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  • Faculty — Religion — Carthage College
    the J Term course Christian Responses to Nazism and Read more Romwald Maczka Chair of the Religion Department Professor of Religion Lentz Hall 213 carthage edu 262 551 5824 Professor Romwald Maczka is an authority on the study of Christianity and Marxism He has served as director of the Institute for the Study of Christianity and Marxism has lectured Read more David Musa Assistant Professor of Religion Lentz Hall 239 carthage edu 262 551 6312 Professor David Musa is a native of Sierra Leone who earned a B S in biology from Fourah Bay College University of Sierra Leone in 1979 He earned an M A in Read more Eric Nelson Adjunct Assistant Professor of Religion carthage edu Eric Nelson has taught religion courses since 2002 and is currently employed by Northwestern Mutual where he specializes in leadership and corporate cultural development He has been a member of Read more Christine Renaud Chair of the Classics Department Director of the Women s and Gender Studies Program Professor of Classics Religion Women s and Gender Studies Lentz Hall 427 carthage edu 262 551 5739 Professor Chris Renaud has excavated in the ancient agora of Athens the Roman Forum an ancient Greek necropolis outside of Metaponto in southern Italy and the Panhellenic sanctuary of Isthmia Read more Daniel Schowalter Professor of Religion and Classics Lentz Hall 218 carthage edu 262 551 5884 Professor Daniel Schowalter is interested in archaeology and the religions of the ancient Roman world He is co director of the excavation of a three phase Roman Temple at Omrit in northern Read more Christian von Dehsen Chair of the Humanities Division Professor of Religion Lentz Hall 309 carthage edu 262 551 5845 Professor Christian D von Dehsen has a balanced background having worked as an assistant pastor and a

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  • Requirements — Religion — Carthage College
    the flexible religion major with another discipline at Carthage Please note Current students should follow the printed version of the College Catalog and work with their advisors and the department chair to ensure all requirements are met Religion Major A student seeking a major in religion must complete 40 religion credits REL 1000 Understandings of Religion REL 2750 Research Methods REL 4000 Senior Seminar Two Biblical courses Two courses in Church History Christian Theology Two courses in World Religion One course in Religion and Society Note Any course listed in more than one category may only count once Religion Minor A student seeking a minor in religion must complete 24 religion credits REL 1000 Understandings of Religion One Biblical course One course in Church History Christian Theology One course in World Religion One course in Religion and Society One other course Note Any course listed in more than one category may only count once Religion Course Categories Biblical REL 2010 Jewish Bible Old Testament REL 2020 The Gospels REL 2030 Letters of the New Testament REL 3010 Post Exilic Judaism REL 3020 Women and the Bible REL 3400 Biblical Images of Christ REL 3700 The Dead Sea Scrolls Church History Christian Theology REL 2000 History of Christian Thought REL 2040 Christian Spirituality REL 3040 Church History REL 3060 Luther and the Reformation REL 3070 Religion in America REL 3090 African American Religions REL 4140 Religious Thinkers of Modern Times World Religion REL 3100 Judaism REL 3110 Hinduism REL 3120 Islam REL 3130 Buddhism REL 3140 East Asian Religions REL 3310 Greek Religions REL 3320 Roman Religions REL 3360 Religion and Society in Modern India REL 3700 Dead Sea Scrolls Religion and Society REL 2070 Understandings of Love REL 2200 Faith Love and Ethics REL 2300 Issues in Living and Dying

