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Ry Siggelkow

Adjunct Professor
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Ry O. Siggelkow is an adjunct professor of theology at St. Thomas and Bethel University, and Pastor of Proclamation, Witness, and Formation at Faith Mennonite Church in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. He earned a Ph.D. in Theology (Christian Ethics) from Princeton Theological Seminary (2017), and an M.A. (2009) and B.A. (2006) in Theology from St. Thomas. Ry has served the department as a theology tutor and research assistant (2007-2009), and as an adjunct instructor (2009-2011; 2014-). His areas of specialization are theological ethics and systematic theology with a special interest in the relationship between eschatology, radical politics, and theologies of black power and liberation. His current work focuses on the theme of “apocalyptic” in twentieth-century theology, specifically in the theology and ethics of Ernst Käsemann, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Paul Lehmann, and James Cone. His articles and book reviews have appeared in The Princeton Theological ReviewThe Conrad Grebel ReviewAnabaptist WitnessScottish Journal of Theology, and The Other Journal. Most recently, he is a contributor to the collection, Karl Barth in Conversation (Cascade Books, 2014) and is co-editor (with Nancy J. Duff) of the forthcoming volume, The Revolutionary Gospel: Paul Lehmann and the Direction of Theology Today (Fortress Press). At the invitation of Princeton's Center for Barth Studies, he was a featured speaker and workshop leader at the first Karl Barth Pastors Conference. Ry lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Marcia, and their three children, Owen, Aleida, and Wendy. 

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
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Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
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THEO 432 - 01 Black Religious Experience M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 401

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1730 - 2115


JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

21751 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours


Ry O. Siggelkow

This course explore Black theological development as a cultural, functional and cognitive dimension of traditional Afro-American society, including belief, worship, expression, symbol, spirituality and God. Attention will be given to the meaning and roots of the notions of culture, nationalism and racism as they appear as questions in Black theological though, including African religions, Islam and The Nation of Islam, along with Afro-American Christian theologies. African as well as Afro-American religious experience combined with the affirmation of the Christian creed are identified in order to evaluate the questions of Black Catholic theology in America today. 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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