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IFTH 637S [EL]

Understanding Interfaith Dilemmas, Spring 2011

Jennifer Howe Peace

What do you do if a parishioner asks you to host an interfaith service in your church? How do you make your voice heard in the public square alongside your religious neighbors from different faith traditions? What does your faith teach you about authentic engagement with the religious “other?”  In this course we will explore the challenges and opportunities created by the reality of living in an interfaith world.  Students will draw on the resources of their own faith tradition to develop a personal foundation for their engagement in interfaith dialogue and action. In addition, through analyzing case studies students will build problem-solving skills for tackling interfaith dilemmas that may arise in the personal, professional and civic arenas. Limit: 25. This course is an Interfaith Engagement integrative catalyst.

Syllabus

Spring - E-Learning


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.