HDS 2171

Forgiveness, Ritual, and Reconciliation

Matthew Lawrence Potts


This course will use recent theoretical conceptions of ritual to frame a consideration of the problems of forgiveness and reconciliation. After examining relevant theories of ritualized action in order to develop an understanding of what happens in ritual, we will look to Christian theological and liturgical expressions of forgiveness and reconciliation and conclude by studying some literary and political examples.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes

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0.50 credits
Fall 2014
Thurs 12pm-2pm
Divinity Hall Room 106

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
  • Preaching and Worship
Language Course Designation(s) None