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  • Special Programs — Religion — Carthage College
    temple site at Omrit Many other study abroad opportunities are also available Parish Service Religion students at Carthage can get hands on experience in ministry and leadership by working within a local congregation or church organization The Parish Service course at Carthage assigns students to a Kenosha area congregation or church organization where they assist the pastor and practice leadership in several self chosen areas of church life Students meet regularly with their Carthage placement supervisor and participate in classroom conferences with their professor The work gives students practical experience in ministry and hands on training toward a future career as a minister or counselor Double Major The religion major at Carthage is flexible making it easy to combine with a major in another discipline Many students choose to double major in religion and another subject or add a religion minor to their educational focus A professional in just about any field can benefit from a religion major Students studying religion at Carthage receive rigorous training in thinking clearly about complex human issues and multi cultural study which can make anyone into a more effective lawyer teacher politician business person artist psychologist actor social worker physician historian scientist and more Independent Study Religion department professors invite students to propose independent research or reading programs at any time during the year The sponsoring professor can help the student craft such a project into a course taken for credit toward the religion major or minor program All such independent study courses are designated under one of two course numbers depending on the degree of challenge and the specific title will appear on the student s future transcripts Here are some recent examples Native American Spirituality Methodist Book of Discipline Church of the Latter Day Saints Church of England Worship in Sixteenth Century

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  • Opportunities — Religion — Carthage College
    could travel to the Hindu land of the gods to examine the religious significance of the Himalayan region or spend a month in Israel and explore ancient sites in Jerusalem At Carthage religion students regularly travel beyond the boundaries of the classroom to examine world religion from many angles Parish Service Religion students at Carthage can get hands on experience in ministry and leadership by working within a local congregation or church organization The Parish Service course at Carthage assigns students to a Kenosha area congregation or church organization where they assist the pastor and practice leadership in several self chosen areas of church life Students meet regularly with their Carthage placement supervisor and participate in classroom conferences with their professor The work gives students practical experience in ministry and hands on training toward a future career as a minister or counselor Study Abroad Students studying religion at Carthage have ample opportunity to study outside the United States during J Term or for a semester Spend a month excavating an ancient Roman temple in northern Israel or spend a January examining religious myth and political vision in theatre in Berlin Students have studied in Greece Guatemala and the Himalayas Current

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  • Study Abroad — Opportunities — Religion — Carthage College
    tours during J Term Click on each trip for more information Berlin and the Holocaust Students traveled to Berlin to explore the roles Christians played in both facilitating and resisting the Holocaust learn about the various groups targeted by the Nazis and consider the influence of the Holocaust on modern Jewish and Christian thought Archaeology at Omrit Every summer Carthage students have the opportunity to study religion and archaeology while working to excavate Omrit an ancient site in northern Israel Students spend 4 5 weeks working on the dig and also swim in the Galilee visit Jerusalem and see several other famous and historical sites Religion and Society in Modern India In this regular J Term study tour students encounter three contemporary Indian religious communities Hindus Muslims and Sikhs The course examines the life and interactions of these groups Students visit five cities in northern India including Dehli Agra and Amritsar See a slideshow of photographs from previous trips Past Study Tours The following trips were offered as J Term study tours through the Religion Department in previous years Click on each trip to learn more and see photographs The Himalayas Students explored the religion and geography of the Himalayan region It was taught by Religion Professor James Lochtefeld and Geography Professor Matt Zorn For Hindus the Himalayas are literally the land of the gods and are widely considered to be the holiest place on Earth Students visited many important pilgrimage sites See a slideshow of photographs from previous trips Berlin Theatre Religious Myth Political Vision Students explored the vibrant and varied theater culture in Germany s glamorous ultra modern capital by attending stage performances and watching films Students also had the opportunity to view Berlin s tourist destinations as well as Weimar Wittenberg and Dresden East Meets West Cultural

