What are the markers of hospitality and hostility around the sacraments? What does the rite of baptism have to do with issues of health, ecology, inclusion, justice and the poor? How is the celebration of the Eucharist associated with notions of international power, race, land/food, world migration and non-documented immigrants in US? This course seeks to connect the philosophical, social, political, racial, class, and sexual references that mark the Christian faith but usually go unnoticed in the theological thinking with the liturgical practices of the sacraments. In order to do that, this course intends to offer tools for the students to make connections between the sacraments and historical processes of globalization, under the rubrics of hospitality.
- Professor: Cláudio Carvalhaes