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Theology Summer Courses

Classes listed as "online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during a portion of their scheduled meeting times with additional coursework to be completed asynchronously. Session III online courses are all asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus; however, the university will continue to implement the Flexible Hybrid Learning Environment to keep the community safe and allow for the possibility of remote attendance as necessary.


Fordham students please check courses in my.fordham.edu for the most accurate Attribute listings.

THEO 1000 L11 - Faith and Critical Reason
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Lincoln Center, Hybrid: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

An introductory theology course designed to acquaint students with the analytical study of religion and religious experience, and to give them some critical categories of evaluating the history of theological discourse. The academic study of some of the forms, concepts, experience, and theological formulations found in Christianity and various other traditions will be introduced.

CRN: 12774
Instructor: Hill-Fletcher
3 credits


THEO 1000 R12 - Faith and Critical Reason
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

An introductory theology course designed to acquaint students with the analytical study of religion and religious experience, and to give them some critical categories of evaluating the history of theological discourse. The academic study of some of the forms, concepts, experience, and theological formulations found in Christianity and various other traditions will be introduced.

CRN: 12778
Instructor: Montiero
3 credits


THEO 1000 R13 - Faith and Critical Reason
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

An introductory theology course designed to acquaint students with the analytical study of religion and religious experience, and to give them some critical categories of evaluating the history of theological discourse. The academic study of some of the forms, concepts, experience, and theological formulations found in Christianity and various other traditions will be introduced.

CRN: 12530
Instructor: Dechant
3 credits


THEO 1000 R14 - Faith and Critical Reason
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

An introductory theology course designed to acquaint students with the analytical study of religion and religious experience, and to give them some critical categories of evaluating the history of theological discourse. The academic study of some of the forms, concepts, experience, and theological formulations found in Christianity and various other traditions will be introduced.

CRN: 13000
Instructor: Reklis
3 credits


THEO 1000 PW1 - Faith and Critical Reason
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Online, Asynchronous

An introductory theology course designed to acquaint students with the analytical study of religion and religious experience, and to give them some critical categories of evaluating the history of theological discourse. The academic study of some of the forms, concepts, experience, and theological formulations found in Christianity and various other traditions will be introduced.

CRN: 12846
Instructor: Vandyne
3 credits


THEO 1000 PW2 - Faith and Critical Reason
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Online, Asynchronous

An introductory theology course designed to acquaint students with the analytical study of religion and religious experience, and to give them some critical categories of evaluating the history of theological discourse. The academic study of some of the forms, concepts, experience, and theological formulations found in Christianity and various other traditions will be introduced.

CRN: 12847
Instructor: Barnes
3 credits


THEO 1000 L21 - Faith and Critical Reason
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Lincoln Center, Hybrid: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

An introductory theology course designed to acquaint students with the analytical study of religion and religious experience, and to give them some critical categories of evaluating the history of theological discourse. The academic study of some of the forms, concepts, experience, and theological formulations found in Christianity and various other traditions will be introduced.

CRN: 12565
Instructor: Chase
3 credits


THEO 1000 R22 - Faith and Critical Reason
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

An introductory theology course designed to acquaint students with the analytical study of religion and religious experience, and to give them some critical categories of evaluating the history of theological discourse. The academic study of some of the forms, concepts, experience, and theological formulations found in Christianity and various other traditions will be introduced.

Closed
Instructor: Maksimovic
3 credits


THEO 1000 R23 - Faith and Critical Reason
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

An introductory theology course designed to acquaint students with the analytical study of religion and religious experience, and to give them some critical categories of evaluating the history of theological discourse. The academic study of some of the forms, concepts, experience, and theological formulations found in Christianity and various other traditions will be introduced.

CRN: 12559
Instructor: Warden
3 credits


THEO 3100 R22 - Sacred Texts: Introduction to Old Testament
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

History, literature and religion of ancient Israel.

