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The Religious Studies Program has added a new course to the Fall 2017 schedule.
RELS 3053 History of Christian Spirituality will survey some major traditions of Christian spirituality spanning the time period from the New Testament to the twentieth century. The course involves close reading, discussion, and analysis of selected texts. Students will explore a range of Christian spiritual disciplines as part of the course.
The course will count in section IIIC - Religion and History - for majors, or for Group IV, Electives if Group III or IIIC is complete. If your coursework is almost finished, the course will count as an upper division elective for the degree.
The instructor of the course is Dr. Amy Oden, Professor of Early Church History and Spirituality at Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University. She has also served on the faculties of Oklahoma City University and Wesley Theological Seminary where she also served as Dean. She earned her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Southern Methodist University, writing her dissertation on Augustine.
Dr. Oden has published an anthology of women's primary source writings in the history of Christian thought (In Her Words, 1994) and was a primary sources editor for the study series Christian Believer: Historic Teachings of the Church. Her anthology of early Christian writings, And You Welcomed Me: Sourcebook on Hospitality in Early Christianity (Abingdon Press, 2001), brings together primary sources on the virtue and practice of hospitality, edited and translated with contextual introductions. Dr. Oden has served as president of the Southwest Region of the American Academy of Religion.