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Andover Newton Catalogue and Courses of Instruction

THEO/WCHR 756/856S

Christianity and Religions, Spring 2014

S. Mark Heim

This is an upper level course dealing with the Christian theology of religions, presuming at least one prior semester of graduate level theology as a prerequisite. Its primary aim is to survey the various primary theological perspectives from which Christians interpret the fact of religious pluralism and the substance of diverse religious traditions. The course does not engage particular religious traditions in depth, but it does consider comparative theology as a major from of Christian response to religious diversity. This course surveys fundamental theological resources and frameworks that figure in either theological interpretation of religions or in theological learning from religions. 
Most sessions of this class will be conducted as a seminar. This requires careful preparation and active participation by each member of the class.
Prerequisite: One semester of Theology. Limit: 15.

Spring - Friday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.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.