This course explores the theological as well as the pastoral/practical dimensions of Soteriology, the Christian doctrine of salvation. Christians have long used a variety of metaphors, images, and explanations to describe how it is that God “saves” humanity (and possibly the whole natural order) through Jesus. This course surveys key soteriological texts from historical theology (including Patristic and Medieval texts) as well as contemporary texts from multiple cultures, genres, and viewpoints (including Black Liberation Theology, Queer Theology, Feminist Theology, Ecotheology, and Religious Pluralism).

Prerequisite: ST 103 or ST 104 or permission of the instructor.