604-Religion and Theology

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Instructors: Dr. Dan Sheffler (primary tutor), Dr. David Charlton, Jerry Salyer, Thomas Cothran
Term:
January 5-May 4
Class Time: 
Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT

In the end, all questions are theological. Pagans and Christians, atheists and saints have all shaped every aspect of the Great Conversation by the way they think (or don’t think) about God. In this course, we will try to develop an appreciation for the broad sweep of this history beginning with the Greeks, moving to the Christian middle ages, and ending in modernity. This class will not be a course in Christian systematic theology as you might expect to find at a seminary. Instead, we will be reading broadly from literature, drama, philosophy, epic, and scripture in order to learn how mankind has thought about God, eternity, the soul, ultimate meaning, and worship.