CDSP's Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership offers new continuing education certificate in Advanced Anglican Studies

August 26, 2008

Church Divinity School of the Pacific's Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership (CALL) announces its new Continuing Education Certificate in Advanced Anglican Studies. This online certificate program provides a systematic exploration of Anglican history and theology, and explores contemporary and special topics.

"Online students enroll for a variety of reasons: personal growth, professional development, formation, and entertainment, to name a few," said Laurie Isenberg, CALL's director of online and distance learning. "Now there is a new reason -- the continuing education certificate in Advanced Anglican Studies. Lay and ordained alike can use the knowledge and experience gained through this certificate to strengthen their understanding of the Anglican Church and its theology, to inform their preaching, to develop a more deeply connected liturgy, and to engage fully with their faith community."

Courses are designed for those with some background in Anglican history and theology. Five core courses are offered cyclically over a two-year period, although students can take as much time as they like to complete their certificate. The core courses include Early Church History and Theology, Medieval Church History and Theology, Reformation History and Theology, Modern Church History and Theology, and the Diaconate. Students will also complete one elective course from the Advanced Anglican Studies Series. Additional special topics courses are offered each year. This certificate earns continuing education units (CEUs) and is not transferable for academic credit.

Established in 1893, CDSP's mission is to provide the highest quality Christian theological education in an environment of scholarship, reflection and worship, rooted in the Anglican tradition. CDSP is a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union, an ecumenical and interfaith consortium based in Berkeley, California.

Further information is available here.

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