE IMPACT OF WOMEN'S STUDIES IN THE GOSPEL MINISTRY S tevenson-Moess ner This introductory survey on the impact of Women's Studies in Religion as it affects the gospel ministry will include these materials: feminist her- meneutics; doctrinal considerations; partnership (male/female) in ministry; the male predicament in the midst of church change; practical, spiritual, and sociological aspects of women in ministry; forgiveness and reconcili- ation. 3 credits P516 WOMEN AND MINISTRY Stevenson-Moessner A comprehensive seminar covering the variety of women in a congrega- tional setting, highlighting women as recipients and initiators of ministry, and discussing such topics as self-esteem and spirituality. "Women" in- clude missionaries, two-thirds-world women, parishioners, and the female cleric; there will be a particular emphasis on the role of the spouse of a male minister. The seminar will address these questions: What is a useful ministry with women? What kind of caring is most helpful to the women in crises, including faith crises? Additional requirements for advance degree programs. 2 or 3 credits Christian Education P522 TEACHING WITH IMAGINATION Juengst This course will help students develop a more imaginative approach to teaching by experiencing a variety of teaching methods. Attention will be given to understanding how our theology affects our methodology. 2 or 3 credits P524 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Hussel General models of planning will be examined and applied for education in the congregation. Leadership recruitment, development and support are stressed and specific methods considered. Planned choice of curriculum and educational resources is included, with examination of specific re- sources. Fall 2 credits P525 FAITH DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFE CYCLE Wenderoth Faith development throughout the human life cycle will be explored using Fowler's schema as well as his antecedents and critics. The class will explore implications for pastoral counseling and Christian nurture in the congre- gation. Prerequisites: PI 12, P222 2 or 3 credits 58 P527 ADULT EDUCATION IN THE CONGREGATION Hussel A study of the adult and of adult education for participation in the life and mission of the church and for the Christian life. Prerequisites: PI 12, P222 3 credits P623 THE CHURCH AND THE CHILD Wenderoth The specialized needs of children (considered developmentally, sociolog- ically, and anthropologically) will be the central focus, but these will be considered within a broader understanding of Christian education as a discipline of practical theology. 3 credits P625 BASIC MINISTRY WITH YOUTH Staff A beginning exploration into the sociological and psychological basis for ministry for and with adolescents, including theoretical issues, examination of successful models, developmental concerns and resources available. 3 credits P626 ADVANCED MINISTRY WITH YOUTH Staff Continues the exploration into ministry with/for youth. Specialized con- cerns such as spiritual formation, evangelism, stewardship, confirmation, juvenile delinquency are developed as well as continuing the dialogue for a wholistic understanding of youth ministry. Prerequisites: P222, P625 3 credits P724 THE MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH AND OLDER ADULTS Crossley This course will begin the exploration into the world of older adults in the American context, taking special note of the implications for the ministry of the Church. 3 credits Pastoral Care and Counseling P531 PASTORAL CARE AND THEOLOGY Childs Through lectures and reading seminars the literature in the field of pastoral care will be examined. Models for doing pastoral care and theological groundings of the pastoral approaches will be explicated. Prerequisite: P232 2 or 3 credits P531a PASTORAL CARE IN FILM AND LITERATURE Childs The empirical and rational ways of knowing are important ones used in pastoral care and pastoral theology. An intuitive way of knowing is also a way of knowing and one seemingly underdeveloped for most pastoral care persons. Experiencing art is one way to understand the intuitive way of 59 knowing. This course will investigate the limits and possibilities of intuitive knowing through the experience of film and literature. Along with reading in the history of art in the Christian Church, the course will concern itself with contemporary film and literature. Prerequisite: P232 2 or 3 credits P532 PASTORAL CARE IN CRISIS SITUATIONS Quids Examination of forms of crisis experience in modern life from psychological, sociocultural and theological perspectives. Theologically grounded ap- proaches to crisis ministry compared with current secular models of crisis intervention. Prerequisite: P232 2 or 3 credits P533 PASTORAL CARE IN PRIMARY MOMENTS Patton Lectures and case studies dealing with selected primary moments in the developmental process and some common critical incidents that call for pastoral care to developing persons. Prerequisite: PI 12 2 or 3 credits P534 PASTORAL CARE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE Childs, Patton This course focuses on current developments and issues in marriage and family life as these relate to ministry. Various types of ministry to marriage and family life will be explored. Particular attention will be given to a theological understanding of marriage and family life. Prerequisite: PI 12 2 or 3 credits P535 MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT Keith A seminar for couples, discussing issues in contemporary Christian mar- riage and engaging in enrichment experiences, in order to strengthen the participants' marriages and prepare them for ministry to other marriages. 2 or 3 credits P536 PASTORAL CARE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Staff A seminar discussing the illnesses of children, family dynamics and pas- toral care of each plus clinical experience. In 1986 the location was Scottish Rite Hospital with Chaplain Imogene Bennett. Prerequisite: P232 3 credits P537 MINISTRY TO DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED PERSONS Keith A seminar discussing the disabilities and handicaps, personal and family dynamics, and enlightened treatment of the developmentally disabled per- sons plus clinical experience at a retardation center. Prerequisite: P232 3 credits 60 P538 MINISTRY TO DEEPLY TROUBLED PERSONS Keith A seminar discussing the dynamics and behaviors of deeply troubled per- sons, plus clinical experience in a mental health facility. Prerequisite: P232 3 credits P539 PASTORAL CARE AND THE AGING PROCESS Keith This course explores a variety of issues relating to the aging process and older adults. Community resources for the care of the aged are identfied. Specific proposals for parish programs are developed. Throughout the course theological dimensions of the aging process are sought. Includes a clinical component. Prerequisite: P232 3 credits P630 SPECIAL ISSUES IN PASTORAL CARE AND COUNSELING Childs An advanced seminar identifying and discussing the major special issues confronting pastoral care-giving in contemporary society. Such issues as violence, addiction, homosexuality, pandemic disease will be raised. Spe- cial projects will be generated from student and social issues raised ac- cording to the needs of the time. Prerequisite: P232 2 or 3 credits P630a TOWARD A PASTORAL CARE OF WOMEN Stevenson-Moessner The goal of this seminar is to respond more appropriately to the distinctive physical and psychological pain of women through the medium of pastoral care. Questions of personal identity and intimacy as well as female cyclical theories will be examined. Concepts of "caring" and "mothering," voca- tional motivations, therapeutic alignment with dominant systems, a wom- an's role as counselor/counselee and disciplines of support will be discussed. 2 or 3 credits P631 THEOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF PASTORAL CARE Patton This course will explore theological dimensions of pastoral care, along with certain understandings from psychodynamic theories and family systems theory, as one foundation for parish ministry. Particular attention will be given to the use of community resources and consultation. Primarily for D.Min. and Th.M. degree students; others must secure permission of the professor. 3 credits P631a FROM PASTORAL EXPERIENCE TO THEOLOGY Patton A seminar which focuses on theological reflection on one's pastoral ex- perience in order to develop a type of experiential theology. Prerequisite: P232 and HD234 3 credits 61 P632 SEMINAR IN FAMILY LIFE Keith This course seeks to provide an in-depth understanding of the literature, theories, and concepts of family life. Major resources to be considered will be psychological, sociological, and theological. 2 or 3 credits P633 THE DEVLOPMENT OF MODERN PASTORAL CARE Keith This course will research the literature, study the personalities, and con- sider the historical context of the pastoral care movement in the U.S. in the 20th century. 2 or 3 credits P634 SYSTEMS OF FAMILY PASTORAL COUNSELING Childs A survey and seminar exploring the various systems of family evaluation and therapy. Special emphasis will be placed upon the works of major theorists and clinicians (Minuchin, Bowen, Ackerman and Haley). The theological evaluation of family life and dysfunction will explored. For Th.M. and S.T.D. students; others must secure permission of the professor. 3 credits P635 ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN PASTORAL CARE Patton Lectures and case studies are used to explore the boundaries of pastoral care and ethics. Issues such as abortion, sexuality, work and play, com- mitment to causes, use of economic resources, social responsibility, life and death, etc. will be considered. 2 or 3 credits P636 PASTORAL COUNSELING OF THE INDIVIDUAL Childs Theory and practice of time-limited, individual pastoral counseling. Basic principles of psychological and theological diagnosis; treatment planning; and treatment managment. Cases investigated will be those typically en- countered in the parish. Case studies, lectures, role playing, verbal reports will be used. Theological rationale of pastoral counseling will be explored. Prerequisite: P232 3 credits P637 PASTORAL CARE AND GRIEF Keith A study of the pastoral care response in situations of loss, the dimensions of the grief process, and the dynamics of personality involved in grief. Events of pastoral care in grief will be shared by the participants. For Th.M. and D.Min. students; others must secure permission of professor. 3 credits P638 GRADUATE COUNSELING PRACTICUM Staff Graduate students in the pastoral counseling program are admitted to work under supervision at one of the several local pastoral counseling centers until the counseling center certifies achievement of the required level of 62 performance. At that time the student will be granted six credits. (Tuition for the course is paid directly to the counseling center at a rate established by Columbia and the center.) It is expected that upon completion of the practicum a student will have sufficient supervision to apply for member- ship in the American Association of Pastoral Counseling, Inc. Limited to students in the Th.M. in Pastoral Couseling. (Students may register for P638a, P638b, P638c for 2 credits per semester.) Prerequisite: Oral Examination by professors and supervisors 6 credits P639 PRINCIPLES OF PASTORAL SUPERVISION Keith This course will research philosophies of education, theories of learning and methods of supervision for a ministry of pastoral supervision. (Stu- dents may register for P639a, P639b, for 3 credits each semester.) Fall and Spring 6 credits P639a MEN AND WOMEN IN TRAVAIL AND TRANSITION: CONSIDERATIONS IN PASTORAL COUNSELING Stevenson-Moessner A seminar to discuss issues of men's and women's development, crises, and changes that are pertinent to parish work and pastoral care. 3 credits P734 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELING THEORY Hightower This course will survey theory and practice of marriage and family coun- seling with particular attention to how this discipline can be used by the parish minister. Emphasis will be placed on case material presented by students and the application of theory to these cases. 3 credits P735 PASTORAL CARE: AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH Close A look at some of the right brain approaches to pastoral care and counseling: rapport building, metaphor, therapeutic rituals and ceremonies, guided meditation and behavioral assignments. 3 credits Worship P541 PRACTICUM IN WORSHIP AND PREACHING Huie, Rose This course is designed to further learning, growth, and competence in leading worship and preaching, with an emphasis on practice with the use of video. Plenaries meet for one hour a week with readings and discussions of key issues with special attention given to those chosen by the class. Small group lab sessions provide work with video where students tell stories, preach sections of sermons, work on communication skills, and lead selected acts of worship. Prerequisites: P143, P151 or equivalent 2 credits 63 P542 WORSHIP IN THE REFORMED TRADITION Staff A study of the history, theology, and practice of worship in the Reformed tradition. The development of worship from the New Testament to the current day will be surveyed, with particular attention to the Reformed tradition in Europe and North America. Reformed views of Word and Sacrament will be examined, and lab exercises in the conduct of various worship services will be given. Spring 2 credits P544 HYMNOLOGY Davies A workshop series to examine the history, theology, musicianship, pastoral dynamics, and aesthetic dimension of hymns in general, with special ref- erence to selected hymns from the new Presbyterian Hymnbook. The course is designed to help students be more intentional in their choice of hymns for worship. Students will be helped to write their own hymns during the course. 2 credits P644 RENEWING WORSHIP THROUGH NEW LITURGICAL RESOURCES Huie The focus of this class is on the four liturgical resources recently produced by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on the Sunday service with the Lord's Supper, baptism, marriage, and the funeral, evaluating them in their ecu- menical context from theological, historical, and pastoral perspectives, and thus enriching our understanding of and leadership in worship. Prerequisite: P143, P151, or equivalent 3 credits Preaching P551 TASTING SERMONS Huie A seminar to study and discuss contemporary sermons by reading or lis- tening/viewing on tape. Beginning with sermons in The Twentieth Century Pulpit, a variety of types and styles of sermons which represent various denominations and different groups are tasted. 2 credits P552(652) DEVELOPING YOUR OWN PREACHING STYLE Rose A seminar in which students will (1) explore a variety of sermon types, designs, and techniques, (2) evaluate sermons of historical and contem- porary preachers, and (3) preach three sermons of their own. P652 requires additional work. Prerequisite: P151 2 credits P553 SITUATIONAL PREACHING Huie A seminar-workshop in the composition and delivery of sermons with particular attention given to situational issues in ministry - pastoral crises, 64 ethical issues, liturgical settings, and so forth. Video will be used to improve communication skills and to give opportunity to experiment with various styles. Prerequisite: P151 or equivalent 2 or 3 credits P654 PREACHING WORKSHOP AND SEMINAR Rose Students will explore a variety of sermon types, designs, and techniques, evaluate sermons of historical and contemporary preachers, preach three sermons of their own, and use video to work on communication skills. 3 credits P658 CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO PREACHING Staff Recent developments in contemporary preaching, such as inductive and narrative preaching, will be critically examined in terms of theory and practice. 3 credits P659 PREACHING ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS Huie Designed to explore the significance of special occasions in ministry and how to address them in preaching. Some examples: rites like baptisms and funerals, festivals of the Christian year like Ascension and All Saints, and church seasons like missions and stewardship. Reading and lectures, writ- ing and delivering sermons. Prerequisites: P143, P151, or equivalents 3 credits P752 THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PREACHING WEEK IN AND WEEK OUT Crawford The burden of preaching too often drains the minister of imagination, passion, and exegetical skill. This course is designed to address these three issues as a way of reinvigorating the pastor's major calling. 3 credits Communication P560 THE MINISTER AS A SPEAKER Taylor A study of the principles of healthy and effective vocal expression and the application of these to speech in pulpit, committee meeting, and confer- ence. 3 credits P565 COLUMBIA CHOIR Davies A course for students interested in learning about church music through singing in a choir. A variety of musical styles will be offered each semester. May be taken for a maximum of 2 semesters for credit. 