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, and the United States. Readings primarily cover twentieth and twenty-first-century sources.

Note: ST 103 or ST 104 required for MA and MDiv students.