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LTR 5401 The Christian ReligionDesigned for students from a non-Christian background, this course studies the basic contents of Christian faith, practice and history. It also surveys some characteristics of the major Christian denominations. 3 credits. Taught in Japanese or Korean. Dr. Shimmyo.
LTR 5490 Independent Study in World Religions1‑3 credits. Faculty.
LTR 6490 Thesis/Project in World Religions
4 credits. Must be accompanied by the Divinity Colloquium, MIN 5801. Faculty.
LTR 5502 Church-State RelationsA seminar covering the historical development, theoretical underpinnings, key issues, landmark cases, present circumstances and likely prospects of church-state relations. The first part of the seminar will examine various models and theories of church-state relations. The second part will investigate major areas of church-state debate, including relevant court decisions, regarding the privileged status of churches in democratic societies, legislation affecting the family, education, and public funding of faith-based social services. The third part of the seminar will examine litigation involving the Unification Church and other minority religions. Students are encouraged to think through these matters from the standpoint of their future ministries. 3 credits. Dr. Mickler.
LTR 5505 Religion and Economics What is the ideal economic system? What does religious teaching say about capitalism, socialism, the free market, and government economic policy? Is capitalism essentially selfish? How can economic opportunity best be distributed to poor nations? In this course, students will study great economic thinkers and religious voices, from Adam Smith to Pope John Paul II, to help them better understand how economic systems work and the religious and moral issues at stake. 3 credits. Dr. Isaacs or Dr. McLeod