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Theologies of Religious Pluralism
TH 1:30pm - 3:20pm
This course explores the primary theological perspectives through which Christians interpret the fact of religious pluralism and the substance of diverse religious traditions. It also introduces students to the area of comparative theology. The primary aim of the course is to allow students to develop a constructive theology of religious pluralism to support leadership for religious communities in pluralistic societies, participation in interreligious dialogue and engagement with the reality of multiple religious practice and belonging.
Students are not expected to have prior background in the study of religions, but they are expected to have some background in Christian theology.
Seminar expectations: reading done on time, attendance and active engagement in discussion,
Reading response papers and discussion leadership as assigned
Short Paper (6-8 pages)
Final Project: (15-20 pages)
Class Participation brief (sat/unsat) papers and discussion leadership 30% of final grade
Short paper 6-8 pages 30% of final grade
Comparative topic final paper 15-20 pages 40% of final grade