Jun 02, 2023  
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

REL 295-01 - Special Topic: Guilt, Atonement, and Forgiveness After Atrocity

4 credits (Fall)
By what parameters should we assess guilt? What is required to atone for wrong done unto another? Under what circumstances should we forgive harm done to us? We will begin the course by carefully reading significant theological and philosophical accounts of ethics, asking specifically about what constitutes “guilt” in each.  We will then draw on these accounts as we examine the ways that these ideas have shaped or emerged during efforts to grapple with atrocities.

Prerequisite: REL 101 REL 102 REL 103 REL 104 REL 105 , or second-year standing.     
Instructor: Blaber