Embodiment and Christian Theology
College: Emmanuel College
Instructor 1: Wigg-Stevenson, Natalie
Course Code: 
EMT3130HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

 This seminar course explores the role of bodies and embodiment by analyzing particular contexts in Christian history and contemporary life. It raises and seeks to answer questions about death, suffering, and the after life, about the relationship between body, minds and soul, about sex, race, gender and dis/ability, about the body as a locus of knowledge/ wisdom, and about religious identity and agency. Putting historical readings from the early church, Medieval Christianity, and Modernity in dialogue with contemporary theological texts, students develop historical understanding of contemporary issues related to embodiment and Christian practice. Student engagement with the course will be evaluated by level and quality of participation, an in-class presentation on one set of readings, two short papers (~2 pages each), and a final paper 12-15 pages). This course qualifies as a designated spirituality elective at EM.
 

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2013
Start Time: 
11:00
End Time: 
13:00
Schedule: 
Thu
Crosslisted to (1): 
Pastoral Thelology
Minimum: 
7
Maximum: 
15
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Means of Evaluation: