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Fall 2021
6336 The Law and Theology - BUCKLES- 16197

Professor(s): Johnny Buckles (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Law And Society/ Interdisciplinary 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  TTH  Location: 215  TUII

Course Outline: The goals of this course are (i) to introduce students to selected topics in the study of theology that conceptually parallel specific subjects in law and legal philosophy; (ii) to expand students’ understanding of how theological thought can inform legal inquiry, and how legal thought can inform theological inquiry; and (iii) to increase students’ awareness and enhance students’ comprehension of the variety of historical and contemporary approaches to resolving problems that have arisen in theological and legal thought.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Whether this course will be distance education, or will have a physical room assigned, and if so the extent to which the instructor might use the room during the semester, is not determined at the time when registration initially opens for this course.  You may see contrary indications in the UH systems where you actually register for the course.  In other words, this course might be distance education with no use of a physical classroom. It might be the “HyFlex” mode in which some Law Center courses used a physical room during 2020-21. As we get closer to the start of the term/semester for this course, this course note will be updated as decisions are determined. The instructors will be involved in those decisions, but decisions about modalities may not be invariant throughout the term/semester or between now and when the course starts.


First Day Assignments: Please read McGrath (the assigned book) at pages 83-103 and the Oxford Dictionary entry, the Cohen essay, and the Markham entry (from the supplemental materials appearing on my UHLC faculty web page) for Tuesday, August 24. Please read the George and Alschuler articles (from the supplemental materials) for Thursday, August 26. (In the supplemental materials appearing on my faculty web page, please disregard the assignment pages from Fall 2020. I will be substituting the assignment pages for this semester for the assignment pages for last year periodically.)

Final Exam Schedule: 12/14 9am-12pm  211 TU2  215 TU2  

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (6/8/2021 4:20:41 PM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Yes, a weekly course packet of supplemental materials will also be provided to you electronically by your professor.
ISBN: 9781118869574
Publisher: WILEY