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TMRE 8075 Teaching Theology and Religion: Fundamental Questions (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

Teaching theology/religion is more than a mere occupation or an addendum to the many tasks in a theologian’s busy schedule. It is a calling and an art. Yes, the art of intentionally engaging in constructive dialogue in particular educational settings about people’s experience of the sacred and the encounter with the divine in the everyday. It is imperative that it be done well. This course is a reflective exercise on the act of teaching theology/religion and its pedagogical implications. The course explores fundamental questions such as the conditions of possibility of teaching about God and the sacred, the vocation of the theological educator, the relationship of the scholar of religion to a faith tradition, and the socio-cultural dynamics shaping theological education, among others. The course welcomes students who are planning on teaching theology/religion as an academic subject.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Hosffman Ospino

Prerequisites: The course is open to students who have done at least one year of theological/ministerial studies (at least 18 credits) and have taken a minimum of 4 courses in theology.

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Comments: Designed for students planning on teaching theology/religion as an academic subject. Recommended for students in programs beyond the Master's level.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17