Announcing summer courses for 2015

Media Contact: Mark Batten; 336.758.3959

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 2015 summer session unfolds over two terms. Session One begins May 26 and concludes July 2. Session Two begins July 7 and concludes August 10.

This summer several course opportunities are available, including:

  • 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.
  • A New Heaven, A New Earth: Food Justice, Ecology, and Revelation (June 15-19, 2015 only; held at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa NC) – What does the book of Revelation have to teach us about food justice and ecological sustainability? This course combines classroom learning, worship, common meals, and hands-on learning. Morning sessions will be led by New Testament scholar Barbara Rossing who will look at a biblical view of Creation, particularly the vision of eschatological hope found in Revelation. Afternoons will feature optional workshops tracks on permaculture, community organizing, and starting a faith-based food ministry. Each day is bookended with a short contemplative service of Lauds and Vespers.
  • World Religions (Session II; 3 credit hours) – An examination of the ideas and practices of major religious traditions in their historical and cultural contexts.  The primary focus is on the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, the religions of China and Japan, and Islam.

View all available courses on the summer school webpage.

Those who are not currently enrolled in the School of Divinity 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 22, 2015. 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 $365 per credit hour for Session I and $375 for Session II.


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