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Fall 2020
6336 The Law and Theology - BUCKLES- 17884

Professor(s): Johnny Buckles (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Law And Society/ Interdisciplinary 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  TTH  Location:  

Course Outline: The goals of this course are (i) to introduce students to selected topics in the study of theology that conceptually parallel specific subjects in law and legal philosophy; (ii) to expand students’ understanding of how theological thought can inform legal inquiry, and how legal thought can inform theological inquiry; and (iii) to increase students’ awareness and enhance students’ comprehension of the variety of historical and contemporary approaches to resolving problems that have arisen in theological and legal thought.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus REVISED 08-18-2020

Course Notes: DistanceEd  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to operate the course as distance education. This means no physical classroom is assigned for this course. This also most likely means synchronous internet videoconferencing class sessions during the day(s) and time(s) when the course is scheduled to meet. However, other, more flexible modalities are possible, such as not using some of the scheduled class sessions to meet but instead supplementing with asynchronous distance education techniques. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.


First Day Assignments: First day for L&T:

Please read McGrath (the assigned book) at pages 83-103 and the Oxford Dictionary entry, the Cohen essay, and the Markham entry (from the supplemental materials) for Tuesday, August 25.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/10 9am - noon     

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (5/13/2020 11:50:14 AM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Yes, a weekly course packet of supplemental materials will also be provided to you electronically by your professor.

ISBN: 9781118869574
Publisher: WILEY