HDS 2174

Sign, Symbol, and Sacrament: Seminar

Matthew Lawrence Potts


This course will investigate the linguistic turn in philosophy with special attention to its implications for the theology of sacraments. Reading assignments will investigate structuralist and poststructuralist literary and semiotic theory before turning to contemporary sacramental theology, primarily (though not exclusively) of the Anglo and Roman Catholic traditions. Authors to include Lacan, Derrida, Certeau, Kristeva, Chauvet, Ward, Williams, Pickstock, Marion, and others.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 15 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Spring 2014
Thurs 4pm-6pm
Rockefeller Hall Room 116

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Preaching and Worship
Language Course Designation(s) None