Please visit www.ashland.edu for information on campus and office closings.

ID Title Professor
BC 520 CL
Ethical Leadership and the Black Church Tradition
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Myers
Ethical Leadership and the Black Church Tradition Download Syllabus This course meets the weekends of April 4-5, 25-26; May 16-17
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland, McCreary Center
4 Credit Hours

The Black Church has historically been the center of black communal life in America as well as serving as an instrument for positive social change. This class will focus on the religious and ethical teachings of the Black Church. Various ethical stances will be discussed: nonviolent resistance, gradualism, social protest and liberation. Various ethicists will be examined: Martin Luther King, Jr., James Crone, W.E.B. DuBois and Malcolm X.

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
BC 635 CL
Dynamics of the Black Church and Family
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Walker
Dynamics of the Black Church and Family Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of March 28-29; April 11-12; May 9-10
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland, McCreary Center
4 Credit Hours

This course will present an overview of issues, concepts, events, heritage, as well as customs that have evolved to comprise a general African American world view. The course will outline and explore the elements of Black culture that are expressed in the social institutions of Church and Family. The unifying cultural themes will be discussed as functional and central to personal identity and emotional equilibrium. Implications for pastoral care and worship will be discussed.

Crystal Walker cwalker3@ashland.edu
CH 647 CL
History of Christian Ethical Thought
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Corbin Reuschling
History of Christian Ethical Thought Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the history and development of Christian ethical thought and practices from the early church to today.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
CP 647 CL
History of Christian Ethical Thought
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Corbin Reuschling
History of Christian Ethical Thought Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the history and development of Christian ethical thought and practices from the early church to today.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
CT 647 CL
History of Christian Ethical Thought
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Corbin Reuschling
History of Christian Ethical Thought Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the history and development of Christian ethical thought and practices from the early church to today.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
IT 790 CL
Senior Seminar
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Myers
Senior Seminar Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of March 28-29; April 11-12; May 9-10
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland, McCreary Center
4 Credit Hours

The Senior Seminar is meant to be an interdisciplinary experience in which students conduct research in either a field of their special interest or a general topic selected by faculty leading the seminar. Students will be encouraged to critically reflect upon a topic from a biblical, historical or theological perspective. Students will share the results of their research in a paper presentation in a seminar format.

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
MS 501 CL
Missional Church
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Payne
Missional Church Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

This course equips students to function in the local church with a missionary mindset, presents the missional church as a primary paradigm, and lays a biblical and theological foundation for its conceptualization (missio Dei). The course promotes the ideal of the "apostolic" church. It also exposes students to the worldwide context and encourages them to think and act like global Christians. It explores issues related to world evangelization, contextualization, missionary anthropology, world religions, the global church, and history of missions.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
NT 620 CL
Revelation
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Revelation Download Syllabus This course will be taught simultaneously at the Ashland and Cleveland campuses. Dr. deSilva anticipates teaching in person at Ashland during odd-numbered weeks and at Cleveland during even-numbered weeks. Both sites will be connected every week via WebEx video conferencing.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

Revelation will be read as a sample of apocalyptic literature, a vision which transcends everyday spaces and time in order to motivate specific responses from the intended audience. A close exploration of Revelation's challenge to first-century believers in Asia Minor will lead to discussions of its ongoing challenge and encouragement to the churches.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 419-289-5933
NT 637 CL
Social-Scientific & Rhetorical Approaches to Biblical Study
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Social-Scientific & Rhetorical Approaches to Biblical Study Download Syllabus This course will be taught simultaneously at the Ashland and Cleveland campuses. Dr. deSilva anticipates teaching in person at Ashland during odd-numbered weeks and at Cleveland during even-numbered weeks. Both sites will be connected every week via WebEx video conferencing.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

