Extra Credit Opportunities Fall 2021

Hebrew Bible and Old Testament includes up to four opportunities to earn extra credit. Each opportunity can earn up to five points, for a total of twenty possible points in extra credit. There are more than four opportunities presented so you can choose what interests you most. In each case the extra credit requires attending an event or watching live or recorded video of the event. It also requires writing and submitting to Canvas a short reflection, no more than a page (about 300 words). The reflection can engage with anything you found surprising, challenging, or interesting in what you saw. I expect the reflection to be submitted with one week of the event (except Gabriel Reynolds on the Bible and Qur'an).

No date, already recorded

Gabriel Reynolds, The Bible, the Qur'an and the Religious Life of Muslims


This mini-course consists of four short videos in which Professor Reynolds introduces himself and some key points, followed by a one-hour conversational question and answer. I hope your St. Mary’s education will leave you hungry to continue your learning in small pieces like this after you graduate.

Wednesday, September 22, 7:00-9:00 PM

Beyond the Pandemic: In the Light of Catholic Social Teaching

University Center, Conference Room A (it won't be livestreamed but a recording will be posted later on https://www.stmarytx.edu/academics/centers/catholic-studies/ccs-events/crossroads-symposium/)

Note that our class is cancelled the next morning… you should have extra time without homework and studying. This is part of the Crossroads Symposium, MacTaggart Catholic Intellectual Tradition Lecture Series. StMU Calendar

(Longer event, only if you’re otherwise interested)
Saturday, September 25, 9:00am-12:00pm

Hugh Page, The Bible and Africana Lives: Toward a Poetics of Restoration, Healing, and Common Sense

Zoom webinar only, registration required

This event is part of the Sankofa Institute at Oblate School of Theology https://ost.edu/event/sankofaworkshop-sep-2021/

(Longer event, only if you’re otherwise interested)
Saturday, October 2, 1:00-6:00pm

Hard Questions for the Bible from Our World

UC-A and Zoom

I am one of the organizers of the event. It will have plenty of good content about the Bible. It will also have significant contributions from Campus Ministry. I am reluctant to tie academic extra credit to prayer. If you’re just looking for extra credit, look elsewhere. labiblia.stmarytx.edu

Thursday, October 14, evening

Dan Horan (the title has not been announced but I expect it to be related to his recent book, A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege

Sponsored by Oblate School of Theology, I expect it will be live-streamed. I'm not sure about an in-person option.

Probably won’t deal directly with the Bible, but an important current issue in theological perspective. danhoran.com

Wednesday, November 10, 7:00-9:00pm

Robert J. Wicks, (Title To Be Announced), MacTaggart Lecture Series

University Center, Conference Room A (I expect it will be live streamed and/or posted later)

StMU Calendar

Thursday, November 18, 7:00-9:00pm

Francisco Lozado, “Theologizing Immigration: Latinxs and the Catholic Tradition”

StMU campus, livestreaming and/or recording not yet announced

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