This Anglican Studies/Theology course will be taught by Dr. Sam Fornecker, and will run from January 8th through March 16th. The syllabus will be posted when available.
This course will introduce the study and practice of spiritual life in the history of Anglican spirituality, by considering the reception, development, and critique of biblical, patristic, medieval, and modern spiritual traditions by English (later, “Anglican”) churchmen. The study will consider principal schools of spirituality represented in post-Reformation Anglicanism, and encourage discerning engagement with sources considered.
Rev’d Dr. Sam Fornecker (PhD, University of Cambridge) is Associate Rector at St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Mount Pleasant, SC, Director of Seminary Programs at The Ridley Institute, and author of Bisschop’s Bench: Contours of Arminian Conformity in the Church of England, 1674–1742 (Oxford Studies in Historical Theology, 2022). He is the host of The Ridley Institute Podcast, including its bimonthly series, The New Parker Society. He lives in Charleston with his wife, four children, and zoological menagerie. Find Sam on Twitter @Sfornecker.
Online only, runs 10 weeks, meeting 2 hr./wk. via Zoom. Students will also have the option to participate in class discussion on the Davenant Common Room Discord server. Register to reserve your spot and schedule will be set after a poll of participating students; if the class time does not fit your schedule, you will be eligible for a full refund.
This is a graduate-level course. Although a BA is not a necessary pre-requisite for this course, students should come prepared to do graduate-level work.