Screening Theology: Theology In and Through Film

REL628
Spring 2018
T 6:00-8:00pm
Area: 
Area II, Area V
Professor: 
Permission Not Required
No Limit to Enrollment
Course Description: 

Highlighting the possibility and potential of a theology of culture, this course explores the ways in which recent Hollywood movies can be used as resources to think about and even to rethink the meanings of key theological concepts such as ideas of God, human nature, sin, Christ/human redemption, and eschatological hope. Through lectures, reading materials, the viewing of movies, and class discussions, students will be encouraged to consider how an appreciative and critical engagement with popular culture can allow for a relevant and contemporary practical theology.

Background Expected: 

No previous background necessary.

Course Requirements: 

Punctual attendance; Five one-to-two page reading reflection papers; A Final Paper

Basis of Evaluation: 

Regular grading is the default method for evaluation in this course. However, students may choose to switch to a credit/non-credit format at the beginning of the term.