LMSF 623 - Religionists and Futurists (3)

Traces the cultural history of various schools of futurism, whether revelation, progressivism, historicism, science fiction, or social science. Students identify these various threads in past literature and examine their assumptions at work in popular culture today. Contemporary issues among futurists and religionists are also examined, such as prophecy, open theism, the science-religion dialogue, or integral theory, with the aim of understanding how Reformation faith has both affirmed and critiqued Enlightenment-based futures and vice versa. Prerequisite: LMSF 602.