Closed
Instructor: Garza
3 credits


THEO 3100 R23 - Sacred Texts: Introduction to Old Testament
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

History, literature and religion of ancient Israel.

Closed
Instructor: Restaino
3 credits


THEO 3102 PW1 - Sacred Texts: The Book of Genesis
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Online, Asynchronous

This fascinating and influential book of the Bible will be studied for its historical origins, literary forms, and theological ideas.  In addition,the course will address the impact of the stories in Genesis on the development of western culture.

Closed
Instructor: Ellman
3 credits


THEO 3310 R22 - Sacred Texts: Early Christian Writings
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

A selective study of the writing of prominent Christian theologians from Justin Martyr to Augustine, concentrating on early beliefs concerning God, Christ, the Church and the sacraments.

Closed
Instructor: Demacopoulos
3 credits


THEO 3316 R22 - Sacred Texts: Byzantine Christianity
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

Historical and critical study of classic authors and texts in the Orthodox tradition including: Basil of Caesarea, John Chrysostom, John Climacus, John of Damascus, and Gregory Palamas.

Closed
Instructor: Krasskova
3 credits


THEO 3546 R12 - Sacred Texts: Bible and Social Justice
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

A study of social justice in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures that involves historical, literary, theological, and ethical interpretations. Students will explore key biblical texts that address themes such as poverty, war, justice, power, and marginalization in historical context, within a history of interpretation, and in light of contemporary practice and theory.

Closed
Instructor: Stapleton-Smith
3 credits


THEO 3546 L21 - Sacred Texts: Bible and Social Justice
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Lincoln Center, Hybrid: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

A study of social justice in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures that involves historical, literary, theological, and ethical interpretations. Students will explore key biblical texts that address themes such as poverty, war, justice, power, and marginalization in historical context, within a history of interpretation, and in light of contemporary practice and theory.

CRN: 12552
Instructor: Beyt
3 credits


THEO 3610 R12 - Sacred Texts: Christ and World Cultures
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

At the center of the Christian tradition stands the person of Jesus Christ. Yetfrom a global perspective, Christianity takes many forms in its many contexts. This course examines the ways in which the Christian faith interacts with diverse world cultures and asks the central question, how do cultural differences shape contemporary interpretations of Jesus as the Christ?

Closed
Instructor: Sasongko
3 credits


MEST 3620 PW1 - Islam in America
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Online, Asynchronous

This course will examine the history of Islam and the experience of Muslims in American from the time of the slave trade to the present day. Through a close analysis of both primary and secondary materials, students will explore – through speaking and writing exercises – the rich diversity of US Muslim communities and their multi-faceted contributions to the global umma and the formation of an “American Islam”. Fulfills the EP3 and Pluralism requirements in Fordham's core curriculum.

Closed
Instructor: Kueny
4 credits


THEO 3711 R14 - Sacred Texts: Middle East
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

This course introduces students to religious literature from the Middle East, broadly conceived. In the course, students will learn to analyze and contextualize texts from Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia as well as foundational texts of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Zoroastrianism, including the Hebrew Bible and rabbinic writings, the New Testament and early Christian writings, the Qur'an and early Muslim writings. Special attention will be paid to the interactions of these traditions and communities as well as to their enduring legacies.

Closed
Instructor: Koen
3 credits


THEO 3715 PW1 - Sacred Texts: Classic Islamic Texts
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Online, Asynchronous.

This course explores the sacred texts of Islam including the Quran, and Hadith, medieval philosophical, liturigical and legal texts.

Closed
Instructor: Kueny
3 credits


THEO 3724 PW1 - Sacred Texts: Classic Buddhist Texts
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Online, Asynchronous

This course is an in-depth study of the Buddhist textual tradition starting with the early sectarian canon in South Asia and progressing through Chinese Buddhism to Japan, with a strong emphasis on Zen Buddhism. We will explore these religious texts in terms of their historical, cultural and artist contexts.

Closed
Instructor: Schapiro
3 credits