IST 3098 1
Theology & the Construction of Race Theology & the Construction of Race
Hybrid (GD: 7/12–13 8:30AM–Noon)
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Crs. Dates: Jun 11–Aug 17, 2018
Gath. Dates: Thu, Jul 12, 08:30AM–Noon
Fri, Jul 13, 08:30AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Online & 7/12 - 7/13, 8:30-12p -- Several important books have recently been published making the case that religion, and more specifically, Christian theology, have played a constitutive role in creating the ideas of race and racial hierarchies. This course is an extended argument (with which students are free to agree or disagree in part or in whole—in any case they will become familiar with the relevant literature and concepts) that 1. In significant ways religion and race are modern, not universal or permanent, constructions; that 2. Religion and race are two of the very few fundamental conceptual building blocks of the modern world, such that, no matter what one thinks of religion and race, one is unable to think or operate in the modern world without them; and that 3. Religion and race are mutually imbricated in such a way that, even when race is not explicitly a topic of discussion or observation, modern religion is always already racialized. (RLGN4413)
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IST 3101 1
Holy Spirit: History & Traditions Holy Spirit: History & Traditions
Hybrid (GD: 7/12–13 1–4:30PM)
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Crs. Dates: Jun 11–Aug 17, 2018
Gath. Dates: Thu, Jul 12, 01:00–04:30PM
Fri, Jul 13, 01:00–04:30PM
Credits: 4
Online & 7/12 - 7/13, 1-4:30p -- This course focuses on the history of pneumatology and traditions of Pentecost from the early middle ages to the 1700s. What have Christian believed and written about the Holy Spirit through the centuries? Why does Pentecost show up in such different ways across the pages of Christian theology and literature? The midst of the European Enlightenment, why did John Wesley hold such special reverence for the role of experience in Christian thought and education? Why has the Pentecostal legacy functioned simultaneously as a subversive trope for critiquing dominant church paradigms while also sparking creative, re-interpretations of Christian tradition among so many reformers? These are just a few of the questions explored in this class as we discuss historical and theological works by contemporary scholars in pneumatology and church history.


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