2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Dec 03, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ML 320 - Liberation Theology from Its Origins

(3.00 cr.)

Examines the origins of liberation theology during the Renaissance, comparing European and Latin American paradigms developed in association with the European conquest of the Americas. The course concludes with a liberation theologian from the twentieth century. Themes studied are mortality; charity versus charity; charity and justice; God versus the Church; the nature of the soul; temporal power; spiritual power; division of power; virtue; theology and history; the Gospels; the evangelization of Native Americans; the Counter-Reformation; the Church; Utopian visions (Saint Thomas More, Erasmus, Las Casas, and Guamán Poma de Ayala); immanence and transcendence; and revolutionary appropriations of Christ. Taught in English. Materials are read in translation; however, students who desire to read them in the original languages (Latin, German, French, Spanish) may do so.

Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
Years Typically Offered: Varies

Interdisciplinary Studies: IC/IL

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