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Exploring the Sacred

The human effort to express the experience of the sacred and to name our sense of the "Beyond". The different forms such expressions have taken: cosmic wonder and its symbols, foundations stories, ritual life. The meaning of this effort for understanding the quest of the human spirit and its attempts to build order in society and community.

Faculté de théologie >> Théologie (général)

Minimiser l'horraire Horaire du cours pour la session : Printemps / Été 2019
Section Horaire Jour Endroit Professeur
Cours magistral
THO 1306 W00
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Cours offert en anglais
01 mai - 10 juin Mardi, Jeudi 17:30 - 20:30 En ligne Susan L. Gray
Sommaire

The focus of this course is the enduring relationship between human experience and divine revelation within the Christian tradition. Beginning with God’s self-revelation in sacred scripture, we will explore the question of whether God self-reveals in other ways, such as visual art, music, poetry, and we will explore the human experience of such revelation through the framework of Christian theological aesthetics. Through key scholarly texts, religious artwork and music, we will explore the relationship between human experience and the god of the Christian faith. Examples will include ancient frescos from early Christian churches, religious symbology, religious Mexican street art and contemporary sculptures. And we will listen to a variety of religiously inspired music such as Gregorian chants, Mozart, Kanye West, and U2.

Objectifs

Learning Outcomes for Students: to understand how aesthetic experience has shaped and continues to shape human understanding of the Christian god; to cultivate a differentiated awareness of how one’s spiritual life and aesthetic experience intersect; and to articulate one’s own perspectives in dialogue with the course readings and material presented in class.

Charge de travail

Class attendance and participation, class readings (2-3 hours per week), one written assignment, one class presentation, and the final oral exam.

Évaluation

35% research essay, 8-9 pages

35% class presentation, 15 minutes

30% final exam, oral 15 minutes

Lecture obligatoire

Assigned articles to be specified in the class syllabus, available on Brightspace course site.

Information importante
Section Horaire Jour Endroit Professeur
Cours magistral
THO 1306 000
Cours offert en anglais
01 mai - 10 juin Mardi, Jeudi 17:30 - 20:30 GIG202 Susan L. Gray
Sommaire

The focus of this course is the enduring relationship between human experience and divine revelation within the Christian tradition. Beginning with God’s self-revelation in sacred scripture, we will explore the question of whether God self-reveals in other ways, such as visual art, music, poetry, and we will explore the human experience of such revelation through the framework of Christian theological aesthetics. Through key scholarly texts, religious artwork and music, we will explore the relationship between human experience and the god of the Christian faith. Examples will include ancient frescos from early Christian churches, religious symbology, religious Mexican street art and contemporary sculptures. And we will listen to a variety of religiously inspired music such as Gregorian chants, Mozart, Kanye West, and U2.

Objectifs

Learning Outcomes for Students: to understand how aesthetic experience has shaped and continues to shape human understanding of the Christian god; to cultivate a differentiated awareness of how one’s spiritual life and aesthetic experience intersect; and to articulate one’s own perspectives in dialogue with the course readings and material presented in class.

Charge de travail

Class attendance and participation, class readings (2-3 hours per week), one written assignment, one class presentation, and the final oral exam.

Évaluation

35% research essay, 8-9 pages

35% class presentation, 15 minutes

30% final exam, oral 15 minutes

Lecture obligatoire

Assigned articles to be specified in the class syllabus, available on Brightspace course site.

Information importante