Course Memo

This course is the second in a two-course sequence that introduces students to Christian theology: what it is, what it does, and how it is done. (The first course is not a pre-requisite for taking this class, but it is strongly encouraged.) Although special emphasis is placed on the Anglican tradition, students encounter the concepts and themes that are central to the Christian theological imagination across its many forms. Several specific topics are examined: pneumatology, Trinity, ecclesiology, sacramentology, eschatology, Christian theological approaches to other religions, and theological method. Prior to each class meeting, students view a presentation that provides important content and context. The weekly meetings are devoted entirely to discussion and the exchange of ideas. The central requirements of the course are active participation in class; brief, journal-like writing assignments responding to class readings; and four synthesis projects.. [Auditors with faculty permission]