One of the most unique and experiential programs on campus, the JCS program offers students the opportunity to study Judaism and Christianity’s interconnected past, present, and future through an intense study of the Bible, its culture of origin, and the modern communities that cherish it.
Deepen your own faith through challenging encounters and unique coursework that seeks to inspire students with the Christian vocation of restoration and reconciliation, known as “repair of the world” (Tikkun olam) in Judaism.
With a network of established relationships locally and faculty with 10+ years living, studying, and teaching in Israel, students will have access to unique resources and can tailor their educational experience to support their vocation.
For a Jewish Christian Studies Minor you will be required to take 15 credit hours in the Philosophy and Theology department.
In this minor, you'll:
- Take a trip to the St. Louis Art Museum to see their ancient Near East collection of artifacts.
- Spend eight weeks learning Hebrew using the Total Physical Response technique - talking and playing and learning through props and activities. At the end of 8 weeks, the students are able to read the book of Jonah.
- Work together in groups on various projects that prepare you for graduate school
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Experiential and Practical
Build relationships with Jewish community members, participate in educational programming around the Jewish holidays, study with rabbis, visit synagogues, and develop skills to relate empathetically and productively across historic social barriers.
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The skills students learn in the Jewish Christina Studies minor prepare them to thrive in a globalized world. So far, our students are pursuing vocations in social services, business, pastoral ministry and chaplaincy, non-profit work, government, education, law, and journalism.
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Study abroad in Israel for a semester or travel with classmates for a 3-week intensive study of biblical history, geography, and archeology.
Greenville University offers the only Jewish Christian Studies program for undergraduates in the Council For Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
A collaborative program that works with degrees across campus. Recent grads majored in History, Psychology, Business, Social Work, Worship Arts, Theology and Ministry, Spanish, and Criminal Justice.
Jewish Christian Studies minor is led by Prof. Aubrey McClain who lived and worked in Israel for over 10 years, with an ongoing relationship with academic institutions and scholars in the region.
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