1 credit per semester 65 P567 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC IN WORSHIP Davies Students will be helped to develop their own philosophy on the use of music in worship, and, at the same time, will have the opportunity of learning to read music and use this skill in the playing of handbells. 2 credits Evangelism P571 CONTEMPORARY DISCIPLESHIP Johnson The aim of this course is the development of a meaningful Christian lifestyle patterned on the biblical record of the life and ministry of Jesus. The course aims to enrich the lives of students and also to provide a model for dis- cipleship training in the local congregation. 3 credits P572 INTRODUCTION TO EVANGELISM Johnson An examination of the meaning of evangelism from both theological and historical perspectives, with a focus on pastoral ministry. 3 credits P573 EVANGELISM FOCUS Johnson A course to train students to lead and participate in a week-end event of witnessing, teaching, and preaching. Requires involvement in a week-end event in a congregation. P571 recommended. 2 credits P574 ON DISCERNING GOD'S WILL Johnson This course will endeavor to help each student answer the crucial question "How can I discern God's will?" The course will consist of student research, input and grappling with existential personal issues. 2 credits P575 PASTOR AS EVANGELIST Johnson This course will offer a positive, wholistic description of evangelism. It will explore the various pastoral roles with their evangelistic dimension. This course is especially helpful for juniors who are preparing for SM210. 2 or 3 credits P576 SPIRITUAL FORMATION IN PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY Davies, Ramey Provides a setting for spiritual growth, offers instruction in prayer, provides structured group experiences and mutual support, and aims to strengthen ministerial formation. Recommended for first year students. 2 credits P671 TOWARD A THEOLOGY OF EVANGELISM Johnson, Wenderoth Beginning with a study of key theological categories — Revelation, Salva- tion, the Spiritual Presence, Salvation and the Church — students will work 66 toward developing evangelistic methods appropriate in a variety of con- temporary situations. 3 credits P672 C. JUNG AND SPIRITUALITY Johnson A seminar which investigates the seminal categories in the thought of Carl Jung and the implications of his thought for developing Christian spirit- uality. 2 or 3 credits P673 AN INTRODUCTION TO PASTORAL SPIRITUALITY AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION Johnson This course will develop the thesis that the call of God and the minister's response to it are the dynamic elements which constitute vital spirituality. It will focus on the minister as a spiritual person and the functions of ministry as an expression of this identity. The course will expose each minister to a variety of ways of revitalizing his/her relation with God. 3 credits P674 CREATING EFFECTIVE EVANGELISTIC MODELS Johnson An examination of the principles required to create and evaluate effective models of evangelism. Enables the student to create an effective evangelistic emphasis which is contextually informed and theology faithful. 2 credits P675 THEOLOGY AND PRACTICE OF EVANGELISM IN THE LOCAL CHURCH Johnson An exploration of the essential ingredients of evangelism and the theolog- ical assumptions which undergird it. This approach emphasizes both the- ological commitment and practical methods. 3 credits P676 STAGES OF FAITH AND EVANGELISM Johnson The aim of this course is to develop a holistic understanding and practice of evangelism in pastoral ministry. Holistic refers both to the whole person and the whole life span. Using Fowler's "Stages of Faith" model, the class will explore its implications for evangelism. Practical application to the student's life and ministry will be stressed. 3 or 4 credits P677 PASTORAL SPIRITUALITY Johnson This course will explore the spirituality of the pastor and how it impacts his or her ministry. It will deal with two fundamental aspects of pastoral life, spirituality as being and spirituality as doing. It will provide a theo- logical understanding and practical directives for the development of a distinctive pastoral spirituality. 2 credits 67 P678 EVANGELISM AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION Johnson The goal of this course is to enable each student to understand the Biblical and theological foundations for evangelism and spiritual development; to appropriate the style and skills of spiritual direction for the evangelistic task; and to develop basic skills in helping persons begin and continue their spiritual journey. The class will consist of lecture, discussion, pre- senting verbatims, and reports on the assigned texts. Through these various learning opportunities the goal is for each student to develop both a passion for and skills in enabling persons to begin a vital life of faith. 2 or 3 credits P679 THEOLOGY FOR CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY AND EVANGELISM ]ohnson This course will deal with re-visioning the theological categories that inspire and inform an adequate spirituality and evangelism. It will suggest practical implications for developing an effective outreach and spiritually renewed persons and congregations. 3 credits P771 THEOLOGY AND PRACTICE OF EVANGELISM Johnson This course will explore the theological basis of evangelism, the analysis of a congregation, and the development of effective plans for doing evan- gelism in the local congregation. 3 credits P773 AN INTRODUCTION TO PASTORAL SPIRITUALITY AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION Johnson This course will develop the thesis that the call of God and the minister's response to it are the dynamic elements which constitute vital spirituality. It will focus on the minister as a spiritual person and the functions of ministry as an expression of this identity. The sessions, the discussions, and the assignments will expose each minister to a variety of ways of revitalizing his/her relationship with God. Spiritual direction can then be most profitably explored after one has come to grips with one's own de- velopment. 3 credits Church Administration P582 CREATIVE CHURCH ADMINISTRATION Ramey A course which enables students to administer churches creatively, in- cluding administering human, physical and financial resources. 3 credits P584 BUILDING CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY THROUGH SMALL GROUPS Ramey A course which deals with the dynamics and philosophies of various small groups in the church and explores ways to start and maintain such groups. 3 credits 68 P681 LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR EFFECTIVE MINISTRY Ramey A course which studies the biblical principles of servant leadership and analyzes students' leadership styles. It also suggests concrete ways that students can initiate servant leadership in the church and provides op- portunities for them to develop their leadership skills. 3 credits P682 MANAGING CONFLICT IN THE LOCAL CHURCH Ramey A course which relates Biblical, theological, and sociological understand- ings of conflict of the various forms of conflict in the life of the Church by study of the basic approaches to conflict management and analysis by students of their own style of management. Learning techniques will in- clude role plays of high conflict meetings, simulation games, and case studies of conflict situations. 3 credits P683 MULTIPLE STAFF MINISTRY Ramey A study of the meaning and forms of multiple staff ministry, situations in which it is taking place, factors in good staff relationships and their im- plementation, and personnel administration. 2 credits P684 BUILDING CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY THROUGH SMALL GROUPS Ramey This course deals with the dynamics and philosophies of various small groups in the church and explores ways to start and maintain such groups. 3 credits P685 ACTIVATING THE LOCAL CONGREGATION Ramey A course which examines the varied strategies currently being used to activate churches, including goal setting by the congregation, creative pro- gram development, spiritual formation, renewal through worship, chang- ing structures, and leadership development. 3 credits P686 SPIRITUAL FORMATION Ramey A course which studies and applies experientially the traditional ways persons grow in grace through prayer, meditation, journal keeping, read- ing devotional classes, worship, spiritual direction, and participation in the community of faith; also studies ways to give authentic spiritual di- rection to a congregation. 3 or 4 credits P687 MINISTRY IN THE SMALL CHURCH Ramey A course designed to enable students to study, value, and lead small churches. 3 credits 69 P688 THE MINISTER AS SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR Ramey This course studies the relationship between the minister's own spiritual growth and competence to guide others in their spiritual journeys. 2 or 3 credits P781 DOING MINISTRY TODAY Harrington A study of the basic tasks in parish life: preaching, nurture, stewardship, administration and pastoral care, looked at in terms of the emerging culture in the USA. 3 credits P785 ENABLING MINISTRY OF LAITY Smith This course will relate biblical, theological, historical, and sociological un- derstandings of factors which either liberate or restrain laity for ministry within and without the local church. Students will study methods for enabling laity to identify and claim their particular areas of ministry. Par- ticipants will analyze how their own theological assumptions and styles of pastoral leadership inhibit or encourage a cooperative ministry by the laity. The course will explore methods for deveolping small covenant groups for laity support and accountability within the local church structure. 3 credits Independent Studies The following courses are designed for students who are interested in further study beyond the regular course offerings in the Practical Theology Area. Permission of the instructor is required. P690 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN STEWARDSHIP Johnson, Ramey Any term Up to 4 credits P691 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MINISTRY Ramey Any term Up to 4 credits P692 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION Hussel Any term Up to 4 credits P693 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PRACTICAL THEOLOGY AND COUNSELING Childs, Keith, Stevenson-Moessner Any term Up to 4 credits P694 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN WORSHIP Huie, Rose Any term Up to 4 credits P695 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PREACHING Huie, Rose Any term Up to 4 credits P696 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPIRITUAL FORMATION Johnson, Ramey Any term Up to 4 credits 70 P697 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EVANGELISM AND CHURCH GROWTH Johnson Any term Up to 4 credits P698 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN POLITY AND ADMINISTRATION Ramey Any term Up to 4 credits P699 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NEW OR SMALL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT Ramey Any term Up to 4 credits INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES Required courses for M.Div. 1343 THEOLOGY AND PREACHING Huie, Rose and Biblical or Historical-Doctrinal Staff An integrative course to enable students to understand the exegetical, theological, and contextual — personal and social — dimensions of the act of preaching and to practice these skills. Fall 2 credits 1373 EVANGELISM AND MISSION Brown, Johnson A course to provide an introduction to the understanding and practice of evangelism and mission for those engaged in ministry in local congrega- tions. The course includes cross-cultural evangelism, ecumenical and in- ternational dimensions of mission, strategies for communicating the gospel, changing patterns of world mission, and a forward look at evangelism and mission in the emerging Church. Fall 2 credits 1402 EVALUATION AND PROJECTION OF MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT Carroll At the conclusion of the intern year students evaluate their intern expe- rience in terms of personal growth, professional behavior, and develop- ment skills; integrate emerging understandings of the form and nature of ministry into a theory of ministry, and prepare a plan for future devel- opment in ministry. Required of all year-long interns. Summer See SM414 Elective Courses 1521 WOMEN IN TRAVAIL: CONSIDERATIONS OF THE FEMININE IN PASTORAL CARE AND COUNSELING Stevenson-Moessner A seminar to discuss two books (Feminine Psychology, Karen Horney, M.D., and Toward a New Psychology of Women, Jean Baker Miller, M.D.) and a collection of articles regarding feminine psychology. This material will be correlated with a standard text in pastoral care. 3 credits 71 1601 FROM TEXT TO SERMON Huie and Biblical Area Staff A laboratory course using one particular book of the Bible where students work from particular texts to written sermons. Prerequisites: B153, B154, P151 3 credits 1604 HOMOSEXUALITY: PASTORAL AND THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES Childs, Stroup An interdisciplinary seminar which examines homosexuality in light of recent psychobiological and clinical research and biblical and theological scholarship. Attention will be given to the general nature of sexuality; the various social interpretations of homosexuality; and the assessment of dif- ferent forms of homosexuality in the Bible, Christian theology, and the history of the Church. Prerequisite: HD233 or 234 and P232 3 credits 1609 PREACHING FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT Newsome This seminar will examine methods by which the Old Testament is to be interpreted to contemporary congregations. 3 credits 1691 INTERDISCIPLINARY INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff up to 4 credits SUPERVISED MINISTRY Required courses for M.Div. SM210 SUPERVISED MINISTRY: CONGREGATION Carroll and Staff This required experience of supervised ministry in a congregation is in- tended to enrich the curriculum both by helping the student integrate previous studies and by raising questions for future courses. For a period of 10 weeks (minimum), the intern serves with a congregation, engages in a broad range of pastoral functions, and engages in a structured process of theological reflection with a supervising pastor and lay committee. Stu- dents are assisted in securing a placement within their denomination. Prerequisites: HD181, P112, P151 Summer 6 credits Required Courses for M.A. in Youth Ministry SM212 SUPERVISED MINISTRY: YOUTH Carroll The concepts and methods learned in Year One are experienced and tested in the variety of activities related to youth ministry in a congregation within one's denomination or in other settings. Both CPE and international place- ments are available. Summer 6 credits 72 SM213-214 SUPERVISED MINISTRY: YOUTH Carroll Working a limited number of hours weekly in a congregation or other setting — from September through May — students will reflect upon their work experiences and upon issues, such as administration, leadership, styles, staff relationships. Fall and Spring 3 credits each term Elective Courses SM414 SUPERVISED MINISTRY: THE INTERN YEAR Carroll This twelve-month internship, encouraged for all M.Div. students, is to foster growth in ministerial identity and competence. The context for the Intern Year may be in a congregation of one's denomination, a social agency, an international setting, or other placement appropriate for the individual's educational and vocational goals. The internship is supervised by an experienced, ordained minister utilizing an action-reflection process for learning. Components of this internship outside the ministry context include (a) the pre-internship seminar, (b) a two-week interdisciplinary course (on campus in January), and (c) a one-week "Evaluation and Pro- jection" course (1402, on campus in August). Prerequisite: Completion of A and B Components, or permission of In- structor and Dean of Faculty. Twelve-month period 11 credits SM610 CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION UNIT Columbia Theological Seminary is a member of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. A student may participate in a unit of Basic CPE in those institutions accredited by ACPE. Any term, usually Summer 6 credits* SM611-612-613-614 CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP Students may participate in units of Advanced CPE in institutions ac- credited by ACPE. Twelve-month period 20 credits* (non-credit for Th.M. students) SM615 SUPERVISED URBAN CLINICAL UNIT This course involves a full-time ministry experience which is designed to help one function more effectively in an urban context. Students are placed in one of several urban ministry settings. An action-reflection process of learning is utilized. Supervision is provided by both field supervisors and staff persons of the Urban Training Organization of Atlanta. Any term, usually Summer 6 credits 73 SM616 SUPERVISED URBAN INTERN YEAR Carroll An intern year supervised by the Urban Training Organization of Atlanta. The course involves the various components outlined under SM414 and SM615. Prerequisite: Completion of A and B Components, or permission of In- structor and Dean of Faculty. 