HDS 2142

Modern Spiritual Pioneers and Religious Revolutionaries

Harvey G. Cox, Jr.


Using biographical and auto-biographical and other sources we will engage the lives of some of the key figures who, nurtured by a variety of religious and spiritual traditions, made a significant difference in their worlds. Depending on the interests of the students, among those who might be considered are Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, Aimee Semple McPherson, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lech Walesa, Thich Nhat Hahn, Oscar Romero, Dorothy Day, Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King. Seminar Requirements will include class reports, reading reviews and a term paper or project.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 12 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1004


0.50 credits
Fall 2012
Mon 4pm-6pm
FAS Memorial Church Sperry Room

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Comparative Studies
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None