Theology

Classes

Classes are offered every Sunday morning (except Easter Day) at 10am. Classes are also offered on selected weekday evenings particularly from September through May. Please access the theology calendar for exact dates and times. A summary of current and upcoming classes is listed below.

Current

Testaments Old and New
This series looks at the ways in which the Gospel writers interpreted the Hebrew scriptures within the texts of the gospels themselves. The lectures draw on recent Biblical scholarship, including the new Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels by Richard B. Hays, former dean of Duke Divinity School.

Upcoming

Worship and Theology in Thomas Aquinas. On Sunday, June 18, Saint Thomas observes the Feast of Corpus Christi, a recognition of the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. This subject was a particular focus of theologian Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274). At 10 a.m. on that day, Christopher Wells, Executive Director of the Living Church Foundation and a scholar of Aquinas, presents a special class on the relationship between worship and theology in the work of this important Christian thinker. The class meets on the fifth floor.

The Epistle to the Colossians.On June 25 at 10 a.m., the Sunday class begins a study of the Epistle to the Colossians. One of the so-called “prison letters” written by St. Paul, it was composed while he was incarcerated in Rome. In this brief letter, Paul instructs the Christians in Colossae on many important matters: the nature of Christ, the role of the Law, and the behavior appropriate to a Christian community. Though he had never visited Colossae, Paul’s active interest in their well-being and correct understanding of the faith is reflected in the warmth of the epistle and his emphasis on clarifying “the truth of the gospel.” The class meets on the fifth floor.

Bible Study

If you are interested in further adult education and fellowship opportunities at Saint Thomas please consider Father Spurlock's weekly Bible study. Additional weekday classes will be announced in due course.