HDS 2644

Rationality, Relativism, and Theology: Seminar

Francis Schüssler Fiorenza


An analysis of the debates about relativism, pluralism, and rationality within current philosophy and theology. The seminar will examine questions of the interrelation between knowledge and social location, theory and practice, experience and gender, paradigms of knowledge and communities of discourse. It will explore the degree to which these debates about rationality affect conceptions of theology and religious belief. Selected contemporary authors will be discussed.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 12 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 2525


0.50 credits
Expected to be offered Fall 2014
Tues 12pm-2pm
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
  • Religion and the Social Sciences
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Non-Tradition Specific
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None