P739 Pastoral Theology of Good and Evil

Pastoral Caregivers in situations of suffering frequently encounter the question, “How could God allow such evil to happen?” This course will explore classic and contemporary doctrines of theodicy in relation to pastoral care in contexts of suffering, pain, and evil. The format of the course is a graduate seminar, in which students will take turns presenting in-depth discussions of readings, and case studies from their own pastoral practice. (Pre-requisites: 1 unit of CPE, PPC100 Intro to Pastoral Care or the equivalent, and one year of full-time pastoral ministry, lay or ordained)

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