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Reading in Retreat: Monastic Theology of the Early Cistercians, Winter 2011

Carolyn Davis

A seminar devoted to the close reading of Bernard of Clairvaux’s writings focusing on approaches to spiritual formation, integration of prayer and theological reflection, lectio divina as a contemplative engagement of Scripture, and the encounter with God as shaped by regular participation in the liturgy of the hours. Course begins with an on-campus orientation (Saturday, January 8, 2010), and continues in residence at Glastonbury Abbey (Hingham, MA) from Sunday afternoon, January 9, through Friday afternoon, January 14, 2010. Seminar concludes with an overnight retreat in April, 2011, at the abbey. Additional fee of $430 for room and board expense. Prerequisite: HIST 609 or equivalent. All students must pre-register with the instructor to be considered for a place in this class. Limit: 17.


Winter - January 8-14 *students MUST be on separate pre-registration list to be considered for this course*

Key to Course Listings

Key Description
EL "EL" following a course description indicates an E-Learning course.
F "F" following a course number indicates a course offered during Fall semester.
S "S" following a course number indicates a course offered during Spring semester.
W "W" following a course number indicates a course offered during Winter Session in January.
J "J" following a course number indicates a course offered during June.
"Y" following a course number indicates a yearlong course. Students must register each semester for year-long courses.

This listing is subject to change. Continue to check the school's eb site,, for current information about course listings, times and dates. All courses, including Church and Ministry Department courses, are now offered for 3 credits. Only students following the pre-2001 M.Div. curriculum may elect to take courses for other than 3 credits. Unless otherwise noted, courses are generally limited to 55 students.

Levels of Instruction

Level Description
500 Language courses or introductory courses meeting departmental requirements for either the M.Div. or the M.A. degree.
600 Meet departmental requirements for the M.Div., unless otherwise indicated, or program requirements for the M.A.
700 For advanced M.Div. and M.A. students with either background in an area or prerequisites completed. These courses meet some departmental upper-level elective requirements for the M.Div.
800 Primarily for D.Min. and S.T.M. students, although a limited number of seniors with the appropriate background may enroll with the instructor's permission.


Dual-numbered courses-e.g., [HIST 725/825] - indicate courses that serve more than one level. Students should register for the level appropriate to their program needs.

Example: an M.Div. or M.A. student would register for HIST 725, but an S.T.M. or D.Min. student would register for HIST 825.