St. Clement Theological Seminary Courses


Biblical Studies

BI-l00 A Liberal Catholic Perspective
An introduction to the Bible from a Liberal Catholic perspective, including its history, sociology, and
anthropology, and examining its use in Liberal Catholic worship.
Bishop R. McGinnis, Introduction to Biblical Studies

BI-101 Old Testament
An introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, including their history, sociology, and anthropology, and examining its use in Liberal Catholic worship
E. Charpentier, How to Read the Old Testament

BI-102 New Testament
An introduction to the Christian Scriptures, including their history, sociology, and anthropology, and examining their use in Liberal Catholic worship.
E. Charpentier, How to Read the New Testament
BI-300 Allegorical Biblical Exegesis*
G. Hodson, Hidden Wisdom in the Holy Bible

Church History

CH-100 Church History I
An introduction to Catholic Church History. What does it mean to be both liberal and Catholic.
Seminary Staff, The Catholic Church and Basic History

CH-101 Church History II
An examination of the history of the Christian Church from the Apostolic Age through the Council of Trent. DVD: The Catholic Church: A History Lectures 1-24 (The DVDs are loaned to the student..)

CH-102 Church History III
An examination of the history of the Roman Catholic Church after Trent up to the present.
DVD: The Catholic Church: A History Lectures 25-36 (The DVDs are loaned to the student..) & Axios The Struggle for Papal Power.

CH-200 Church History IV
An in-depth analysis of challenges to Orthodox Christianity from its beginnings to the present.
Nigg, The Heretics

CH-300 Church History V—Early Church History
The Apostolic Fathers: Early Christian Writings.

Theology

TH-100 Sacramental Theology I
An introduction to the concepts of the seven Christian Sacraments.
Bp. Matthews: A Means of Grace

TH-200 The Christian Creed
Examines the definition of Catholic Christianity and demonstrates that the Churches of the Liberal Catholic Movement exist within that framework. Text by a former Presiding Bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church.
Bp. Pigott, The Parting of the Ways—1st Half

TH-201 Sacramental Theology II
An examination of various theories of the “Real Presence” of Christ in the Holy Eucharist with special emphasis on the Liberal Catholic perspective. Text by the First Presiding Bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church.
Bp. Wedgwood, The Presence of Christ In Holy Communion
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TH-202 Sacramental Theology III
An introduction to the special focus of Liberal Catholic worship as an intentional means not only of personal enrichment but also for cosmic evolution.
Bp. Wedgwood, New Insights into Christian Worship

TH-300 Sacramental Theology IV
An in-depth exploration of Liberal Catholic sacramental theology by one of the Church’s founders, whose insights into the matter were supplemented by clairvoyant investigation.
Bp. Leadbeater, The Science of the Sacraments

TH-301 Sacramental Theology V
Post Modern
M. Borg, The God We Never Knew

Liberal Catholic Theology

LTH-200 Liberal Catholic Theology
An exploration of a classic text on Christian esotericism and Liturgy by a former president of the Theosophical Society. A. Besant, Esoteric Christianity

LTH-201 Theology of Apostolic Succession
An explanation of the theory of Apostolic Succession and its continuing relevance in the Liberal Catholic Movement, showing how Holy Orders have been strictly preserved from the Christ down through the ages to our present clergy. A. Cockerham,  The Apostolical Succession in the Liberal Catholic Church

LTH-202 Universalism
An exploration of a basic teaching of the Liberal Catholic Movement and the Universal Catholic Church.
Talbot, The Inescapable Love of God

LTH-300 The Theology of Mysticism
An exploration of the inner-side of Christian theology, suggesting that the truth of the Gospel must begin with the individual psyche. B. McGinn, The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism

LTH-301 Freedom of Thought
Beliefs required of clergy as a condition of ordination.
Bp. Matthews, Freedom of Thought

LTH-302 Advanced Esoteric Christianity
R. Ellwood, The Cross and the Grail Theology

TH-100 Sacramental Theology I
An introduction to the concepts of the seven Christian Sacraments.
Bp. Matthews: A Means of Grace

TH-200 The Christian Creed
Examines the definition of Catholic Christianity and demonstrates that the Churches of the Liberal Catholic Movement exist within that framework. Text by a former Presiding Bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church. Bp. Pigott, The Parting of the Ways—1st Half

TH-201 Sacramental Theology II
An examination of various theories of the “Real Presence” of Christ in the Holy Eucharist with special emphasis on the Liberal Catholic perspective. Text by the First Presiding Bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church. Bp. Wedgwood, The Presence of Christ In Holy Communion St. Clement Theological Seminary Courses

TH-202 Sacramental Theology III
An introduction to the special focus of Liberal Catholic worship as an intentional means not only of personal enrichment but also for cosmic evolution.
Bp. Wedgwood, New Insights into Christian Worship

