God & Its Discontents: Atheism, Suspicion & Theology
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
|UoN Broken Bay Instit - Online||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009
As Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor observes, in the contemporary West it is no longer the case that belief in 'God' is the default setting, and no longer do the majority opt to embrace one of the more 'traditional' religious forms of life. In fact, the present climate is characterised by the availability of a variety of religious options, movements, or ways of life. In this context, what does it mean to speak of 'God' when 'god' is a word that is used to describe all manner of things? This course will reflect on the pluralised theological options; will genealogically trace the themes and ideas through the intellectual development of 'modernity'; and will engage several of the creative theological responses to 'modernity'.
The aim of the course is to enable students to:
* identify and discuss main developments that have occurred in the modern West's understanding of 'God';
* analyse and discuss a variety of theologies;
* appreciate and apply the practical bearing of theological claims for praxis.
Students will be required to attend two one hour lectures each week.
Students will be required to attend a one hour seminar each week. Depending on the size of the cohort it is expected that faculty will lead the first 7 workshops and the remaining sessions will be led by students as a part of the assessment regime of the course.
Introduction to Theological Method
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term