Wheaton in the Holy Lands 2018 is a study of the New Testament, Christian theology and historical geography through on-site lecture/instruction in Israel, Greece, and Rome. In addition, through contact with leaders of Roman Catholic and non-western churches, Wheaton in the Holy Lands engages students with issues of the theological development of the Church through the centuries. The six-week program offers students the experience of a lifetime, exploring the Holy Lands under the guidance and instruction of Wheaton professors and local experts.
This year, the program will be led by Dr. Vincent Bacote (Theology) and Dr. Chris Vlachos (New Testament). Dr. Bacote and Dr. Vlachos will provide biblical, historical, and theological lectures and commentary as students study the life and times of Jesus and the Apostles in Israel, Paul and the early church in Greece and Rome, and the Apocalypse on the island of the Patmos. In addition, supplementary lectures on ancient historical, cultural, and geographical backgrounds will be provided by faculty and local guides of Jerusalem University College in Israel and Hellenic Scripture Union in Europe. Students will also be introduced to a variety of Christian traditions and how these traditions have been preserved and developed throughout the history of the church, with special attention given to Palestinian Christianity, Jewish Messianism, Orthodox Christianity, and Roman Catholicism.
The estimated program fee of $8,000 - $8,500 covers tuition, airfare and ground transportation within the program, lodging, meals, and group admission to historical sites. Students will be responsible for the cost of round-trip airfare to Israel, lunches in Rome, books, and personal expenses.
If you would like further information or have questions about Wheaton in the Holy Lands, please contact Dr. Chris Vlachos, Program Director for Wheaton in the Holy Lands.