This course will invite students to engage significant challenges confronting the contemporary practice of theology in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Christian Churches (such as: secularization, racism, colonization, gender discrimination, sex abuse crisis). Careful attention will then be given to elements of theological reflection, with emphasis on theological method, revelation, faith, scripture, tradition, dogma and its development, teaching office (magisterium), the theologian, infallibility, and historicity. Assuming the redefining impact of globalization and religious pluralism on the understanding and practice of theology, the course aims at enabling students to critically assess and appropriate the resources of Christian tradition so as to be able to define and contribute to Roman Catholic and Eastern Christian theology tailored for the twenty-first century.