20 credits* SM620 SUPERVISED CONGREGATIONAL UNIT Carroll This ten-week internship in a congregational context provides one with the opportunity to focus on either a selected area of ministry chosen for concentrated experience (e.g., worship, social ministry, Christian educa- tion, etc.), or a broad range of experience in a congregation which will develop further one's sense of pastoral identity. Prerequisite: Completion of A and B Components, or permission of In- structor and Dean of Faculty. 6 credits SM691 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SUPERVISED MINISTRY Carroll Any term up to 4 credits *The total number credits required for the M.Div. degree cannot be reduced by more than six credits for these SM electives, but the other credits may be applied in another degree program. S.T.D. AND D.MIN. COURSES The S.T.D. and D.Min. programs consist primarily of advanced courses provided by participating schools in the Atlanta Theological Association. The 600 level courses in this catalog, together with advanced courses at the Candler School of Theology, Erskine Theological Seminary, and the Interdenominational Theological Center are open to students in these pro- grams. The following includes other courses specifically developed for the S.T.D. and D.Min. programs. ATA401 SEMINAR ON MINISTRY Hix and Staff Basic seminar on ministry theory and career analysis required of all D.Min. students. 6 credits ATA402 EXPERIENCE IN SUPERVISED MINISTRY A.T.A. Staff Provides an experience, under supervision, in some aspect of ministry. May be designed by student in consultation with Director of Advanced Studies or done as CPE unit. Required of all D. Min. students. 6 credits ATA403 PROJECT PROPOSAL WORKSHOP Hussel A workshop presenting the theory of dissertation construction, developing one's project proposal, and understanding use of the library in dissertation research. Required of Columbia D.Min. students. End of January no credit End of July 74 ATA463 THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN PASTORAL COUNSELING A.T.A. Staff Modern history of pastoral counseling; its roots in theology, psychoanal- ysis, existential and humanistic psychology. Required of all Th.M. (pastoral counseling) and S.T.D. students. 3 credits ATA471 SEMINAR IN PERSONALITY THEORY A.T.A. Staff Contemporary personality theories are reviewed to assess their relevancies for pastoral counseling. Required of Th.M. (pastoral counseling) and S.T.D. students. 3 credits ATA473 DIAGNOSIS AND CHANGE A.T.A. Staff The process of change is considered from both pastoral and psychological perspectives. Required of S.T.D. students. 3 credits ATA475 PASTORAL THEOLOGICAL METHOD A.T.A. Staff Seeks to develop a pastoral theology consistent with both systematic the- ology and pastoral practice. Required of S.T.D. students. 3 credits ATA477 SEMINAR IN PASTORAL SUPERVISION A.T.A. Staff Provides doctoral students in pastoral counseling with the experience of pastoral supervision under the guidance of clinical supervisors. Acquaints students with the expanding literature on pastoral supervision from a va- riety of disciplines. Students may register for ATA477 and ATA477b. 3 credits ATA478 GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY In this year long course, the dynamics of groups are considered, both theoretically and experientially for the purpose of developing broader pas- toral counseling. 6 credits ATA479 ETHICAL AND THERAPEUTIC PERSPECTIVES ON MODERN MARRIAGE Patton The purpose of the course is to become familiar with and discuss critically some of the contemporary literature on the Christian ethics of marriage and the theory and practice of marital therapy. Students will read, discuss the literature, and write a journal-article length paper on how a Christian ethical perspective and a therapeutic perspective inform the way one un- derstands marriage and how ethical and therapeutic perspectives may or may not correct and inform each other. 3 credits 75 ATA481 PASTORAL COUNSELING RESEARCH SEMINAR A.T.A. Staff A seminar on research methodology in pastoral counseling and pastoral theology for S.T.D. and Th.M. students. The seminar is required for S.T.D. students in their second and third years in the program. It is recommended that Th.M. students in pastoral counseling take at least one year of the seminar. (S.T.D. students will register for ATA481a, ATA481b, ATA481c, ATA481d for a total of 6 semester credits). 3 credits per year ATA485 COUNSELING PRACTICUM Patton and Staff In each term the student engages in from two to four hours of counseling per week under supervision. Assigned readings and appropriate didactic materials are included. (Students will register for ATA485a, ATA485b, ATA485c, and ATA485d for a total of 18 semester credits.) Required of S.T.D. students 9 credits per year ATA489 DIRECTED STUDY To fill out areas of knowledge not covered by course work, at recommen- dation of the advisor. Credit as assigned ATA496 DOCTORAL PROJECT Required of all D.Min. and S.T.D. students. 6 credits ATA000 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE Required for S.T.D. students not registered for course work, clinical work or doctoral project supervision in any long semester. Non credit 76 ACADEMIC NOTES YEARLY SCHEDULE The academic year is composed of two long semesters of 14 weeks each and a short January term. During the summer the seminary offers a full program of supervised ministry, independent study under the guidance of a member of the faculty, an eight-week course in beginning Greek, and a four-week summer session designed primarily for D.Min. students and ministers interested in continuing education. The sequential nature of the curriculum for M.Div. degree students makes it essential that they begin their work with the summer course in beginning Greek (or with the fall term if they have already mastered basic Greek grammar). COMMUNITY WORSHIP The seminary community gathers for worship every day of regular classes to express its thanksgiving for and need of God's grace and to pray for the church and the world. WEDNESDAY FORUMS Included in the worship of each Wednesday of class weeks is a forum which leads the Columbia community into consideration of significant is- sues for the church in the world, or exposes it to persons from other denominations and parts of the earth, or directs it in spiritual formation. A majority of the forums are designed and led by student organizations. ORIENTATION An orientation program which is required of all entering students is held during the days preceding the regular opening of the seminary in the fall. It offers an opportunity for new students to get acquainted with one another and with student body leaders and members of the faculty. Tests are administered to help new and transfer students identify and understand particular strengths and deficiencies of preparation for theological instruc- tion. Returning students are also required to participate in the orientation days, including a debriefing of the summer supervised ministry or intern program, a discussion of procedures for receiving a call to a congregation, presbytery relationships, and the like. SUMMER GREEK SCHOOL Entering students in the M.Div. degree program are required to have a reading knowledge of New Testament Greek. For those students who are not prepared in Greek, the seminary offers a six credit course, B021, during the summer. The course runs for an eight-week period and meets 77 daily, usually each morning, Monday through Friday, for three hours, with small group afternoon tutorial sessions. Students who have successfully completed two years of Greek in college or who pass a Greek qualifying examination are exempted from B021. FLEXIBILITY BY ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND SPECIAL STUDIES Students who have strong backgrounds in certain particular fields of the curriculum, or who demonstrate unusual proficiency in their work are given opportunities for special placement or for independent work. Re- quests for flexibility in a student's program should be made to the Dean of Faculty. Two opportunities for flexibility are available. 1. Students may be permitted advanced placement in the A and B components if they can satisfactorily demonstrate that they have already achieved the objectives of a given course. This means that they may be exempt from the course and permitted to take an advanced course in the area. 2. Academically qualified students may be permitted to engage in special study as a route to the establishment of competence in a required course rather than taking one or several required courses. INDEPENDENT STUDY Students are encouraged to design and pursue their own program of independent research and study as a part of the elective offerings. Contracts may be drawn up with faculty members teaching in the area of the student's interest for reading courses and research projects. The nature and extent of the work projected and completed determine the amount of credit given. Such courses provide students the opportunity to investigate areas of spec- ialized interest in which no regular electives are offered. HONORS PROGRAM Students in the Master of Divinity degree program who enter the C component with a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 and a 3.6 average in the proposed area of study may enter the Honors Program. Waiver of these requirements is by vote of the entire faculty in the proposed area of study. Students choose to work in the Biblical, historical-doctrinal or prac- tical theology areas and with a particular professor. The program consists of guided study in both long semesters for a total of 8 credits. For additional information, see the chairperson of the area of interest. CREDIT VALUATION AND COURSE LOAD While the educational progress of the student cannot be ultimately measured by the number of credits earned, a system of course valuation is necessary to assure balance in the curriculum. Columbia estimates a semester credit as approximately 42 to 45 working hours, except for certain supervised ministry and clinical programs whose work investment is de- 78 termined by the contract for the particular course. The satisfactory com- pletion of a course, however, is determined not by time invested but goals and objectives achieved. Each student is required to consult with his or her faculty advisor before registering for courses. The standard number of credits a student in basic degree programs may take in the 14- week terms is 16. A student with a B average may take no more than 17 credits. In the January term a student may register for no more than three credits unless taking HD241. The M.Div. degree normally requires three full academic years in res- idence, plus a summer term for SM210. The Master of Arts in Theological Studies and the Master of Arts in Youth Ministry usually require two full academic years. Advanced degrees involve the student in part-time study for a minimum of two years. GRADING At the close of each term grades are given to basic degree students according to the following four quality points system. A grade report is sent to each student and denominational supervisor, if applicable. For A through D component students, special, Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Youth Ministry, unclassified and occasional students, the criteria for grading are creativity, mastery of material, skill in organizing and expressing ideas, and the ability to relate to other learn- ings. The grading system is: Outstanding Superior Very Good Good Slightly above standard Standard Slightly below standard Below standard Serious deficiencies Unacceptable An E is given when a portion of the course requirements — such as a major paper, an examination or a project — is unacceptable to the instruc- tor. Unless such work is completed in acceptable form within the time extension, the E becomes a final grade of F. An F is given when the total work of the course is unacceptable or when work is not completed within the term or within an approved extension. C component students may choose to take up to six elective credits for H/S/U, with the permission of the instructor, if permission is granted at the beginning of the term. H honors, for work of exceptionally distinguished qual- ity. S satisfactory, for work which represents sufficient mas- tery of the content of the course to merit recommen- dation for graduation. 79 A 4.0 A- 3.7 B + 3.3 B 3.0 B- 2.7 C + 2.3 c 2.0 c- 1.7 D 1.0 F 0.0 u unsatisfactory, for work which represents insufficient mastery of the content of the course to merit recom- mendation for graduation. ForTh.M., S.T.D., , and D.Min. students: A 4.0 excellent B 3.0 good C 2.0 passing F 1.0 failure PROBATION An entering student may be placed on probation due to deficiencies in the student's undergraduate preparation. In addition, any student who fails to make a 2.5 average in any term or whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.3 will be placed on academic probation for the next term. UNACCEPTABLE WORK A U may be remedied by further work in the course, by repeating the course, or by taking an elective course relating to the area of deficiency. A U given for unexcused late work shall normally require additional work. A student whose work is unsatisfactory will be placed on probation. If the U is not removed by the next term, the student will be dropped from school. APPEALS Appeal of a grade given for work in a course or for the entire course may be made: first, with the instructor; second, if necessary with the Dean of Faculty; third, as a last appeal, by a written statement sent through the Dean of Faculty to the faculty. Appeal of probation may be made to the Judicial Commission of the faculty through the Dean of Faculty. Appeal of dismissal from the seminary, a faculty decision, may be made to the Board by giving written notice to the president of the seminary. TEMPORARY GRADES Two temporary notations may be given in certain cases. "In Progress" (IP) is used for courses which last more than one term. "Incomplete" (Inc.) is used for late work when a written excuse has been approved by the professor and the Dean of Faculty. Further provisions for the "Incomplete" can be found in the Student Handbook. Neither temporary notaion carries credit. STUDENT HANDBOOK Additional information for basic degree students will be found in the Student Handbook. 80 ORDINATION EXAMS Students who become candidates for ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA) are required to take written examinations in the areas of Bible, theology, worship and sacraments, and polity. There is ample op- portunity within the regular seminary curriculum to take course work prep- aratory to the exams. Special tutorial sessions with professors are offered in the fall semester during the week in which exams are given, and students taking exams are excused from classes that week. SENIOR WORSHIP Students in the C component are required to lead worship and preach for the community. The experience is reviewed on videotape and is eval- uated by a group of students and faculty. Students in the A component give written response to a required number of services as part of their work inP151. GRADUATION WITH HONORS Basic degrees students who have earned at least a 3.6 grade point average on course work will, with the approval of the faculty, be awarded the degree "with distinction/' 81 AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDS AND PRIZES Through the gifts of alumni and friends of the seminary, several prizes and awards have been established to recognize outstanding academic achievements by basic professional degree students. The Wilds Book Prize, initially established by Louis T. Wilds of Columbia, South Carolina, provides a cash award to the graduating student selected by the faculty for the highest distinction in his or her academic work over the entire seminary program. The Lyman and Myki Mobley Prize in Biblical Scholarship has been estab- lished in memory of Donald Lyman Mobley (Columbia class of 1977) and Myki Powell Mobley (Candler School of Theology, class of 1977). It is given each year to the student or faculty member doing exemplary work in the field of Biblical scholarship as it relates to the worship and work of the church. The Paul T. Fuhrmann Book Prize in Church History was established in 1962 by an alumnus of the seminary to honor the late Dr. Paul T. Fuhrmann, former Professor of Church History. The award is made annually to the student who has shown the most outstanding achievement in church his- tory. The Florrie Wilkes Sanders Prize in Theology is given by the family of Florrie Wilkes Sanders of Atlanta, GA. It is awarded each year to the student presenting the best paper showing sound theological scholarship and rel- evance to the needs of Christian people in the contemporary world. Special attention is given to the papers relating theology to the education, profes- sions and avocations of lay people. The Emma Gaillard Boyce Memorial Award is made annually by the Rev. David Boyce, an alumnus of the seminary, in honor of his mother, a de- voted music teacher, choir director, church musician and minister's wife. It is awarded to the student writing the best paper on the creative use of music in worship. Two Abdullah Awards are available each year by the Rev. Gabriel Ab- dullah, an alumnus of the seminary. One is given for the best paper setting forth a plan for the teaching of Bible in the public schools; the second for the best paper designing a program for the development of moral and spiritual values in the public schools. The Indiantown Country Church Award was established by the family of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Stuckey in their honor to highlight the work of ministry in churches in rural areas. The prize is awarded annually to a student who has done outstanding work in the summer in a rural ministry. 