Course Memo

This seminar provides an interactive environment wherein students engage the concepts and praxis of Hispanic or Latino Theology as a contextual theology in the USA. The students will reflect on social location and religious experience, especially as brought into conversation with US Hispanic/Latino Theology, surveying and analyzing its main concepts, roots, core biblical elements and postmodern integrations. This will enable the student to discern the spiritual and intellectual importance of this contextual theology for the wider US Church and society. Aside from weekly readings and discussion preparation, students are responsible for a final research paper and presentation. This class is open to upper level MDiv, MA/MTS, PhD/ThD, STL/STD students or others approved by the instructor. Spanish is helpful but not required. [Faculty consent required; 12 max enrollment; Auditors with faculty permission]