REL 221 Modern Christian Thought

Last offered Spring 2013

Christianity in the Western world has undergone numerous challenges since the early eighteenth century. Many thinkers have turned inward, developing pietistic theologies compatible with the modern world, while others have searched for an adequate expression of Christianity after the "Death of God." Another, remarkably resilient strand has actively turned against the Enlightenment in ironic ways, appropriating modern technologies, for example, while repudiating scientific discoveries that undermine their belief. This course will examine these issues, along with a careful consideration of the way gender, identity, and community have come to play a powerful role in contemporary expressions of Christian belief.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will consist of several short response papers, thoughtful interaction, a midterm, and a 10-page final paper
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Prerequisites: none
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: REL Christian Tradition Courses
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 15
Class Number: 3681
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REL 221 LEC Modern Christian Thought Division 2: Social Studies Glenn W. Shuck
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