Spring Hill College announces schedules for Summer Institute of Christian Spirituality

Thu, 03/01/2007 (All day)

Mobile, AL — Spring Hill College’s Department of Theology is pleased announce the schedules for this year’s Summer Institute of Christian Spirituality. Dates for the event are June 3-9 and June 10-16 in Mobile and June 17-22 and June 23-28 in Atlanta. The Institute is a unique program designed for adults interested in both academic challenge and spiritual enrichment. Spring Hill and well-known visiting faculty teach courses in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence. 

The Mobile Institute, now in its 14th year, is held on the Spring Hill campus and will feature eight courses over the two-week period. A silent, five- or eight-day directed retreat will precede the Mobile event. The Rev. William Harmless, S.J., will be “back by popular demand” presenting “Mysticism:  Christian and Zen” during week one. A summer colloquium on biblical spirituality titled, “Sons & Servants; Kings & Highwaymen:  Jesus’ Parables of the Other” presented by Dr. Timothy Carmody is a new addition this year. The colloquium offers a taste of contemporary biblical scholarship applied to Christian faith in daily life. Ideal for continuing education or personal enrichment, the colloquium is non-credit and requires no readings, papers or tests.

In Atlanta, the Institute is in its fifth year and is located at Ignatius Retreat House. It will feature nine courses over the two-week period. The Rev. Anastacio Rivera, S.J., from the Loyola Institute for Spirituality in Orange, Calif., will present “Our Lady of Guadalupe,” a course designed to help serve the growing needs in the Hispanic community. Rivera will also offer a lecture at a local parish, which will be open to the public. The Rev. Thomas Stegman, S.J., who earned his doctoral degree at Emory’s Candler School will return to Atlanta and present “The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul.”

Rooted in its Catholic heritage and continuing the 450-year-old Jesuit tradition of educational excellence, Spring Hill College offers programs of theological study at four locations in the Southeast: Mobile, Atlanta, Birmingham and Jackson, Miss. 

For more information, visit www.shc.edu/theology, or call 800-524-8957.