B636 Race and the New Testament

This course develops a theological approach for dilemmas in race relations by exploring the relationship be­tween ethnoracial identity, gender, and Christian identity, with attention to  the writings in the New Testament. Lectures and discussions about NT texts and readings about ethnic and racial identity help students un­derstand the biblical world-view and modern and post-modern constructs regarding the intersectionality of ethnoracial identity. Students will be ex­posed to several biblical, theological, and theoretical approaches that will be used to help them construct a Christian posture about race issues in society affecting a variety of ethnoracial groups. Classes include lectures, small and large group discussions, online exercises, and student-lead seminars.

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