HDS 2398

Social Ethics as Social Criticism

Gary J. Dorrien


This course studies work in recent social ethics dealing with economic globalization and stratification, racial justice and the culture of white supremacy, feminist criticism, and the discipline of social ethics as a venue for interrogating these subjects. Readings include works by Beverly Harrison, David Hollenbach, Jeffrey Stout, Emilie Townes, Rebecca Peters, Miguel De La Torre, Chris Hedges, Cornel West, Ivan Petrella, Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Traci West, Sharon Welch, William Cavanaugh, Stanley Hauerwas, and the instructor.

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


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Tues 12pm-2pm
Divinity Hall Room 213

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • History of Christianity
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None