The Search for God in 20th and 21st Century Film

Course Instructor:  Father Jan Michael Joncas, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, served for twenty-five years as a teacher in the Departments of Theology and Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas.  He now holds the position of Artist in Residence and Research Fellow in Catholic Studies at the University.

Course Information:  Wednesdays, March 26-May 7 (no session on April 30), 1:00-3:00 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium, University of St. Thomas St. Paul Campus

Course Description:  Like many other art works, some films can be explored for their engagement with religious and philosophical questions.  This semester, we will view and discuss three films in varying styles that raise questions about the existence of God and, if there is a God, how that God might act in this world of space and time.  After an introduction offering some guidelines for viewing film, we will spend two sessions on each film, viewing it in segments and discussing the segments as they unfold.

Registration fee for the series:  $80.00 per person

To register on-line with a credit card, click on this link:  https://webapp.stthomas.edu/eventregistration/UST/register.jsp?eventcrn=A7936

To register by check or cash through the mail or in-person, click on this link for a printable registration form: Spring 2014 Registration Form

Link to campus map:  St. Paul Campus Map 

Detailed Course Syllabus (subject to change):

March 26

"Of Gods and Men"

Session One

April 2

"Of Gods and Men"

Session Two

April 9

"Diary of a Country Priest"

Session One

April 16

"Diary of a Country Priest"

Session Two

April 23

"The Seventh Seal"

Session One

April 30

 No Session

May 7

"The Seventh Seal"

Session Two