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Background Course Descriptions

  • PHL 503 - Philosophy of the Human Person, By Dr. John Crosby, studies what it is to say that human beings are persons and have freedom and subjectivity; the different powers of the human person, including the power of understanding, willing, feeling, and loving; the difference between body an soul in human beings, and the unity of the two; and the question of the immortality of the soul. Some classic texts from the tradition of Western philosophy are read. Undergraduate Philosophy Requirement - Transient and undergraduate students must use course number PHL 113
  • PHL 511 - Metaphysics, by Dr. Jonathan Sanford, begins by asking what metaphysical questions are. One then poses selected metaphysical questions, such as what becoming is, what time is, what goodness is, what it means for a thing to exist, what the transcendental properties of being are, and, as the supreme question of metaphysics, whether God exists. Some classic texts from the tradition of Western philosophy are read. Undergraduate Philosophy Requirement - Transient and undergraduate students must use course number PHL 211
  • THE 515 - Christian Moral Principles, by Fr. Dan Sinisi, TOR, elucidates the principles of morality that regulate Christian living. These principles are studied as they are found rooted in the New Testament documents and articulated throughout the history of the Christian community's lived existence, with a thorough look at the contemporary understanding of Christian moral theology as it is articulated by the Magisterium. Students will examine these principles as they apply to some perennial moral issues. Moral Theology Requirement - Transient and undergraduate students must use course number THE 115 (Course is undergoing revision - not available at this time)
  • THE 511 - Principles of Biblical Studies I, by Dr. Stephen Miletic, is an introduction to the literature of the Old Testament: the Tetrateuch, the Deuteronomic corpus, the prophetic literature, the priestly writings, the wisdom literature, and the Deuterocanonical books. Students will be directed to read selections from the above categories. The theological-historical meaning of the Old Testament will be stressed. Old Testament Scripture Requirement - Transient and undergraduate students must use course number THE 211
  • THE 512 - Principles of Biblical Studies II, by Dr. Andrew Minto, is an introduction to the literature of the New Testament: the Synoptic Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Johannine literature, the Pauline literature, the letter to the Hebrews, and the "catholic epistles." The theological-historical meaning of the New Testament will be stressed. There are three main objective to this course: 1) introduce the student to the methodological tools used in the study of Scripture, 2) guide the student in the process of doing theology as the end product of exegesis, and 3) instruct the student in the approach to the study of scripture according to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. New Testament Scripture Requirement - Transient and undergraduate students must use course number THE 212
  • THE 513 - Theology of Christ, by Dr. Stephen Hildebrand, investigates the person and mission of Jesus Christ as articulated in the New Testament documents, the early creedal formula, and the declarations of the Church Councils of the fourth, fifth and sixth centuries A.D. Students examine positions of contemporary scholars on various Christological questions. Christology Requirement - Transient and undergraduate students must use course number THE 213.
  • THE 514 - Theology of the Church, by Dr. Regis Martin, examines the nature, history, and problems of the Christian community. Students undertake the task of investigating the biblical foundations of the Church, some crucial personalities and events of Church history, various branches of Christian authority, principles underlying church worship practices, church-state relationship, ecumenism, and particular questions of interest that students feel need to be discussed. Ecclesiology Requirement - Transient and undergraduate students must use course number THE 214
  • THE 516 - The Sacraments, by Fr. Giles Dimock, OP, provides an understanding of the Sacraments of the Church in the light of the Sacramentality of Christ, the God Man, and the Sacramentality of the Church as the Body of Christ. The goal is to understand each of the seven celebrations of the Church in their historical and scriptural roots, their theological development and contemporary sacramental practice. Particular emphasis will be given to Baptism and Eucharist. Sacramental Theology Requirement - Transient and undergraduate students must use course number THE 314
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