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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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TRS 129 - Foundations of Theology

Upper Division

TRS 097  or TRS 189 .

Theology is the human attempt to speak (logos) about God (theos). It starts from the presupposition that divine reality exists and is, at least in some sense, knowable to human beings - hence the classic description of theology as “faith seeking understanding.” But what can the human mind grasp and the human tongue say about a reality that is so much larger than either? Does one rely on revealed texts, on philosophical reasoning, on community sentiment, on individual experience? These questions, and many more, lead not to one theology but to many theologies. This course seeks to introduce students to the questions, methods, sources, and history of Christian theology with a special emphasis on introducing students to the types of theology practiced in the modern academy.

Core Curriculum Designation(s)
TE - Theological Explorations

Additional Notes
Instructor’s permission required. (If you are interested, please ask!) This is a required course for TRS majors and it is one of two options, along with TRS 179 , for TRS minors.

Course credits: 1

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