This looks interesting for the John Muir Project:
TH5318 Roots of Theological Anthropology Tu 2:00-4:50pm
Current debates in evolutionary biology, primatology, and paleoanthropology are dominated by arguments that claim that the origins of human spirituality, morality, and cognition directly relate to the evolution of human sexuality and primordial language. This places the roots of human consciousness on a direct continuum with proto-moral and ritual behavior in social animals, thus raising the question of whether religious awareness and moral decision-making have been selected for in the course of evolution. This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to these questions and will evaluate theologically what it means to be human, what it means to talk about the evolution of religion, and how theological anthropology is enriched when it takes seriously the evolution of human sexuality and our moral, aesthetic, and religious dispositions.
• This course fulfills the general distribution requirement in theology.
• 3 credits.
Fall Semester, 2013–2014; Mr. van Huyssteen