In this course we will examine the basic principles of church leadership based on the great works of pastoral theology from the early Church. We will discuss works by the likes of John Chrysostom, Augustine, and Gregory the Great, as well as portions of a new book on the subject by the instructor. All are welcome, in any order or condition of ministry.
Instructor: Christopher Beeley is the Walter H. Gray Associate Professor of Anglican Studies & Patristics at YDS and Berkeley Divinity School. He teaches early Christian theology and history and modern Anglican tradition and is winner of a 2010 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise. He is the author of Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God (Oxford University Press). He has been a director of the North American Patristic Society and the American Society of Church History, and he is a founding member of the Gathering of Leaders, a leadership renewal initiative in the Episcopal Church. An Episcopal priest, he is involved in Berkeley Divinity School's Anglican formation program; he has served parishes in Texas, Indiana, Virginia, and Connecticut.