New Christianity course open for Spring 2011 registrationNovember 10, 2010
Message from Professor Jesse:
The erstwhile Blake seminar is now dead for this next semester. But it will arise from the dead in another semester coming soon! I’ll be offering the PHRE 301 Christianity course this Spring semester instead; it should be open for registration today or tomorrow. It will be offered on T&R at 1:30 in BH 262. Below is a description:
This course sketches the history of Christian thought from the first century to the present day. We will explore some of the main theological traditions within this history by focusing on some of their major architects including St. Paul, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, Friedrich Schleiermacher, and Paul Tillich. The emphasis here is on primary texts–listening to these theological revolutionaries describe their ideas in their own words. However, assigned readings and class lectures also will provide the historical and cultural contextualization that enables us to understand the meaning and significance of these ideas. Students will need to keep up with assigned readings for the day and be prepared to discuss those readings in class.