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THEO 7654 Theology in a Secular Age (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

What is "secularity," and what is the role of theology in "a secular age"? Such questions have gained renewed urgency and complexity as numerous narratives and counter-narratives have been proposed to frame and address them. Engaging several recent voices shaping the conversation and debate in historical, philosophical, and theological terms, this seminar inquires into ways the contemporary theologian may contribute. Beginning with a thorough reading of Charles Taylor's A Secular Age, which lays out the landscape in broad and nuanced terms, the seminar will examine contributions from several figures, including: Asad, Milbank, Zizek, Habermas, Ratzinger, Girard, and Vattimo.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Brian Robinette

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17