82 The Ludwig Richard Max Dewitz Biblical Studies Award is a cash award to the student who prepared the best Old Testament exegesis during the academic year. A judging commitee of professors of Old Testament nom- inates a person to the faculty for election. The Samuel A. Cartledge Biblical Studies Award. A cash award and a copy of the Greek New Testament, the latter provided by the American Bible Society, is awarded to the student who prepared the best New Testament exegesis during the academic year. A judging committee of professors of New Testament exegesis nominates a person to the faculty for election. The Presbytery of St. Andrew Women of the Church Preaching Award is given for the best sermon preached by a student during the academic year. James T. and Celeste M. Boyd Book Fund Award. This award is presented to a graduating senior as a means of encouraging and helping establish a personal theological library of books and resources. The C. Virginia Harrison Memorial Fund Award is presented to a rising senior who is conscientious, responsible, hard working, and in need of financial assistance. The President, in consultation with the secretary to the President, shall select the recipient of this award. COLUMBIA SCHOLARSHIPS Qualified men and women planning to attend seminary or seeking to explore the possibility of entering the ministry may apply for a Columbia Scholarship for study at Columbia Theological Seminary. These one-year scholarships are for persons who have exhibited significant academic and leadership abilities during their undergraduate studies and in community involvements and church commitments. Up to eight awards may be made each year to M. Div. applicants by the Admissions Committee. The amount of the scholarship is established by the Admissions Committee and will be standard for each recipient assuming room and board on campus. In the case of a recipient who chooses to live off campus, a lump sum stipend beyond tuition shall be awarded. In 1990-91 each grant will be for $7,200. An additional $850 grant will be made for those who attend Greek School. Columbia Scholarship recipients who show financial need over and above the Columbia Scholarships award may be granted financial aid up to $2,500. Such financial aid will include a service scholarship. To be eligible for a Columbia Scholarship, applicants must be citizens of the United States or Canada. A scholarship application and a personal interview are required. All recipients are required to enroll full-time for one academic year at the seminary. Application for a Columbia Scholarship is made through the Office of Admissions at Columbia Seminary. Applications must be received no later than March 15. Announcement of the awards will normally be made by mid- April. 83 All those applying for a Columbia Scholarship will automatically be considered for regular admission and financial aid if they are not awarded a scholarship. HONOR SCHOLARSHIPS A number of Honor Scholarships have been established at Columbia Theological Seminary for M.Div. candidates and are awarded annually on the basis of a student's academic achievement, leadership in the church and on campus, and demonstration of exceptional promise for the ordained ministry. Recipients of Honor Scholarships are selected by the Basic De- grees Academic Standards Committee each spring. Honor Scholarship re- cipients who show need over and above the Honor Scholarship award (which may cover tuition for up to nine months) may be granted financial aid. Such financial aid will include a service scholarship. The Honor Schol- arships are: the Rev. Vernon S. Broyles, Jr., Scholarship; the Rev. George Henry Cornelson Scholarship; the Rev. Harry Keller Holland Scholarship; the Rev. John L. Newton Scholarship; and the J. M. Tull Scholarship. COLUMBIA FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE SCHOLARSHIPS A number of scholarships are funded annually by the Columbia Friend- ship Circle. These scholarships are awarded to M.Div. degree students by the Basic Degrees Academic Standards Committee upon nomination by the President and Dean of Students with consultation from the Develop- ment Office. In 1990-91 each grant will be for $4,400. The following criteria will be used in making nominations: a. The student will be a second or third year student (fourth year if the student has been involved in a year-long internship). b. The student will have demonstrated both a strong commitment to his/her call and diligence in his/her studies at Columbia Sem- inary. c. The student will be a parent with family responsibilities. d. The student will have demonstrated financial need. Recipients who show need over and above the Columbia Friendship Circle Award may be eligible for additional financial aid. Such financial aid will include a service scholarship. GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS The Seminary awards each year one or more fellowships to outstanding graduates completing the M.Div. degree. The purpose of these fellowships is to recognize superior intellectual achievement demonstrated during the course of the regular seminary program and to provide a modest support for graduate work beyond the first professional degree. They must be used toward an accredited master's degree or doctoral graduate degree program in which the recipient engages in the scholarly pursuit of an academic theological discipline. 84 The Fannie Jordan Bryan Fellowships were established through a generous legacy left to Columbia Theological Seminary by the late Mrs. Fannie Jordan Bryan of Columbia, South Carolina. The Columbia Graduate Fellowships were initiated by the senior Class of 1941 and continue to be funded through the operating expense budget of the seminary. The Anna Church Whitner Memorial Fellowships are given periodically from a legacy left to the seminary in 1928 by the late William C. Whitner, of Rock Hill, SC, in memory of his mother. A new graduate fellowship was established during 1983 by the Reverend and Mrs. Harvard A. Anderson of Orlando, FL. This fellowship is awarded to the graduate determined by the faculty to have the greatest potential for future academic achievement. 85 STUDENT INFORMATION HOUSING Applications for seminary housing should be made as early as possible following acceptance. All inquiries about housing should be directed to the Business Office. Unmarried Students Dormitory housing is available for unmarried students. Most of the rooms are for single occupancy; many of them have connecting baths. All rooms are fully furnished with the exception of linens. Laundry facilities are provided. Students who live in dormitory rooms participate in the standard board plan. Married Students Without Children Suites of two rooms with private bath are available for married students without children. These suites are ordinarily fully furnished with the ex- ception of linens. However, a limited number are unfurnished. Laundry facilities are provided. Students who live in suites participate in the stand- ard board plan. Either the standard board plan or a modified board plan is available for spouses. In addition to the suites mentioned above, the seminary has a limited number of efficiency units which include cooking facilities. Students in these units need not participate in the standard board plan. Students With Children One, two, and three bedroom unfurnished apartments are available to students with children. The rent for these apartments is below market rates and varies depending on the size of apartment. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Columbia Seminary grants financial assistance to basic degree students who are taking 11 or more credit hours and to a limited number of graduate students. All financial aid is based upon need as determined through an application for financial aid. Columbia Seminary complies with The Association of Theological Schools' regulation that financial aid of a specific nature is not discussed until after a student has been admitted. However, general policies are outlined in Columbia's financial aid brochure, and financial aid applications are made available to applicants for admission to Columbia's basic degree programs. If the GAPSFAS statement and other pertinent data are given to the Director of Admissions during the admissions process, an estimate of financial aid may be provided applicants at the time of their acceptance. 86 Returning students are required to complete the financial aid application before June 1. Other requests for financial aid for any school year must be made by August 15. Students entering Columbia in the winter term or spring semester must submit requests for financial aid within the first week of the term. Students applying for financial assistance complete a financial aid ap- plication that provides an estimate of both their income and expenses. The difference between the student's income and the established norms con- stitutes the determined need of the student for financial aid. After financial need is calculated, financial aid is provided in the form of a service schol- arship and a grant-in-aid. A Columbia service scholarship is the first portion of every financial aid award. The amounts of a service scholarship and a grant-in-aid are determined by the Financial Aid Committee after the applications are completed. The financial aid is credited to the student's account in the Business Office and is awarded on a prorated basis as follows: 44 percent fall semester; 12 percent winter term; 44 percent spring semester. Financial aid is first ap- plied against seminary charges for tuition, rent, board, and fees. The aid is subject to proportional adjustment in case of withdrawal from seminary. Most students who come to Columbia Seminary without a large indebt- edness find that they can complete their seminary education without crip- pling financial worries. Financial aid awards during the 1990-91 academic year will range up to $4,800 for single students, $5,500 for married students without children, and $6,800 for students with children. Persons interested in more detailed information about the financial as- sistance offered by Columbia Seminary should contact the Office of Ad- missions and Financial Aid. STAFFORD LOAN PROGRAM The Stafford Loan (formerly Guaranteed Student Loan) Program is made available under the Higher Education Act of 1965 and regulated through federal and state agencies of Departments of Education so as to comply with subsequent amendments governing Title IV monies. This program is designed to provide loans to students enrolled in education beyond high school. Institutions such as Columbia Seminary assist students with the application process by determining the student's eligibility and need for the loan and by certifying the student's satisfactory participation in the course of education for which the monies are borrowed. The loans to students are made primarily by commercial lending institutions. The Stafford Loan Program provides preferable interest rates and delays re- payment of loan until after the student graduates or terminates from the course of studies. An eligible student enrolled at Columbia may seek a loan within the state of Georgia or from a lending institution within his/her legal state of residence. Information pertaining to application procedures and policy regulations for a Stafford Loan at Columbia may be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. 87 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION BENEFITS Life. Certification for V.A. benfits is handled through the Office of Student HOSPITALIZATION INSURANCE Each student is required to have some form of hospitalization insurance acceptable to the seminary. Students may purchase group insurance which is offered to the student body, or they may purchase insurance through other sources. Presbyterian students who are inquirers or candidates of their presbyteries' Committees on Preparation for Ministry are eligible to participate in the major medical plan of the Board of Pensions of the PC(USA). 88 STATEMENT OF CHARGES - EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 1990 TUITION Per credit hour $ 188 Eleven credits or more (per term) 1,974 Summer Greek school 730 Audit fee per credit hour 94 D.Min. and Th.M. Extension Fee (first time) 100 D.Min. and Th.M. Extension Fee (second time) 200 BOARD Summer Greek School 450 Fall term 918 Winter term 249 Spring term 918 ROOM Single student, single room, summer Greek school 282 Single student, single room, fall or spring term 589 Single student, single room, winter term 161 Suite, summer Greek school 404 Suite, fall or spring term 819 Suite, winter term 224 OTHER HOUSING - monthly rates Efficiency units, Florida Hall or Simons Law Hall 257 Village Apartments: 4 bedroom, units 3-6 368 3 bedroom, units 15, 16, 35-42 397 3 bedroom, units 9, 25-26 361 3 bedroom, unit 1 350 2 bedroom, units 31-34 361 2 bedroom, units 2, 10-14 328 2 bedroom, units 19-22, 27-30 307 1 bedroom, units 23 and 24 273 SUPERVISED MINISTRY FEES P232 Ministry to Persons (with praxis) 161 SM210 and SM210C each 564 SM212 564 SM213 and SM214 each 282 SM414 (including 5 credits of course work) 1,504 SM610 and SM615 each 564 SM611-614 1,880 SM616 1,880 SM620 564 ATA402 Experience in Supervised Ministry 500 OTHER FEES ATA000 Administrative Fee 50 ATA401 Seminar on Ministry 800 ATA496 Doctoral Project 700 HD241 Alternative Context, Atlanta (plus 4 credit course fee) 100 HD241 Alternative Context, Other U.S. (plus 4 credit course fee) 200 89 HD241 Alternative Context, International (plus 4 credit course fee) 400 Thesis Binding (per copy) 25 Application Fee 30 Occasional Student Application Fee 15 Diploma Fee 25 All fees and charges listed are subject to change. REFUND POLICY Tuition 1. A student who has paid tuition fees in advance and decides not to attend a semester or term is entitled to a 100 percent refund if a written request is received by Columbia by the end of the first week of the term. After that date, no refund is due, but an amount may be given upon the initiative of Columbia. 2. A student dropping a course during the "course addition" period (the first week of a long semester and the first two days of a winter or summer term) is entitled to a full tuition refund. 3. A student dropping a course during the "course drop" period (the first six weeks of a long semester and the first week of a short winter or summer term) is entitled to a one- third refund of the tuition involved. 4. A student allowed to withdraw from a course or a student leaving school for any reason without formal "dropping" or approved with- drawal is not entitled to any refund. Written requests for refunds should be made to the Registrar, Room 113, Campbell Hall and received before the deadlines stated above. Room A student who has received notice of a specific housing assignment for a term or semester is responsible for payment in full unless a written request is made to the Vice President for Business and Finance, Room 106, Camp- bell Hall at least one week before the first day of classes. In that case, a 100 percent refund will be made. In other cases an amount may be given upon the initiative of Columbia. Board A student who has applied for board and has a sufficient reason for withdrawing from board status will be granted a full refund if a written request is made to the Vice President for Business and Finance, Room 106, Campbell Hall at least one week before the first day of classes. All fees and charges are subject to change. 