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Theology Summer Courses

THEO 1000 L11 - Faith and Critical Reason
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

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

CRN: 11381
Instructor: Hill-Fletcher
3 credits


THEO 1000 R11 - Faith and Critical Reason
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill: (hybrid), 6 - 9 p.m.

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

CRN: 11382
Instructor: Reklis
3 credits


THEO 1000 R21 - Faith and Critical Reason
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m. - Noon

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

CRN: 11402
Instructor: Bahr
3 credits


THEO 1000 PW1 - Faith and Critical Reason
Session III, May 26 - August 4, 2020
Online

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

CRN: 11431
Instructor: Camosy
3 credits


THEO 3375 R11 - American Religious Texts
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m. - Noon

A critical and contextual reading of significant texts in American religious history, focusing on diverse traditions and the history of religious debate about American culture, social structures, and identity. Major themes may include: nationhood and religious identity, secularism, religion and violence, new religious movements, religious pluralism, religious rights and freedoms, church-state relations, , psychology and religion, religious intersections with race and ethnicity, spirituality, religious histories of liberation and oppression, religion and sexuality, religion and gender, science and religion, colonialism, religion and economic practice. Students will encounter themes through a variety of primary source materials, applying and critically assessing different modes of analysis. Genres considered may include autobiography and memoir, political speech, fiction, poetry, sermons, legal documents, self-help literature, scriptures, manuals and pamphlets, as well as various types of film, television, social media, art, music, and material culture. Fulfills the Pluralism requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 11383
Instructor: Seitz
3 credits


THEO 3711 L21 - Sacred Texts of the Middle East
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center: 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 their enduring legacies. Fulfills the Global Studies attribute in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 11403
Instructor: Faruque
3 credits


THEO 3715 L11 - Classic Islamic Texts
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

An introduction to selected sacred literature of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Israel, with attention to the social and historical contexts of the writings, a similar consideration of selected readings from the New Testament of Christianity and the Mishnah and Talmud of Judaism, and a study of the Qur'an, the rise of Islam, and some early Muslim writings. Fulfills the Global Studies requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 11384
Instructor: Kueny
3 credits


THEO 3724 PW1 - Classic Buddhist Texts
Session III, May 26 - August 4, 2020
Online

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 contents. Fulfills the Global Studies requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 11432
Instructor: Schapiro
3 credits