The Course Curriculum
What qualities should a priest have? How does one gain a sense of inner conviction? To such questions there are clearly no ready-made, tried and tested answers.
The main morning courses are very diverse in content. Together with theological and religious themes, relating to for example the Creed, the Gospels, the Old Testament and study of the Sacraments, other more philosophically orientated themes, such as Scholasticism, German Idealism, the Theory of Knowledge and similar anthroposophically related subjects, as well as scientific subjects, such as the Theory of Colour, Botany and Geology, all play an important part in the course. Students are guided along a path, which leads not just to experiences of a religious nature but also towards a gaining of trust in the process of cognition and indeed towards the cultivation of a love for all creation. The development of the senses also undergoes a certain schooling, for the decreasing capacity to really observe through our senses is an ever-growing problem. Eurythmy, Modelling and Bothmer Gymnastics all support a right relationship to our own physical body and thereby foster a healthy relationship to the world. The study of Ancient Greek provides a particular challenge to the students, and not only those who come from abroad. Nevertheless, this subject gives the students the possibility of coming to an understanding of the New Testament in its original language.
Eurythmy Eurythmy is an art of Movement, which stems from Rudolf Steiner, by means of which speech and music come to visible expression.
Speech Formation speech is the main work-tool for the priest. In speech-formation the spoken word is worked on and cultivated both individually and in Groups.
Ancient Greek In the Greek lessons the basic foundations for an understanding of the New Testament are taught.
Bothmer-Gymnastics Through the movement exercises within Bothmer Gymnastics a conscious experience and forming of space is worked on.
Choir Singing together has both an artistic and a social aspect which can fostered within the music for the Services.