The Religious and Moral Meaning of Black Protest (TRE 515)
This course will explore theological, ethical and strategic aspects of the thought of selected African American theologians and protest leaders, with consideration of implications for contemporary issues facing African Americans.
Ecological Theology (TRE 560)
Can the Christian tradition provide a rationale that will persuade human beings from destroying other species, their habitats and the grater biosphere of our planet? Widespread ecological degradation has prompted biblical scholars, systematic theologians and ethicists to explore ways of thinking about and acting more compatibly within the community of diverse beings that constitute Earth. This course has been designed to bring students into this ongoing dialogue by examining systematically some notions in Christian texts and discerning the extent to which they provide promising foundations for ecological theology.