Religions of Asia

Problems and methods in the study of religion, followed by a survey of the historical development, beliefs, practices, ethics, and contemporary significance of the Islamic religion and religions of south and east Asia. One course.


Introduction to Islamic theology, practice, social institutions, and ethics in the past and present. One course.

Christian Theological Debates in their Historical and Cultural Contexts

Study of the major theological concepts of Christianity, in an attempt to understand when and why these concepts became part of the Christian legacy. We will study the theology of the Bible, the proclamations of the councils, the authoritative decisions of the churches, and the writings of the most influential Christian authors, up to our own day. For each of the focal points we will consider the historical and cultural contexts, and listen to the various participants in the debates, winners and losers.