Theology Summer Courses

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THEO 1000 L11 - Faith and Critical Reason
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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: 14003
Instructor: Hill Fletcher, Jeannine
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRPT, REST, THFR


THEO 1000 R11 - Faith and Critical Reason
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

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: 14004
Instructor: Maksimovic, Srdjan
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRPT, REST, THFR


THEO 1000 R21 - Faith and Critical Reason
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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: 13945
Instructor: Van Dyne, Benjamin
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRPT, REST, THFR


THEO 1000 V21 - Faith and Critical Reason
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Online: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

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: 13944
Instructor: Omeike, Henry
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRPT, REST, THFR


THEO 1000 PW1 - Faith and Critical Reason
Summer Session III, May 31 - August 4, 2022
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.

Closed
Instructor: Garza, John
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRPT, REST, THFR


THEO 3316 R11 - Byzantine Christianity
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

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.

CRN: 14005
Instructor: Krasskova, Galina
3 credits


THEO 3340 L11 - Christian Mystical Texts
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

This course will introduce students to classic texts from the Christian mystical tradition with a primary focus on their close interpretation and analysis. Broader topics may include the nature of religious experience, explorations of the category of “mysticism” itself, gender and mysticism, and the interpretive issues at stake in comparing mystical texts across time and culture. Depending on instructor, course may focus on mystical texts from one particular period in the history of Christianity, or it may range from the patristic, medieval, modern, and/or contemporary periods.

CRN: 14006
Instructor: Chase, Carlton
3 credits


THEO 3375 V11 - American Religious Texts and Traditions
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

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.

Closed
Instructor: Reklis, Kathryn
3 credits


THEO 3383 L11 - Latin American Liberation Theologies
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This course explores the development of liberation theologies in Latin America. In order to examine the historical, cultural, and religious situations out of which these theologies arose, readings will include key figures and texts from the mid-20th century to the present; its sources and methodologies; and assessments of its impact and reception, both from within and outside the Catholic Church and in other global cultures. Students will become familiar with key concepts, such as suffering and poverty, freedom and liberation, sin and injustice, and discipleship and solidarity.

CRN: 14008
Instructor: Dechant, James
3 credits


THEO 3383 V11 - Latin American Liberation Theologies
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: TWTh: 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This course explores the development of liberation theologies in Latin America. In order to examine the historical, cultural, and religious situations out of which these theologies arose, readings will include key figures and texts from the mid-20th century to the present; its sources and methodologies; and assessments of its impact and reception, both from within and outside the Catholic Church and in other global cultures. Students will become familiar with key concepts, such as suffering and poverty, freedom and liberation, sin and injustice, and discipleship and solidarity.

CRN: 14009
Instructor: daSilva Monteiro, Sonia
3 credits


THEO 3390 L21 - Church and Controversy
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

This course traces the Catholic Church’s negotiations with the revolutionary challenges inaugurated by modernity. Topics will vary according to the instructor, but may include the colonial missions, the Enlightenment, the Holocaust, the Second Vatican Council, the rise of feminism, changing notions of normative sexuality, and more recent developments, such as the unprecedented numbers of religiously “unaffiliated” or “nones,” the majority of which have come from the Catholic Church. How did the Catholic Church—its theologians, the millions of everyday faithful, and the Vatican—respond to, sometimes deepening, sometimes informing, and oftentimes critiquing these challenges? Controversies forced the Church not only to make pronouncements on the crises of the moment, but to refine and sometimes revise some of its basic foundational beliefs about human nature, revelation, reason, truth, and God.

CRN: 13946
Instructor: Barnes, John
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: AMCS, INST, ISIN, REST, STXT, THHC


THEO 3610 V21 - Christ In World Cultures
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

At the center of the Christian tradition stands the person of Jesus Christ. Yet from 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, Nindyo
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: AMCS, GLBL, INST, ISIN, LAHA, LALS, REST, STXT, THHC


THEO 3620 R21 - Great Christian Hymns
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

This course will examine the poetry of Christian hymnody, beginning with the New Testament to the present, in order to unpack the rich and divergent theology expressed through its language and symbol, metaphor and doxology.

CRN: 13947
Instructor: Holsberg, Lisa
3 credits


THEO 3715 PW1 - Classic Islamic Texts
Summer Session III, May 31 - August 4, 2022
Online, Asynchronous

This course explores classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary texts of Islam, including the Quran, Hadith, and philosophical, historical, mystical, ritual, and legal texts.

Closed
Instructor: Kueny, Kathryn
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: GLBL, HHPA, HUST, INST, ISAS, ISIN, ISME, MEST, MVST, MVTH, REST, STSN, STXT, THHC, WGSS


THEO 3724 PW1 - Classic Buddhist Texts
Summer Session III, May 31 - August 4, 2022
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, Joshua
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: CNST, GLBL, HHPA, HUST, INST, ISAS, REST, STSN, STXT, THHC

Classes listed as either Lincoln Center or Rose Hill will meet on-campus only. Classes listed as "Online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during their scheduled meeting times. Students in different time zones should plan accordingly. Session III online courses are asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus at the times indicated; additional online work will also be required.