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Associate Professor of Early Church History
Lois Farag joined Luther Seminary in 2005 as assistant professor of Early Church History. Previously she served as adjunct faculty at Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, Md., Trinity College, Washington, D.C., and full time faculty at Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Md.
Farag received the bachelor of science degree from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, in 1977. She earned her master of divinity from Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass., in 1997 and her doctorate from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., in 2003. She also studied as a research fellow at the Institute of Christian Oriental Research, Washington, D.C.
A monastic of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Farag is a frequent lecturer. She authored St. Cyril of Alexandria, A New Testament Exegete: His Commentary on the Gospel of John. Gorgias Press, 2007, and Balance of the Heart, Desert Spirituality of Twenty-First Century Christians, Cascade Publishing, 2012.
She is a member of the North American Patristics Society, American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, The Models of Piety in Late Antiquity Research Group.
An immersion learning experience that provides an in-depth study of the history and theological contributions of Christian communities of India, including the ancient Saint Thomas Christian Orthodox community. This course emphasizes Christian life in a multi-cultural and multi-religious context, ministry, mission, and Christian leadership. As a travel seminar, exposure and participation in the multi-religious context will help develop insights and skills for ministry in a religiously, culturally and ethnically plural world.
CONTACT INSTRUCTOR; TRAVEL COURSE; FULFILLS CCME;
This course is intended to assist students with the research papers/thesis component of the M.A. program. It is required for all academic track M.A. students and is open to M.A. professional track students at the recommendation of their advisor. Research and writing assignments are in the student's area of interest.
The examination of how Christians have practiced, understood and given public witness to their faith from its beginnings to the eve of the Western Reformation. This course considers the challenges of confessing the Christian faith in religiously pluralistic societies in Asia, Africa and Europe. (Formerly HC0315 History of Christianity, Beginnings to 1400)
The formation of Christian theology through the first five centuries over and against opposing heresy. The course is a study of controversies that impacted the life of early Christians, the sixteenth century reformers and the present day. Topics such as Trinitarian theology, Incarnation, salvation, creeds and topics relevant to Christian theology today are included. MEETS WITH HC6328-01
The formation of Christian theology through the first five centuries over and against opposing heresy. The course is a study of controversies that impacted the life of early Christians, the sixteenth century reformers and the present day. Topics such as Trinitarian theology, Incarnation, salvation, creeds and topics relevant to Christian theology today are included. MEETS WITH HC2328-01
Vocational formation encompasses four dimensions: theological formation, faith formation, character formation, and interpersonal formation. This course introduces students to the concept of vocational formation at Luther Seminary and in ministry contexts. Students will learn how to think theologically about their seminary education and to critically reflect on their own faith and educational program as they relate to their lifelong learning as a Christian public leader. This course will provide forums for examining assumptions about God, communities and neighbor, give students the opportunity to engage in ongoing self-assessment in community throughout their seminary career, and instill habits that encourage lifelong learning. Part I - Taken in the first term of study (0.5 course). Part II - Taken in the final term of study (0.5 course).
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