HDS 2607

Wonder and Glory

Mayra Rivera Rivera


"Philosophy begins in wonder." This assertion, attributed to Socrates, has inspired Western philosophers for centuries. But wonder has also been regarded with deep suspicion by those who seek certainty in knowledge. Wonder has also been contested for ethical reasons. How can we can we celebrate wonder when even a cursory look at history reveals that systems of injustices expose the lives of some people to indescribable suffering? This course will focus on philosophical debates about wonder and their implications for critical theological studies. Readings will include works by Plato, Descartes, Karl Barth, Jean Luc Nancy, Enrique Dussel, Luce Irigaray, Giorgio Agamben, and others. Note: Course has additional hour to be arranged.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 15 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Expected to be offered Spring 2016
Thurs 2pm-4pm
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Philosophy of Religion
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Non-Tradition Specific
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None