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THEO/JUST 772S

Faith and Justice: Liberation Theologies in the United States, Spring 2013

Benjamin Valentin

Liberation theologies are widely acclaimed as the principal forms of prophetic thought and action in our contemporary age. Simply put, these are modes of theological discourse that rethink the meaning and purpose of human existence, faith, and religious thought and practice by placing attention on the non-subjects of history and on the travails of those on the underside of history—that is those who have been denied voice, an adequate standard of material subsistence, and positive identity in history. This course considers the emergence and development of some of the different kinds of liberation theologies that have come into existence in the United States. Black/African American, Feminist, Hispanic/Latino(a), and Ecological theologies are explored in depth, but other expressions of liberation theology in the U.S are also considered such as Native American, GLBTQ, and Asian American theologies of liberation. Limit: 20.

Spring - Tuesday, 2:00 – 4:50 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
"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.