Political Theologies: Contemporary Christian Engagement in the Public Sphere|
Spring 2009 not offered
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
This course will explore 20th- and 21st-century efforts to bring Christian theology and practice into critical conversation with the political sphere. What role have Christian discourse--both liberal and conservative--played or tried to play in shaping and criticizing public policy? What role should they play? This class functions as a thematic and historical continuation of RELI220 (Modern Christian Thought) but is open to all who are interested. Major themes to be explored include poverty, war, race, gender, and the putative separation of church and state.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI)
Daniel Bell, LIBERATION THEOLOGY AFTER THE END OF HISTORY
Carl Schmitt, POLITICAL THEOLOGY
Jerry Falwell, AMERICA CAN BE SAVED
Ann Burlein, LIFT HIGH THE CROSS: WHITE SUPREMACY AND TEH CHRISTIAN RIGHT
David Chidester, SALVATION AND SUICIDE
Catherine Keller, GOD AND POWER
|Examination and Assignments: |
Several short response papers, one oral presentation, one critical paper, one research paper, full attendance and participation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Method & Theory" requirement for the Religion major.