Ecological Consciousness & Cultural Value

SMT3959HF  L0101
Offered in Fall 2009  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The environmental crisis is a spiritual crisis. The social dialectic, that is, practicality/instrumentality in tension with the intersubjective component of community, has become a skewed global phenomenon primarily because of technological/communications, economic, and political realities, along with the consequences of massive human migration and environmental destruction. What are cultural values and ultimately, religious values, that can redirect the social order toward a renewed human community living harmoniously/authentically with earth and cosmos? The structure of converted ecological consciousness, incarnating cultural values informed by Transcendent value, can evoke a humble, blessed way of "walking on the earth." Teaching method: Lecture. Evaluation: Class participation, special topic presentation, final paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Cora Twohig-Moengangongo
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology

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