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  • News & Events — Religion — Carthage College
    Kenosha area more Carthage holds Celebration of Scholars April 29 Students and faculty will display and discuss their research and significant creative works On Tuesday April 19 the Humanities Division held its own poster session as a prelude to the event showcasing the work of nine Carthage students for the Division s Advisory Committee more Humanities Colloquium Prof David Musa The Humanities Division will host its final colloquium of the year on Tuesday April 26 Prof David Musa of the Religion Department will present Slave Christianization An Unholy Excuse for Peculiar Institution The lecture will be held at 11 40 a m in Clausen Center Room 107 J TERM 2012 Professors announce 2012 J Term trips Where will you spend J Term 2012 How about Ireland Italy Sweden Honduras China New Zealand Senegal or Germany more Carthage welcomes Father J Bryan Hehir Chapman Executive in Residence will give a public lecture May 3 on Deciding About Ethics and War Three Challenges more Alumna to speak about writing getting published Author Miya Kressin 02 author of The Changeling s Champion will speak on campus at 6 p m Wednesday April 27 in the Todd Wehr Center Room 128A more NPR correspondent in Pakistan spoke at Carthage March 3 Julie McCarthy visited Carthage as a Distinguished Visitor Journalist in Residence Read her remarks more Speak Out Reach Out New speaker series focusing on mental health welcomes Prof James Lochtefeld for program March 10 more Current Research Catholic School Enrollment Prof Wayne Thompson asks What makes Catholic parents enroll their children in Catholic schools more Carthage welcomes Jodi Magness March 7 North Carolina professor has been an active participant in the debate over an ossuary from first century Jerusalem She will speak on the Ossuaries and the Burials of Jesus and James at

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  • Student Voices — Religion — Carthage College
    now Nick Tackes 13 I don t think many departments allow students to reach within themselves for tough answers to the degree that the Religion Department and Great Ideas Program do Read interviews with religion majors who have since graduated Student Voices Rebecca Payne 14 Rebecca plans to study abroad her junior year to see important locations in Western religious history Read more Elliot Culp 13 Every professor I have

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  • Senior Projects by Religion Majors — Religion — Carthage College
    connections To Perceive God Immanence Transcendence Nick Tackes Ecstasy intoxication and sexual promiscuity Scholars rave about the gods gone wild behavior of Shiva and Dionysius in the Shiva Purana and Euripedes Bacchae Such provocative deities Both challenge deeply the understanding of on lookers but then how can god ever truly be understood Nick Tackes analysis of the Shiva Purana and Euripedes Bacchae explores the special challenges facing the lnarratives characters as they attempt to comprehend the nearly incomprehensible Dionysious and Shiva The Prosperity Gospel Marguerite Harris You too could be using a 23 000 commode Just name it and claim it From Essek Kenyon to Creflo Dollar prosperity preachers have been fleecing their sheep Rampant abuse even ignited a senate inquiry resulting in Chuck Grassley s pointed challenge to preacher David Meyer s privy habits Marguerite Harris spirited review of the rise of the prosperity gospel and its grip on the poor explores how it happened in our land of milk and honey Social Networking Boon or Bane Heather May Social networking continues to expand explosively in pop culture fueled by an almost compulsive need among young people for continuous peer contact preferably peer contact mediated electronically Can church youth ministry programs survive without using social media video clips and canned music Heather May carefully analyzes the developing interests among today s Wisconsin teens in a bid to keep youth ministry alive and relevant Religion in the Culture of Bioethics Sierra Nash Medical professionals worldwide grapple with bioethical concerns Organ donation humanity of the fetus and euthanasia all seem to call forth religiously conditioned responses But do they And who decides where religion drops off and science takes up Sierra Nash s analytic comparison of US and Japanese practices provides insight into the religio cultural bearing upon bioethics Youth Ministry Key to Church Growth Abrah Volden For many the holy grail of modern Protestantism is church growth and youth ministry seems to stand out as one especially mysterious component of the overall formula True churches that have formed effective youth ministry programs have better church attendance generally but is this cause or effect Abrah Volden explores the many avenues to improve church growth through formal youth ministry programming thus capitalizing on the influence of the young upon their elders Saint Thomas and his Apostolate in India Alpha Sabbithi Saint Thomas Didymus in India Three Indian Christian traditions insist on it Evidence ranges from syncretistic ritual forms to a putative tomb where the faithful report miraculous healing to seven churches of mysterious origin Benedict VI recently unleashed a storm of protest in India when he questioned the reliability of the tradition Alpha Sabbithi s historical inquiry assesses the likelihood of Saint Thomas Indian sojourn From Russia with Love Elliot Culp Sent over in the Virgin Lands campaign ethnic Russians loyal to the Moscow Patriarch constitute one quarter of the population of Kazakhstan today But the Patriarchate is an agent of the Russian government and thus Kazakhstanis find themselves challenged to establish

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