Christian Theology (Hearing Women's Voices)Course ID: THEO 100
School:Arts and Sciences, College of
Credit Hours: 3
Course DescriptionTheology is thinking about how human beings relate to one another as much as it is thinking about God. The vast majority of the Christian intellectual tradition used the Western, male perspective to converse about what it means to be human. However, since women comprise half of the global population, this course will seek to draw students into a dialogue with important female voices throughout history to promote engagement with the ¿big ideas¿ of Christian theology. We will self-consciously forefront questions of race, gender, eco-feminism, religious pluralism, and cultural norms about bodies to work toward a more inclusive and just version of the theological project. A good metaphor for the type of engagement this course promotes is pilgrimage, namely creating an intentional space to promote a shared reflection on the meaning of our most deeply held religious, personal, and cultural values. This course is an introduction to reflection on and analysis of the Christian theological tradition. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the tasks of Christian theology in its efforts to understand the human situation from the perspective of faith, various challenges to theology in the contemporary world, and will focus on one or more current theological issues.