Course Description

Theology and Religious Studies

THRS 116 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3)

Peter Bennett

bennettp@SanDiego.edu

CRN 21            Limit 35
M-F                  9 – 11:50 am               CH- 119

Core Attributes: Theo/Religious Inquiry area

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 14.

THRS 119 Christianity and Its Practice (3)

Michele E Watkins

mwatkins@SanDiego.edu

CRN 34            Limit 35
M-F                  1 – 3:50 pm                 CH-117

Core Attributes: First year Integration, Theo/Religious Inquiry area

An introduction to Christian belief and practice through reflection on classic and contemporary expressions of the Christian life. Students may not receive credit for taking both THRS 119 and THRS 120. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, December 14.

THRS 321 Afro-Latin Religions (3)

Orlando Espin

espin@SanDiego.edu

CRN 17            Limit 25

M-F                  9 – 11:50 am   CH- 117

Core Attributes: Theo/Religious Inquiry area

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.

This course studies the three main religions of African origins in Latin America and the United States. Lukumí/Candomblé, Vodoun, Olivorism, and 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 and subsequent racist cultural (and legal) realities. Their contemporary significance is discussed. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, December 14.

THRS 366-01 The Problem of God (3)

Rico Monge

rmonge@SanDiego.edu

CRN 18            Limit 25
M-F                  1 – 3:50 pm                 CH-108

Core Attributes: First year Integration, Theo/Religious Inquiry area

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 14.

THRS 366-02 The Problem of God (3)

Mary Doak

mdoak@SanDiego.edu

CRN 19            Limit 25
M-Th (& Fri., 1/4)                    9 am – 12:15 pm                     CH-108

Core Attributes: First year Integration, Theo/Religious Inquiry area

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 14.

THRS 386 Word and Wisdom: John’s Portrait of Jesus (3)

Jeanne Constantinou

eugeniac@SanDiego.edu

CRN 22            Limit 25
M-F                  9 - 11:50 am    CH-115

Core Attributes: Theo/Religious Inquiry area

Prerequisites: THRS 110 or THRS 112 or THRS 113 or THRS 114 or THRS 116 or THRS 119 or THRS 120 or THRS 123 or THRS 202 or THRS 203 or THRS 231 or THRS 232.

A study of the Johannine writings, particularly the Gospel of John. Some of the major themes examined are Jesus's identity and presentation of God, and the role of women in the gospel. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, December 14.

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