Summer 2015 Courses

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THEO 101 - 01 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0800 - 1200 JRC LL01
CRN: 30034 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Frederick W. Nairn 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.

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THEO 205 - 01 Old Testament - T - R - - - 0800 - 1200 JRC 247
CRN: 30035 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kelly M. Wilson An intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 210 - 02 New Testament M T W R - - - 1300 - 1500 JRC 201
CRN: 30037 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David T. Landry This course involves the student in an intensive historical, literary and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 210 - 03 New Testament M - W - - - - 1730 - 2130 JRC 414
CRN: 30038 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David T. Landry This course involves the student in an intensive historical, literary and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 215 - 01 Christian Morality - T - R - - - 1730 - 2130 JRC 201
CRN: 30264 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Robert C. Koerpel This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 420 - 01 Theology & Biomedical Revol M T W R - - - 1015 - 1215 JRC 201
CRN: 30265 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul J. Wojda This course examines the contributions of Christian faith to reflecting upon, understanding, and resolving issues and ethical questions raised by revolutionary developments in the life sciences, e.g. innovation birth technologies, genetic manipulation and control, human experimentation, the prolonging of life and allocation of scarce medical resources. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course and PHIL 115

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THEO 423 - 01 Christian Marriage M T W R - - - 1015 - 1215 JRC 246
CRN: 30071 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Marguerite L. Spencer This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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Fall 2015 Courses

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THEO 101 - 01 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC 202
CRN: 42779 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. Hollerich 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.

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THEO 101 - 02 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MCH 118
CRN: 40356 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thaddeus P. Wojcik 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.

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THEO 101 - 04 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 202
CRN: 40358 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Edward T. Ulrich 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.

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THEO 101 - 05 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 309
CRN: 42802 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Ry O. Siggelkow 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.

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THEO 101 - 07 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 206
CRN: 40359 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thaddeus P. Wojcik 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.

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THEO 101 - 08 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 231
CRN: 40360 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas J. Bushlack 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.

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THEO 101 - 09 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 202
CRN: 40361 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Edward T. Ulrich 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.

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THEO 101 - 10 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 206
CRN: 40501 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thaddeus P. Wojcik 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.

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THEO 101 - 11 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 202
CRN: 40769 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Edward T. Ulrich 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.

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THEO 101 - 14 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 201
CRN: 42056 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kelly M. Wilson 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.

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THEO 101 - 15 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 207
CRN: 40387 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Frederick W. Nairn 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.

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THEO 101 - 17 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 210
CRN: 42795 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Robert C. Koerpel 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.

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THEO 101 - 18 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MCH 231
CRN: 40697 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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.

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THEO 101 - 19 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC LL62
CRN: 42796 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Bernard V. Brady 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.

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THEO 101 - 21 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 325
CRN: 40389 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David Penchansky 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.

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THEO 101 - 22 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 246
CRN: 43346 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Elaine C. MacMillan 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.

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THEO 101 - 23 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 231
CRN: 40502 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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.

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THEO 101 - 24 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 326
CRN: 40503 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David Penchansky 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.

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THEO 101 - 25 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 247
CRN: 40595 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Carissa S. Wyant 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.

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THEO 101 - 26 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 BEC LL03
CRN: 40370 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Fred D. Longo 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.

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THEO 101 - 27 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 207
CRN: 40367 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Barbara K. Sain 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.

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THEO 101 - 28 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MCH 108
CRN: 41148 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Laura J. Stierman 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.

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THEO 101 - 29 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 204
CRN: 41149 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Robert C. Koerpel 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.

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THEO 101 - 30 Christian Theo Tradition - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC LL01
CRN: 40575 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Eugenia O. Gavrilyuk 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.

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THEO 200 - 01 Christian Belief Ancient/Cont M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MCH 229
CRN: 40371 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Joseph C. Hurtuk 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

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THEO 200 - 02 Christian Belief Ancient/Cont M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 229
CRN: 40372 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Joseph C. Hurtuk 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

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THEO 200 - 03 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 309
CRN: 40467 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Ry O. Siggelkow 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

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THEO 200 - 04 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 309
CRN: 42803 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Ry O. Siggelkow 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

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THEO 200 - 05 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 247
CRN: 42082 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kimberly J. Vrudny 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

