Theology for all:

curiosity required!

We offer classes in theology for all people who are interested in learning, regardless of their personal beliefs, and yet with a specific interest in how theology applies to our search for meaning, i.e. our spiritual life.

Classes meet once a week. Be ready for one month of intensive reading.

Be ready to be challenged. Be ready to be surprised.

Be ready to meet interesting people.

JESUS 101: Essentials of Christology

Who was Jesus? Are there ways to uncover his original teachings? When and why Christians proclaimed the divine origin of Jesus? What does it mean to believe in Jesus? What bearings the historical doctrines about Jesus may have on our contemporary life? In this class, we will learn about such big issues from a variety of perspectives. No statement of faith is required to attend the class, yet each student will be invited to reflect on a personal level.

Instructor: Gianluigi Gugliermetto, Ph.D. An Anglican theologian and an Episcopal priest, Gianluigi conceives theology as an aid to develop a critical reflection and an in-depth approach to the Christian tradition. He has published on systematic theology, interreligious dialogue, theology and film. Main research interests: desire in theo/anthropology, spirituality, and ritual/liturgy.

The class will meet on these four Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm:

September 26 October 3 October 10 October 17

Textbook required: Roger Haight, Jesus, Symbol of God, Orbis Books Maryknoll, NY, 1999.

Suggested donation: $120 (Christ Church parishioners $80). Scholarships available.

Enrollment and payments: Christ Church Office (Ashanti Smalls) 909 983 1859

For inquiries into future classes, write to Fr. Gianluigi:

On top of page, detail of an icon of the Transfiguration by Andrej Rublev (year 1405).