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TMST 7048 The Spirituality of Liberation (Summer: 2 )


Course Description

This course will aim to clarify the meaning of the term "spirituality" as it has been developed by Peruvian theologian Gustavo Gutiérrez. For him, Christian spirituality is another term for discipleship, that is, for the particular way in which individuals and ecclesial communities decide to follow Christ. In this course we will pay special attention to the link between spirituality and (1) evangelization, (2) the transformation of human history, and (3) the struggle of justice.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): James Nickoloff and Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P.

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: In Week 1, James Nickoloff will explore the socio-historical context in which the contemporary spirituality of liberation has arisen. In Week 2, Gustavo Gutiérrez and James Nickoloff will examine the biblical figures of the prophets and Jesus as well as Church figures from more recent times who stand as witnesses to such a spirituality. School of Theology and Ministry Summer course.


Last Updated: 21-Jan-14