Course Description

Theology and Religious Studies

THRS 116-02 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3)

Russell Fuller

fuller@sandiego.edu 

CRN 17     Limit 35

M-F          9 - 11:50 a.m.     CH-108 

A study of the Bible: its formation, historical character, primary themes, and interpretation. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, December 15.

THRS 231 Christian Changemakers (3)

Emily Reimer-Barry

erb@sandiego.edu 

CRN 20              Limit 35
M- F                  9 - 11:50 a.m.            KIPJ-220A

An introduction to the nature and scope of Christian theology, with a special focus on Christians who have created positive social change. We study the works of a select group of writers, thinkers, and activists, all of whom have been significantly shaped by their encounter with Christianity, and have, in turn, created lasting testimonies of significant cultural value because of that encounter. Throughout the semester students engage in self-reflection about their life experiences and core values; in written assignments students explore what it means to create positive social change in our world. There are no prerequisites for this course. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, December 15.

THRS 321 Afro-Latin Religions (3)

Orlando Espin

espin@SanDiego.edu

CRN 22                     Limit 25
M-Th (& Fri. 1/5)       9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                  KIPJ-219

Prerequisites: THRS 110 or THRS 112 or THRS 203 or THRS 358.

This course studies the three main religions of African origins in Latin America and the United States. Lukumí/Candomblé, Vodoun, and Olivorism, Umbanda are approached and interpreted from diverse perspectives: historical, cultural, theological, etc. Their formation and development are contextualized in the Latin American experience of slavery. Their contemporary significance is discussed. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, December 15.

THRS 360 Who is Jesus? (3)

Peter Bennett

bennettp@sandiego.edu 

CRN 63        Limit 35 
M-F             9 – 11:50 a.m.           CH-119

Prerequisites: THRS 110 or THRS 112 or THRS 114 or THRS 116 or THRS 119 or THRS 120 or THRS 202 or THRS 203 or THRS 231 or THRS 232, or consent of the instructor.
A critical investigation of the person and ministry of Jesus in light of Scripture, the Christian tradition, and contemporary concerns. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, December 15.

THRS 366 The Problem of God (3)

Rico Monge

rmonge@sandiego.edu 

CRN 23          Limit 25
M-F               1 - 3:50 p.m.        KIPJ-220A

The questions “What is God?,” “Does God exist?” and “What does it mean to believe in God?” are investigated against the background of classical theism and modern thought. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, December 15.

 

THRS 394 Faith & Politics: Theo Perspec (3)

Mary Doak

mdoak@SanDiego.edu

CRN 19                 Limit 25
M-Th (& Fri., 1/5)  9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.      KIPJ-217A

A study of selected major figures or problems or movements or periods in either Christianity and/or other religions. Specification will be made by the instructor. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, December 15.

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