HD617 Doing Theology at the Margins

This course re-conceptualizes “margins” (marginalized social locations) as epistemological and moral vantage points at which the marginalized are able to reconstruct theological languages in moral response to social injustice. Students first explore the creative possibilities located at the margins by drawing on Victor Turner’s account of “liminality,” Nancy Fraser’s account of “subaltern counterpublic,” and Sang Hyun Lee’s Asian American Theology. Then, students examine the lived experiences of the communities at the margins and their creative reconstruction of languages of God, Christ, Holy Spirit, Humanity, and Church.

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