Religious Eros

REL698
Spring 2017
T 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Area: 
Area II
MDIV Requirements: 
Diversity, Theology
Professor: 
Permission Required
Limited Enrollment
Course Description: 

The course concerns Christian interpretations of human desire, dissatisfaction, and the search for human happiness: the desire for God as the ground and goal of all human thought and action.

The objectives of the course are to familiarize students with this fundamental aspect of Christian theological anthropology and to gain some critical perspective on it, from a variety of other religious and philosophical viewpoints.

Background Expected: 

Students are expected to have prior background in Christian theology, as that might be demonstrated by their having taken Introduction to Theology, Systematic Theology, or courses at an equivalent or more advanced level. 

Course Requirements: 

Weekly preparation of a question for discussion

Informed participation in class discussion

Term paper of 15-20 pages

Basis of Evaluation: 

Term paper 75%

Weekly questions and class participation 25%