This seminar explores the development of relational thought beginning with Freud and object relations, and into a 20th century flowering of relational approaches broadly defined – including self-psychology and the intersubjectivity “school”, Sullivan, the interpersonalists and feminist relational-cultural theory, relational psychoanalysis, and contemporary gender and race critique within psychoanalysis. Weekly case study work integrates theological reflection and pastoral clinical praxis.

Note: Enrollment limited to eleven students.

A religious history and modern strategy course on the development and effective use (by progressives) of the increasing zone of protection for the exercise of religious freedom. The course is a combination of a consideration of what is religion, what needs to be protected in a parallel universe (Calvin is discussed), does religious freedom require a market economy (as opposed to mere sophistication in legal rights) and concludes with a substantial unit on the potential for modern activism - immigrants, gay rights, poverty rights, Native American rights and climate change. Includes a session on how conservatives took over the religious freedom zone in the modern era.