90 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES Student Coordinating Council The Student Coordinating Council was established to initiate discussion and decisions within the student body, to respond to the needs of the student community, and to coordinate student and community activities. It represents the interests of the entire seminary community, i.e., students on and off campus, families of students, and all members of the seminary community. Society for Missionary Inquiry This society was founded in 1832 and has been an instrument through the years to promote an active interest in missions among the students and throughout the church. The society brings outstanding speakers before the student body. Another work of this group is in providing hospitality for international students and visitors on the Columbia campus. Through the work of the society a number of students have responded to the chal- lenge of international missions. Fellowship for Theological Dialogue This society was established for the purpose of encouraging every stu- dent to the highest possible scholarship. Membership is open to all students and faculty on a voluntary basis. Lectures, informal discussions with vis- iting lecturers, symposia by member of the faculty, and other meetings are sponsored in the interest of theological scholarship. Peace Source The Peace Source is a group of people concerned with peace, justice, and freedom who explore these concerns through study and involvement within community and world. Women Students of Columbia This organization began soon after women began to enroll as students at Columbia Seminary. Women students organize for support as well as dialogue about issues which are of particular concern for women in min- istry. Activities include annual retreats, sponsorship of women's caucus during the Columbia Forum, and opportunities to attend conferences and workshops which focus on women's issues for ministry. Spouses of Seminarians This is an organization primarily for the spouses of regularly enrolled students. Spouses of students, spouses of faculty and staff, and other invited persons meet together for study and for the sharing of mutual 91 concerns and interests. The Spouses of Seminarians also sponsor a number of events for the entire Columbia community. Student Athletic Program Athletic activities are available and open to all students and their fam- ilies. These activities include volleyball, football, basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, ping pong, pool, and golf. Student Supply Preaching Columbia Seminary works with local congregations in making arrange- ments for student supply preaching. Students are generally assigned on a rotating basis to churches that have requested supply ministers. 92 SUPPORT OF COLUMBIA SEMINARY The mission of Columbia Theological Seminary is to prepare good min- isters of Jesus Christ to proclaim the Gospel and to serve the Church, the community, and the world. The seminary is also committed to the mission of nurturing those already ordained through continuing education and serving as a resource center for the entire Church. Columbia Seminary's supporting synods have historically stated, and repeatedly confirmed, their intentions to be responsible for the enabling support of the Seminary. It costs over $13,000 a year to educate each student, but less than 5 percent of the current operating budget comes from benevolence monies provided by the synods. In recent years student fees provide for about 25 percent of the budget while an additional approximately 25 percent comes from individual annual gifts. A growing endowment provides approximately 35 percent of the annual budget. The balance of 15 percent comes from miscellaneous sources. Although gifts from the supporting synods for the operating budget have decreased in recent years, Columbia Seminary is greatly indebted to the synods for their endorsement and assistance in increasing the Semi- nary's endowment through the Capital Funds Campaigns. One of the best ways a person can invest in the vital ministry of Co- lumbia Seminary is by contributing to the annual giving program or by establishing a permanently endowed scholarship or memorial fund. ALUMNI/AE ASSOCIATION Columbia's alumni/ae hold their annual meeting on the seminary cam- pus during the Columbia Forum, following the January term. Stimulating presentations on ministry are offered, classes hold yearly reunions, the Alumni/ae Council and officers are elected, and retiring professors are honored. COLUMBIA FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE Columbia Friendship Circle (CFC) is an association of more than 6,000 women throughout the PC(USA) who assist the seminary in three ways: by praying for the seminary and telling its story in their local areas; by encouraging young men and women to consider the ministry and Columbia Seminary; and by providing financial assistance to the seminary each year by supporting a particular project. During the past several years CFC has raised over $25,000 each year to support such projects as scholarship aid for students and Columbia Scholarships. 93 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mr. John A. Conant Chair Dr. William T. Bryant Vice Chair Dr. Mary Virginia Allen Secretary Mrs. Peggy M. Rowland Assistant Secretary Term to Expire 1990 The Rev. Joanna Adams Decatur, GA Dr. Mary Virginia Allen Decatur, GA The Rev. Warner Durnell Nashville, TN Mrs. Elizabeth G. McCallen Memphis, TN Mr. James P. McLain Atlanta, GA Dr. Margaret Greer Miller Maitland, FL Dr. J. Phillips Noble Decatur, GA Mr. William J. Noonan Pensacola, FL Mr. William Scheu Jacksonville, FL Mrs. Martha Tissington Mobile, AL Term to Expire in 1991 Mrs. Ann D. Cousins Atlanta, GA Mrs. Florence Davis Nashville, TN Dr. Jey Deifell Clearwater, FL The Rev. C. Jarred Hammet Camden, SC The Rev. Edward Hopper Lexington, KY Dr. James A. Nisbet Denver, NC Mr. William John Park Greenwood, SC Mrs. Lois B. Stone Sarasota, FL Mrs. Emily Wood Winter Park, FL Vacancy Term to Expire in 1992 The Rev. William R. Barron Knoxville, TN Mr. Thomas W. Brown Lake City, FL Mr. John A. Conant Atlanta, GA Dr. Howard Edington Orlando, FL Dr. John R. Harris Miami Shores, FL Dr. T. Fleetwood Hassell Charleston, SC Dr. Thomas W. Horton Rock Hill, SC Mrs. Gay Love Atlanta, GA Mrs. Betty Simmons Jackson, MS Dr. G. Dana Waters, III Birmingham, AL At Large Members Mr. Howell F. Adams, Jr Atlanta, GA Dr. William T. Bryant, Jr Nashville, TN Mr. Howard Ector Marietta, GA Mrs. Florida Ellis Atlanta, GA Mr. Lawrence Gellerstedt, Jr Atlanta, GA Mr. J.C. "Bud" Shaw Cartersville, GA Mr. John H. Weitnauer, Jr Decatur, GA 94 COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Columbia Theological Seminary 1990-91 Executive John A. Conant, Chair William T. Bryant, Vice Chair Mary Virginia Allen, Secretary Howell Adams Warner Durnell Florida Ellis John Weitnauer Academic Affairs Florida Ellis, Chair Joanna Adams Mary Virginia Allen William T. Bryant Howard Edington C. Jarred (Jerry) Hammet Margaret Greer Miller Lois Stone Martha B. Tissington Dana Waters Business Management Howell Adams, Chair Tom Brown John Harris Edward Hopper Thomas W. Horton, Jr. J. Phillips Noble William J. Noonan Planning and Development John H. Weitnauer, Chair Ann D. Cousins Florence Davis Howard Ector Gay Love James P. McLain William J. Park Emily Wood Lawrence Gellerstedt, Jr. J.C. (Bud) Shaw Student Life Warner Durnell, Chair William Barron Jey Deifell T. Fleetwood Hassell Elizabeth G. (Betty) McCallen James A. Nisbet William E. Scheu Betty Simmons Investment J. Phillips Noble, Chair Samuel E. Allen John M. Bragg Robert B. Lang Julian LeCraw John H. McDonald Ex Officio President Douglas W. Oldenburg Treasurer John W. Gilmore Chair John A. Conant Vice-President, Development/Seminary Relations James F. Dickenson 95 ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Douglas W. Oldenburg, D.D President Peggy M. Rowland Administrative Assistant ACADEMIC PROGRAM Glenn R. Bucher, Ph. D Vice President for Academic Affairs Elsie D. Urie Registrar and Administrative Assistant Cornell P. Carter, B.A. Assistant to the Office of Academic Affairs Douglas W. Hix, Ph. D Director of Advanced Studies Pat D. Hix Secretary Sara C. JuengSt, M.Div Director of Continuing Education Diane Bodnar Secretary RobertS. Smith, D.Min., J.D Director of Lay Institute of Faith and Life Carlene Bailey Secretary Yong Jun Kim, B.D Director of Asian Ministries Center Secretary Robert Leon Carroll, Jr., M.Div Director of Supervised Ministry Barbara S. Brooks Secretary James A. Overbeck, Ph.D Librarian Christine Wenderoth, Ph.D. Associate Librarian Ruthanne M. Strobel, M.A. Technical Services Librarian Colleen HiggS, B.S. Circulation Librarian Nancy M. Hendrix, B.S. Reclassification Librarian Ira Lois Brown, M.A.T.S. Reclassification Cataloger Ann A. Titshaw Secretary, Pastoral Care Nan B. Johnson Secretary, Evangelism Tempie Alexander Secretary STUDENT LIFE Philip R. Gehman, D.Min Vice President for Student Life Fran Ruthven, M.Div. Associate Dean of Students Ruth E. Shannon Administrative Assistant Rebecca Skillern Parker, M. Div Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Jewel E. Kirkus Financial Aid Officer and Secretary BUSINESS AND FINANCE John W. Gilmore, M.Div., J.D., C.P.A Vice President for Business and Finance Betty M. Cason Assistant Treasurer Suanne SauerBrun, B.A. Bookstore Manager Marilyn Ault Bookkeeper Charlotte MozingO Secretary A. Cecil Moore, Jr., B.D Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds Michael Lawrence, Alexander Oliver, Eula Mae Oliver Maintenance DEVELOPMENT AND SEMINARY RELATIONS James F. Dickenson, M.Div Vice President for Development and Seminary Relations Frank T. Willey, M.Div. Regional Director of Development Juliette J. Harper, B.A. Director of Publications and Publicity Barbara Poe Administrative Assistant Maria Badre, Elizabeth B. Burgess Secretaries Bonneau H. Dickson, M.Div. Field Representative Frank Alexander, Ph.D. Field Representative 96 ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF ]ames F. Dickenson, M.Div, Vice President for Developmen t/Sem ina ry Relations John W. Gilmore, M.Div., J.D., C.P.A. Vice President for Business and Finance Yongjun Kim, B.D. Director of Asian Ministries Center Frank Alexander, Ph.D. Field Representative Betty M. Cason Assistant Treasurer Bonneau H. Dickson, M.Div. Field Representative Juliette J. Harper, B.A. Director of Publications and Publicity Cecil Moore, B.D. Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds Rebecca S. Parker, M.Div. Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Fran Ruthven, M.Div. Associate Dean of Students Suanne B. SauerBrun, B.A. Bookstore Manager Frank T. Willey, M.Div. Regional Director of Development 97 98 FACULTY DOUGLAS W. OLDENBURG, D.D. President B.S., Davidson College; B.D., Union Theological Seminary; S.T.M., Yale University Divinity School; D.D., Davis and Elkins College; D.D., St. Andrews Presbyterian College FREDERICK OTTO BONKOVSKY, Ph.D. Professor of Christian Ethics B.S., Muskingum College; M.Div., Yale Divinity School; Certificate, Free University, Berlin; Ph.D., Harvard University WALTER BRUEGGEMANN, Ph.D. Professor of Old Testament A.B., Elmhurst College; B.D., Eden Theological Seminary; Th.D., Union Theological Seminary; Ph.D., St. Louis University GLENN R. BUCHER, Ph.D. Dean of Faculty Professor of Social Ethics B.A., Elizabethtown College; M.Div., Union Seminary (Columbia University); Ph.D., Boston University THOxMAS ERSKINE CLARKE, Th.D. Professor of American Religious History A.B., University of South Carolina; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Th.M., Th.D., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia 99 CHARLES BLANTON COUSAR, Ph.D. Samuel A. Cartledge Professor of New Testament Language, Literature, and Exegesis A.B., Davidson College; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Aberdeen BEVERLY ROBERTS GAVENTA, Ph.D. Professor of New Testament B.A., Phillips University; M.Div., Union Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Duke University CATHERINE GUNSALUS GONZALEZ, Ph.D. Professor of Church History B.A., Beaver College; S.T.B., Boston University School of Theology; Ph.D., Boston University DAVID MILLER GUNN, Ph.D. Professor of Old Testament Language, Literature, and Exegesis B.A., M.A., University of Melbourne; B.D., University of Otago; Ph.D., University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne SHIRLEY CAPERTON GUTHRIE, JR., D. Theol. /. B. Green Professor of Systematic Theology A.B., Austin College; B.D., Princeton Theological Seminary; D. Theol., University of Basel 100 WADE PRICHARD HUIE, JR., Ph.D. Peter Marshall Professor of Homiletics A.B., Emory University; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh OSCAR J. HUSSEL, Ed.D. Professor of Christian Education B.S., University of Cincinnati; M.A., McCormick Theological Seminary; Ed.D., Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary (NYC) BEN CAMPBELL JOHNSON, Ph.D. Peachtree Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth B.A., Asbury College; B.D., Asbury Theological Seminary; Th.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Min., San Francisco Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Emory University JASPER NEWTON KEITH, JR., S.T.D. Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling A.B., Mercer University; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Certified Supervisor, Association for Clinical Pastoral Education; S.T.D., Columbia Theological Seminary JAMES D. NEWSOME, JR., Ph.D. Professor of Old Testament Language, Literature, and Exegesis B.A., Millsaps College; B.D., Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University 101 JOHN HULL PATTON, Ph.D. Professor of Pastoral Theology and Director of S.T.D. Program B.A., B.D., Emory University; Ph.D., University of Chicago ROBERT H. RAMEY, JR., D.Min. Professor of Ministry B.A./B.S., Hampden-Sydney College; B.D., Th.M., D.Min., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia; D.D., Hampden-Sydney College GEORGE W. STROUP, Ph.D. Professor of Theology B.A., Rice University; B.D., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University BRIAN H. CHILDS, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Counseling B.A., Maryville College; M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary PHILIP R. GEHMAN, D.Min. Dean of Students A.B., Wheaton College; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; D.Min., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia 102 DOUGLAS W. HIX, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pastoral Studies and Director of Advanced Studies B.A, Davidson College; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Duke University DAVID P. MOESSNER, D. Theol. Associate Professor of New Testament Language, Literature, and Exegesis A.B., Princeton University; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; B.A., M.A., University of Oxford Honours School of Theology; D. Theol., University of Basel JAMES A. OVERBECK, Ph.D. Librarian and Associate Professor of Church History B.A., Carthage College; M.A., University of Chicago Graduate Library School; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School ROBERT LEON CARROLL, JR., M.Div. Assistant Professor and Director of Supervised Ministry B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A. SARA COVIN JUENGST, M.Div. Director of Continuing Education Erskine College; M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian Education; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary * 103 LUCY A. ROSE, D.Min. Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship B.A., Agnes Scott College; M.A., Emory University; D.Min., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia; Th.M., Duke University ROBERT SYME SMITH, D.Min., J.D. Director of Lay Institute of Faith and Life A.B., Princeton University; M.A., George Washington University; J.D., Harvard Law School; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; D.Min., Lexington Theological Seminary WILLIAM A. THURSTON, M.Div. Assistant Professor of Ethics and Society B.A., University of Illinois; M.Div., Emory University: Candler School of Theology; Ph.D. (candidate) Emory University CHRISTINE WENDEROTH, Ph.D. Associate Librarian and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology B.A., Oberlin College; M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University FRANK BARRY DAVIES, D.Min. Instructor in Church Music B.A., Birmingham University*; L.R.A.M., Royal Schools of Music; L.T.C.L., Trinity College; M.Div., D.Min., Columbia Theological Seminary *Postgraduate Certificate in Education, London University 104 JUSTO LUIS GONZALEZ, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor of Church History Bachiller en Ciencias Instituto de Maranao, Cuba; Bachiller en Letras Instituto de Maranao, Cuba; S.T.B., Seminario Evangelico de Teologia, Matanzas, Cuba; S.T.M., Yale Divinity School; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University JEANNE STEVENSON-MOESSNER, D.Theol. Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology A.B., Vanderbilt University; M.A., Princeton Theological Seminary; D.Theol., University of Basel VISITING PROFESSORS George Thompson Brown, Th.D. C. Benton Kline, Jr., Ph.D. Sara Little, Ph.D. Wayne H. Merritt, Ph.D. J. Will Ormond, Ph.D. Hubert V. Taylor, Ph.D. Bela P. Toth, Ph.D. VISITING INSTRUCTORS Emily Archer, M.A. Henry T. Close, Th.M. W. Dudley Crawford, M.Div. Ronald C. Crossley, Ph.D. F. Harry Daniel, Ph.D. Penny Hill, M.Div. Beth Knight, Ph.D. Albert Wells, M.Div. 105 PROFESSORS EMERITI C. BENTON KLINE, JR., Ph.D. President Emeritus A.B., College of Wooster; B.D., Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Yale University JAMES DAVISON PHILIPS, Ph.D. President Emeritus A.B., Hampden-Sydney College; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, D.D., Presbyterian College; D.D., Hampden- Sydney College MANFORD GEORGE GUTZKE, Ph.D. A.B., M.A., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., Columbia University; D.D., Austin College SAMUEL ANTOINE CARTLEDGE, Ph.D. A.B., M.A., University of Georgia; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Chicago JACK BRAME McMICHAEL, Ed.D. A.B., East Texas State Teachers College; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; Ed.D., Columbia University RONALD STEWART WALLACE, Ph.D. B.Sc, M.A., Ph.D., Universtiy of Edinburgh HUBERT VANCE TAYLOR, Ph.D. A.B., Lafayette College; B.Mus., Westminster Choir College; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Northwestern University JAMES HERBERT GAILEY, JR., Th.D. A.B., Davidson College; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Th.M., Th.D., Princeton Theological Seminary HAROLD BAILEY PRINCE, M.L. A.B., M.A., University of South Carolina; M.L., Emory University; B.D., Columbia Theologial Seminary LUDWIG RICHARD MAX DEWITZ, Ph.D. B.D., University of London; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University J. WILL ORMOND, Ph.D. A.B., University of Alabama; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Glasgow; D.D., Southwestern at Memphis F. SIDNEY ANDERSON, Th.M. B.A., Hampden-Sidney College; B.D., Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary 106 ADJUNCT PROFESSORS IN SUPERVISED MINISTRY COUNSELING PRACTICUM SUPERVISORS Charles Helms, S.T.D. Gerald P. Jenkins, D.Min. Calvin W. Kropp, S.T.D. William R. Phillips, Th.M. CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION Calvin J. Banks, M.Div. Imogene Bennett, B.R.E., D.Min. Dean C. Bridges, M.Div. Donald H. Cabaniss, B.D., M.Ed. O.L. Delozier, Jr., B.D. Franklin D. Duncan, Ph.D. Kerry Duncan, M.Div. G. Robert Gary, M.Div. SUPERVISORS C. Fred Hall, D.Min. Eugene T. Locke, D.Min. Robert R. Morris, Th.M. Stephen W. Overall, M.Div. Dorothy Dale Owen, M.Div. Eugene Robinson, D.Min. James F. Shumake, M.Div. Frank D. Weathersby, B.D. SUPERVISING PASTORS FOR SUMMER ASSISTANTS 1989 William Arthur M.L. Andrews Thomas Bagley Harry H. Barrow Ronald Botsford Jeff Clayton Samuel Cooper Chris Curvin Perky Daniel James Foil, Jr. Sarah Foulger Michal Hall Sid Harmon Robert Henderson Lee Holliday Joseph Johnson Ray Jones, III Samuel Kang Gary Kelly John Larson Eugene Lassiter, Jr. James Montgomery Stephen Montgomery Al Myers Jeffrey Newlin Agnes Norfleet Roger Quillin Harold Reagan Buddy Roberts Gary Scheidt Lynn Shurley, Jr. Stephen Sloop, Jr. J. Richard Stanford Gibson Stroupe William Thompson Mary Lynn Tobin Stephen Vance Donald Wade Donn Wright Sharon Youngs SUPERVISING PASTORS FOR INTERNS 1989 J. Lawrence Cuthill Stewart Miller Robert Dunham David Pollitt H. Fleet Powell, Jr. Abel Sanchez Raymond Guterman William B. Wade, Jr. David McDonald John R. Wall 107 STUDENTS GRADUATING CLASS OF 1989 DOCTOR OF SACRED THEOLOGY Louis Richard Lotham DOCTOR OF MINISTRY (In Ministry) Joe Boone Abbott Stephen Lee Birch Murray Neil Breland Carl Wayne Chrisner Dent Catron Davis III William J. Donaldson, Jr. Robert Curtis Fussell III John H. Haberer, Jr. David Lippincott Hale Larry Joseph Handman John Richard Hobson Amos A. Hood, Jr. Martin Montgomery Huggins Ramon Eugene Hunt John Michael Kelley Philip Emmanuel Makari Steve Allen Mays Thomas Otto Mueller Nelle Rodgers Mulligan Marion Thomas Norwood, Jr. Wendell Bramblett Phillips, Jr. M. Daniel Philpot Michael Dale Rainey Eugene Robinson, Jr. Samuel F. Rutland III Frank Richardson Sells Angus Robertson Shaw III Jerry Wayne Shirley Dorodolu Oludotun Sholeye Thomas Richard Smiley Charles Alex Steele Jane Lindsay Searjeant Watt Rabbi Chaim Joseph Wender David Foster Whiteley DOCTOR OF MINISTRY (In Sequence) Charles Jefferies White MASTER OF THEOLOGY R. Jerome Boone S. Harry Cain MASTER OF DIVINITY Jeffrey Ray Allen Kristofer Michael Allison Brent Barton Bissette with distinction Charles R. Boyette, Jr. Gusten Ray Brainerd William Jay Connolly Jean Leighton Davidson with distinction Richard Irvin Deibert with distinction E. Peter Denlea Susan Lynn Denne Adolfo Ruiz Contreras Sue Dobbs Robert Milton Early Jerome Joseph Ferrari with distinction Judith Anne Gabel Robin Sumner Gantz Ann Folkes Graham with distinction Jacqueline Anderson Griffeth Charles Ransom Hasty, Jr. Kenneth Langston Holt, Jr. Myung Bae (Daniel) Kim Jeffrey Brooks Lewis 108 Arvie Leon Maynard James Douglas Nelson Edward Schley Pease Karen Thea Petersohn Edwin Hoyt Pettus Carolyn Alethea Robinson with distinction William H. Rogers, Jr. Alisun Ruff James Fred Scaife Allard Gaines Smith, Jr. Bradley Donald Smith Emily Elisabeth Smith Stevan Alan Snipes Maetta Murdock Snyder with distinction Ian Robert Walfrid Stake Augusta Boyd Vanderbilt Bradley Knox Walker Thomas Worth Walker with distinction Laurie Lee Wallace with distinction George Timothy Womack Alan Duncan Wright with distinction MASTER OF ARTS (Youth Ministry) Barbara Elaine Benton Ian Hugh Merton Graham *'€3 i 109 PRIZES AND AWARDS — 1989 WILDS BOOK PRIZE Alan Wright PAUL T. FUHRMANN BOOK PRIZE IN CHURCH HISTORY Aaron Erickstaedt FLORRIE WILKES SANDERS PRIZE IN THEOLOGY Laurie Wallace PRESBYTERY OF ST. ANDREW WOMEN OF THE CHURCH PREACHING AWARD Karen Edwards SAMUEL A. CARTLEDGE NEW TESTAMENT EXEGESIS AWARD Timothy Beal LUDWIG RICHARD MAX DEWITZ OLD TESTAMENT STUDIES AWARD Thomas Walker COLUMBIA GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP Richard Deibert COLUMBIA FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP Laurie Wallace HARVARD A. ANDERSON FELLOWSHIP Thomas Walker JAMES T. AND CELESTE M. BOYD MEMORIAL BOOK FUND AWARD Brent Bissette Jean Davidson 110 1989-90 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS BLUE SCHOLARSHIPS Clover Beal Glenn Gilstrap Margaret Northern Catherine Taylor BROYLES SCHOLARSHIPS Thomas Beal Karen Edwards Beecher Mathes COLUMBIA SCHOLARSHIPS Kelly Allen Rob Campbell Kyle Fedler Sally Foster Scott Lawson Neal Neuenschwander Lori Pistor Linda Sherer CORNELSON SCHOLARSHIPS Carol Boggs Jane Huffstetler Lucy Turner HOLLAND SCHOLARSHIP Marybeth Asher HUSSEL SCHOLARSHIP Susan Newton NEWTON SCHOLARSHIPS Aaron Eickstaedt D. Raye Jones Lynette Solomon TULL SCHOLARSHIPS Polly Deppen Tod Linafelt Betty Tourville Dorinda Trouteaud 111 1989-90 ROLL OF STUDENTS ADVANCED DEGREE STUDENTS DOCTOR OF SACRED THEOLOGY Mary Crist Brown Decatur, Georgia Paula Ellen Buford Decatur, Georgia Arthur Gower Crosswell Milton, Florida Larry Gregory Easterling Atlanta, Georgia Richard Thomas Gillespie Decatur, Georgia Gerry Keith Hearn College Park, Georgia B.A., Agnes Scott College M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary B.S., Georgia Southern College M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary B.A., St. Andrews Presbyterian College D.Min., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia B.A., M.S.Ed., University of Kentucky M.Div., Duke University B.A., University of South Florida M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.S., Eastern Michigan University M.Div., Colgate Rochester Divinity School Neal Walter Kuhlhorst Lawrenceville, Georgia Tore-Kristian Lang Fredrikstad, Norway Maake S. Jonathan Masango Parkview, South Africa George H. Sparks Dalton, Georgia Wilson Glenn Van Winkle Marietta, Georgia Jerry Ray Wright Decatur, Georgia DOCTOR OF MINISTRY Paul Weaver Abell Boca Raton, Florida B.S., Indiana University M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Candidatur Theologiae, Det Teologiske Menighetsfakultetet S.T.M., Wartburg Theological Seminary Dip., Federal Theological Seminary, South Africa M.A.T.S., Columbia Theological Seminary M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian Education B.C.E., Georgia Institute of Technology M.Div., Virginia Theological Seminary B.A., Lee College M. Div., Candler School of Theology of Emory University A.B., Erskine College M.Ed., University of Georgia M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary B.S., Pikeville College M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary 112 Ralph J. Aker Orlando, Florida G. Morrell Aldridge Alexander City, Alabama Dougald Wilfred Alexander Clarendon, Jamaica Herbert Jeffrey Bailey Birmingham, Alabama Thomas Joe Baughman Beaufort, South Carolina David Cobb Beavers Roswell, Georgia Carol Till Bender Charlotte, North Carolina John Charles Berghorst Havertown, Pennsylvania Edwin D. Bernard Texarkana, Texas Floyd Lee Berrier Charlotte, North Carolina Daniel Mclntyre Berry Hampton, Virginia Sue Miller Beverly Hardinsbury, Kentucky William Herbert Bland Sanford, North Carolina Janice Lenore Blissit Union Point, Georgia Ronald Lee Bowie Dallas, Texas Thomas J. 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Bowman Summerville, South Carolina John Ebenezer Boyd, Jr. Concord, North Carolina John Wesley Brock Jackson, Alabama Harold Berger Brown, Jr. Naples, Florida John Malcolm Brownlee Riverdale, Georgia John Carlton Bryan Augusta, Georgia James Walter Calhoun Albertville, Alabama Gary Clark Christensen Duluth, Georgia Huw Christopher Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina David Lee Clark Doraville, Georgia Prince Fitz- Albert Clemmings Westmoreland, Jamaica Mary Boyd Click Eden, North Carolina Bonnie Wade Conner St. Augustine, Florida B.A., University of South Carolina M.Div., Interdenominational Theological Center B.A., Catawba College M.Div., Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary B.S., Auburn University M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary A.B., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga M.Div., Duke University B.A., Washington and Lee University B.D., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia S.T.M., Yale University B.A., Emory University M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary B.S., Troy State University M.A., M.Div., Church of God School of Theology A.B., Georgia State University M.Div., Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary B.A., University of Wales, South Wales and Monmouthshire B.D., University of Wales, Cardiff Th.M., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia B.A., Mercer University M.R.E., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University B.A. Theol., University of the West Indies, Jamaica Dip., United Theological College of the West Indies, Jamaica B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia B.S., Stetson University M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University 114 Edwin Mark Cooley Anderson, South Carolina Samuel Morgan Cooper Walterboro, South Carolina Gary Lynn Coppedge Decatur, Georgia James William Corbett Birmingham, Alabama Wallace Franklin Covington Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Gordon Earl Cowans Kingston, Jamaica Maxima Saavedra Childers Cox Great Falls, Montana Richard Robert Crowe Charleston Heights, South Carolina James Cecil-Coley Dant Marietta, Georgia William Aldridge Dantzler Birmingham, Alabama Curry Watkins Davis, Jr. Leeds, Alabama Ernest William Davis Dunwoody, Georgia Mark William Deaton Charleston, South Carolina Thomas Goldsmith Dendy Spartanburg, South Carolina B.B.A., Texas Technological College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary A.B., Erskine College M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary B.A., Carson-Newman College M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian Education B.A., University of Alabama M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary B.A., Belhaven College M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary B.Sc, University of the West Indies, Jamaica M.Comm., University of Melbourne, Australia Dip., United Theological College of the West Indies B.Hum., Universidad Boliviana "Gabriel Rene Moreno," Bolivia B.Th., Church of God Spanish Institute of Ministry M.Div., Church of God School of Theology B.A., Stetson University Th.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary B.S., Georgia State University M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary B.A., Presbyterian College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.S., Toccoa Falls College M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian Education M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Davidson College M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia B.A., Emory and Henry College M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary 115 Joseph Jeffery Dorociak Germantown, Tennessee Valerie June Duff Uddingston, Scotland Scott Douglas Dunbar Stone Mountain, Georgia Kenneth Alan Dunivant Birmingham, Alabama Harry Dee Durbin Bemis, Tennessee Stephen Lane Dutton Birmingham, Alabama Steven Phillip Eason Morganton, North Carolina Jeffrey George Ebert Lancaster, Pennsylvania Annette Coker Edwards McClellanville, South Carolina Webster Sterling Edwards Kingston, Jamaica Virginia Simmons Ellis St. Petersburg, Florida Tex Lee Ergle Anniston, Alabama Saul J. Espino Fort Gordon, Georgia William Earl Etheridge Alexander City, Alabama Gordon Courtney Evans St. Catherine, Jamaica B.S., Francis Marion College M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Cert., St. Colm's College, Edinburgh B.A., Emory University M.Ed., Georgia State University B.S., Athens State College M.Div., Vanderbilt University B.S., Union University M.Ed., Memphis State University M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary B.A., Campbellsville College M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary B.A., East Carolina University M.Div., Duke University B.A., Hanover College M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary B.A., Baptist College at Charleston M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University Dip., University oof London, England Dip., United Theological College of the West Indies M.A., Princeton Theological Seminary B.A., Agnes Scott College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.S., University of North Alabama M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University B.S., University of Texas at El Paso M.S., Barry College M.Div., Garrett Theological Seminary B.A., University of Alabama in Huntsville M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University B.A., University of the West Indies Dip., United Theological College of the West Indies 116 Mahlon Scott Felkins Birmingham, Alabama Steven Merle Fettke Lakeland, Florida Vincent Fletcher Trelawny, Jamaica Henry James Flowers Augusta, Georgia Samuel Donald Fortson Charlotte, North Carolina Emily Barker Fox Fayetteville, North Carolina Mervin John Fry Coatesville, Pennsylvania Raymond Wesley Gamble Palm City, Florida Bobby Dean Gayton Conyers, Georgia Gregory Earle George Panama City Beach, Florida James Anthony Gibson, Jr. Fairfield, Alabama Milton Randall Gill Weirsdale, Florida Caroline Burgin Gourley Statesville, North Carolina Stephen Elwood Graves St. Cloud, Florida John Frank Green Tampa, Florida A.B., Birmingham Southern College M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University B.A., Northwestern State College M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary Lct.Th., University of the West Indies B.A.Theol., University of the West Indies Dip., United Theological College of the West Indies B.A., Georgia Southwestern College M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary B.A., Covenant College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.S., Un iversity of Ten nessee M.Div., Vanderbilt University B.A., Harvard College M.Div., Harvard Divinity School M.Phil., Union Theological Seminary B.A., Houghton College M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia B.A., M.A., Alabama Christian School of Religion M.S., Troy State University B.A., Mobile College M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary B.S., University of Maryland M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary A.B., Queens College M.Div., Duke University B.A., Eckerd College M.Div., San Francisco Theological Seminary B.A., University of South Florida M.Div., Interdenominational Theological Center 117 Thomas Ward Hagood Tuscaloosa, Alabama Prue McGee Hammett Sullivan's Island, South Carolina Bryant Christopher Harris Charlotte, North Carolina William Calvin Hayes Wentworth, North Carolina Helen Hardesty Helms Charlotte, North Carolina John Michael Helms Hartwell, Georgia Gregory Edward Henley Clinton, South Carolina Tantsi Nathaniel Hercules Atlanta, Georgia John Loritts Herndon Huntsville, Alabama John Knight Hill Macon, Georgia Larry Hill Hephzibah, Georgia Charles Edward Hodges Waleska, Georgia James Charles Horn Wynnewood, Pennsylvania Robert Milton Home Decatur, Georgia Leonard Ambers Howard Montgomery, Alabama Daniel Wesley Jacobs Atlanta, Georgia B.A., M.A., Samford University M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University M.A., University of Alabama A.B., University of California M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary B.A., Old Dominion University M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Erskine College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., University of Florida M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University B.S., Samford University M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary B.A., Eton College M.Div., Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary B.A., Allen University M.Div., Interdenominational Theological Center B.S., Livingstone College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Mercer University M.Div., Yale Divinity School B.A., Johnson C. 