KNH3840 – Theories of Change
The course will examine various theories which have been proposed 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 others. The course will involve both understanding the theories and critiquing them, with particular reference to the situation within the Canadian church.
Schedule: Wednesdays, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Stuart Macdonald
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit