Frontiers of Theology: Advanced Studies

SMT5603HS  L0101
Offered in Winter 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course provides an opportunity to address in greater focus and depth issues of the "new" and "newer" voices in theology: liberation and contextual theologies in the global South (including US Black and womanist theologies, Hispanic theologies, Canadian-Asian and US-Asian theologies), feminist theologies, eco-theologies, indigenous spiritualities, LGBTQ theologies, and social ethics. First third of course will focus on reviews of: the emergence and development of these "new" theologies; key methodological issues (epistemological/ hermeneutical privilege(s) of the oppressed; postcolonialism, decolonialism); resurgence of social movements and emergent global civil society; recent dialogues and new initiatives (religious diversity, inter-culturality). Remaining classes provide opportunities for students (individually or in teams) to present their own in-depth research on specific topics. Class participation; seminar; research paper

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Lee F. Cormie
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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