THE 3000 Course Schedule - Fall 2017 (projected):

1 | Thu Aug 31 | Introduction and Overview

READ:

COMPLETE (in class):

UNIT 1: Biblical Foundations for a Global Church

2 | WED Sep 6 | The Old Testament and the Covenant Vision for Humanity

READ:

  • Psalms 1 - 6
  • Genesis 1:1-2:3, 3:1-5:32, 8:1-9:17, 12:1-9, 22:1-19 - Outline
  • Exodus 3:1-4:31, 19:1-20:26 - Outline
  • 2 Samuel 7:1-29 - Outline

COMPLETE:

3 | Thu Sep 7 | The Old Testament and Prophetic Universalism

READ:

  • Psalms 7 - 12
  • Isaiah 2:1-4, 66:18-24
  • Jeremiah 3:17
  • Joel 2:28-29
  • Zechariah 14:9
  • Daniel 7:1-28
  • Malachi 3:1-4:6

COMPLETE:

4 | Mon Sep 11 | Jesus Christ - Redeemer of Humanity and the Great Commission

READ:

  • Psalms 13 - 18
  • Luke 2:1-38, 3:21-38, 22:39-24:12
  • Matthew 28:1-20
  • John 19:17-30

COMPLETE:

5 | Thu Sep 14 | Acts of the Apostles and the Book of Revelation

READ:

  • Psalms 19 - 24
  • Acts 1:1-2:47, 8:26-40, 9:1-22, 10:1-11:30, 15:1-35, 17:16-33, 28:17-30
  • Romans 5:12-21
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17-19
  • Revelation 1:1-20, 19:1-22:21

COMPLETE:

UNIT 2: Second Vatican Council, Recent Papal Leadership, and the Global Church

6 | Mon Sep 18 | Introduction to Second Vatican Council - Gaudium et Spes

READ:

  • Psalms 25 - 30
  • Vatican II - Gaudium et Spes, selections online

COMPLETE:

7 | Thu Sep 21 | Renewing the Church - Lumen Gentium

READ:

  • Psalms 31 - 36
  • Vatican II - Lumen Gentium, selections online

COMPLETE:

8 | Mon Sep 25 | Renewing the Church - Lumen Gentium (continued)

READ:

  • Psalms 37 - 42
  • Vatican II - Lumen Gentium, selections online

9 | Thu Sep 28 | Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI

READ:

  • Psalms 43 - 48
  • John Paul II - Tertio Millennio Adveniente, selections online
  • John Paul II - Redemptoris Missio, selections online

COMPLETE:

10 | Mon Oct 2 | Pope Francis and Evangelii Gaudium

READ:

  • Psalms 49 - 54
  • Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, Preface - Chapter 2, online

COMPLETE:

11 | Thu Oct 5 | Pope Francis and Evangelii Gaudium (continued) | Receive First Paper Assignment (due Oct 18)

READ:

  • Psalms 55 - 60
  • Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, Chapter 3 - 5, online

COMPLETE:

UNIT 3-A: CHURCH IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

12 | Thu Oct 12 | Christian Revolution

READ:

  • Psalms 61 - 66
  • Jenkins, The Next Christendom, Preface and Chapter 1, pgs. xi - 20

COMPLETE:

13 | Mon Oct 16 | Disciples of All Nations and Missionaries and Prophets

READ:

  • Psalms 67 - 72
  • Jenkins, The Next Christendom, Chapter 2 - 3, pgs. 21 - 68

COMPLETE:

14 | Thu Oct 19 | Standing Alone and Rise of New Christianity

READ:

  • Psalms 73 - 78
  • Jenkins, The Next Christendom, Chapter 4 - 5, pgs. 69 - 133

COMPLETE:

15 | Mon Oct 23 | Coming to Terms and God and the World

READ:

  • Psalms 79 - 84
  • Jenkins, The Next Christendom, Chapter 6 - 7, pgs. 134 - 200

COMPLETE:

16 | Thu Oct 26 | The Next Crusade, Islam, Coming Home and Seeing Christianity Again for the First Time | Receive Second Paper Assignment (due Nov 6)

READ:

  • Psalms 85 - 90
  • Jenkins, The Next Christendom, Chapter 8 - 10, pgs. 201 - 276

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Global Catholicism Assignment Sheet 15

UNIT 3-B: Persecution of Christians in the 20th and 21st Centuries

17 | Mon Oct 30 | Persecution of Christians in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe

READ:

  • Psalms 91 - 96
  • John Allen, Global War on Christians, Introduction - Chapter 4, 6

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Global Catholicism Assignment Sheet 16

18 | Thu Nov 2 | Persecution of Christians in the Middle East

READ:

  • Psalms 97 - 102
  • John Allen, Global War on Christians, Chapter 5, Chapter 9

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Global Catholicism Assignment Sheet 17

19 | Mon Nov 6 | Excursus: Islam and Catholicism

READ:

  • Psalms 103 - 108
  • Qu’ran, selections online

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Global Catholicism Assignment Sheet 18
  • DUE - Second Paper Reflection on The Next Christendom

20 | Thu Nov 9 | Myths about the Persecution of Christian

READ:

  • Psalms 109 - 114
  • John Allen, Global War on Christians, Chapters 7-8, 10-11

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Global Catholicism Assignment Sheet 19

21 | Mon Nov 13 | Persecution of Christians Fallout, Consequences, and Responses | Receive Final Research Paper (due Dec 11)

READ:

  • Psalms 115 - 120
  • John Allen, Global War on Christians, Chapters 12-14, Postscript

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Global Catholicism Assignment Sheet 20

UNIT 3-C: Regional Case Studies of Global Catholicism

22 | Thu Nov 16 | Rwanda and Catholicism - Reconciliation

READ:

  • Psalms 121 - 126
  • Readings to be announced

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Global Catholicism Assignment Sheet 21

23 | Mon Nov 20 | Mexico and Catholicism - Pilgrimage and Liberation

READ:

  • Psalms 127 - 132
  • Joel Cruz, “Christianity in Latin America,” in The Histories of the Latin American Church, pgs. 7 - 54, online

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Global Catholicism Assignment Sheet 22

24 | Mon Nov 27 | China and Catholicism - Challenges of Inculturation and Evangelization

READ:

  • Psalms 133 - 138
  • Readings to be announced

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Global Catholicism Assignment Sheet 23

25 | Thu Nov 30 | Japan and Catholicism - Beauty and Faith

READ:

  • Psalms 139 - 144
  • Makoto Fujimura, Silence and Beauty, selections online

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Global Catholicism Assignment Sheet 24

26 | Mon Dec 4 | Conclusion

READ:

  • Psalms 145 - 150

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering the Psalms Assignment DUE
  • Extra Credit on Pope Francis

27 | Final Exam Week | Final Research Paper DUE December 11