With the disappearance of the plausibility structures of a Christian culture in the modern and late modern Western world, Christians face anew the perennial question of the relationship between the church and her surrounding culture. How is it that the position of the church has changed so drastically over the past several centuries? In what sense can and ought we to speak of the church providing a distinctive culture? How should Christians take their place among the cacophony of voices in contemporary society? In this course we will study past and contemporary theological models to study these and other questions. In so doing, we will analyze the various theological issues that are at stake and develop a distinctly ecclesial approach to the theology of culture.