This course invites students to put their theological/biblical thinking in conversation with educational thought and practice. It also involves thinking together about theological education as a profession.
Prerequisite: Restricted to PhD students.
Note: Required for teaching fellows normally before or during their first year as a teaching fellow.
- Professor: Mary C. Boys
The course provides a basic introduction to biblical Hebrew and Greek for the purpose of assisting future clergy, religious leaders, activists, therapists, chaplains, and budding academics, who wish to explore the biblical text in its original languages. Not a replacement for biblical language study, this course seeks to familiarize students with a range of ancient language resources to aid in biblical study and interpretation of biblical texts. Students learn both the Hebrew and Greek alphabets and gain experience with lexical tools including interlinear bibles, dictionaries, concordances, and computer resources.
Notes: Pass/fail. Intended for students with no prior Greek/Hebrew instruction.
- Professor: Amy E Meverden
- Professor: Ryan P. Harper
- Professor: Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
- Professor: Masaki Matsubara
At the convergence of womanist theology, Black feminist thought, and critical race theory, this course interrogates race and gender as theological problems. How do our theological questions change when Black women’s experience is privileged? How does Black critical theory grapple with the paradox of race as both material reality and ideological illusion? How do womanist perspectives on the divine-human relation complicate hegemonic visions of liberation, freedom, and ethical relation? What does Black feminist discourse have to say about the erotic? Readings cover the politics of radical Black subjectivity, the aesthetics of blackness, Black sexual politics, and theories and theologies of justice.
Note: Fulfills concentration requirement for Religion and the Black Experience. Fulfills MASJ gender/sexuality justice, and racial/ethnic justice requirements.