God & Caesar: The Ancient & Modern Clash

09.07.15 | Articles

    With Dr. James Wallace and Tim Castner
    Winter/Spring 2011

    Religion and politics have clashed throughout history in divergent societies, in wars, in policymaking, and in constitutional debates. God & Caesar will examine the core issues and questions arising from this “ancient modern clash”. The course will be firmly rooted in the Bible and Christian theology, but it will also draw from history, political science, and international relations in an effort to provide students with a broad understanding of the issues. The ultimate goal of the course is to help students develop biblical and practical tools for understanding the complexities of these two great hubs of power.

    Week 1: Render unto Caesar: Introduction and an Old Testament Perspective (Part I)

    Week 1 Slides
    Week 1 Handout

    Week 2: Render unto Caesar: An Old Testament Perspective (Part 2)

    Week 2 Slides
    Week 2 Handout
    Week 2 Supplemental Charts

    Week 3: Render unto Caesar: A New Testament Perspective - The Gospels

    Week 3 Slides
    Week 3 Handout

    Week 4: Render unto Caesar: A New Testament Perspective - Paul and the Epistles

    Week 4 Slides
    Week 4 Handout

    Week 5: Religion in America (Part 1): From John Winthrop to James Madison

    Week 5 Slides
    Week 5 Handout

    Week 6: Religion in America (Part 2): The Massachusetts Exception

    Week 6 Slides
    Week 6 Handout

    Week 7: Religion in America (Part 3): From Civil Religion to Prophetic Critique

    Week 7 Slides
    Week 7 Handout

    Week 8: Religion in America (Part 4): The Supreme Court Wrestles with Religion

    Week 8 Slides
    Week 8 Handout

    Panel Discussion: God & Caesar in Today's Globalized World (Part 1)

    Promotional Card
    Program

    Panel Discussion: God & Caesar in Today's Globalized World (Part 2)

    Week 9: State Religion, Separation, and Secularism: Varieties of Church-State Accomodation (Pt 1)

    Week 9 Slides
    Week 9 Handout

    Week 10: State Religion, Separation, and Secularism: Varieties of Church-State Accomodation (Pt 2)

    Week 10 Slides
    Week 10 Handout

    Week 11: International Relations and Religion: The New Challenge since 9/11 (Part 1)

    Week 11 Slides
    Week 11 Handout

    Week 12: International Relations and Religion: The New Challenge since 9/11 (Part 2)

    Week 12 Slides
    Week 12 Handout
    Week 12 Supplemental Handout

    Week 13: The Crucible of the Middle East: The Enduring Struggle of the Sons of Abraham (Part 1)

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    Week 13 Slides

    Week 14: The Crucible of the Middle East: The Enduring Struggle of the Sons of Abraham (Part 2) and Wrap-up

    Week 14 Slides
    Week 14 Handout
    Week 14 Supplemental Handout