THS6110 Advanced Theology of Possessions & Poverty

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Greg Kame

Course Description:

Practical ways for Christian persons and organizations to respond to the challenges of poverty in the 21st century will be explored. The student will engage both theology and social sciences to understand how Christians may act in a relevant and transforming way in situations of great economic disparity. Students will engage in analytical class discussions, research papers, and class presentations.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Global economic reality demonstrates a great disparity between the rich and the poor. The reasons for this disparity must be examined theologically and through the social sciences. The student ministering in todays world must be able to answer questions on the relationship between faith and economics and practically explain a theology of possessions and poverty. This course will not only prepare the student to thoughtfully address the realities of rich and poor, but also will equip him/her with the skills to meaningfully engage in the ministry of love and mercy so that the poor and the less privileged would be served.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course will help students understand Gods purpose behind the wealth of some and the poverty of others in society and how He expects the poor to acts towards the rich and the rich towards the poor, and ultimately how He expects all Christians, whether rich or poor, to act for his glory. The course will furthermore equip the student to practically implement ministry in contexts of economic disparity.