TH-300 Sacramental Theology IV
An in-depth exploration of Liberal Catholic sacramental theology by one of the Church’s founders, whose insights into the matter were supplemented by clairvoyant investigation.
Bp. Leadbeater, The Science of the Sacraments

TH-301 Sacramental Theology V
Post Modern
M. Borg, The God We Never Knew
Liberal Catholic Theology

LTH-200 Liberal Catholic Theology
An exploration of a classic text on Christian esotericism and Liturgy by a former president of the Theosophical Society.
A. Besant, Esoteric Christianity

LTH-201 Theology of Apostolic Succession
An explanation of the theory of Apostolic Succession and its continuing relevance in the Liberal Catholic Movement, showing how Holy Orders have been strictly preserved from the Christ down through the ages to our present clergy.
A. Cockerham, The Apostolical Succession in the Liberal Catholic Church

LTH-202 Universalism
An exploration of a basic teaching of the Liberal Catholic Movement and the Universal Catholic Church.
Talbot, The Inescapable Love of God

LTH-300 The Theology of Mysticism
An exploration of the inner-side of Christian theology, suggesting that the truth of the Gospel must begin with the individual psyche.
B. McGinn, The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism

LTH-301 Freedom of Thought
Beliefs required of clergy as a condition of ordination.
Bp. Matthews, Freedom of Thought

LTH-302 Advanced Esoteric Christianity
R. Ellwood, The Cross and the Grail

LTH-303 Reincarnation
G. MacGregor, Reincarnation in Christianity: A New Vision of the Role of Rebirth in Christian Thought
Spirituality

SC-100 Prayer and Meditation
An introduction to Christian prayer and meditation from a noted Russian Orthodox Metropolitan. Students will keep a spiritual journal, reflecting on their prayer life.
Bp. Bloom, Beginning to Pray

Universal Catholic Movement History

LH-200 Liberal Catholic History`
An examination of the Liberal Catholic Church’s evolution from the Old Catholic Movement in Holland and Great Britain.
Bp. A. Sayer-Richardson, The Path to Catholic Liberalism

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LH-201 Liberal Catholic History II
How the Liberal Catholic Church evolved into its various branches, including the Universal Catholic Church
Bp. Bekken, The Liberal Catholic Movement
Spirituality

SC-100 Prayer and Meditation
An introduction to Christian prayer and meditation from a noted Russian Orthodox Metropolitan. Students will keep a spiritual journal, reflecting on their prayer life.
Bp. Bloom, Beginning to Pray

Liturgies

LI-300 History of Eastern & Western Liturgy
A. Watts, Myth and Ritual In the Christian Church & Dom Gregory Dix, The Shape of the Liturgy (Excerpts)

LI-301 Introduction to Altar Training
Bp. Cooper, Ceremonies of the Liberal Catholic Rite, The Liturgy of the Liberal Catholic Church (6th Ed.), and a training DVD.

LI-302 Eucharist in the Early Church
Dom Gregory Dix, The Shape of the Liturgy (Excerpts)
Pastoral Counseling

PC-300 Basic Counseling Skills
An examination of a classic text of pastoral counseling, suggesting that healers must first accept their own wounds before attempting to heal the wounds of others.
H. Nouwen, The Wounded Healer

PC-301 Basic Counseling Skills II
An in-depth exploration of pastoral counseling, showing how it compares and contrasts with other forms of counseling. Development of practical skills will be encouraged through clinical field work.
J. Patton, Pastoral Care An Essential Guide

Homiletics

HC-300 Introduction to Homiletics
An introduction to homiletics, “preaching the Word.”
F. Craddock, Preaching
Canon Law

CL-300 Constitutional and Canon Law 4
An introduction to the Church’s constitution and canon law, that which binds all clergy to their bishops and which provides for the orderly conducting of Church business, both at the parochial and the national level. General Constitution of the Universal Catholic Church; Code of Canons of the Universal Catholic Church, Provincial Bylaws of the American Province of the Universal Catholic Church; and Diocesan Canons (where applicable)

Religion

RE-300 Comparative Religion 4
A phenomenological examination of the five major religions of the world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Within each tradition we will explore such questions as "Who is God?" "Who is Man?" "What is the Goal of Life?" "What Hinders Human Progress on the Path?" and "What Happens Next?
H. Smith, The World's Religions

Theosophy

TP-300 Theosophy 4
An introduction to Theosophy, the study of the perennial philosophy that purports to inform and influence all religions.
Bp. Pigott, The Parting of the Ways—Second Half

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  1. I am a priest with Christ Catholic Church living in the Philippines. I am interested in pursuing studies with St. Clement Theological Seminary for my own spiritual growth and knowledge of the LCC. Obtaining books is difficult over here, and expensive. Please send me information about the syllabus and tuition. I have a US PO Box over here, but it is restricted to weights below 16 ounces. I look forward to your response. Very Rev. James Rodgers, Administrative Vicar, Diocese of St. Michael and all Angels, Christ Catholic Church.

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