The University of St. Thomas

Theology & Public Discourse
Title:Theology & Public Discourse
Course Number:457
College:College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor:Spencer, Marguerite L
Time:0900 - 1200
Location:Murray-Herrick Campus Center St Paul
Room:MHC 208
Credit Hours Start Date End Date Days Available Enrollment Maximum
4 01/02 01/30 M  T  W   R  - 20 0 20
Course Description:
This course addresses students as citizen believers, mapping out what role they can play in public life. It first examine the Christian tradition and its teachings on responsible citizenship. It then examines the question using legal and political theory from before our founding as a nation through the debates about the nature of our democracy today. The rest of the course is focused on preparing students as citizen believers to enter the public square with their own theological argument on a contemporary political topic of interest to them, which will make public through varied written formats and class debate. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 adn 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115