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RSFT 8120. Reading Congregations in Context. (I).

ONLINE COURSE This fully online, asynchronous course assists you in establishing and integrating observational skills and tools of critical theological reflection for the purpose of discerning the socio/political, historical, liturgical, and theological "cultures" of selected congregations. You will observe and analyze a selected congregation at its worship in order to identify the particular cultural and contextual dynamics operative within the congregations. You will also engage in ethnographic fieldwork in order to reflect on the congregation's "cultures" and "ecologies," as defined in assigned texts. Guiding your observations and theological reflections are questions like: .