Course Descriptions

Theology and Religious Studies

THRS 119 Christianity and its Practice (3)

Orlando Espin

espin@SanDiego.edu

CRN 18 Limit 35
3-week Post Session (8/6 – 8/24)
M-Th               
1 – 4:15 p.m.              
KIPJ-215
                                           
An introduction to Christian belief and practice through reflection on classic and contemporary expressions of the Christian life. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 23.

THRS 321 Afro-Latin Religions (3)

Orlando Espin

espin@sandiego.edu

CRN 19 Limit 25
3-week Post Session (8/6 – 8/24)
M-Th 
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
KIPJ-214

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 Monday, July 23.

THRS 366 The Problem of God (3)

Rico Monge

rmonge@sandiego.edu 

CRN 453          Limit 25
3-week Post Session (8/6 - 8/24)
M-Th              
1 – 4:15 p.m.       
KIPJ-219

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 Monday, July 23.