An examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and other Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is give to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each groups studied affect their views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups.
In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one Far Eastern world view (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African tribal), Islam, and one secular world view (e.g. Marxism, capitalism, secular humanism).Students are required to investigate one world view in depth through a semester-long research project.
This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum.
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*Formerly THEO 305