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Ry Siggelkow

Adjunct Professor
JRC 147
(651) 962-5300
Mail #JRC 109, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105

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 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
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Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
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THEO 460 - 01 Christian Ethics & US Immigrtn M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 201

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1730 - 2115


JRC 201

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Ry O. Siggelkow

This course will bring the tools and the methods of Christian ethics to bear on the issues of economic immigration in the contemporary, U.S. context. The first part of the course examines the economic, political, historical, social and cultural dimensions of transnational migration in the U.S. context. The second part of the course will bring the resources of Christian ethics to the ethical issues of immigration raised in the first part of the course. This second part of the course will examine the centrality of alterity (otherness) in the Bible and the Christian tradition. The course will conclude with the discussion of how Christian ethics can inform the national discourse on these issues and conversely, how the issues of migration must shape Christian ethics. This course will have a service learning component that will bring students into contact with immigrant communities in the Twin Cities. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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