Bluefield, Va.—Bluefield College is pleased to announce a new special topics course for the Spring 2019 semester. The course, Christian Studies/History 4503 (CST/HIS 4503) will explore the theology and witness of Martin Luther King, Jr., establishing King as a major Christian theologian, not just a Civil Rights leader. In addition, the course will provide a comprehensive historical overview of King’s life and thought and his role in the Civil Rights Movement. Special attention will be given to the role of the Protestant liberal tradition, the African American religious experience, and Baptist tradition in shaping his theology and advocacy work.
CST/HIS 4503 is open to the community and will not require any prerequisites. The course will be held on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. in Lansdell Hall, Room 111 on Bluefield College’s campus. Tuition for the course for the general community will be $80 per course at the community tuition rate. Seniors (age 55+) and pastors will pay $65 per course. Registration for guest students will take place through Monday, January 14, 2019, the first night of class.
Dr. Lewis Brogdon, BC’s new dean of institutional effectiveness and research and associate professor of Christian studies, will serve as the instructor for the course. He brings over twenty-five years of ministry and eleven years in higher education experience to Bluefield College.
“I am excited to teach this class on Martin Luther King, Jr. here at Bluefield College. Dr. King was a Baptist minister who worked to transform the world by challenging racial injustice and mass poverty. He embodies what we stand for here at Bluefield College – educating students that become transformational servant leaders. So, this class reflects our commitment to a Christ-centered and quality education. I hope members of the community will join students on campus to study the life and thought of one of America’s exceptional leaders,” said Dr. Lewis Brogdon, dean of institutional effectiveness and research.
Community members and guest students interested in enrolling in this special topics course should first complete a non-degree seeking application for admission on the BC website at www.bluefield.edu/mlk or contact Bluefield College’s Office of Admissions at 276-326-4215.