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Carissa Wyant

Adjunct Professor
Degree
M.A. Yale University
Office
JRC 115
Phone
(651) 962-5359
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
2115 Summit Ave./JRC153
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Carissa Wyant

EDUCATION

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

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

Ph.D., Luther Seminary (expected 2016, 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 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - 13 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 414
CRN: 40920 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 421 - 03 Theologies of Justice & Peace - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 414
CRN: 41409 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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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 421 - 04 Theologies of Justice & Peace - - - R - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 414
CRN: 42993 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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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 424 - 01 Christianity/World Religion - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 JRC 222
CRN: 10305 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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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 424 - 02 Christianity/World Religion - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 207
CRN: 21218 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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THEO 424 - 03 Christianity/World Religion - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 207
CRN: 21344 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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THEO 424 - 04 Christianity/World Religion - - - R - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 246
CRN: 21345 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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