Frequently Asked Questions
What should you expect to get out of this course?
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- recognize and articulate the various themes in peace theology and become aware of their application in day-to-day life and to larger global challenges;
- identify and express how a peace theology is transposed into a number of theological categories, including Christology, eschatology, atonement, soteriology, ecclesiology, and sacramentology;
- evaluate the strengths and limitations of a theology of peace, while recognizing the theological appropriateness of nonviolence, peacemaking, reconciliation, and forgiveness;
- understand the broader spectrum of perspectives on peace theology, lesser and necessary evil, pacifism, love of enemies, and peacemaking;
- evaluate the general gospel narrative, trajectory, and exhortation to the Church as exhibited in the birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus of Nazareth;
- understand better the role of the inner life and one’s transformation on the commitment to love our enemies and become peacemakers;
- integrate these peace theology perspectives and resulting convictions into peacebuilding and conflict transformation in practical ways as foundational directives;
- identify forms of injustice in this world, related issues and challenges, and integrate ways to address these injustices from a Christian gospel-centred perspective;
- understand more clearly the connection and tension between peace and justice.
What is the format and length of the course?
This course has six modules with a total of 3.5+ hours of lecture material, plus other additional video and written content. Each section contains an exclusive and substantial detailed video lecture that's synchronized with a Keynote presentation ranging from over a half an hour to one full hour long and supplemental video clips from IRPJ's partner and friend, The Work of the People, that are hand-picked by the instructor. This course also includes an exclusive lecture from well-known peace activist, speaker, and author, Shane Claiborne, as well as supplemental readings provided as PDFs. The course is a completely self-paced, online course.
What materials will I need and will I have access to the lecturers?
All you will need is a computer with internet access and access to the recommended textbooks books (optional). Students can access all exclusive recorded video lectures once enroled. Unfortunately, the instructor is not available to interact or answer questions. Our suggestion would be to dialogue with a group of people going through the course, and to seek out a local practitioner.
How long do I have access to the course?
A lifetime. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like — across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.