Hans Gustafson portrait

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:

Fall 2019 Courses

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

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2020 Courses

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

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

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