2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RTS341: Explorations in Christian Theology

3 Credit(s)
Fulfills Core Requirement in Religious and Theological Studies.
What is Christian theology? This course will introduce students to some of the many facets of this question by addressing themes central to Christian theology such as: how does one “do” theology? (the question of method); the intrinsically relational nature of God as unity-in-diversity; Jesus of Nazareth as Messiah and Lord; theories of salvation; Holy Spirit in theory & spiritual experience; the Creator in relation to human and non-human creation; various models and theologies of the Church; how can/should Christianity relate to other religions and their truth claims?; how does it all end? (The Last Things & God’s judgment); faith in action (discipleship & following Jesus). By completing this course students will develop a sound working knowledge of key themes and issues in both classical and contemporary Christian systematic theology, which can serve as a basis for more advanced study. Writing assignments will provide students with opportunities to sharpen critical reading and writing skills.
Prerequisite(s): RTS 225  
Theme: Engaging Creative, Aesthetic and Spiritual Experience