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M.Div., Lancaster Theological Seminary B.A., M.A., Chonnam University, Korea M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., St. Andrews Presbyterian College M.Div., Duke University B.A., Queens College M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University B.S., Mississippi College M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary B.A., Concordia Senior College M.Div., Concordia Seminary B.A., Berry College M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary A.B., Presbyterian College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 122 George Harvey Porter Stone Mountain, Georgia Barry Kenneth Pridham Montego Bay, Jamaica Michael Corrick Quicke Griffin, Georgia Roger Paty Rabey Banner Elk, North Carolina Richard Nelson Ralls Bessemer, Alabama Youl Rhee Mountlake, Washington Shirley Arlene Richards Birmingham, Alabama Albert Ronald Richardson Tupelo, Mississippi Robert Paul Richardson Wallingford, Pennsylvania 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College M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 126 Clyde McPherson Wiley Lithonia, Georgia Ben William Wilson Iva, South Carolina Carol Anne Wood Atlanta, Georgia Kenneth Earl Woodard Newell, North Carolina Gerald Edward Worrell Charlotte, North Carolina Brian Maurice Wyatt Birmingham, Alabama Roderick Zak Orlando, Florida Thomas Richard Zehnder Orlando, Florida MASTER OF THEOLOGY Frank Charles Aichinger Sumter, South Carolina Herschel Allen, Jr. Dunwoody, Georgia Mary Gillespie Amos Atlanta, Georgia Brant Dale Baker Charlotte, North Carolina Todd Douglas Baucum Memphis, Tennessee Henley Dwight Bernard Kingston, Jamaica Vincent Peter Castellani Athens, Tennessee Joon Man Choi Seoul, Korea B.S., University of Florida M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Erskine College M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary B.S., East Carolina University M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., King College M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary B.A., Birmingham-Southern College M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University B.S., Spring Hill College M.Div., Interdenominational Theological Center B.A., B.D., Concordia Seminary B.A., University of Virginia M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary B.A., Davidson College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Mary Baldwin College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Claremont McKenna College M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary B.S., Liberty University M.Div., Memphis Theological Seminary B.A., University of the West Indies, Jamaica Dip., United Theological College of the West Indies, Jamaica B.A., East Coast Bible College M.Div., Church of God School of Theology B.A., Yonsei University, Korea M.Div., Th.M., Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Korea 127 Joong Ho Chong Seoul, Korea Reginald Davis Atlanta, Georgia Robert Alva Deen III Decatur, Georgia Michael Lee Dusing Lakeland, Florida John Samuel Eddinger Snellville, Georgia Douglas Edwin Edwards III Atlanta, Georgia Marvin Browning Fergus Atlanta, Georgia Robert Leroy Griffin Clarkston, Georgia Jeonghoon Han Durham, North Carolina Jesse William Hegler Dalton, Georgia Guy Allen Helms Suwanee, Georgia Karen Adele Johnson Clarkston, Georgia Rhona Mitchell Jones Durham, England Seung Joong Joo Seoul, Korea Charles Kibicho Kariuki Nairobi, Kenya B.E., Kyungpook National University, Korea M.Div., Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Korea B.A., Berea College M.Div., University of the South B.S., Fort Hays State University M.C.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University B.A., Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University B.A., Wake Forest University M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary B.A., Hendrix College M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University B.A., University of Georgia M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University B.A., Belhaven College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary Th.B., Yonsei University, Korea M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Presbyterian College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Covenant College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Flagler College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Middlesex, England Education Certificate, Moray House, Scotland Theological Certificate, Westminster College, Cambridge, England B.A., Soong Sil University, Korea M.Div., Th.M., Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Korea B.D., St. Pauls United Theological College, Kenya 128 Tae-Hyung Ko Seoul, Korea Hang Ja Kwon Koo Seoul, Korea Bjoern Dieter Kranefuss Atlanta, Georgia Joseph S. Lee Decatur, Georgia Timothy Mix Leslie Chipley, Florida David Wayne Lovelace Newnan, Georgia Robert Kim Mclntire Smyrna, Georgia David William McKee Stone Mountain, Georgia William Glen McKinney Chicago, Illinois William Franklin McKissack, III Atlanta, Georgia John McLean, Jr. Augusta, Georgia Douglas Stanford McLeroy Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri Michael St. Aubin Miller Kingston, Jamaica Richard Montgomery Nelson Decatur, Georgia Joseph Emanuel Nichols St. Michael, Barbados Scott Christian Opsahl Snohomish, Washington B.Poli.Sci., Yonsei University, Korea M.Div., Presbyterian Theological Seminary B.A., Wookmyung Women's University, Korea M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary Theolog. Examen, Universitaet Hamburg, Germany B.S., California State University, Northridge M.Div., International Theological Seminary B.A., Belhaven College M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary B.A., Emory and Henry College M.Div., The Protestant Espiscopal Theological Seminary in Virginia B.S., North Georgia College M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University B.A., Florida Presbyterian College M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia B.A., University of South Alabama M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Presbyterian College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Georgia State University M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary D.Min., Perkins School of Theology of Southern Methodist University B.A., University of the West Indies, Jamaica Dip., United Theological College of the West Indies, Jamaica B.A., Presbyterian College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., University of the West Indies, Jamaica Dip., United Theological College of The West Indies, Jamaica B.A., University of Washington M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 129 Stephen Russell Paine APO Miami, Florida Justin Leonard Peart Kingston, Jamaica Gregory Rolan Perry Atlanta, Georgia Martha Jane Petersen Atlanta, Georgia Samuel Henry Pope Lake Charles, Louisiana Randy Edward Prunty Decatur, Georgia Diane Lovin Ragsdale Rochester, New York Carol Shuler Rahn Atlanta, Georgia Charles Wiley Roberts Atlanta, Georgia Frances Jean Ruthven Decatur, Georgia John Guilds Seabrook, Jr. Huntsville, Alabama Derek Adolphus Stapleton St. George, Barbados Lane Adams Stokes East Point, Georgia Daniel Susanto Jakarta, Indonesia Paola Tognina Poschiavo, Switzerland Jill Denise Ulrici Brooklyn, New York B.A., Lee College M.Div., Church of God School of Theology College Diplo?na, Union Theological Seminary, Jamaica Diploma, University of London, England B.A., University of West Indies, Jamaica B.S., Louisiana State University M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary B.A., Agnes Scott College B.S.N., Cornell University - New York Hospital School of Nursing D.Min., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Davidson College M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia B. A., Gardner-Webb College M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary A.B., Georgia Southern College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.S., Cornell University M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Arkansas State University M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., University of Georgia M Div., Harvard Divinity School B.A., Wofford College M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary G.O.E., Codrington College, Barbados B.Min., Huron College S.T.M., Christian Theological Seminary B.S., University of Georgia M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University Sarjana Psikologi, University of Indonesia S.Th., Jakarta Theological Seminary Lie, Facolta Valdese di Teologia, Italy B.S., Medical College of Georgia M.Div., Yale Divinity School 130 \ Andrew Jackson Livick Waskey Dalton, Georgia Otis Lee Weldon Atlanta, Georgia Thomas Richard Williams Songkhla, Thailand Totok Soemartha Wiryasaputra Yogyakarta, Indonesia Grace Tsyr-En Wu Kaohsiung, Taiwan Christopher Edward Zorn Sherrill's Ford, North Carolina B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi M.Div., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary B.A., Birmingham Bible College M.Div., Interdenominational Theological Center B.A., Samford University M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary B.Th., M.Div., Duta Wacana Seminary, Indonesia M.Div., Tainan Theological College and Seminary, Taiwan B.A., Mercer University D.Min., Columbia Theological Seminary BASIC DEGREE STUDENTS MASTER OF DIVINITY C COMPONENT Name Home Town College Presbytery or Denomination Lucy Robertson Aldridge Atlanta, Georgia Roy Tiller Bain LaGrange, Georgia Susan Lynn Boardman Lakeland, Florida Carol Ann Boggs Spartanburg, South Carolina L. Harry Brazell Ellaville, Georgia Stephen Speed Bryant Nashville, Tennessee Sidney M. Burgess Birmingham, Alabama Sara Bedon Burress Tupelo, Mississippi B.A., Converse College Greater Atlanta B.A., LaGrange College United Church of Christ B.A., Eckerd College A. A. /R.N. , Manate Community College Tampa Bay B.A., University of South Carolina M.Ed., Converse College Foothills B.A., Mercer University United Methodist B.A., University of Mississippi Middle Tennessee B.A., Samford University Sheppards and Lapsley B.S., Mississippi State University Greater Atlanta 131 Robert Fleming Chastain Decatur, Georgia Tae Su Cheong Hickory, North Carolina Elizabeth Mangum Deibert Atlanta, Georgia Kevin Alfred Dorsett Dade City, Florida Karen Suzanne Edwards Tarboro, North Carolina Thomas R. Evans III Kennesaw, Georgia William Mark George Conyers, Georgia David J. Gibbs Midland, Michigan Mary Stewart Hall Griffin, Georgia Wilbur Hugh Howie, Jr. Oxford, Mississippi Jane A. Huffstetler Pine Bluff, Arkansas Tully Jay Hunter Greenville, South Carolina Dolores DeLand Ingraham Tallahassee, Florida J. Todd Jenkins Valdosta, Georgia Gloria Elaine Jennings Augusta, Georgia D. Raye Jones Decatur, Georgia James Timothy Kiser Altamonte Springs, Florida Lori Knight-Whitehouse Savannah, Georgia B.B.A., Georgia State University Greater Atlanta B.A., East Coast Bible College Western North Carolina B.M.Ed., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Coastal Carolina B.A., University of South Florida Tampa Bay B.A., Wake Forest University New Hope B.B.A., Kennesaw College Cherokee B.S., Georgia State University Greater Atlanta B.S., Western Michigan University Lake Huron B.S., Presbyterian College M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian Education Greater Atlanta B.A., Mississippi College M.S., University of Southern California St. Andrew B.M., M.M., Baylor University Arkansas B.A., Texas Tech University M.A., Clemson University Foothills B.A., Florida State University Florida B.A., Valdosta State College Flint River B.F.A., University of Georgia M.A.T.S., Columbia Theological Seminary Northeast Georgia B.A., M.Ed., University of South Carolina Greater Atlanta B.A., Eckerd College Central Florida B.A., University of South Carolina Savannah 132 Zeta Touchton Lamberson Marietta, Georgia Amanda Beth Lape-Freeberg Orr's Island, Maine Donald Ridgley Lawson Inverness, Flordia Natalie Jean Lester Lajolla, California Helene Hibbard Loper Norcross, Georgia Robert Earl Madsen Stone Mountain, Georgia John Alexander McLean Camden, South Carolina Michael Luis Murdock Charlotte, North Carolina Laura DuPre Newsome Atlanta, Georgia Richard Brantley Newsome Atlanta, Georgia Laura Lee Norris Decatur, Alabama David Alvah Pearce Montgomery, Alabama Robert Edwin Reese Milton, Florida Martha Cross Sexton Columbia, South Carolina Robert John Sherman St. Augustine, Florida Brian Jungshik Shin Columbia, South Carolina Tommy Register Sikes Decatur, Georgia Earl Joseph Smith Brandon, Florida B.S., Presbyterian College M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian Education Trinity B.A., Clark University Transylvania B.S., West Chester State University Tampa Bay B.A., St. Andrews Presbyterian College United Church of Christ B.S., Emory University Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) A.B., Georgia State University Greater Atlanta B.A., Hendrix College Providence B.S.M.E., University of Tennessee Charlotte B.A., Agnes Scott College Greater Atlanta B.S., Vanderbilt University Greater Atlanta B.S., Auburn University North Alabama B.A., Mercer University M.Miss., Reformed Theological Seminary Sheppards and Lapsley B.A., Univers ity of Wes t Florida Florida A.B., Smith College M.Ed., University of South Carolina, Columbia Trinity B.A., Flagler College St. Augustine B.B.E., Western Bible College Trinity B.S., Un ivers ity of Georgia Greater Atlanta B.S., Tulane University Tampa Bay 133 Lynette Davies Solomon Dallas, Texas Holly Scott Tickle St. Augustine, Florida Dorinda Ellen Trouteaud Roswell, Georgia James Richard Weldon, Jr. Jacksonville, Florida Nathan Ray Wheeler Warner Robins, Georgia B.A., Austin College Grace B.A., Flagler College St. Augustine B.A., College of Wooster M.A., University of Detroit Greater Atlanta B.A., University of North Florida St. Augustine B.E.E.T., Southern Technical Institute Flint River INTERNS Shawn E. Barkley Richmond, Kentucky Colleen Bolkcom Allison Lakeland, Florida Laura Beth Carlson-Aull Greer, South Carolina Sharon Kay Core Decatur, Georgia Scott Arthur Ellington Decatur, Georgia Elizabeth Lynn Hoskins Rock Hill, South Carolina Jeffrey Lamar Hutcheson Forest Park, Georgia Keith Lentz Riddle Charleston, South Carolina Mark Kenan Schumann St. Petersburg, Florida Jonathan Carl Wallace Springfield, Virginia B.A., Western Kentucky University Translyvania B.B.A., Stetson University M.S., Florida State University Tampa Bay B.S., University of Illinois M.A., University of Denver Foothills B.A., Agnes Scott College Greater Atlanta B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology Church of God B.S., Clemson University Providence A.B., University of Georgia M.S., Auburn University, Montgomery Greater Atlanta B.A., W off or d College Charleston-Atlantic B.A., University of Central Florida Tampa Bay B.B.A., College of William and Mary National Capitol B COMPONENT Nan Morgan Adams Jacksonville, Florida Matthew Todd Allison Lakeland, Florida B.S., Un iversity of Florida Florida B.S., Florida Southern College Tampa Bay 134 Clover Lee Beal Seattle, Washington Timothy Kandler Beal Seattle, Washington Pamela Marie Bolerjack Point Lookout, Missouri Harris Neal Brown Atlanta, Georgia James Elliott Caprell Wellford, South Carolina Lorna D. Clark St. Simons Island, Georgia Mark Phillip Clark Hot Springs, Arkansas Deborah M. Conner Huntington Beach, California David John D'Alessio Murrels Inlet, South Carolina Mary Piatt D'Alessio Murrels Inlet, South Carolina Aaron David Eickstaedt The Woodlands, Texas Michael Lee Fitze Hanahan, South Carolina Timothy Sean Foster Bartlett, Tennessee Susan T. Friedl Duluth, Georgia Judith Ann Fulp Kannapolis, North Carolina Glenn Alan Gilstrap Taylors, South Carolina Dana Steffee Hughes Decatur, Georgia Elizabeth Emma Inman Greensboro, North Carolina B.A., Seattle Pacific University Seattle B.A., Seattle Pacific University Seattle B.A., School of the Ozarks Arkansas B.A., Faith College African Methodist Episcopal B.A., Wofford College Foothills B.B.A., Georgia State University M.P.A., Georgia Southern College Southern Baptist B.A., University of Arkansas, Little Rock J.D., University of Arkansas Mission B.A., San Francisco State College Los Ranchos B.S., University of Rhode Island New