An interdisciplinary introduction to the relations among culture, religion, and social groups, with a view toward Christian mission. Through a guided process of discernment, the participants study and share their own cultural origins, the varieties of intercultural relations, the development of the question of Gospel and culture within Christianity, philosophical and theological approaches to culture in recent church pronouncements, and the relations of culture and religion in the dominant and Hispanic United States cultures.
This course focuses on a crucial contemporary issue in the reflection on Theology of Revelation and Faith (TS 6301), that is, the contextual aspect of faith and theology. It also provides a general introduction to the cultural dynamic of the United States as a basis for the contextualized pastoral orientation of the entire curriculum.