This course will study the relation between faith in God and the capacities of human reason. The main topics will be the relation between faith in God and morality, religious experience, the problem of evil, the nature of faith, the traditional proofs for the e
This class is canceled due to a health emergency.
As an inheritor of the Puritan and Reformed traditions, Jonathan Edwards, the famous eighteenth-century theologian, considered the nature of sin nearly as much as the nature of its solution, conversion.
Designed at the request of students who have taken the first Bible through Art and Artifact course, this class offers more opportunities to engage the Bible and enjoy Yale’s stunning collections.
This course is now closed to registration. –updated 05-08-18
In 1521 Martin Luther stood at the Diet of Worms and declared not only “Here I Stand” but that he would publicly retract anything he said that could be proved wrong by the words of the Bible.
This course is now closed to registration. –updated 05-14-18
In this course, participants will engage in discussion, reflection, and debate about the meaning of death, so as to more deeply appreciate the meaning of life, death, faith, and community.
Many people in the modern world claim to espouse biblical values. This course will examine what the Bible has to say about several issues that are controversial in the modern world, including right to life, gender, social justice and the environment.
Preaching well–week in and week out–is one of the most demanding duties of clergy and few things are more important in shaping how one feels about the effectiveness of one’s ministry.
In an era that lasted barely more than two centuries, from about 740 to 540 B.C.E., the company of ancient religious geniuses we know as the classic Hebrew prophets composed and performed a body of work that has inspired and confounded the world for more than tw
A traumatic event may profoundly affect a person’s sense of self, religious faith, and understanding of justice and mercy. This seminar will explore the impact of trauma on the meaning of spirituality for those who have gone through a traumatic event, and the i
This course will explore the best known and perhaps most reflective of Paul’s epistles. The Epistle to the Romans expands on Paul’s core teaching about the relationship to God made possible for all people who share in the faith of Jesus Christ.
What is the relationship between theology and the arts, and what does it look like to bring these into conversation with each other? Can reading poetry, for example, be one way of thinking theologically or even of ‘doing theology’?
This experiential course will explore the life and writings of Thomas Merton, one of the spiritual masters of the twentieth century whose contemplative insight illumines a path of equanimity and wise action.
In this course we will study radical pedagogy as a lens through which to explore the intersections of religious education and community transformation.