HDS 2457

Theopoetics and Poethics

Mayra Rivera Rivera


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.”

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 2479


0.50 credits
Expected to be offered Spring 2016
Tues 12pm-2pm
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

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