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THE 5331 Saints, Thinkers, Activists, and the Intellectual Roots of PeacebuildingPeacebuilding is a complex and challenging enterprise, and the peace movement is not monolithic. Some peace advocates are led by religious motives, some by personal conviction, some in opposition to imperial hegemony, and others by left-wing or right-wing political ideology. With guided readings and discussions on key writings of thinkers such as Henry David Thoreau, Leo Tolstoy, Randolph Bourne, Albert Jay Nock, Mohandas Gandhi and Albert Schweitzer, students will gain a deeper understanding of the Peacebuilding enterprise. 3 credits. Dr. Isaacs.
THE 5402 Christian EthicsIntroduces the major biblical and theological approaches to ethics, and examines how ethical theories address contemporary questions. Classical Old Testament and New Testament perspectives will be considered, as well as theologians from Augustine and Aquinas to Niebuhr. Applications to contexts include medical ethics, business ethics, sexual ethics, environmental ethics, and with a special focus on the ethical issues confronting the minister. 3 credits. Faculty.
THE 5521 Original Human Nature
This course examines major theories of human nature as compared with the Theory of the Original Human Nature in Unification Thought. The views of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Marx, Freud, Sartre, Skinner and Lorenz will be subjected to comparative analysis of contents, assumptions and methods. The course also studies cross-disciplinary sources in political economy, anthropology, psychoanalysis, religion, philosophy and others. 2 credits. Dr. Noda.
THE 5601 Unification TheologyThis course explores theological expressions of the Unification message in the context of Christian theology, presenting Unification theology as a systematic theology. This course enhances the ability to explain and defend Unification Theology in dialogue with Christian clergy and lay people. Prerequisite: THE 5131. 3 credits. Dr. Shimmyo.