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Contemporary Christian Thought

The following are TRS catalog courses in Contemporary Christian Thought.

Prerequisite Grade

Theology & Religious Studies 97 is a prerequisite for any upper-division theology and religious studies course; however, only a passing grade in TRS 97 is required, not a minimum grade of C-.

Upper Division

120 Topics in Contemporary Christian Thought
An investigation of an area of Christian Thought not covered by the regular offerings of the department. May be repeated for credit when content changes. PrerequisiteTRS 97.

121 Belief and Unbelief
An investigation, theoretical and existential, of the challenge of faith today. PrerequisiteTRS 97.

122 Jesus: The Person and the Myth
This course examines the traditional sources of the Christian commu­nity's understanding of Jesus of Nazareth in the light of contemporary concerns and critiques. PrerequisiteTRS 97.

123 Sex and the Spirit
An exploration of a contested area in Christian thought today, setting traditional understandings in dialogue with contemporary concerns and critiques. How does our experience of ourselves as sexual beings open us to the experience of the holy, and conversely, how might our desire for God be intimately related to our sexual desire and longings? These are the questions that will be the focus of our work. Not a course on sexual ethics, this course is an exploration of the complex interrelationship of sexual and spiritual desire as both are reflected upon in the Christian spiritual tradition and others. PrerequisiteTRS 97.

124 War and Violence
This course provides a brief overview of Christian attitudes toward war, and then explores current authors, with the aim of stimulating students to arriving at a considered and responsible position.PrerequisiteTRS 97.

125 Women in the Christian Tradition
An introduction to the major themes and tensions that shape the study of women in the Christian tradition. PrerequisiteTRS 97.

126 Theology of Creation
PrerequisiteTRS 97.

128 The Trinity
PrerequisiteTRS 97. 

192 Intensive Inquiry in Contemporary Christian Thought
An in-depth investigation of a topic in Contemporary Christian Thought, designed for TRS majors and minors. Topics are announced prior to registration each semester. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Prerequisite: Two TRS courses, or permission of instructor. 

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