This course seeks to explore the nature of culturally sensitive service (contextualization), noting its scriptural basis, history, challenges, successes and failures. Attention is given to honor/shame dynamics, mysticism, spiritual powers, popular versus formal religion, and religious idiom translation. While special emphasis is given to the Islamic religious tradition, accommodations may be made for those interested in other religious traditions. Appropriate guidelines for effective service will be explored. The class meets virtually at a time mutually agreed upon by each of the enrolling students.
Course DetailsLevel: Master's Level
Credit hours: 3
Term(s) course is offered: Spring - Even numbered years/Summer - Odd numbered years
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