Mar 04, 2021  
2012-2014 Theological School Catalog 
    
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CHST 670 - Prayer, God, & the Body: Hist. & Cross Cultural Perspectives

3 credits
What are the historical origins of Christian practices and theories of prayer? How are these origins entwined with the histories of prayer in other ancient Mediterranean religious traditions? In our own time, how do Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists (among others) pray, and how do they understand their practices? What are the implications of particular kinds of prayer for theology, or of particular kinds of theology for prayer? To what extent and in what ways is prayer an embodied practice? How does prayer draw on material objects, and what is the role of sensory perception in prayer? Such questions will be considered in an exploratory seminar designed primarily for MDiv and MTS students, but open to others. Practice as well as theory will be incorporated into the class sessions: students may be asked not only to observe but also to try new things. Prerequisite: CHST 502  OR EQUIVALENT. Signature of instructor required for registration.



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