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T 1:30pm - 3:20pm
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.
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.
Weekly preparation of a question for discussion
Informed participation in class discussion
Term paper of 15-20 pages
Term paper 75%
Weekly questions and class participation 25%