How do we imagine performance, public worship and ritual practices in the face of ecological disasters, white supremacy, extreme poverty, violence and interreligious dialogue? This course introduces students to the performative ways we enact religious and non-religious beliefs that constitute public performances, rituals, Christian worship and rites of passages. The following techniques are explored: ritual structural patterns, theological themes/frameworks, spiritual paths, aesthetics, ethical issues and historical-social-cultural practices.

Note: CW 103 or CW 104 required for MDiv students completing option A of the Practical Theology requirement.