RLGN 205: Catholic Imagination: Global Perspectives
Tue/Thu 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Room: Tomlinson 243

Prof. Jonathan Tan
Office: Tomlinson 243-G
Phone: (216) 368-6446
Email: jonathan.tan@case.edu
Web: www.jonathantan.org

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This course introduces students to the diversity and plurality within the Catholic tradition, focusing attention on the global perspectives of Catholicism in recognition of the fact that more than two-thirds of the world’s Catholic population today are from the Majority World, the so-called "Global South." Students will have the opportunity to explore the challenges posed by, and the possibilities offered by studying the Catholic imagination from transnational and global perspectives, as expressed in diverse and pluralistic forms through both historical experiences and contemporary developments, with a particular focus on the following topics:
  • African Approaches to Catholic Imagination: Faith, Culture & Inculturation
  • Catholic Imagination meets Environmental & Ecological Concerns: Reading Pope Francis' Encyclical Letter "Laudato Si'"
  • Chinese Approaches to Catholic Imagination: The Case of Chinese Marian Devotions
  • African American Catholic Imagination: Negotiating Faith, Race & Identity

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Required Books

The following books are required for this course. For your convenience, the links to these books below open to their respective Amazon pages. As these books are not available at the campus bookstore, please order them through these Amazon links or other online or brick-and-mortar sources:

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Laudato Si

Required Online Readings

Recommended Resources

Questions? Please email Professor Tan: jonathan.tan@case.edu

Revision 1.003. Originally created: 6 January 2015. Last updated: 13 September 2015.