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Hans Gustafson

Adjunct Professor and Director of the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning
Degree
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
Office
2057 Portland Avenue (Map 57P)
Phone
(651) 962-5798
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5798
Mail
Mail# 57P, 2115 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105

Hans Gustafson is an adjunct professor of theology and religious studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also the director of the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, an academic institute that promotes critical, normative, and civic approaches to interreligious studies, while fostering understanding, cooperation, and friendship among people of diverse religious identities through academic study and civic engagement. His teaching in the theology department includes courses such on interreligious encounter, interfaith dialogue, and world religions. 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. Click here to view his publications or view his recent publications below:

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FYEX 200 - 02 Changmking for the Common Good See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

23198 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Hans S. Gustafson

This course introduces students to ways in which individuals all over the world address a range of environmental, social, political, and economic issues, and their attempts to create and sustain positive social impact. The course promotes critical thinking about existing changemaking initiatives, and students are introduced to important concepts that are central to the field of changemaking and social innovation. Students will learn from a variety of change agents who are working to address today’s most pressing social challenges on global, national, local and personal levels. Through course materials and activities, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be change agents in their own communities – all for the common good.

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MCH 2350800-0940- - W - - - -
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THEO 393 - 01 Research Thesis for Majors - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

23500 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Hans S. Gustafson

An independent research thesis for majors to be completed under the direction of a theology faculty member. The results of this thesis, at the student's option, may be presented at the annual Senior Forum, in which theology majors present their research work before theology students and faculty members. The research thesis is best suited to students who intend to pursue an academic career in theology. See the department chair for further information. Prerequisite: permission of chair

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THEO 468 - 01 Interreligious Encounter - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

23503 (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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Summer 2020 Courses

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

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Course Registration Number:

30387 (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.

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THEO 468 - L02 Interreligious Encounter - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30388 (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.

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Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 228 - L01 Comparative: Interfaith Encntr M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 207

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1335 - 1510

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OEC 207

Course Registration Number:

46911 (View in ClassFinder)

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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.

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THEO 468 - L01 Interreligious Encounter M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 207

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1335 - 1510

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OEC 207

Course Registration Number:

46146 (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.

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