Description   SPRING 2016
Building off last year's study of Entanglement
theory, the Spring 2016 History of Religion
Seminar will study the role of material agency in
religion. Working from Entanglement,
non-anthropocentric, and post-colonial
perspectives, the seminar will explore the
material cultures and environments of religious
experience, taking a broadly "ecological"
approach. Over the course of the semester,
through weekly readings, on-line discussions, and
interactive tasks, and through periodic live web
conferences, the seminar will also study
selectively the material cultures of pre-history;
non-western religions; the bible; Christianity in
late antiquity, early modern Europe; and the
African diaspora; theology; pastoral care; and
spirituality today. The seminar may be used to
fulfill the Capstone requirement in the SFTS M
Div curriculum. NB students resident in San
Anselmo are not eligible to take the on-line
class. The seminar includes a mandatory two-day
Muilenburg-Koenig History of Religion Workshop on
"Material Christianity" at SFTS on 15-16 April
2016. Students in the seminar take an active role
leading the workshop, which also includes
distinguished art historians, historians, and
theologians doing cutting edge work on these
things right now. On-line students are expected
to come to San Anselmo to participate in this
workshop. Most weekly activities are
asynchronous. Mandatory 2-day on-campus workshop.
Instructor permission to enroll.[Faculty Consent
required; 10 max enrollment]
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