Course Memo

TThis asynchronous online course introduces students to the main themes and practices of Christianity, highlighting interreligious dialogue and engagement. Students will engage with the foundational topics of Jesus and Scripture; theological developments about God, humanity and revelation; responses to today's contexts through ethics, environment, health and politics; multi-sensory experiences of ritual, music and images; encounters through food and sacred texts; and engagement through contemporary interfaith endeavors. Students will be assessed through individual written reflections, group discussions, a brief ethnographic study of a Christian worshipping community, and a synthesis paper that brings together the course topics and interreligious dialogue. This course is designed for students in Online Interreligious Studies Certificate program, but is available to MDiv and MA/MTS students as well. [15 max enrollment; Auditors excluded]