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Mari Kim
RELIG 428
Seattle Campus

Modern Christian Theology

Modern Protestant and Catholic thought since the nineteenth century: Kierkegaard, Barth, Bultmann, Rahner, Lonergan, and other major figures. Recommended: RELIG 301.

Class description

This course surveys a spectrum of contemporary Asian American theological perspectives emerging through critical reflection on the experiences of various Asian American immigrant communities.

Student learning goals

Taking a constructive approach to theology, students will cultivate the capacity to discern how the theological anthropologies, epistemologies, ontologies, understandings of sin, and redemption constructed by various Asian North American theologians address the concerns central to particular Asian North American communities. To familiarize students with emerging Asian North American theologies.

To familiarize students with emerging Asian North American theologies. To help students identify significant cultural experiences contributing to the development of Asian North American theological paradigms. To equip students in the constructing a theological paradigm corresponding to relevant Asian North American experiences.

To help students identify significant cultural experiences contributing to the development of Asian North American theological paradigms.

To equip students in the constructing a theological paradigm corresponding to relevant Asian North American experiences.

General method of instruction

Students will contribute to discussions, submit brief written summaries of readings, and write a 5 page descriptive essay on the experiences of a particular Asian American community, and build on their analysis to develop a 15-page final paper that offers the construction of a theological perspective responding to particular Asian American experiences that the student has identified as culturally significant.

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Mari Kim
Date: 03/11/2011