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In this course we will examine selected theological, ethical and missional commitments of the Church of Jesus Christ in our contemporary world. Our chief purpose will be to explore the myriad of ways in which church groups, thinkers, writers and spokespersons have envisaged, understood and interpreted the connection between Christ and culture. These includes the relationship between the “Christ and Caesar”, the word and the world, the interface between Ethics and economics. Topics to be explored include the intersection between race, class and gender, the subject of the various roles of the church under conditions of “postmodernism,” “globalization” and empire. During the semester you will demonstrate your own learning and the immediate relevance of these commitments by connecting them to your practice and context of ministry and to your own development as a Christian thinker and leader.
Christ, Culture, Ethics, Economics