Spring Hill College’s Summer 2011 Institute of Christian Spirituality schedules announced

Thu, 02/17/2011 - 11:15am
MOBILE, Ala. – The Department of Theology & Ministry at Spring Hill College is pleased to announce the schedules for the 2011 Summer Institute of Christian Spirituality: Session I: June 5 - 11 and Session II: June 12-18.  A silent, 5- or 8- day directed retreat will precede the sessions. The Institute is designed for adults interested in both academic challenge and spiritual enrichment.

The Institute, now in its 18th year, is held on the Spring Hill campus and features six courses over the 2-week period: "Love in C.S. Lewis," "Jesus the Jew: A Spiritual Journey,"  "Saint for the 21st Century: St. Francis of Assisi," "New Heaven & New Earth: A Vision for the Future in the Book of Revelation," "Spirituality of Mindfulness," and "Saved by Hope". Courses may be taken for graduate or undergraduate credit, for continuing education credits, or merely for enrichment and enjoyment. Special, discount rates are available for those who do not want to earn credit.

Spring Hill College faculty and well-known visiting professors teach courses in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence. They include:  Dr. Christopher Dodsworth, a philosopher whose course will examine the writings of C.S. Lewis in terms of his love for nature and spiritual growth; Dr. John Switzer, a theologian with a strong focus on interreligious dialogue and friendship; Rev. Murray Bodo, O.F.M. a Franciscan priest and author; Dr. Timothy Carmody, a biblical scholar and author; Dr. Elise Labbè-Coldsmith, a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology; and Mr. Thomas Singleton, a theology and philosophy teacher whose areas of interest include ethics, social justice, and ancient philosophy.

The Summer Spirituality Lecture is a new addition to the Institute this year and is designed to encourage more community participation especially for those who cannot commit to a weeklong course, but who enjoy enrichment opportunities.  Rev. Bodo, who is teaching the course on St. Francis of Assisi, will be the featured speaker at the lecture that will be on Sunday, June 5, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., in Byrne Memorial Hall.  The lecture is open to the public.  The cost to attend is $5.

For more information including registration, full course descriptions and schedules, faculty biographies, times and costs, please visit our website, www.shc.edu/sics, or contact us by phone at (251) 380-4458 or via email, theology@shc.edu.