History of InterReligious Understanding Program at Phillips

"Reading & Reciting Scripture"
Original Course dates: January 30-March 6, 2014
Course Instructors:

  • Christianity:  Dr. Nancy Pittman, Vice President of Academic Affairs & Dean, Phillips Theological Seminary
  • Native American Traditions:  Dr. Richard Grounds, Yuchi/Seminole Leader
  • Buddhism: Helen A. Cortes, Guiding Teacher Zen Sangha of Tulsa
  • Islam:  Dr. Imad S. Enchassi, Imam, Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City and Chair of Islamic Studies at Oklahoma City University
  • Chinese Traditions:  Dr. Don A. Pittman, William Tabbernee Professor of the History of Religions, Emeritus, and Director of the Interreligious Understanding Program, Phillips Theological Seminary
  • Judaism:  Rabbi Micah Citrin, Co-Rabbi, Temple Israel Tulsa


Each of the class sessions in this six week course will focus on the interpretation of sacred texts in one contemporary religion

Phillips Theological Seminary offers Christian graduate theological education
in service of intelligent, just, and compassionate religious and civic communities. We welcome
students to a safe space for truth-seeking conversations about the Bible, Jesus, and faithful living.
Courses available on campus and online for certificate, diploma, MDiv, MAMC, MASJ, & MTS
programs, and on campus for the DMin program.

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