Virginia Theological Seminary's Dean Offers "Thinking Through Your Faith"


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Alexandria, Va. – Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, dean and president of Virginia Theological Seminary will instruct the class, Thinking Through Your Faith. The course offers a gentle introduction to the world of systematic theology. The main themes of the Christian faith will be covered and considered. During each class session, Markham will address a particular topic with opportunities for discussion and shared reflection.

The cost of the 13-week course is $125. Textbooks used in the course are Understanding Christian Doctrine, Against Atheism, and Faith and Its Critics. The offering is coordinated by the seminary’s Office of Lifetime Theological Education (LTE). The registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 3. For the complete course schedule and to register for the event, visit www.vts.edu/registration. For more information, email lte@vts.edu.


About the instructor: The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. was appointed as dean and president of Virginia Theological Seminary in August 2007. Before being called to VTS, Markham served as dean and professor of theology and ethics at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut. He also served on the faculty of Liverpool Hope University and University of Exeter. He completed his Ph.D. at University of Exeter in the United Kingdom where he focused on Christian ethics. Markham is the author and editor of numerous books including two textbooks that will be used in the course.

Founded in 1823, Virginia Theological Seminary is the largest of the 11 accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church. The school prepares men and women, representing more than 40 different dioceses and nine different countries, for service in the Church, both as ordained and lay ministers, and offers a number of professional degree programs and diplomas. Visit us online at www.vts.edu.