Justice and Reconciliation

Date Cancelled
College University of Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity
Instructor(s) Brittain, Christopher C.
Course Code TRT6981HF
NOTE: Basic degree students enrol in TRT3981HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

This course in social and political theology explores the tension between the theological concepts of forgiveness. reconciliation, and justice. How does one, or should one, forgive those who have committed unjust and terrible crimes? To what extent must justice be retributive? This analysis of the difficult work of reconciliation gives particular attention to how
the churches in Latin America, Northern Ireland, and South Africa have wrestled with this issue in their own social and political contexts. Attention is also given to Canada'a TRC process with its indigenous peoples. The course will explore the complexity involved in the relationship between violence and forgiveness, particularly as this relates to the concept of Justice in Christian ethics, an understanding of €œcommunity,€ and the formation of the moral subject. Some attention will be given to the emotional and spiritual tensions that individuals face when confronted with the complexities involved in living through periods of conflict and reconciliation.

Department Theological
Crosslisted to (1) Pastoral Thelology
Pre-Requisites 1 course in theology
Schedule Wed
Start Time 11:00
End Time 13:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Summative Paper
Short Paper
Previously Offered Winter 2019
Currently Offered Fall 2021