HDS 3819

Existential - Phenomenological Anthropology

Michael D. Jackson


The aim of this seminar course is to familiarize students with some of the topics, themes and methods associated with existential-phenomenological thought, and to explore ways in which this tradition may prove useful to students in their own research and writing. Key concepts include intentionality and temporality, the epoché, the body-subject, praktognosis, flow experience, lifeworld, intersubjectivity, the illusio, being-in-the world (Dasein), narrativity, space and place, language and experience, the emotions and the imagination.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 30 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1915


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Thurs 12pm-2pm
Andover Hall Room 103

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • African and African American Religious Studies
  • Comparative Studies
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
  • Religion and the Social Sciences
MDiv Distribution Category/ies None
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None