Theology and Culture: Foundations in Theological Analysis of Intellectual and Cultural Trends that are impacting Church and Society.
Instructor: Thomas Price, DPhil Oxon.
The aim of this course is to supply students with comprehensive insight into foundational Christian principles of reality and to help them gain purchase into the ways in which these principles provide wisdom and insight to engage critically contemporary trends that are impacting the church and society. This course will trace Western intellectual thought from the breakdown of classical Christian understanding through the Modern and Postmodern alternatives up to the radical trends of Critical Theory (Race, Gender, etc.) and the New Absolutes. One of the core benefits of this course is the insight one will gain into the various strands of ideas that have shaped the current trends aimed at undermining biblical Christianity. This insight will help illumine proper Christian witness within the conditions set by these various ideas and trends. Finally, this class will focus on the spiritual dimensions of these trends, exposing