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Cara Anthony

Associate Professor, Theology
Degree
Ph.D. Boston College

Office
JRC 124
Phone
(651) 962-5305
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail #JRC 153, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105


Academic History


B.A., 1991, Program of Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame

M.A., 1994, Theology, Graduate Theological Union/Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
Ph.D., 2003, Systematic Theology, Boston College


Expertise


Systematic Theology, Pneumatology, Christian Spirituality


Selected Publications


"Modesty in the Service of Justice: Retrieving Tradition and Reversing the Gaze," Horizons, Fall 2009 vol 36 no 2.

"Josiah Royce and Catholic Religious Experience," in Horizons, the journal of the College Theology Society, Fall 2006 vol 33 no 2.

"Jesus in Art: Studying Visual Christologies with Undergraduates," ARTS : The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, 16/1 (2004), 30-38.  New Brighton, MN.


Selected Presentations


"Trinity and Interreligious Dialogue: A Response to S. Mark Heim, The Depth of the Riches," June 9, 2006, presented to the Trinitarian Theology group at the Catholic Theological Society of America Annual Meeting, San Antonio.

"Josiah Royce: Philosopher of Pneumatic Community," May 30, 2003, presented to the Philosophy of Religion group at the College Theology Society Annual Meeting, Milwaukee.

"Romans 5:5 and Augustine's Vision of Ecclesial-Trinitarian Life in the Spirit," June 2001, presented to the Historical Theology group at the College Theology Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.


Professional Memberships

American Academy of Religion
Catholic Theological Society of America
College Theology Society
Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - 10 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 233
CRN: 40380 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Cara L. Anthony This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 15 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 233
CRN: 42955 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Cara L. Anthony This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 459 - 01 Theology & Environment - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OWS 169
CRN: 42012 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Cara L. Anthony, Thomas A. Hickson This course examines Christian theological and moral reflection on the relation between human activity and the natural environment. It will address environmental issues that are of mutual concern to theologians and the natural or social sciences; thus it will study scientific analysis along with theological perspectives. The course will also review contemporary practices and/or policies that address environmental problems. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 200 - 03 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200
CRN: 20750 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Cara L. Anthony This course introduces systematic theology, a discipline that tries to understand how Christian doctrines are interrelated with each other and with other beliefs about the world. It explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the most significant doctrines in Catholic and Protestant traditions, emphasizing the relationship of scripture, tradition, experience, and reason as sources for Christian theology. The course is structured on the classical "system" of the Nicene Creed, and will focus on the ongoing formation of the doctrines of God, Christ, the Spirit, creation, sin, salvation, and Church. Special emphasis will be given to the role of grace in history and human experience. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 200 - 05 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320
CRN: 22582 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Cara L. Anthony This course introduces systematic theology, a discipline that tries to understand how Christian doctrines are interrelated with each other and with other beliefs about the world. It explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the most significant doctrines in Catholic and Protestant traditions, emphasizing the relationship of scripture, tradition, experience, and reason as sources for Christian theology. The course is structured on the classical "system" of the Nicene Creed, and will focus on the ongoing formation of the doctrines of God, Christ, the Spirit, creation, sin, salvation, and Church. Special emphasis will be given to the role of grace in history and human experience. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 459 - 01 Theology & Environment - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510
CRN: 20909 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Cara L. Anthony, Elise L. Amel This course examines Christian theological and moral reflection on the relation between human activity and the natural environment. It will address environmental issues that are of mutual concern to theologians and the natural or social sciences; thus it will study scientific analysis along with theological perspectives. The course will also review contemporary practices and/or policies that address environmental problems. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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