Course Information

Christian Traditions (REL 315)

Term: 2022-2023 - SUMMER


Kevin P Goodrich

The Rev. Dr. Kevin Goodrich, O.P.

Office Hours: Wednesdays: 9am-11am by email. Also, throughout the week by email and within the course site in the "Ask the Instructor"  forum.

About: I've been teaching for UJ for over a decade, a lot of that online, though I've taught at the Jamestown campus. I've lived across the United States as well as in Canada. I've been blessed to travel to many parts of the world. I'm a vowed friar in the Anglican Order of Preachers (aka "the Dominicans").

The Order has a teaching mission. A mission that focuses on the study of religion and spirituality but includes the study of the humanities, as well as the social and natural sciences. For fun, I enjoy a good laugh, good music, and getting outside for a good hike.  


A survey of the differences in theology and polity of the major Christian traditions/denominations (e.g., Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Baptist, ect.), particularly as to how those differences influence the practical and daily ministry of the church. Ministers from various traditions represented in the local community will participate. Each student will have the opportunity to engage in a class project related to his/her particular tradition.