TMST 8557 Theology of the People in the Teaching of Pope Francis (Spring: 3 )
This seminar explores the connection between Pope Francis’ theological-pastoral options and the "theology of the people," which is a type of Latin American liberation theology. We will demonstrate how Francis consistently enlists a theological method that understands pastoral ministry and academic theology as a unity that takes as its focus of reflection the culture of the poor. Using an integrated historical, theological, and pastoral approach, we will examine concepts such as "people", "option for the poor", “popular pastoral", and the "mystic of living together." We will also study how these concepts can be understood in other contexts beyond Latin American.
Instructor(s): Rafael Luciani
Last Updated: 24-Jun-17