Liberation Theologies: Black, Latin American, Queer

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Religion

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Liberation Theologies
Spring 2023
Taught By: Eric Thomas
Section: A

CRN: 13512

Credits: 4

This course introduces Liberation Theologies emerging from Black, Latin American, and Queer Christian thinkers of the past sixty years, and explores how they continue to impact contemporary social justice struggles including (but not limited to) the movements for Black Lives, immigrant, undocumented, and transgender human rights. Engaging the revolutionary biblical interpretation of thinkers including James Cone, Gustavo Gutierrez, Marcella Althaus-Reid, and others, we will examine how scripture can be activated for the dismantling of the powers, principalities, and spiritual wickedness that materialize as forces of evil. Students will explore the dominant theoretical approaches to and methodological understandings of religious colonial histories, freedom, tradition, liberation, and revelation. Connecting these theologies to their own commitments, they learn how liberation is lived out in everyday practices of theological kinship, justice-making, and celebrating the kin-dom of God in our midst. Students from all faith traditions or no faith tradition are welcome to enroll.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Religion (LREL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:50pm EDT 5/31/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 615
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023