Goals and Outcomes

COURSE GOALS:

  • Stimulate new thinking about the fundamental beliefs of Christianity through a theology of divine accompaniment in a time of ecological destruction.
  • Compare and contrast Atonement theology with Accompaniment theology.
  • Present insights of feminist and womanist theology as a path to healing violence and racism in our world.
  • Present a renewed theology of the Spirit’s presence throughout the human and cosmic world in contrast to the institutional Church’s efforts to connect the Spirit primarily with Church office and magisterial teaching.

 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Understand the impact of a paradigm shift in theology from atonement theology to accompaniment to theology.
  • Understand that theology is meant for the whole people of God and is a reflection on lived experiences and beliefs throughout the centuries.
  • Articulate a fuller understanding of the holy Mystery of God presented by E. Johnson and other contemporary theologians to include all created beings.
  • Relate fundamental beliefs, scholarship, contemplation and practice to a faith-filled vision of living in the 21st century.