Doing Theology in the Canadian Context

Course Code: RGT6809HF 

Instructor

Mary Jo Leddy
m.leddy@utoronto.ca

Schedule

Fall 2017
Thursdays 16:30 – 18:30

Credits

1.0

Course Description

An exploration of doing theology in the Canadian Context. Using a multidisciplinary approach (literary, social, political and economic) the course will examine how this particular context affects how we think, pray and act as Christians.

Course Objectives

Course Schedule

A detailed course schedule is available for download.

Week 1

CONTEXT – WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? THINKING, ACTING AND PRAYING…HERE

Week 2

CONTEXTUAL THEOLOGY AS AN IMAGINATIVE EXERCISE

Week 3

WHERE IS HERE?

Week 4

STORIES OF IDENTITY

Week 5

PLACE AND DIRECTION

Week 6

MAPS OF POWER

Week 7

COLONY AND EMPIRE: BETWEEN GOODNESS AND GREATNESS

Week 8

THE CULTURE OF MONEY and MODERNITY

Week 9

WHY ARE WE HERE? CREATION, ORIGINAL SINS AND REDEMPTION IN THE CANADIAN CONTEXT

Week 10

GRATITUDE, RESPONSIBILITY AND THE COMMON GOOD

Week 11

BEYOND SURVIVAL AND RESENTMENT: THE SUMMONS FOR THE CHURCHES

Week 12