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Carissa Wyant

Adjunct Professor
Degree
Ph.D., Luther Seminary (2018, Systematic Theology)
Office
JRC 115
Phone
(651) 962-5359
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail #JRC 109, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105

EDUCATION

B.A., Wellesley College (2002, Comparative Religion, Peace & Justice studies)

M.A., Yale University (2004, Religious Studies)

Ph.D., Luther Seminary (2018, Systematic Theology)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Theology,  Inter religious and Interfaith Dialogue, Comparative Religious Studies, Philosophy, Ethics, Systematic Theology, Peacemaking, Feminist Theology/Theory, and Reconciliation

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Christian Theological Tradition

Christianity and World Religions

Theologies of Justice & Peace

Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 424 - 01 Christianity/World Religion - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30147 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

This course is a comparison of the teachings and practices of Christianity with the teachings and practices of selected non-Christian religions, for example, American Indian (Lakota), Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The aim of the course will be to clarify similarities and differences between Christianity and other religions, to reflect on the problem posed by religious pluralism in modern culture, and to develop a Christian theology of world religions. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 100 - 13 Foundations: Women & Theology - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

46853 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

This course introduces students to the Christian theological tradition through an examination of core texts, theological concepts and history. Special attention will be paid to the contributions and roles that women have played throughout Christian history. Students can also expect to explore the relationship between Christianity and other monotheistic faiths.

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THEO 227 - 01 Contexts: Justice & Peace - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

47287 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.” This section involves 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 given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group 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 worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African), 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.

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THEO 227 - 02 Contexts: Justice and Peace - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

47477 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.” This section involves 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 given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group 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 worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African), 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.

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THEO 421 - 01 Theologies of Justice & Peace - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

44833 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

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 given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group 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 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 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 421 - 02 Theologies of Justice & Peace - - - - - - - -

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

47478 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

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 given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group 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 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 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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J-Term 2021 Courses

J-Term 2021 Courses
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