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THEO 205 - 01 Old Testament M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 207
CRN: 40373 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Eugenia O. Gavrilyuk An intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 205 - 02 Old Testament M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 109
CRN: 40374 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Eugenia O. Gavrilyuk An intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 205 - 03 Old Testament - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 328
CRN: 40375 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul V. Niskanen An intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 205 - 04 Old Testament - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 401
CRN: 42261 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul V. Niskanen An intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 210 - 01 New Testament M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 110
CRN: 40376 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David T. Landry This course involves the student in an intensive historical, literary and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 210 - 02 New Testament M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 110
CRN: 40377 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David T. Landry This course involves the student in an intensive historical, literary and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 210 - 03 New Testament - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 209
CRN: 43116 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kelly M. Wilson This course involves the student in an intensive historical, literary and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 210 - 04 New Testament - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 209
CRN: 43117 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kelly M. Wilson This course involves the student in an intensive historical, literary and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 215 - 01 Christian Morality M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 234
CRN: 42798 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary Ann Kish This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 215 - 02 Christian Morality M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 329
CRN: 40379 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul J. Wojda This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 215 - 03 Christian Morality M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 238
CRN: 40381 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary Ann Kish This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 215 - 04 Christian Morality - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 206
CRN: 42084 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary K. Twite This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 215 - 05 Christian Morality - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 328
CRN: 42800 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary K. Twite This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 215 - 41 HONORS Christian Morality M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 SCB 329
CRN: 41144 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul J. Wojda This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 230 - 01 Medieval Theology M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 207
CRN: 41342 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven J. McMichael A study of the development of Christian Theology from the fall of the Roman Empire until the Renaissance. Special attention will be given to the main themes of the classical Christian views of faith/reason, grace/nature, God/creation in the theologies of such theologians as St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Bonaventure. Other themes that may be treated: the role of monasticism and mendicant life; medieval saints such as St. Francis of Assisi and Catherine of Siena, women's spirituality, mysticism, liturgical developments, religious art and architecture, and the interaction of Christians with Jews and Muslims. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 230 - 02 Medieval Theology M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 207
CRN: 41606 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven J. McMichael A study of the development of Christian Theology from the fall of the Roman Empire until the Renaissance. Special attention will be given to the main themes of the classical Christian views of faith/reason, grace/nature, God/creation in the theologies of such theologians as St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Bonaventure. Other themes that may be treated: the role of monasticism and mendicant life; medieval saints such as St. Francis of Assisi and Catherine of Siena, women's spirituality, mysticism, liturgical developments, religious art and architecture, and the interaction of Christians with Jews and Muslims. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 302 - 01 Second Vatican Council - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 246
CRN: 43267 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Massimo Faggioli This course examines the roots of Vatican II in the unfinished work of the First Vatican Council, together with the movements and events in the period between the councils. In addition, it analyzes major documents of the Second Vatican Council with special attention to the dogmatic and pastoral constitutions of the Church. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 310 - 01 Christian Worship M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MHC 211
CRN: 41607 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary M. Hoden A study of Christian communal worship from historical, social science, and theological perspectives. This course examines worship as the sanctification of time, space, and life. It also includes a comparison and contrast of Eastern (Orthodox) and Western (Lutheran, Anglican, Reformed, Baptist, Methodist, Quaker, Frontier, Pentecostal) worship practices with those of Roman Catholics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 310 - 02 Christian Worship M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 211
CRN: 41608 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary M. Hoden A study of Christian communal worship from historical, social science, and theological perspectives. This course examines worship as the sanctification of time, space, and life. It also includes a comparison and contrast of Eastern (Orthodox) and Western (Lutheran, Anglican, Reformed, Baptist, Methodist, Quaker, Frontier, Pentecostal) worship practices with those of Roman Catholics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 360 - 01 Contemp Cath Theologians - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 MHC 204
CRN: 42059 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Robert C. Koerpel This course concentrates on the study of two to four influential Catholic systematic theologians of the 20th and 21st centuries within their historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts. The course will alternate between the study of the prominent themes and concerns of the modern and post-modern world, and the theologians' varied responses to these issues through substantial primary text reading and discussion. The Second Vatican Council's impact upon systematic work will be measured as well. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 373 - 01 Person & Mission of Jesus M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 232
CRN: 42060 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark J. McInroy This course explores New Testament understandings of some of the titles of Jesus, such as Christ, Lord, and Savior, and investigates the development of Christological doctrine in the early centuries of Christianity. Consideration will also be given to some modern Christological questions. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 373 - 02 Person & Mission of Jesus M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MCH 231
CRN: 42804 Instructor: Mark J. McInroy This course explores New Testament understandings of some of the titles of Jesus, such as Christ, Lord, and Savior, and investigates the development of Christological doctrine in the early centuries of Christianity. Consideration will also be given to some modern Christological questions. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 380 - 01 Grace, Hope, Eschatology - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 208
CRN: 42061 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Barbara K. Sain This course explores the connections among the life of grace, Christian hope and the traditional "last things" - death, judgment and eternal life - using the death-resurrection of Jesus as the foundation and point of departure for study. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 394 - 01 Death and the Afterlife - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 401
CRN: 42805 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Anne H. King This course explores Christian and non-Christian conceptions of death and afterlife. It focuses on Christian theological views, but also considers Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist conceptions. Specific topics addressed will be ideas of judgment, heaven, purgatory, hell, reincarnation, and accounts of near-death experiences. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 394 - 02 Death and the Afterlife - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 222
CRN: 42806 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Anne H. King This course explores Christian and non-Christian conceptions of death and afterlife. It focuses on Christian theological views, but also considers Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist conceptions. Specific topics addressed will be ideas of judgment, heaven, purgatory, hell, reincarnation, and accounts of near-death experiences. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 420 - 41 HONORS Theo & Biomedical Revol - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 306
CRN: 42807 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul J. Wojda This course examines the contributions of Christian faith to reflecting upon, understanding, and resolving issues and ethical questions raised by revolutionary developments in the life sciences, e.g. innovation birth technologies, genetic manipulation and control, human experimentation, the prolonging of life and allocation of scarce medical resources. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course and PHIL 115

