L1.1 Making Sense of Theology

L1.1 Making Sense of Theology

L1.1 Making Sense of Theology

$295.00$325.00

In this course, participants will learn how to reflect critically on their lives and the world around them using the resources of traditional Christian theology. They will learn to differentiate between embedded and deliberative theologies; articulate their own theology at this point in time; differentiate between their theology and those of others; and reflect on the importance of doing theology in community.

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Course Description

In this course, participants will learn how to reflect critically on their lives and the world around them using the resources of traditional Christian theology. They will learn to differentiate between embedded and deliberative theologies; articulate their own theology at this point in time; differentiate between their theology and those of others; and reflect on the importance of doing theology in community.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the dynamics behind embedded theology and deliberative theology.
  • Identify and apply traditional resources that shape theological perspectives.
  • Define the meaning and strengths of progressive Christian theology from their personal perspective and identify any associated questions or concerns they have.
  • Discuss readings, conversations, social issues, and life situations in theological terms.
  • Articulate one’s own theology in a final class project or statement.
  • Recognize and appreciatively receive theological views different from one’s own.

Required Texts

  • The Bible (translation of your choice)
  • McKim, Donald K., ed. Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996.
  • Stone, Howard W. and James O. Duke. How to Think Theologically, 3rd Edition. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013.