Course Memo

This course is an introduction to Multicultural Studies in the context of Theological Education. As such we will explore the “problem” of multicultural USA from a three-fold  perspective: historical, philosophical, and theological. First, the historical focus provides a chronological account of the current state of affairs, a diachronic understanding of race relationships in the USA. Second, the philosophical emphasis reflects critically on the ways in which we “construct” such national histories/stories and how Liberalism fails to provide a convincing solution. Third, a theological approach reflects on the intersection of Christianity and Racism offering a diagnosis of the imbrications of theological and ethnic discourses and tentative solutions to the legacy of racism within different theologies. Meets Mondays, 2:10 - 5:00 pm. [30 max enrollment]