The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the distinctive theological heritage and theological perspectives present within Unitarian Universalist traditions and congregations, and to equip students to begin to think and write theologically in the context of post-modern religious communities. Especially oriented to students who identify as Unitarian Universalists, this course will encourage participants to form a practice of engaged theological thinking within the context of Unitarian Universalism’s particular perspectives, resources, limits, and possibilities. Students who do not identify as Unitarian Universalists will become acquainted with this expression of American progressive post-Christian Protestantism as a site in which to engage theological issues critical to contemporary religious communities working to create just and sustainable communities. The course requires a lot of reading, weekly synchronous one-hour discussions with a small group at a mutually convenient time, four 100-200 word posts on discussion threads each week, periodic written assignments, and a final project. Appropriate for MDiv, MASC, and certificate students. Recommended students take Unitarian Universalist History prior to this course. SKSM thresholds Four: History of Dissenting Traditions & Thea/ological Quest, and Six: Thea/ology in Culture & Context. MFC Competencies: 1. Worship and Rites of Passage.
Max 25 students. Auditors excluded.