Harmony B.A., College of Notre Dame New Harmony B.A., Austin College Grace B.A., University of South Carolina M.A., College of Charleston Charleston- Atlantic B.S., Mississippi State University Memphis B.S., East Carolina University Greater Atlanta B.A., Pfeiffer College Charlotte B.A., Furman University Foothills B.A., Georgia State University Greater Atlanta B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Salem 135 Sharon Ann Israel Atlanta, Georgia Thomas Franklin Keller Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Danny Thomas Klein Chesapeake, Virginia Edward Richard Knight Atlanta, Georgia Kenneth Stewart Letterman Lawton, Oklahoma Tod Alan Linafelt Beaver, Pennsylvania Sally Louise Lorey Stone Mountain, Georgia Charles William McConnell Miramar, Florida Sam Evans McGregor Hopkins, South Carolina Eric Todd Myers Orangeburg, South Carolina Charles Livingston Newton II Marietta, Georgia Margaret Robinson Northen Birmingham, Alabama Paul Eugene Osborne Richmond, Virginia William Lawson Piatt Shelby, North Carolina James Clifford Ramsey Beaver, Pennsylvania George Woodbury Rinker Augusta, Georgia Karen Lorraine Rogers Shreveport, Louisiana Paul Michael Saleeby Jacksonville, Florida B.A., University 6f South Florida M.Ed., Ph.D., Georgia State University Evangelical Lutheran Church in America B.A., Wittenberg University Pittsburgh B.S., Jimmy Swaggert Bible College Assemblies of God B.S., University of Tennessee Greater Atlanta B.S., Stetson University Indian Nations B.A., Eckerd College Beaver-Butler B.S., University of Alabama Greater Atlanta B.S., Florida International University Tropical Florida B.S., Clemson University Trinity B.M., Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music Charleston- Atlantic B.A., Davidson College J.D., University of Alabama Greater Atlanta B.A., Vanderbilt University Sheppards and Lapsley B.A., Davis and Elkins College M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian Education fames B.A., Emory and Henry College Western North Carolina B.S.J., Ohio University Beaver-Butler B.S./B.A., Presbyterian College Northeast Georgia B.A., Grove City College Pines B.A., University of Florida St. Augustine 136 Jac Tyson Saltzgiver Winston-Salem, North Carolina B.A., Wake Forest University Non-denominational Margaret Schipper Reed Jacksonville, Florida Beth Ann Shannon-Faulk Raeford, North Carolina Peter David Shelly Canyon, Texas Catherine Elizabeth Taylor Mobile, Alabama Elizabeth Ann Tourville Lithonia, Georgia Lucy Exum Turner Decatur, Georgia Robert Foster Veazey Montgomery, Alabama John David White Aiken, South Carolina Deborah Dunlap Zarrett Stone Mountain, Georgia B.A., Brown University Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin St. Augustine B.A., Meredith College Coastal Carolina B.A., University of Texas , Austin Palo Duro B.A., Duke University South Alabama B.A., American International College Greater Atlanta B.A., Agnes Scott College M.B.A., University of Southern Mississippi Greater Atlanta B.A., University of Alabama Sheppards and Lapsley B.S., University of South Carolina Trinity B.A., Simmons College Greater Atlanta A COMPONENT Kelly Sue Allen St. Louis, Missouri Marybeth Asher Ormond Beach, Florida Roy Horton Bailey III Pendleton, South Carolina David Scott Bowerman Peachtree City, Georgia Robert Howe Campbell Memphis, Tennessee Tae Ho Cheong Corona, New York P. David Clapp Jupiter, Florida Kay Anne Davis Three Rivers, Michigan A.B., Washington University in St. Louis Giddings-Lovejoy B.S., Un ivers ity of Texas Mission B.S., Clemson University Foothills B.A., Mars Hill College Greater Atlanta B.A., Rhodes College Memphis B.S., Kon-Kuk University New York City B.S., Un iversity of Ten nessee Tropical Florida B.A., Central Michigan University M.S.W., Western Michigan University Lake Michigan 137 Polly Kinser Deppen Bristol, Virgina Mark P. Downs Chesterfield, Missouri Philip A. Dunford Bakersville, North Carolina Paul Wylder Evans Gainesville, Georgia Kyle David Fedler Chamblee, Georgia Sara Verner Foster Beaufort, South Carolina R. Douglas Graulich Albany, New York N. Austin Gray Sugar Hill, Georgia Linda White Hawthorne Atlanta, Georgia Ann Houston Kelly Greenwood, Mississippi Paul Hollingsworth Lang Greenville, South Carolina Scott Allan Lawson Columbia, South Carolina Lisa M. Majoros Atlanta, Georgia M. Beecher Mathes Birmingham, Alabama Michael Eugene Maxfield Virginia Beach, Virginia Norman H. McCrummen III Atlanta, Georgia Allison Foster Moody Salisbury, North Carolina Kevin David Morris Sarasota, Florida Neal A. Neuenschwander Marietta, Georgia B.A., Indiana University Abingdon B.A., Westminster College Giddings-Lovejoy B.A., Centre College Western North Carolina B.A., Belhaven College Northeast Georgia B.A., Colorado College Greater Atlanta B.A., Presbyterian College Greater Atlanta B.S., Colorado State University M.B.A., State University of New York, Albany Albany B.S., North Georgia College Evangelical Lutheran Church in America B.A., Our Lady of the Lake M.A., Ph.D., Un ivers ity of Texas Greater Atlanta B.A., University of Mississippi St. Andrew B.A., Furman University Foothills B.A., University of South Carolina, Columbia Trinity B.A., Davidson College Greater Atlanta B.A., Salem College Sheppards and Lapsley B.S.E., Un iversity of Florida Eastern Virginia B.S., Samford University M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama Greater Atlanta B.S., University of Southern Mississippi Salem B.S., Western Carolina University Peace River B.S., Vanderbilt University Greater Atlanta 138 Susan Moorefield Newton Columbia, South Carolina Michael D. O'Neil Fort Worth, Texas William F. Owens Gastonia, North Carolina William L. Perman Seattle, Washington Paul H. Pingel Atlanta, Georgia Lori E. Pistor Dallas, Texas Thomas Scot Pritchard Decatur, Georgia David Michael Satterfield Bristol, Tennessee Linda Janette Sherer Sharon, South Carolina Jeffrey A. Sockwell Charlotte, North Carolina Walter Brown Tennyson, Jr. Napa, California Lisa Faye Traynham Honea Path, South Carolina Andrew Iverson Walton Lawton, Oklahoma Hosea Lorenzo Williams II Stone Mountain, Georgia B.A., Presbyterian College Trinity B.A., Austin College Grace B.A., St. Andrews Presbyterian College Western North Carolina B.A., Seattle Pacific University Seattle B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology Evangelical Lutheran Church in America B.A., Trinity University M.Ed., North Texas State University Grace B.S., Presbyterian College Greater Atlanta B.A., King College Holston B.A., Erskine College Providence B.S., Appalachian State University Charlotte B.A., University of California, Los Angeles Flint River B.A., Presbyterian College Trinity B.S., Georgia Southern College Indian Nations B.A., Morehouse College Baptist MASTER OF ARTS IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES Sylvia S. Babu Bangalore, India Lucille McCrary Bagwell Gainesville, Georgia Ae-Young Chung Decatur, Georgia I.Sc, Wilson College (Bombay) M.B.B.S.(M.D.) f Christian Medical College Am.Bd. ofPeds., Tulane University School of Medicine M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Church of South India B.S., University of Georgia Southern Baptist B.Agr., Kyungpouk National University Korean Presbyterian 139 John William Daniels Morrow, Georgia Kemira G. Denlea Stone Mountain, Georgia Joe Vernon Dobson, Jr. Bossier City, Louisiana Jonathan S. Fennell Austell, Georgia Marian A. Haynes Decatur, Georgia Nancy McDaniel Hendrix Braselton, Georgia Grace Ann Cameron Hood Bartow, Florida William Robert Jordan Decatur, Georgia Daniel F. Kendrick Atlanta, Georgia Tammy Laneigh Lane Kingstree, South Carolina Elton Bruce Mather Avondale Estates, Georgia Gayle Annette McFarland Decatur, Georgia Christopher W. Miles Decatur, Georgia Elizabeth Louise Nuernberger Charleston, South Carolina Carolyn Oberkirch Atlanta, Georgia Christopher Ann Paton Atlanta, Georgia Julie Lehman Poulos Richmond, Virginia Joan Wilson Quattrocchi Atlanta, Georgia B.A., Flagler College Roman Catholic B.A., Stetson University Greater Atlanta B.A., Arkansas College Pines B.A., Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God Assemblies of God B.S., Un iversity of Missouri Missionary Baptist B.S., Oklahoma State University United Methodist B.A., Belhaven College Greenbrier B.B.A., University of Georgia Southern Baptist B.A., University of Georgia Greater Atlanta B.A., University of South Carolina New Harmony A.B., Georgia State University J.D., University of Georgia Greater Atlanta B.A., Rhodes College Greater Atlanta B.B.A., University of Georgia Southern Baptist B.A., Muhlenberg College Charleston-Atlantic A.B., Mt. St. Agnes College M.Ed., Loyola College Roman Catholic B.A., M.A., Wayne State University Evangelical Lutheran Church in America B.A., Davidson College Non-Denominational B.A., Mercer University Roman Catholic 140 Marva S. Sanders Decatur, Georgia Michael W. Walters Lafayette, Georgia James H. Wright Woodstock, Georgia Kenneth Laurin Young Loganville, Georgia B.A., Spelman College M.S.W., Ph.D., Atlanta University Baptist B.S., Florida State University Southern Baptist B.A., David Lipscomb College M.A., Middle Tennessee State University Church of Christ B.A., Fur man University Pentecostal Holiness MASTER OF ARTS IN YOUTH MINISTRY April Hi-Jung Choi St. Petersburg, Florida Fitzgerald M. Cook Decatur, Georgia Roy McLaughlin Stone Mountain, Georgia Judy Ellen Moore Duluth, Georgia Jane Margaret Thomas Huntsville, Alabama Robert DeWayne Wells Mableton, Georgia B.A., University of South Florida Korean Presbyterian Church B.A., Taylor University Greater Atlanta B.A., Mercer University Baptist B.S., University of Minnesota Greater Atlanta B.A., University of Alabama in Huntsville North Alabama B.S., East Coast Bible College Church of God MASTER OF DIVINITY /MASTER OF ARTS IN YOUTH MINISTRY William Sidney Smith Albertville, Alabama B.A., Jacksonville State University North Alabama SPECIAL STUDENTS Dalva S. Ferraz Minas Gerais, Brazil Rubens Ferraz Minas Gerais, Brazil Stuart Robert Fulton Glasgow, Scotland Uniao de Negocies Administrativos of Belo Horizonte Edward Lane Bible Institute Presbyterian Church in Brazil Catholic University of Belo Horizonte Edward Lane Bible Institute Presbyterian Church in Brazil B.A., University of Sheffield Church of Scotland 141 Lowell John Gretebeck Atlanta, Georgia B.A., Carthage College M.B.A., American Graduate School of International Management Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Robert Earl McDaniel Cusseta, Georgia Patricia C. Parker Decatur, Georgia UNCLASSIFIED STUDENTS B.A., University of Georgia United Methodist Agnes Scott College Southern Baptist OCCASIONAL STUDENTS Michael K. Adams Thomas M. Baughn Martha L. Bount Bruce G. Boak Michael T. Carey Arthur Carson, Jr. Almeta Kay Crowley Chance Deborah H. Chilton Lawrence C. Clarke Terry Lee Collier William (Tony) Collins Larry Crossland Daryl R. Curtis James E. Doffin Barbara D. Douglas William D. Epps Craven Glenn Ford Octavius A. Gaba David Alan Galloway William W. Gaskill David G. Graham James H. Graves Gee Glenn Grayson Samuel L. Green Adrian Hainline, Jr. Jong Heon Ham Eleanor Hammer Dwight E. Haymon Robert W. Henderson Mary Alice Henning James E. Hinshaw David R. Johnson Joong Soo Kim John Byeongsoo Kim Danna Lee Larson Linda C. May Olin W. McBride Sallie T. McDaniel James McDonald Leslie G. McKoy David V. Miller Agnes W. Norfleet Julius R. Nyaga Nancy L. Oliver Jynean S. Palmer Howard L. Plummer Laura Dorsey Rains Thomas N. Rains Beverly A. Richardson Joseph B. Rightmyer William H. Rogers Ron Edward Schultz Dale L. Shaw Clarence Shelby Miriam Ray Shelton Dean R. Strong Dale D. Strong Sheryl Veness-Marshall Marcia L. Wadsworth Christine Wenderoth Philip A. Williams Emily R. Wojtczak Emmitt E. Young Phillip Dale Young 142 SUMMER GREEK SCHOOL 1989 Kelly Sue Allen Marybeth Asher Roy Bailey David Scott Bowerman Robert Howe Campbell Tae Ho Cheong Daryl R. Curtis Kay A. Davis Polly Kinser Deppen Mark P. Downs Philip A. Dunford Kyle David Fedler Sarah Verner Foster Susan Thorne Friedl R. Douglas Graulich N. Austin Gray Linda White Hawthorne Laura A. Holland Ann Houston Kelly John Ryeongsoo Kim Paul Hollingworth Lang Scott Allen Lawson Sally Louise Lorey Elizabeth Marie Majoros Isaac Mann M. Beecher Mathes Michael Eugene Maxfield Norman H. McCrummen III Gayle Annette McFarland Martha Mercure K. Lynn Miller Allison Foster Moody Kevin D. Morris Neal A. Neuenschwander Susan M. Newton Michael D. O'Neil William F. Owens Jynean S. Palmer Patricia C. Parker David Alvah Pearce Paul H. Pingel Lori E. Pistor Thomas Scot Pritchard Margaret Schipper Reed Frances Jean Ruthven Linda J. Sherer William S. Smith Jeffrey A. Sockwell Walter B. Tennyson, Jr. Lisa Faye Traynham Andrew Iverson Walton Christine Wenderoth 143 GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF STUDENT BODY Alabama — 43 Arkansas — 2 California — 3 Florida — 52 Georgia — 154 Illinois — 1 Indiana — 1 Kentucky — 3 Louisiana — 3 Maine — 1 Maryland — 1 Michigan — 2 Mississippi — 8 Missouri — 4 Montana — 1 New York — 4 North Carolina — 54 Oklahoma — 3 Pennsylvania — 13 South Carolina — 55 Tennessee — 14 Texas — 8 Virginia — 7 Washington — 5 OTHER COUNTRIES Barbados — 2 Brazil — 2 England — 1 India — 1 Indonesia — 2 Italy — 1 Jamaica — 13 Japan — 1 Kenya — 1 Korea — 5 Norway — 1 Philippines — 1 Scotland — 2 South Africa — 1 Switzerland — 1 Taiwan — 1 Thailand — 1 West Africa — 1 . >'/ 144 CALENDAR 1990-1992 1990-91 1991-92 SUMMER Greek School July 2-August 24 July 1-August 23 Summer Term July 9-20 July 8-19 July 23- August 5 July 22-August 2 FALL Planning Retreat August 29-30 August 28-29 Labor Day September 3 September 2 Orientation September 4-5 September 3-4 Classes begin September 6 September 5 Opening Convocation/ September 12 September 11 Honors Day Senior Ordination Exams November 2-3 November 1-2 Thanksgiving Holiday November 22-23 November 28-29 Classes End December 7 December 6 Reading Day December 10 December 9 Exams December 11-14 December 10-13 Final papers due December 14 December 13 WINTER A Component/ Alternative January 3 January 6 Contexts begin Seminars for Ministers/ January 8-10 January 7-9 Continuing Education Doctor of Ministry classes January 15 January 13 Martin Luther King January 14 January 20 Birthday Holiday Doctor of Ministry January 25 January 24 classes end A Component/ Alternative January 24 January 24 Contexts end A Component exams January 25 January 27 Columbia Forum January 28-31 January 27-30 SPRING Bible Content Exam February 1 February 7 Classes begin February 4 February 3 Senior Ordination Exams February 15-16 February 14-15 Spring Break April 8-12 April 6-10 Classes end May 10 May 8 Reading Day May 13 May 11 Exams May 14-17 May 12-15 Evaluation Day May 16 May 14 Commencement May 19 May 11 145 * m ■ 5 5 m ■ | : 146 INDEX Academic Information 9 Greek School 77 Administration 96 History of Columbia 3 Admissions Procedure 6 Housing 86 Alumni/ae Association 93 International Students 7 Asian Ministries Center 24 Lay Institute of Faith and Life 23 Atlanta Theological Association 24 Auditors 7 Awards and Prizes 82, 110 Board of Directors 94 Bookstore 29 Calendar 145 Clinical Pastoral Education 25 Columbia Friendship Circle 93 Lectures 27 Library 29 Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.) 13, 14 Master of Arts in Youth Ministry (M.A.Y.M.) 14-16 Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Master of Theology 9-13 Conferences for Prospective Students 8 (Th.M.) Occasional Students 17-19 6 Continuing Education 23 Ordination Exams 81 Courses of Instruction 31-76 Orientation 77 Curriculum 31 Professional Assessment 11 Doctor of Ministry Roll of Students 112-144 (D.Min.) 19, 20 Scholarship Funds 83-84 Doctor of Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) 20 Special Students 6 Faculty Fellowships Financial Information 99-107 84 89, 90 Student Loans Student Organizations Support 87 91, 92 93 Grading System 79, 80 Transfer Students 7 Graduating Class-1989 108, 109 Unclassified Students 6 147 148 149 ft 1 i % \ tin - it; fit 11 niu till It II ■i >i it if 11 '! •» !• »* ' It II l$l Iff It ■ 1 II *** I 150 1-85 sr 1* Stone Itr Coiiegt I-285 Avon dale Mall J2 e 3 I-20 Notes: Commerce Dr. becomes S. Columbia Dr. after E. College Ave. There is no westbound exit at Columbia Dr. on I-20. The distance on Memorial Dr. from I-285 to Columbia Dr. is 2.3 miles. 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Hix, Director of Advanced Studies Concerning continuing education Sara C. Juengst, Director of Continuing Education Concerning lay education Robert S. Smith, Director of Lay Institute of Faith and Life NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS Columbia Theological Seminary admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made avail- able to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and other school-administered programs. In regard to compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Columbia Theological Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of handicap in admission to or access to or treatment or employment in its programs and activities.