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[EL] WREL 682S [IF]

Understanding Interfaith, Spring 2014

Jennifer Howe Peace

What are the challenges and opportunities of living in the most religiously diverse nation in the world?  What does your faith teach you about authentic engagement with the religious other? What do you need to know about interfaith dialogue?
The word interfaith (and its equivalents) includes a wide range of definitions, goals and outcomes. Focusing on the contemporary interfaith movement in the US, we will begin to unpack our understanding of “interfaith” by exploring its meaning personally, historically, theologically, and practically.  Students will draw on the resources of their own faith tradition to develop a foundation for engagement in interfaith dialogue and action. Students will build knowledge and skills for interfaith engagement. Limit: 20.

Syllabus

Spring - E-Learning


Key to Course Listings

Key Description
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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.