An Introduction to Eco Theology

College University of St. Michael's College, Faculty of Theology
Instructor(s) Koster, Hilda P.
Course Code SMT3652HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

This course explores these two movements in eco-theology. The course engages Catholic (magisterial, liberationist and feminist); Protestant; and Eastern Orthodox traditions, as well as several attempts to reconstruct Christian theology all together. Attention will further be given to the new cosmology or epic of evolution that is rooted in the important work of Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme. Yet because climate change disproportionally affects communities in the global South and marginilized communities in the North, the course attends specifically to theologies and perspectives that come from outside the (mainstream) North-Atlantic context. Throughout the course issues of race, gender and class are foregrounded, most notably by listening to eco-feminist/eco-womanist/mujerista eco-theologies.

Schedule Mon
Start Time 17:00
End Time 19:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Means of Evaluation
Previously Offered Fall 2020
Currently Offered Winter 2023