Studies in Religion and Philosophy: Politics, History, and Providence

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REL 507
Spring 2023
Eric S. Gregory
Registrar description

Developments in political philosophy, literature, and critical theory have led to revived interest in political theology, both as intellectual history and as transgressive resistance to "secular" ethics, historiography, and politics. This seminar examines these developments in relation to diverse streams of Jewish and Christian thought. This semester, the primary focus is the philosophy and theology of history. Topics include temporality, periodization, prophecy, covenant, apocalypticism, universal history, international order, political economy, race, climate change, redemption, teleology, hope, and the end of the world.