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Title: RELS 220-01 and 02, Topics in Theology, Fall 2004
Authors: Webb, Elizabeth
Keywords: Religious Studies, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;2004 Fall
Issue Date: 16-Apr-2008
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN
Abstract: We will consider how the distinct issues of evil and suffering have been addressed by thinkers who represent significant Christian (and one Jewish) theological perspectives: from classical theism, to modern philosophical theism, to modern and contemporary theologies of liberation and compassion. Throughout the course, in order to provide a richer context for reflecting on evil and suffering, we will read literary texts alongside the theological. We will end with a particular literary account of suffering that calls into question various theological responses, in order to stretch our questions even further: does Christian theology really have anything to say about evil and suffering? The goals of this course are as follows: 1) to become familiar with and make use of theological modes of thinking; 2) to understand theological perspectives on evil and suffering in their contexts; 3) to engage critically with particular theological interpretations, thus enhancing skills of analysis, comparison, and assessment; 4) to consider how other arenas of thought, in this case literature, may contribute to theological reflection, thus further enhancing critical thinking skills; 5) to develop and enhance skills of collaboration and presentation through opportunities for class leadership. Required Texts (all available in the bo
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10267/1633
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