THEOLOGY II: DEEPENING THE PRACTICE (ST-8288)

(01/30/2023-05/19/2023)

Course Memo

SPRING 2022

This course is the second in a two-course sequence that introduces students to the core topics and methods of Christian systematic
theology. Although special emphasis is placed on the Anglican tradition, students encounter the central theologians and theological
perspectives necessary for an adequate foundation in Christian theology. In this final course, the theological topics considered are: church,
sacraments, Christianity and interreligious relations, eschatology, theological method, and hermeneutics. The course is taught primarily as
a seminar, with the instructor presenting material that is then discussed in depth by the class in order to elucidate the salient terms, debates,
and themes of the topic at hand. Assignments consisting of reading response papers on class readings and short essays and projects, also
based on class readings, are the central requirements. [Auditors with Faculty Permission]

SPRING 2023

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. The course begins by examining several specific theological topics: pneumatology, Trinity, ecclesiology, sacramentology, eschatology, and Christian theological approaches to other religions. It ends with several weeks dedicated to exploring a wide range of theological methods. The central requirements of the course are active participation in asynchronous online discussions; brief, journal-like writing assignments responding to class readings; and four synthesis projects. [Auditors with Faculty Permission]