Academics

ACADEMICS

This course examines the Christian doctrine of soteriology in an interreligious context. While approached from a Christian Trinitarian perspective, this course will explore the connections with other religious traditions by engaging in readings across religious difference. We will explore the varieties, ideas, and metaphors of soteriology, redemption, and atonement that compound historic and contemporary theological expressions of Christian, Jewish, Islamic, and other relevant religious traditions. How might we make sense of what redemption, healing, the overcoming of division and death is expressed in the experience of animistic and indigenous religious context and compare and contrast them to Jewish and Christian elaborations of redemption as personal, social, cosmic, relational, mutual force.