THS4120 Theology of Race & Ethnicity

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Celucien Joseph

Course Description:

Examines the Biblical and theological understanding of human nature, specifically as it relates to race and ethnicity. Students will develop a theology of race and ethnicity that will prepare them to love their neighbors of all cultures as they engage contemporary issues such as racism, immigration, justice, and the refugee crisis.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Every student will recognize that all humans, himself included, struggle with biases and prejudices. This course will assist the student in understanding the Biblical perspective on race and ethnicity and develop strategies to engage all peoples of all tongues and tribes in ministry and missions.

Why This Course Is Important:

Revelation promises that people from all tribes and all nations will be part of the kingdom of God. This course provides the Biblical foundations for understanding equality before God, for loving ones neighbor as oneself, and for overcoming biases and prejudices in ones missional endeavors.