Course descriptions and scheduling are subject to change by administrative decision. See course offerings booklet for current offerings. Some courses will be offered on a two- or three-year rotation.
CM 523 Comparative Monotheisms: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (3 SH)
This course is an introduction to the Abrahamic traditions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. An entire semester and more could easily be devoted to each religion alone, so the topics covered will be highly selective, not comprehensive. We will give special attention to the term "monotheism" and to Jewish and Muslim concerns about the Christian doctrine of the Trinity and the divinity of Jesus. We will also attend closely to issues in political theology in hope of better equipping students to be critical observers of world events as they are portrayed in the media.
CM 533 Urban Ministry Through Multiple Narratives (3 SH)