Don’t waste your summer: course suggestions from Prof. Greg Wills

Communications Staff — May 1, 2012

Southern Seminary summer courses offer a unique opportunity to study with experts visiting our campus. Not only that, but the summer provides an excellent venue for students to spend concentrated times of study with some of their favorite SBTS faculty. There are a number of incredible opportunities this summer on both fronts.

Study opportunities with visiting faculty:

  • You could take Religion and the Founding of the American Republic, taught by colonial and early American history expert Daryl Cornett, June 25-29. Cornett is the author and editor of the recent book Christian America? (B&H Academic, 2011);
  • Another option is Religion and the Civil War with Daniel Stowell, June 18-22. Stowell is a Civil War-era expert and director of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project. He is also the author of Rebuilding Zion: The Religious Reconstruction of the South 1863-1877 (Oxford University Press, 1998);
  • You could also take Contemporary Theology, June 25-29, with the inimitable Greg Thornbury, who is dean and professor at Union University’s School of Theology and Missions;
  • Beyond that, you could take Systematic Theology II, July 16-20, with Micah Carter, a terrific lecturer who directs adult ministry publishing at LifeWay.

If you’re hoping to take a class with one of your favorite SBTS professors, there are plenty of excellent options:

  • For starters, you could take C. S. Lewis: His Life, Works, and Legacy, June 11-15, taught by Dan DeWitt, dean of Boyce College and passionate C. S. Lewis enthusiast;
  • Another option is Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism, June 18-22, taught by Owen Strachan, a tremendous scholar and expert on fundamentalism and evangelicalism;
  • In addition to these, you could take Systematic Theology I, July 2-6, with Steve Wellum;
  • Church History I, June 11-15, with Shawn Wright;
  • Biblical Theology, July 29- Aug. 1, with Jim Hamilton;
  • For those who might be interested in attending the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention June 17-20, you can not only attend and earn class credit for going, but also spend time with seminary Dean Russell Moore, who will lead students on a tour of New Orleans as he lectures about the SBC.

A complete list of course offerings is available at Students wanting to register for summer courses may do so through their Moodle Web portal.

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