Theologies and Ethics in Postcolonial and Intercultural Frames

EMT5931HF  L0101
Offered in Fall 2010  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

What is at stake in Canadian discourses of multiculturalism and postcolonialism for religious communities becoming intercultural? What is at stake and for whom? What is the purpose of Christian moral engagement and who is it for? These queries will foreground attention to theo-ethics of the politics of social location; the power of social difference; an ethics of ambiguity and perseverance; identities and epistemology in global, local and transnational frames; living at interstices of complex difference, dislocation and connection; and the negotiation of shared meanings through discourses of class, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, and place.  In-class honing of collegial skills for intellectual life based on comprehension of and critical engagement with texts and being willing to be self-reflexive and to communicate one’s own stance in relation to others. Seminar discussion format, some lectures. Book review, presentation, and final research paper.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 12

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