Modern Christian Thought|
Spring 2019 not offered
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
|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, evangelical, process, and eco-theologies. How do the ways people think about God reflect, support, or interrupt the ways they think about the human subject? And what sorts of ethics, communities, and political decisions do these models underwrite?
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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)
St. Augustine, CONFESSIONS
Teresa of Avila, LIFE
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, LETTERS AND PAPERS FROM PRISON
Karl Barth, LETTER OF PAUL TO THE ROMANS
Gustavo Gutierrez, A THEOLOGY OF LIBERATION
Catherine Keller, THE FACE OF THE DEEP
Soren Kierkegaard, FEAR AND TREMBLING
James Cone, A BLACK THEOLOGY OF LIBERATION
Monica Coleman, MAKING A WAY OUT OF NO WAY
Mary Daly, BEYOND GOD THE FATHER
Selections from Martin Luther, John Calvin
|Examination and Assignments: |
Full attendance and participation; occasional response papers, one midterm exam, and two critical papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Historical Traditions" requirement for the Religion Department.