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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

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - 16 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 201

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

43570 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 421 - 03 Theologies of Justice & Peace - - - R - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 222

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

40754 (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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2020 Courses

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

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10140 (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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - 08 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 209

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

21845 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 424 - 04 Christianity/World Religion - - - R - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 401

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

22766 (View in ClassFinder)

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 424 - 05 Christianity/World Religion - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22765 (View in ClassFinder)

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)