Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will offer the course “Polishing Your New Testament Greek” throughout the academic year. The Rev. Dr. James A. Durlesser, lecturer in biblical languages at PTS and retired United Methodist pastor, will lead the course.

Area clergy are invited to refresh their Greek by reading together selections from the New Testament and reviewing essential points of grammar. There will be an opportunity to examine modern translations with an eye to the question of why scholars have made the choices they have in rendering the New Testament into English. Participants can expect that their sermons, teaching, and general theological understanding will all gain from their experience in this study group.

Classes run Wednesdays from 12:30-2:00 p.m. Sept. 26 - Oct. 31 (Term I); Jan. 9, 16, 23, Feb. 6 and 20, 2013 (Term II); and April 3 - May 8, 2013 (Term III). The course will cover Advent Gospel Lectionary Readings during Term I, Lenten Gospel Lectionary Readings in Term II, and Excerpts from the Acts of the Apostles during Term III.

Registration fee is $90/term or $250 for all three terms. 0.9 CE Units are available per term and certificates are available upon request. Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu with questions. Registration and payment are accepted online.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 310 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.