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HIST 732W

Unitarian Universalist Traditions I, Winter 2015

Mark W. Harris

This course will briefly explore the European origins of Unitarianism in Transylvania, Poland and England.  We will focus on the gradual development 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 authority and religious pluralism. We will explore issues of diversity and right relationship, and prepare for a second course in practical theological and ministerial issues today. This course will fulfill the US Religious History distributional requirement.

Syllabus

Winter - Session 2, January 12-17, 20-23, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


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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.