Race, Theology, and Diversity - Theological Challenges and Opportunities

College University of Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity
Instructor(s) Brittain, Christopher C.
Course Code TRT6641HFF
NOTE: Basic degree students enrol in TRT3641HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

This course explores the intersection of race and theology in contemporary society, focusing on the Canadian context in particular, but will reference to other global contexts as comparative cases. Attention will be given to analyses which suggest that Christian theology and colonialism are deeply implicated in the invention of the concept of race, as well as critiques of ways in which theology has served to discourage genuine communion between peoples of difference. Although race and ethnicity, including indigenous identities, will be the focus of the course, broader attention to issues of diversity and particularity will also be explored, including ways in which people with disabilities are marginalized by churches and society. The potential for theology and churches to support anti-racism and the embrace of diversity will be explored, as well as major obstacles to these achievements.

Schedule Tue
Start Time 14:00
End Time 16:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 5
Maximum Enrolment 20
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Short Paper
Previously Offered Winter 2022
Currently Offered Fall 2023