Muslim Pastoral Theology (CH-618)
Theology and spirituality are so ubiquitous in our lived experience that we often fail to take their significance into account when leading and advising in institutions as chaplains. How does sacred law (covenant/formation, boundaries, divine nearness/distance) shape pastoral and spiritual care? How do theology and spirituality reflect cultural/religious perceptions and practices? How are institutions and the institutionalized relevant to shaping pastoral and spiritual care? This intensive course explores the fundamentals of Islamic legal, theological and spiritual theory and methods, with an emphasis on technical skill, self evaluation, and pastoral care practice. Through readings, lectures, discussions, and exercises you will be encouraged to reflect and think theologically and to apply Muslim Pastoral Theology to your areas of institutional chaplaincy.
Course fulfills the following curricular requirements:
MAC - Islamic Chaplaincy elective