Learning in Spanish at Wartburg Seminary

Since the 1970s WTS has been engaged in the formation and education of leaders for Hispanic ministry. As we continue this tradition, we begin to offer courses taught entirely in Spanish language with teaching and learning cohorts that are preparing church leaders for diverse Latinx cultural communities across the U.S. and beyond. This initiative allows for the possibility of completing coursework through distance education with the support of faculty and mentors. We invite you to become a part of this adventure.

Traducción Española

Jesus’ Face through Art and Culture

Prof. Ivelisse Valentín Vera

Course Description: Who is Jesus and what do I know about him through the arts and popular culture? This course will study the representations of Jesus in visual arts such as painting, film and graphic arts throughout history; from its religious and cultural context. We will discuss how these have contributed to the interpretation of the biblical texts and the understanding of the Sacred. We will also analyze how these representations of Jesus influence culture, church and our understanding of Jesus as the central figure of Christianity.

About the Instructor: Ivelisse Valentín Vera is Director of Chaplaincy and Professor at the School of Theology of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus. She holds a doctoral degree in ministry from Drew University, Theological School in the area of “Communication languages in the digital era”. Also, a Master’s in Divinity from the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), from the Maryland Institute College of Arts; and a Diplomate as Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Supervisor, from the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, NY.

Dates: The course will run for 6 weeks beginning on April 12, 2021.

Cost: Tuition for the upcoming inaugural course is $100 (this cost has been reduced from $230 total through a $130 scholarship). Some course materials may be available through the Wartburg Seminary Digital Theological Library or online, but your instructor may ask you to purchase additional resources.

Students enrolling in the upcoming course, “Jesus’ Face through Art and Culture,” will complete their coursework using Wartburg Seminary distance learning platforms asynchronously (on their own time).

Students will need:

  • Approximately 6 hours per week to dedicate to completing coursework (including readings, lectures, discussion, and assignments).
  • A good internet connection and access to a computer or tablet.
  • Ability to learn completely in Spanish. Support for non-English speakers will be provided to assist you through the application and registration process.
  • A completed online application to Wartburg Seminary.
  • Some course materials may be available through the Wartburg Seminary Digital Theological Library or online, but your instructor may ask you to purchase additional resources.

Questions about the course? Contact Consuelo Reid at lsps@lsps.edu.

Application Process

To register for the course, you will need to submit an online application. Click below to get started and reach out to Consuelo Reid at lsps@lsps.edu with any questions.

Apply Today!

Once you submit your online application, you will find a commitment form at the bottom of your acceptance email. You will need to sign and return that to the admissions office within 15 days. Upon receipt of your commitment form, the seminary registrar will then enroll you in the course and you will receive an email with details on how to access the course website and materials.