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Hans Gustafson, Ph.D.

Director

Hans Gustafson is Director of the Jay Phillips Center and Adjunct Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, teaching in the area of (inter)religious studeis and theology.

Degree
Ph.D. Religion, M.A. Philosophy, M.A. Theology
Office
Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, 2057 Portland Ave., St. Paul, MN
Phone
651.962.5798
Mail
2115 Summit Ave., Mail 57P
St. Paul, MN 55105
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Hans Gustafson joined the Jay Phillips Center as the assistant director in June 2011. He became the associate director in 2013 and the director in 2017. Prior to joining the Jay Phillips Center, Hans taught courses in religious studies, philosophy, and theology at several institutions including Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles), College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, St. Cloud State University, and Minnesota State University.

In addition to being the director of the Jay Phillips Center, Hans serves as an adjunct professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at UST teaching courses that focus on interreligious studies (relations, theologies, encounter), world religions, and religious identity. He holds master degrees in both theology and philosophy, and a Ph.D. in religion from Claremont Graduate University. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Hans enjoys teaching and researching in the area of interreligious studies and promoting interfaith collaboration and solidarity among students and others served by the Jay Phillips Center. His areas of research and teaching are in the areas of (inter)religious studies and theology, and lived religion. Hans is very involved with local interfaith relations and bridge-building through the Jay Phillips Center. He is the founder and convener of the Interreligious and Interfaith Studies group at the meeting of the Upper Midwest Region of the American Academy of Religion

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Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 468 - L02 Interreligious Encounter part - - - - - - - -

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

43575 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Hans S. Gustafson

In the last half century religious diversity in the West has rapidly increased, bringing people from different religious traditions into daily contact. This has resulted in new conflicts, sometimes in violence, but also in new collaborations and friendships. Drawing on several approaches to interreligious conflict and relations, this course will examine the dynamic encounters that take place between and among people of different religious identities and ask students to reflect on their own role in religiously complex situations. Students will consider this interreligious reality and their role in it against the backdrop of their own individual relationship to spirituality, faith, and theology. To foster interreligious understanding beyond the classroom, students in this course will spend significant time outside the classroom directly engaging religious diversity. Prerequisites: THEO 101, and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115.

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 468 - L01 Interreligious Encounter - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

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Time of Day:

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

10328 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Hans S. Gustafson

In the last half century religious diversity in the West has rapidly increased, bringing people from different religious traditions into daily contact. This has resulted in new conflicts, sometimes in violence, but also in new collaborations and friendships. Drawing on several approaches to interreligious conflict and relations, this course will examine the dynamic encounters that take place between and among people of different religious identities and ask students to reflect on their own role in religiously complex situations. Students will consider this interreligious reality and their role in it against the backdrop of their own individual relationship to spirituality, faith, and theology. To foster interreligious understanding beyond the classroom, students in this course will spend significant time outside the classroom directly engaging religious diversity. Prerequisites: THEO 101, and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location