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History

HIST 645F

History of Christianity II: U.S. From the Colonial Era to the Present, History

Elizabeth C. Nordbeck

This course explores religious (primarily Protestant Christian) life in the United States from the colonial period to the present, with some attention to European origins and contemporary global realities. Focus is on the diverse people, groups, movements, themes, and events that have characterized the American religious experience. This course fulfills the HIST introduction requirement.

Fall - Wednesday 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.

HIST 732F

Unitarian Universalist History: An Introduction, History

This course will briefly explore the European origins of Unitarianism in Transylvania, Poland, and England. Much of the course will focus on the gradual evolution of Unitarianism from its Puritan background to its centuries-long struggles with theological diversity and radical individualism in North America. Some time will also be spent on the indigenous origins of Universalism, especially the evangelical background found in the hill country of New England. Finally, we will explore how these two faiths came together in the 20th century, and continue to wrestle with social issues, congregational polity and religious pluralism. This course fulfills the UU History requirement.

Syllabus

Fall - Thursday 2:00 – 4:50 p.m.

HIST 789-790

Directed Study in the History of Christianity, History

Hours and course credits to be arranged. Permission of professor required.

M.A. and M.Div. candidates only.

Fall -

HIST 889-890

Directed Study in the History of Christianity, History

Hours and course credits to be arranged. Permission of professor required.

S.T.M. and D.Min. candidates only.

Fall -

HIST 989-990

Directed Study in the History of Christianity, History

Hours and course credits to be arranged. Permission of professor required.

Ph.D. candidates only.

 

Fall -

THEO 743F

Deciphering the Theological Vocation: Ways of Knowing and Doing Theology, HistoryTheologyEthics and Social Justice

Benjamin Valentin

This course journeys to the heart of the following question: what is the nature of theology and what are its tasks? The course will examine four prominent understandings of and approaches to theology—hermeneutical, experiential, correlational, and reconstructivist—with a view to helping students understand the nature and tasks of theology as a discipline. In dialogue with prominent theologians of the 20th and 21st century, such as Karl Barth, Paul Tillich, Wilfred Cantwell Smith, James Cone, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Sallie McFague, and Gordon Kaufman, students will consider the implications of these conceptions for the vocation of the theologian in the church, academy, and civil society. This course fulfills the upper-level elective in HIST/THEO/ETHI.

Syllabus

Fall - Tuesday 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.


Key to Course Listings

Key Description
EL "EL" following a course description indicates an E-Learning course.
F "F" following a course number indicates a course offered during Fall semester.
S "S" following a course number indicates a course offered during Spring semester.
W "W" following a course number indicates a course offered during Winter Session in January.
J "J" following a course number indicates a course offered during June.
Y
"Y" following a course number indicates a yearlong course. Students must register each semester for year-long courses.

This listing is subject to change. Continue to check the school's eb site, www.ants.edu, for current information about course listings, times and dates. All courses, including Church and Ministry Department courses, are now offered for 3 credits. Only students following the pre-2001 M.Div. curriculum may elect to take courses for other than 3 credits. Unless otherwise noted, courses are generally limited to 55 students.


Levels of Instruction

Level Description
500 Language courses or introductory courses meeting departmental requirements for either the M.Div. or the M.A. degree.
600 Meet departmental requirements for the M.Div., unless otherwise indicated, or program requirements for the M.A.
700 For advanced M.Div. and M.A. students with either background in an area or prerequisites completed. These courses meet some departmental upper-level elective requirements for the M.Div.
800 Primarily for D.Min. and S.T.M. students, although a limited number of seniors with the appropriate background may enroll with the instructor's permission.

 

Dual-numbered courses-e.g., [HIST 725/825] - indicate courses that serve more than one level. Students should register for the level appropriate to their program needs.

Example: an M.Div. or M.A. student would register for HIST 725, but an S.T.M. or D.Min. student would register for HIST 825.