Course

THEO 201 Working Theologies

Professor

Paul Murray

CRN

15064

 

Schedule

Tu Th 11:30 - 12:50 pm OLIN 202

Distribution

OLD: A

NEW: Humanities

Cross-listed: Religion

Working Theologies serves as an introduction to Bard's Theology Program, which, since its inception, has been structured as a cross-divisional, interdisciplinary field of study. This approach is based on the growing recognition that "theology," the search for ultimacy -- truth, value, and meaning -- takes many forms. The sciences, the humanities and the arts represent various expressions of this search. Theology is the project of working to identify and examine this search in an integration of its intellectual and expressive forms. Thomas Berry, for example, a pioneer of eco-theology, advocated a reworking of theology that would dramatically highlight themes -- the evolutionary interconnectedness and continuing, dynamic interdependence of all matter and life forms -- by drawing from contemporary work in physics, cosmology and biology. Berry also drew from his extensive knowledge of the cultural history of religious traditions, East and West, for clues about how to approach this project in the contemporary world. Working Theologies will explore the utility of an eco-theological framework for the examination of the search for ultimacy found in modern and contemporary works in the visual arts, music, creative writing, and the sciences. The course will include guest lectures by faculty from various programs.

 

Course

REL 201 Theology of Judaism

Professor

Jacob Neusner

CRN

15003

 

Schedule

Tu Th 3:00 -4:20 pm OLIN 306

Distribution

OLD: A

NEW: Humanities

See Religion section for description.
 

Course

REL 268 Quran:Listening, Reading, Viewing

Professor

Nerina Rustomji

CRN

15004

 

Schedule

Tu Th 10:00 - 11:20 am OLIN 305

Distribution

OLD: A

NEW: Humanities

See Religion section for description.
 

Course

REL 326 The Bible as Literature

Professor

Bruce Chilton

CRN

15008

 

Schedule

Tu Th 3:00 4:20 pm OLIN 202

Distribution

OLD: A

NEW: Humanities

See Religion section for description.