The aim of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the nature of systematic theology as this discipline relates to contemporary social and political issues. Special attention is given to the emergence of liberal, orthodox, and neo-orthodox theologies in Europe and North America and to their impact on the rise of liberation theologies in Asia, Africa, Latin America, within U.S. minorities, and also among women in all groups. It is hoped that students will not only clarify their own personal stance but will, in addition, come to understand perspectives radically different from their
own. Readings will be taken from twentieth-century sources.
Note: Enrollment limited to 60 students. Attendance at an 80-minute weekly tutorial, times TBA, is also required.