Nourish your mind with summer school

(Winston-Salem, N.C., April 25, 2013) – The Wake Forest University School of Divinity will offer several opportunities for study this summer. From students who need to complete requirements for ordination or fulfill courses for a degree program, to those who are interested in diverse topics of study, including ministers and lay leaders, the School’s summer courses offer unique learning opportunities both online and in the classroom. The 2013 summer session unfolds over two terms. Session One begins May 29 and concludes July 3. Session Two begins July 8 and concludes August 10. This summer the following courses are available:

  •  Online Hebrew (Session I and II; 3 credit hours each) – an intensive summer course, online Hebrew is equivalent to a full academic year (two semesters, six credit hours) of study and is intended to provide students with the basic fundamentals necessary to engage the text of the Hebrew Bible in the original language for the purposes of study, research, and ministry.
  • Christian Encounter with Hinduism (Session II, Weekdays 1:40 – 2:55pm; 3 credit hours) – Many Christians are simultaneously bewildered by Hinduism and appreciative of it – bewildered by a tradition that seems to affirm thousands of divinities, and appreciative of its enduring legacies of wisdom, meditation, and religious tolerance. The class has two main goals: (1) help students gain literacy in the history and thought systems of this diverse tradition; (2) engage and encounter Hindu texts and practices in a way that helps students return to their personal theological traditions to asses their new categories and questions.
  • The Spirituality of Food, Field, and Table (June 16-20 only; 1 credit hour) – This course will take place on the campus of Warren Wilson College in the mountains of Western North Carolina and will feature experiential learning as well as lectures and discussions that explore theological and scriptural dimensions of the practices of field and table. This course will be offered on a pass/fail basis and in addition to tuition requires an additional registration fee for housing and meals. Registration is limited.

To enroll in summer courses, those interested will need to complete an abbreviated application for admission and meet the listed admission requirements. Applications will need to be submitted no later than May 24, 2013. Completed applications can be emailed electronically to the School of Divinity Office of Admissions at

A reduced tuition rate is available for summer courses at $350 per credit hour. For more information on summer school at the School of Divinity, visit or contact the Office of Admissions at 336.758.3748 or


About the Wake Forest University School of Divinity: The School of Divinity is a graduate, professional school that is Christian by tradition, Baptist in heritage, and ecumenical in outlook. Consistent with Wake Forest’s commitment to academic excellence and in the spirit of the University, Pro Humanitate, the School of Divinity prepares leaders informed by a theological understanding of vocation. Through imaginative courses and diverse programs of community engagement, students are equipped to be agents of justice, reconciliation, and compassion in Christian churches and other ministries.


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