If you’re a theology grad student who is unsure about which direction to go, you should drop everything and immediately start doing Catholic moral theology and social teaching. It is the hottest trend in this year’s job listings, taking on the role that global Christianity played in 2009 and liturgical studies held in 2008.
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Wait, but shouldn’t they assume that, after this year, no one will hire in Catholic moral theology for, like, another thirty years, since all the spots suddenly filled? I think I would encourage current theology grad students then look to anticipate the next trend – what’s next, in other words…
Maybe we should hold some kind of contest to see who can predict next year’s.
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Duns Scotus is the wave of the future.
I think Kierkegaard is due for a return, but that does not mean that it’ll happen, of course. It’s always safe to invest with Islam though, it’s stock is pretty consistent.
East Asian religions?
East Asian religions are another perennial favorite, so probably won’t count as a “trend” in any particular year.
In all seriousness, particularly if the House Republicans really do “investigate” the global warming hoax, it might be time for a sudden boom in environmental ethics or ecology-related stuff. Anthony would presumably like that.
I like to think that my “investment” in historical theology is kind of like going for a nice defensive sector such as utilities or consumer staples — the returns won’t be glamorous, but there’s a steady demand.
There’s already a boom in environmental ethics & environmental philosophy in the APA. Or perhaps it’s just passed.
Nixon and Theology.
Its funny because I saw a guy on the subway reading a big red book on catholic social teaching.
@Anthony Paul Smith–
You mean the spread of things like Duke’s “Faith and Leadership” http://www.faithandleadership.com/
They certainly have a lot of money flowing to that program….
My guess is going to be Religion and culture.
I like Rod’s suggestion, because it seems to meet the requirements for a job listing trend:
how about, in that style, “mission”
That’s a good one.
That book is the anthology of all the papal encylicals on Catholic Social Teaching – he is certainly getting on his work!
The successful candidate will be able to converse widely with various perpsectives on analogical relations between humans and/or the divine, as well as the analogical form of knowledge itself.
Desiderata: emphasis on Christian engagement and critique of other religious traditions
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