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THE 5131 Systematic TheologyThe course provides a comprehensive overview of Christian beliefs from both a classical as well as a contemporary perspective. Topics treated: faith, revelation, doctrinal development and theological exploration; God, creation, sin, salvation, Christ and Spirit, church, sacraments, and the last things. 3 credits. Dr. Gray or Dr. Shimmyo.
THE 5132 Unification Theology of PeacebuildingA study of the peace theology of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, this course examines its applications to problems of peacemaking, and its meeting-points with peace teachings in religious and secular traditions. 3 credits. Dr. Wilson.
THE 5141 Ethics and Social Justice in the Age of GlobalizationThis course in applied theology examines various theoretical frameworks, assumptions, and approaches to salient social issues in this age of globalization. It covers issues of ethics and social justice including: the environment, women’s rights, poverty, AIDS, role of the UN, intra-state violence and refugees, and globalization. The course will flesh out the ideals of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universal values among nations and communities of people with different social, cultural and historical backgrounds. 3 credits. Dr. Noda.
THE 5302 Trinity and ChristologyThis course will clarify the contemporary meaning and significance of Jesus the Christ as the definitive agent of human salvation. We will seek to understand the person of Jesus, his solidarity with God and his solidarity with the human community in its suffering and search for healing and transformation. We will focus on recent Christological discussion in relation to the classical development of Christology in formulations by Irenaeus, Anselm, the Council of Chalcedon, Aquinas, Luther, and more. Special attention will be given to doctrines of the cross. It will address the doctrine of Trinity and understand the meaning and significance of the statement that God is triune. Interpretations of the Trinity by Tertullian, the Councils of Nicaea and Constantinople, Augustine, Joachim of Fiore, Barth, Rahner, Moltman will be studied. 3 credits. Dr. Shimmyo or Dr. Gray.
THE 5311 Modern TheologyThis is a seminar course on 19th and 20th century modern theology with its prominent representatives and their distinctive schools and teachings. Among those to be studied are Kant, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Rauschenbusch, Barth, Brunner, the Niebuhr brothers, Bultmann, Tillich, Whitehead, Bonhoeffer, Rahner and Moltmann. 3 credits. Dr. Shimmyo.