This course is a study of the questions, as well as the quest, for an understanding of God in contemporary life and thought. This course will address understandings of the concept of God in the face of such issues as the existence of evil and suffering, religious pluralism, gender identity and natural scientific analysis. It will also treat the spiritual quests for meaning that these issues elicit. After exploring several examples of such contemporary quests, this course will address responses from within the Christian tradition. Students will learn how to do theological analysis and critique of contemporary understandings of God and their religious implications.