This course helps students perceive doing theology as taking place within the ethical debates of society as a whole. It introduces different ways of how theology has entered or can enter, both historically and methodologically, into debate on shared ground with social sciences, politics and economics, etc. Different theological perspectives, such as those put forward by Reinhold NIEBUHR, Max STACKHOUSE, and Duncan FORRESTER on the one hand, and Howard YODER, Stanley HAUERWAS, John MILBANK and others, on the other hand, will be discussed. Students will also be shown how these perspectives can be applied to the discussion of local public issues.
Old Course Code (2009-10 and before) : RST5230