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THEO-1000-L11 - Faith and Critical Reason
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
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: 14834

Instructor: Hill Fletcher, Jeannine
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRPT, REST, THFR


THEO-1000-L21 - Faith and Critical Reason
Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
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: 14892

Instructor: Stein, Anna
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRPT, REST, SL, THFR


THEO-1000-R11 - Faith and Critical Reason
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
Rose Hill: 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: 14927

Instructor: Seitz, John
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRPT, REST, THFR


THEO-1000-RP1 - Faith and Critical Reason
Summer Session II, July 8 - 18, 2024
Rose Hill: MTWThF, 09:30AM - 03:30PM

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.

This course is open to high school students accepted into the Fordham Summer Leaders Academy as well as college students.

CRN: 15001

Instructor: Parmach, Robert
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRPT, REST, THFR


THEO-1000-V21 - Faith and Critical Reason
Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
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: 15817

Instructor: da Silva Monteiro, Sonia
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRPT, REST, THFR


THEO-1000-V31 - Faith and Critical Reason
Summer Session III, May 28 - August 6, 2024
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: 15048

Instructor: Ellman, Barat
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRPT, REST, THFR


THEO-3310-R21 - Early Christian Writings
Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
Rose Hill: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

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.

CRN: 15002

Instructor: Krasskova, Galina
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: CLAS, MEST, MVST, MVTH, OCST, REST, STXT, THAM, THHC


THEO-3375-V11 - American Religious Texts and Traditions
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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.

CRN: 15818

Instructor: Reklis, Kathryn
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: ACUP, AMCS, AMST, APPI, ASHS, ASRP, PLUR, REST, STXT, THAC, THHC


THEO-3620-L21 - Great Christian Hymns
Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

This course introduces students to key texts and traditions comprising the Christian hymn genre, from the earliest Christian hymns in the New Testament through the hymnody of the early Syriac church; the development of medieval Roman Catholic Latin liturgy, chant, and monasticism; the impact of the Protestant Reformation; the story of America’s most famous hymn; the Christian Orthodox chant tradition; spirituals, blues, and gospel songs of the Black church; the alabados of New Mexico; New Orleans jazz funerals; and more. The approach to the literature and materials in this course focuses on the following questions: 1) how do hymns, and the singing of hymns, form and transform the human being? and 2) how do hymns, and the singing of hymns, form and transform Christian communities? This course explores music, poetry, Scripture, theology, and the historical and worship contexts of selected hymns, and it also addresses issues of justice, grace, beauty, race, gender, oppression, liberation, and spirituality as they pertain to Christian song.

CRN: 15815

Instructor: Holsberg, Lisa
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: AMCS, MVST, MVTH, REST, STXT, THHC


THEO-3711-V31 - Sacred Texts of the Middle East
Summer Session III, May 28 - August 6, 2024
Online, Asynchronous

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.

CRN: 15819

Instructor: Fiano, Emanuel
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: GLBL, HHPA, HUST, INST, ISME, JSTH, JWST, MEST, MVST, MVTH, OCST, REST, STSN, STXT, THHC


THEO-3715-V31 - Classic Islamic Texts
Summer Session III, May 28 - August 6, 2024
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.

CRN: 15054

Instructor: Kueny, Kathryn
3 credits

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


THEO-3724-V31 - Classic Buddhist Texts
Summer Session III, May 28 - August 6, 2024
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.

CRN: 15055

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.