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The Theological and Economic Ethics of Globalization, JUSTTheology, Ministry and Public LifeEthics and Social Justice

Nimi Wariboko

This course is designed for students who want to develop the theological skills, language, and insights necessary to address the emerging global civilization and discern where God is (not) accomplishing something new in its various various spheres. Max Stackhouse in over 40 years has developed a form of public theology and economic ethics that addresses a world connected by trade, technology, ideas about democracy and human rights, and a host of other interdependencies. His is a theology that seeks to speak of God and God’s will in ways that fully engage the academic disciplines of the social sciences and aspires to be morally effective in the marketplace of goods and services. In studying his thoughts and methods students will come to see how theology is indispensable to the analysis of human condition and historical ethos and how theology either enhances or inhibits economic possibilities. We will also examine the works of other scholars who put his thought in the context of other views of public theology and ethics. Prerequisites: ETHI 601 or 602, and THEO 611 and 614. This course fulfills an upper-level ETHI requirement or TMPL requirement, or the JUST requirement.


Fall - Wednesday 6:00 - 8:50 p.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" 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,, 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.