The Faiths as Formal Realities (TH-513)

Course Details:

Explores how faith communities move from the text to practices with the use of structured beliefs and traditions, approaches and doctrines. This course is taught in a multi-faith classroom, with faculty of different faith traditions, and it builds knowledge and skills for study within a multifaith setting.

Spring 2022: Jesus Beyond Christianity

This course will explore the roots, roadblocks and responses to Jesus as a historical personality before the development of the religion that holds allegiance in his name. While the course will cover concepts of the modern expression of Christianity, it is intended to seek an understanding of the personage of Jesus beyond adherence to any particular religion. Participants should anticipate a welcoming environment of dialogical engagement of both the literature and personal narratives of the cohort. This course is open to those of any or no faith tradition as an exploration that deepens one’s understanding of how commitment to community, burdened by love, was expressed in his life and times.