Seminar Description: This important Patristic text from the 2nd century provides an account of the martyrdom of St. Polycarp, who was the disciple of St. John the Theologian and one of the great Apostolic Fathers. This text is a wonderful introduction to reading the Church Fathers and learning about the early Christian Church in the Roman Empire. From a pedagogical perspective, participants will begin to think deeply about the foundational building blocks of textual reading as well as how to study history from a Christian perspective. The text is short, but contains numerous important questions to be explored!
Seminar Expectations: All course materials, assignments, and assignment feedback are included in the cost of the course. Preparation time by participants for each session is approximately 1-2 hrs. Recordings of the sessions for reference use will be provided for the duration of the course and will not be posted for public viewing.
Instructor: Dr. Mark Tarpley
Dates and Time: Four 1.5 hr. sessions on Zoom.
June 7, 9, 14, and 16 (2:30 pm - 4:00 pm CDT)
*Minimum and maximum registrants: 6 - 12 (Please note: Six registrants are required in order for the seminar to make.)
**Foundation level seminars focus on formation of the participants through the modeling of sound pedagogy by the instructor, completing assignments in preparation for sessions, receiving feedback on assignments, and engaging in meaningful conversation during the sessions in relation to pedagogy, philosophy, and content.