REL 195 - Special Topics in Religion
Credits: 3 credits in fall or winter, 4 in spring
A course offered from time to time in a selected problem or topic in religion. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.
Spring 2014 Topic:
REL 195: Christianity and Contemporary Culture (3). This course offers an examination of Christianity’s relationship to contemporary culture by way of exploration of several contentious cultural issues in the United States and globally. While we gain a historical and theological understanding of Christianity’s relationship to culture, we also take the opportunity to speak with Christian leaders, activists, and scholars in the area. Neither a course on the history of theology, nor on the theology of culture, our focus is on understanding how and why various Christian groups have formed such divergent interpretations of contemporary political, social, and ethical matters. (HU) Onishi. Spring 2014
Fall 2013 topic:
REL 195: Death and Dying (3). Not open to students who have taken this topic as REL 180, 181 or 213. A comparison of ways in which various religious traditions, as well as modern secular writers, describe and conceive of death and the meaning of life in the face of our human mortality. Students study memoirs, philosophy, poetry, novels, scripture, essays, and film. (HU) Onishi. Staff.
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