The University of St. Thomas

Theologies of Justice & Peace
Title:Theologies of Justice & Peace
Course Number:421
College:College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor:Nairn, Frederick W
Time:0800 - 0940
Location:John Roach Center St Paul
Room:JRC 246
Credit Hours Start Date End Date Days Available Enrollment Maximum
4 02/03 05/23 -  T  -   R  - 20 0 20
Course Description:
An examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and othe Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group studied affect theif 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 worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African Tribal), Islam, and one secular worldview (e.g. Marxism, capitalism, secular humanism). Students are required to investigate one worldview in depth through a semester-long research project. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115