This course continues the introduction to modern techniques of biblical criticism, extending the foundation to include social-scientific, cultural-anthropological, rhetorical, and ideological modes of analysis. Special emphasis will be given to discerning the kinds of questions each mode of analysis brings to a text, what theoretical resources each mode draws upon outside the discipline of biblical studies, and what fruits the student can expect from pursuing these lines of inquiry.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 419-289-5933
NT 720 CL
Revelation (Greek Exegesis)
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Revelation (Greek Exegesis) Download Syllabus This course will be taught simultaneously at the Ashland and Cleveland campuses. Dr. deSilva anticipates teaching in person at Ashland during odd-numbered weeks and at Cleveland during even-numbered weeks. Both sites will be connected every week via WebEx video conferencing.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 419-289-5933
OT 502 CL
Hebrew Exegesis
W: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Overland
Hebrew Exegesis Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

This course builds on the linguistic and exegetical skills learned in Hebrew I and II and Foundations of Bible Study. The course will be based on an Old Testament text that is short enough to be translated in its entirety during a ten-week quarter and is of sufficiently accessible Hebrew, but also rich in passages that address the matters of core identity in Christ, character, and calling, as well as offer windows into the challenges and stresses of particular pastoral situations. Provision will also be made for training students in, and giving appropriate assignments to reinforce devotional reading of the Scriptures in the biblical languages.

Paul Overland, PhD poverlan@ashland.edu 419-289-5773
OT 512 CL
Old Testament II: Prophets
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Hawk
Old Testament II: Prophets Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

Introductory issues and the content of the prophetic books will be surveyed with special emphasis upon theological themes. The role of the prophet and the prophetic message will be explored in the context of the religion of Israel and the Ancient Near East.

L. Daniel Hawk, PhD dhawk@ashland.edu 419-289-5172
OT 634 CL
Study of Joseph
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Baker
Study of Joseph Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of April 4-5, 25-26; May 16-17.
Based in Cleveland, we will broadcast live to other ATS centers and hopefully to those with adequate computer resources at home. For further information, contact Dr. David Baker (dbaker@ashland.edu).


Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

David W. Baker, PhD dbaker@ashland.edu 419-289-5177
OT 637 CL
Social-Scientific & Rhetorical Approaches to Biblical Study
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Social-Scientific & Rhetorical Approaches to Biblical Study Download Syllabus This course will be taught simultaneously at the Ashland and Cleveland campuses. Dr. deSilva anticipates teaching in person at Ashland during odd-numbered weeks and at Cleveland during even-numbered weeks. Both sites will be connected every week via WebEx video conferencing.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

This course continues the introduction to modern techniques of biblical criticism, extending the foundation to include social-scientific, cultural-anthropological, rhetorical, and ideological modes of analysis. Special emphasis will be given to discerning the kinds of questions each mode of analysis brings to a text, what theoretical resources each mode draws upon outside the discipline of biblical studies, and what fruits the student can expect from pursuing these lines of inquiry.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 419-289-5933
OT 734 CL
Joseph (Hebrew Exegesis)
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Baker
Joseph (Hebrew Exegesis) Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of April 4-5, 25-26; May 16-17.
Based in Cleveland, we will broadcast live to other ATS centers and hopefully to those with adequate computer resources at home. For further information, contact Dr. David Baker (dbaker@ashland.edu).




Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

David W. Baker, PhD dbaker@ashland.edu 419-289-5177
PM 512 MDVCL
Introduction to Christian Worship
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Douglass
Introduction to Christian Worship Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to help church leaders plan services that engage the congregation in active and meaningful worship. Biblical/historical patterns of worship will serve as a basis for the development of a theology of worship. Contemporary models will also be studied.

J. Robert Douglass, PhD rdougla1@ashland.edu 419-289-5719
SF 790 CL
Life & Thought of Thomas Merton
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Snyder
Life & Thought of Thomas Merton Download Syllabus This course meets the weekends of April 4-5, 25-26 and May 23-24.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

Merton was a pivotal person in 20th century American spirituality & remains a continuing influence through his writings & the witness of his life. The class will include texts by & about this unique monastic figure, & a visit to the Cleveland chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society.

Rev. Thomas A. Snyder, ThM tsnyder@ashland.edu 419-496-1397