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RST-312-20, Sin and Grace (FA15)

INSTRUCTOR: LaReine-Marie Mosely, PhD

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: T1/Thursdays, 6:00-8:45 PM, 09/03/2015-10/15/2015

CONTENT:

-Sin as a Dimension of Individual Existence

-The Social Dimension of Sin

-The Individual Level of Human Existence

-The Social Dimension of Grace

-Sin, Grace, and Spirituality

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

The student will be able to understand, apply, analyze, and synthesize the following concepts:

-Sin as a Dimension of Individual Existence

-The Social Dimension of Sin

-The Individual Level of Human Existence

-The Social Dimension of Grace

-Sin, Grace, and Spirituality

METHODS:

Lecture, small group work, demonstrations, audio visuals

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

20%  Short weekly reading responses

30%  Two short papers (5-6 pages)

10%  One class presentation

20%  Participation

20%  Final exam

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS: 

**The Experience and Language of Grace by Roger Haight, Paulist Press; New edition (May 28, 2002).

**Original Sin: Origins, Developments, and Contemporary Meanings by Tatha Wiley, Paulist Press, 2002. ISBN-10: 0809141280.

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS: 

TBA

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

Original Sin: Origins, Development, and Contemporary Meanings by Wiley: Read introduction and chapter 1, pp. 3-35.