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New England Journey: A Midwinter Lakeside Retreat, Winter 2013

Elizabeth C. Nordbeck

Since the 1600s, New England has produced a remarkable array of literary and religious figures, people and groups whose influence has extended far beyond their own times and beyond the region itself. During this intensive retreat, participants will have the opportunity to encounter a selected few of these fascinating characters and their writings, imaginatively traveling from the 1600s to the present. The class also will explore New England itself: what is distinctive about the region, its history, its people, and its future?
The retreat will take place at Geneva Point Center, a beautiful ecumenical camping and Conference Center on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire’s largest lake. Each day will include group conversation, sharing, and learning, as well as private devotional and study time, in a comfortable winterized building with private rooms and baths. The large campus, formerly a lakeside farm, includes many woodland trails for contemplative walks and exploration of nature. 
Students may take this course for either Theology and Arts credit or History credit. By special advance arrangement with the professor, the course may also serve as a History distribution requirement for the MDiv degree. Limit: 10; up to 14 if some are willing to share a room and bath.

Winter - Winter Session II, 2013 – January 14-18 OFF CAMPUS

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.