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Lois Farag

Lois Farag

Associate Professor of Early Church History

  • Ph.D. (The Catholic University of America)
  • M.Div. (Harvard Divinity School)

Biography

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.

Courses

HC 1367 01CHRISTIANITY IN INDIA January Term 2015-2016

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; ELCA RECIPROCITY COURSE

CD 0601 01RESEARCH AND WRITING METHODS - MA Fall Semester 2015-2016

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.

HC 0316 01APOSTLES TO REFORMERS Fall Semester 2015-2016

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)

HC 2328 01CHRIST IN THE EARLY CHURCH Fall Semester 2015-2016

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

HC 6328 01ORTHODOXY AND HERESY Fall Semester 2015-2016

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

SG 0601 01 C3VOCATIONAL FORMATION-LEARNING LDR IFall Semester 2015-2016

COHORT 3 FOR SG0601-01.

SG 0601 01 C4VOCATIONAL FORMATION-LEARNING LDR IFall Semester 2015-2016

COHORT 4 FOR SG0601-01

HC 2330 01 50CHRISTIANS OF MIDDLE EAST - AFRICA Summer Term 2014-2015

An historical examination of Christians in the Middle East and Africa. Key figures, ecclesial expressions, theological disputes, biblical interpretations, cultural expressions, and interactions with their social, political, and religious worlds will be discussed. Special attention will be given to theologies of mission, and the ways in which this is lived out in their churches. Fulfills CCME or Missions. June 15, 2015-July 5, 2015 - Pre-work Session July 6, 2015-July 17, 2015 - Online Intensive Session 2 required webinar meetings in Adobe Connect will be held from 7-8 pm on Friday July 10 and 17, 2015. July 18, 2015-July 22, 2015 - Post-work Session

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