THS4130 Theology of Restorative Justice

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Greg Kame

Course Description:

Examines the principles of restorative justice from a theological perspective and their application to human suffering. The biblical narrative of Gods love for the poor, widows, orphans, and foreigners will serve as the basis for study and practice. Group discussions, book reviews, research papers, and quizzes will help the student them better understand and engage in restorative justice.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Ministers and students are certainly aware that the world is full of suffering. Many are asked, and may wonder themselves, why God would allow so much suffering, especially for the poor and less privileged. More importantly is the issue of what the church should be doing. This course will engage the student in seeking Biblical, theological, and practical answers for implementing ministries of restorative justice.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course will help students have a general overview of the principles of restorative justice from a theological perspective. They will have a firm grasp of the rationale behind ministries of love, mercy and social justice as a practical way through which the church can holistically engage community and minister to the oppressed, vulnerable, weak and all in need of justice.