An in-depth exploration of the physical, emotional, socio-cultural, and spiritual dimensions of death and dying, and the process of bereavement, through the lenses of pastoral theology, thanatology, and psychology. Students will explore the skill and art of ministering to the dying and the bereaved, and develop their own theological framework for understanding
and facing terminal illness, life-threatening violence, and death. Topics will include pastoring to diverging beliefs about evil, suffering, and life after death, and funerals as pastoral care.
Note: Enrollment limited to 20 students.
- Professor: Pamela Cooper-White