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KNH3840/6840 – Theories of Change

The course will examine various theories which have been proposed recently to explain changes which have occurred in recent years in the church in Western society. The theories will include secularization, rational choice, the Kelley thesis, and other theories found in the work of Callum Brown, Grace Davie and other. The course will involve both understanding the theories and critiquing them, with particular reference to the situation within the Canadian church. Evaluation: Seminar presentation; major paper. (Prerequisite: Introductory Church History Course)

AD students enrol in KNH6840HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00

Instructors: Stuart Macdonald

Other Information: First Semester · One Credit