HDS 2457 Theopoetics and Poethics

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2016

This course will explore approaches to God-talk that emphasize—both in content and in style—its character as intellectual discourse as well as creative practice. It will engage various contemporary "theopoetic" and "poethics" works to theorize their understandings of the relationship between the imagination, the world, and the divine. Readings will include philosophical and theological texts, including works by Plato, Heidegger, Rubem Alves, Hélène Cixous, Paul Tillich, Amos Wilder—as well as recent works in "ecopoetics."