Online course: On Visiting the Sick: Methodist Responses to Disease and Pandemic

13 - 23

Jul 2020 - Aug 2020

12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

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As we face these uncertain times, we can turn to our Methodist heritage for possible responses to this health crisis. Methodism has a long history of caring for the sick and engaging in the needs of those impacted by disease and pandemic. In this class we will explore the theologies of John and Charles Wesley and Methodist responses to disease outbreaks throughout modern American history. We will pair this exploration with work of personal and ministry reflection in order to develop our own contextually appropriate responses to the present and potential future outbreaks. While there will be a course text, most of our reading will be from original sources, including journals, news articles, poetry and sermons. Our main goal of the course will be to begin formulating theologically and historically informed projects and resources for our local ministry settings for the present and future needs of the world. Students are required to have the following book for this class: "Health and Medicine in the Methodist Tradition: Journey Toward Wholeness," by E. Brooks Holifield.

Type of Event: All
Intended Audience: All
Event Sponsor: Annual Conference - Alabama West-Florida
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