THS6130 Advanced Theology of Restorative Justice

Course Overview

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

Course Description:

Explores the responsibility of the church to engage in restorative justice by being a voice for the oppressed and an advocate for the poor. Students will learn contemporary models of restorative justice. Participation in analytical class discussions, research papers, and class presentations will equip the student in the theology and practice of 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.