Eight Christian leaders from Davao City enrolled in the course entitled Introduction to Peace Theology at the newly-established PeaceBuilders School of Theology (PBST). PBST is the newest graduate-level theological training in the country focusing on Peace Theology. It has the most established peace-building and conflict transformation experience among graduate theological academic institutions in the Philippines. PBST is also connected and actively working with the widest network of peace-building practitioners in the country.
PBST’s mission is to equip effective peace-building and transformation leaders in the context of 21st century global realities based on an anabaptist peace theology.
This is an advanced leadership development program for those who have finished college or university degree, and have completed our PBCI’s Peace and Reconciliation Seminars 1-3.
This program is primarily intended to provide advanced training for our personnel at PeaceBuilders Community and other peace-building workers from various organizations. This is also open for religious leaders, business-corporate leaders, government leaders, and non-government organization leaders. The course will be taught by a team of international peace theologians and peace building practitioners.
PEACE THEOLOGY 101: INTRODUCTION TO PEACE THEOLOGY
WEEK 1: PRE-SESSION READING
WEEK 2: DEVELOPING A PEACE THEOLOGY FROM TANAKH
One reading report presenter on the 1st hour. Discussion about the report on the 2nd hour. Lecture and discussion on the 3rd hour. Reading: Millard C. Lind, Yahweh Is A Warrior.
Please click on the lecture items below to download slides presentations used in the class.
WEEK 3: DEVELOPING A PEACE THEOLOGY FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT
Two Lectures of 30 minutes each on the 1st hour. Two reading report presenters (30 minutes each) on the 2nd hour. Discussions on the 3rd hour. Reading: Willard M. Swartley, Covenant of Peace.
Lecture 10: The Gospels: Reading-Response Criticism & PostStructuralist Perspectives
Lecture 11: Critical Jesus Scholarship: A Brief Overview
Lecture 12: The Church as Pilot Shalom Community
Lecture 13: A New Testament Theology of Spiritual Transformation
Lecture 14: A New Testament Theology of Psycho-Social Transformation
Lecture 15: A New Testament Theology of Socio-Political Transformation
Lecture 16: A New Testament Theology of Economic-Ecological Transformation
Lecture 17: Enhancing Our Life and Ministry Based on a New Testament Theology of Peace
WEEK 4-8: BOOK REVIEW WRITING
On John Howard Yoder’s The Politics of Jesus