602-The Development of Political Theory and Government

Instructor: Dan Sheffler
Term: January 5-May 4
Class Time: Tuesday, 7-9

A study in the classic texts of political philosophy, addressing the questions faced by both ancient people and people today: What are the ends of political life? What is the best form of government to serve these ends? What is the proper relation between government and the individual, and between government and religion? Authors covered include Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch, the Old and New Testaments, Tacitus, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, William Shakespeare, Montesquieu, Rousseau, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, Hegel, and John Stuart Mill.

604-Religion and Theology

Primary Tutor: Rev. David Charlton
Secondary Tutor: Thomas Cothran
Term:
January 5-May 4
Class Time: Tuesday, 7-9

This course will address such questions as: What is religion and how is it expressed? What is theology? What is the difference between religion and theology? What is the nature of God, and what is His relation to the world and to man? What is the relationship between religion and ethics? How should religious belief affect our view of man and the world? Readings will include selections from the following authors: Aeschylus, Plato, the Old and New Testaments, St. Augustine, Aquinas, Dante, Thomas Hobbes, Montaigne, Milton, Pascal, John Locke, David Hume, Dostoevsky, and Sigmund Freud.

 

607b-Imaginative Literature

Instructor: Professor Carol Reynolds
Term: January 5-May 4
Class Time: Tuesday, 7-9