Course Memo

In this course you will be introduced to the work of constructive/systematic theology – its methods, its sources, and its expressions in various faith communities. You will consider the doctrines of the Christian tradition in their biblical, historical, and present-day developments; interacting with voices both ancient and contemporary from a variety of communities, contexts, and concerns. Together we will learn how to engage the work of theology today, using the resources of our Christian traditions and other scholarly disciplines for the sake of developing the systematic/constructive habitus you will need in order to serve as theological leaders in a variety of communities and ministries. Discussion and lecture format. Three written assignments (research paper/constructive project/credo essay) and class participation form the bases of student assessment. [20 max enrollment]