The Evening School

Enriched Program
Courses in the enriched program are master's-level courses with limited enrollment for Evening School students. Admission into the enriched program requires an application and completion of the pre-requiste, Theological Education Toolbox: An Introduction to Theological Education. All courses offered in Spring 2015 count as electives towards the Evening School diploma.

Major Themes of the Qu'ran: A Reading with Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (Enrollment closed - course is FULL.)
Ms. Zeyneb Sayilgan
Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:45 PM 2/4-3/11 & Tuesday, 3/17, no class Ash Wednesday 2/18
This course will provide an introduction to some of the major themes of the Qur'an--Islam's Holy Scripture. As the foundation of the Muslim community, we will analyze the Qur'an's understanding of God, humanity, prophecy and revelation, resurrection and afterlife. 

Abraham and the Land (Enrollment closed - course is FULL.)
Dr. Meg Warner
Thursday, 7:00 - 9:45 PM 2/5 -3/12
This course looks at the multiple traditions concerning land in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, with a particular focus on the promises to Abraham-'father of many nations'-and his descendents. Prerequiste: Introductory courses in Old Testament.

The World of the Reformation: Baptism (Applications accepted until Feb. 13 or when course is full.)
Dr. Hannah Matis
Tuesday, 7:00 - 9:45 PM 3/31 - 5/5
In this course we will explore a variety of different answers to the questions posed by baptism throughout the sixteenth century world, as well as the religious and political ramificatioins of these debates.  Apply Now

The Preaching of Visionaries and Mystics (Enrollment closed - course is FULL.)
Ms. Donyelle McCray
Tuesday, 7:00 - 9:45 PM 4/1 - 5/6
This course provides an introduction to five visionaries of the 20th century: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, Dr. Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Archbishop Óscar Romero and the Rev. Cho Wha Soon. (Limited Enrollment).

prerequisite course, cross-listed under Evening School, Traditional Program:
Theological Education Toolbox: An Introduction to Theological Education
Ms. Linda Lanam, CHT 200
next scheduled for August 2015
An introduction to the tools, terms and traditions needed to lay a foundation as an Evening School student at Virginia Theological Seminary. Students must be present for three of the four class meetings to pass the course. This course is a non-credit, pass/fail prerequisite course for the Enriched Evening School program and does not count towards the Evening School diploma.
Melody Knowles is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Old Testament at VTS. 

Justin Lewis-Anthony is the Associate Dean of Students and the Director of Anglican Studies at VTS. He is the author of Circles of ThornsIf You Meet George Herbert on the Road, Kill Him and You are the Messiah, and I should know. His PhD was on leadership in the New Testament and popular film, and he spends too much time sitting in the dark. 

Ian Markham is Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books, including Against Atheism: Why Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris Are Fundamentally Wrong and most recently, An Introduction to Said Nursi: Life, Thought, and Writings.

Katherine Glover serves as the Vice President for Human Resources and Institutional Effectiveness and Secretary of the Corporation of VTS.