Theological Method and Hermeneutics
College: Emmanuel College
Instructor 1: Reynolds, Thomas E.
Course Code: 
EMT5605HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

This course examines methodological features of constructive theological reflection, focusing on hermeneutics as a strategic way of thinking about the role of texts, traditions and social location in doing theology. Taking a broadly historical approach that focuses on modern and contemporary periods, attention is given to philosophical and contextual interpretation theories in conjunction with liberal, postliberal, liberationist, feminist and other theological methodologies. The aim is to better understand how theological sources, processes, criteria, and aims are determined and become reflected in specific theological formulations€”for instance, regarding the character of faith, authority, revelation, role of philosophical reflection, social justice, cultural contexts, intercultural, de/post-colonial dynamics, and religious pluralism.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2021
Start Time: 
14:00
End Time: 
16:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Mon
Program Requirement: 
This meetst the Methodology course for PhD students
Minimum: 
5
Maximum: 
20
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Readings
O
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Research Paper
Book Review
Other