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Theological English (EN)

Theological English Course 

Readings in Theological English literature is designed to allow course members to improve skills in reading, understanding, and discussing English-language theological texts. Since the entire class is conducted in English, the course serves as a good preparation for students who are going to study abroad.  Each week, we read and discuss short excerpts from the works of English-speaking theologians, past and present, from different Christian traditions and from a range of locations (from Britain to Africa, from North America to Asia). Past courses have focused on diverse topics: Liberation Theology; N. T. Wright; American Christianity; and Alister McGrath’s book, Theology: The Basic Readings.

Past Theological English courses

  • J. R. R. Tolkien & C. S. Lewis: Story and Theology (SoSe 2018)

  • Theologies of the Global South (WS 2017-2018)

  • Alister McGrath,Theology: The Basic Readings (SoSe 2017)

  • Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements (WS 2016-2017)

  • Research semester Dr. Langstaff (SoSe 2016)

  • Faith & Fantasy: J. R. R. Tolkien & C. S. Lewis (WS 2015-2016)

  • American Christianity (SoSe 2015)

  • N. T. Wright (WS 2014-15)

  • Liberation Theology (SoSe 2014)

  • Alister E. McGrath, Theology: The Basic Readings (WS 2013-14)

  • Theology in the Modern World: English-speaking theologians from 1945 to the present (SoSe 2013)

  • North American Christianity (WS 2011-12)

  • C. S. Lewis: Religious Writings (SoSe 2012)

  • Miscellaneous Readings: Desmond Tutu, Phyllis Trible, Miroslav Volf, Reinhold Niebuhr, Harvey Cox, Dorothy Day(WS 2011-2012)

  • Miscellaneous Readings: John Wesley, Martin Luther King, Jr., Kairos Document, N T Wright (SoSe 2011)