Spirituality and Ecology: Integration and Implications

SMT6370HS  L0101
Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course provides an exploration of how Christianity has understood the relationship among God, creation, humanity and spirituality, and how that understanding has contributed to the ecological challenges we currently face as well as can contribute to a helpful response. The course begins with an overview of our understanding of spirituality and creation during the patristic, medieval and reformation periods, then shifts to contemporary understandings drawing from current discussions of Christology, creation-centred spirituality, eco-feminism, deep ecology, and the healing of nature and the healing of self. Methods: Lectures, discussions. Evaluation: reflection paper, integration paper, class participation, practicum.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3370HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology

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