“Reflections on the Right Use of School Studies with a View to theLove of God,” Simone Weil[www.chosunjournal.com/weil.html]–
[This essay is to beread before the first day of class]
A Theology of Liberation,
Sexism & God-Talk,
Rosemary Radford Ruether
A Black Theology of Liberation,
Sisters in the Wilderness,
Caminemos con Jesus,
Super, Natural Christians,
Class Attendance & Preparation:
Students are expected to attend class regularly, listen tolectures attentively and take notes, and actively engage in allclass discussions. Repeated absences will be reflected in thestudent’s final grade.
In this class, and in this seminary, we respect the rulesof inclusivity, as stated in the academic catalog, pages13-14. Please note that written work that does notconform to these standards will be returned for a re-write; and in the classroom, we will practice referringto both human beings and God in ways that arerespectful of personhood and inclusive in terms of gender, race and class.
Timely completion of all assignments is expected of all students.Late workmay or may not be accepted, at the instructor’s discretion. Areduction in thegrade should be expected for late work.
Of the books assigned, the student is required to do a shorttheological analysis of
four of the six requiredtextbooks [the student can choose which four]
, whichwill consist of the following. First, the student willsummarize the book – the main objectives of the author,the thesis, the structure of the chapters, etc. This shouldtake roughly 2 pages. Then, the student will engage aparticular argument/statement/truth claim of the author,