JOY ENFLESHED: THEOLOGIES OF JOY AND EMBODIMENT (RSPH-4200)
Contemporary theologians lift up joy as a critical aspect of theological reflection and emphasize the relationship of joy to social justice. In so doing, they invite us to think about joy from a collective perspective and from diverse standpoints. In this course, we engage theologies of joy from Black, Feminist, Womanist, and Pastoral theological perspectives. These reflections demand consideration of joy's relationship to the body and to lived experience. To this end, the second half of the course will engage theologies of embodiment. The course will be offered in a seminar format and evaluation will be based on participation in
discussions, presentations, and papers.