Modern Christian Thought|
Spring 2009 not offered
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
This course will provide an introduction to the field of Christian thought by exploring the relationship between conceptions of God and conceptions of selfhood, from St. Augustine through liberation, feminist, and neo-orthodox theologies. How do the ways people think about God reflect, support, or even interrupt the ways they think about the human subject? And what are the politics of thinking in different ways about the relationship between God and humanity?
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(COL)(CSCT)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Teresa of Avila, AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Bartolome de Las Casas, IN DEFENSE OF THE INDIANS
Martin Luther, FREEDOM OF THE CHRISTIAN
John Calvin, INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION
Jonathan Edwards, RELIGIOUS AFFECTIONS
Thomas Paine, THE AGE OF REASON
Friedrich Schleiermacher, ON RELIGION: ADDRESSES IN RESPONSE TO ITS CULTURED CRITICS
Soren Kierkegaard, FEAR AND TREMBLING
Friedrich Nietzsche, THE GENEALOGY OF MORALS
Paul Tillich, THE COURAGE TO BE
Howard Thurman, JESUS AND THE DISINHERITED
Sallie McFague, "God as Mother"
James Morrow, TOWING JEHOVAH
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly readings; mid-term and final exams; two shorter essays on readings.