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THEO 421 - 01 Theologies of Justice & Peace M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC 246
CRN: 41109 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Philip E. Stoltzfus An examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and othe Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group studied affect theif views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African Tribal), Islam, and one secular worldview (e.g. Marxism, capitalism, secular humanism). Students are required to investigate one worldview in depth through a semester-long research project. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 421 - 02 Theologies of Justice & Peace M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 246
CRN: 42062 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Philip E. Stoltzfus An examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and othe Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group studied affect theif views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African Tribal), Islam, and one secular worldview (e.g. Marxism, capitalism, secular humanism). Students are required to investigate one worldview in depth through a semester-long research project. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 421 - 04 Theologies of Justice & Peace - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 204
CRN: 42064 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Frederick W. Nairn An examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and othe Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group studied affect theif views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African Tribal), Islam, and one secular worldview (e.g. Marxism, capitalism, secular humanism). Students are required to investigate one worldview in depth through a semester-long research project. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 422 - 01 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profesn - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 55S 207
CRN: 41594 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John F. McVea, Michael J. Naughton What is a good manager and how does he or she contribute to the common good? This course pursues these questions within the Christian social tradition broadly understood through an exploration of the theologcial relationship between work as a vocation and leisure as contemplation. Within this theological context, the course examines the financial, organizational, technological, and cultural forces that managers and organizations encounter daily. Prerequsite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 423 - 01 Christian Marriage M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 SCB 325
CRN: 41110 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Marguerite L. Spencer This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 423 - 02 Christian Marriage M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 117
CRN: 41111 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul V. Niskanen This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 424 - 01 Christianity/World Religion - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 210
CRN: 42065 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Carissa S. Wyant This course is a comparison of the teachings and practices of Christianity with the teachings and practices of selected non-Christian religions, for example, American Indian (Lakota), Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The aim of the course will be to clarify similarities and differences between Christianity and other religions, to reflect on the problem posed by religious pluralism in modern culture, and to develop a Christian theology of world religions. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 424 - 02 Christianity/World Religion - - - R - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 222
CRN: 42066 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Carissa S. Wyant This course is a comparison of the teachings and practices of Christianity with the teachings and practices of selected non-Christian religions, for example, American Indian (Lakota), Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The aim of the course will be to clarify similarities and differences between Christianity and other religions, to reflect on the problem posed by religious pluralism in modern culture, and to develop a Christian theology of world religions. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 426 - 01 Islam - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 222
CRN: 41113 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Fred D. Longo This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic beliefs and practices of Islam in its diverse cultural expressions worldwide, including worship, family life, and intellectual and artistic traditions. Through a close reading of Qur'anic and biblical texts, students will consider how Islam is both similar to and different from the other two major monotheistic faiths, Judaism and Christianity. Finally, the course will examine how both Islam and Christianity are meeting the challenges of modern culture. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 426 - 02 Islam - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 326
CRN: 41114 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Fred D. Longo This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic beliefs and practices of Islam in its diverse cultural expressions worldwide, including worship, family life, and intellectual and artistic traditions. Through a close reading of Qur'anic and biblical texts, students will consider how Islam is both similar to and different from the other two major monotheistic faiths, Judaism and Christianity. Finally, the course will examine how both Islam and Christianity are meeting the challenges of modern culture. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 431 - 01 Women in the Early Church M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 JRC 246
CRN: 41609 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Elaine C. MacMillan The literature of early Christianity is filled with ambiguity concerning women's role in the churches and in the story of salvation. Women's subordination was justified on the basis of Eve's role in bringing evil and sin into the world. At the same time, women were presented as heroiness and models of the ideal Christian life. They held roles of leadership within early church communities, even while early church writers argued against their right to do so. This course will examine a wide range of primary texts by and about women in the early Christian churches in order to explore the relationship between faith and culture as the context for understanding women's role and status in the early church. It will also look at ways in which these texts might be relevant for the modern context. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 434 - 01 Science & Christian Theo - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OWS 250
CRN: 42811 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Philip A. Rolnick This course is an introduction to the interrelationship between Christian theology (the understanding of the Christian faith), and the natural sciences. It explores the relationship between scientifc and theological methods and modes of knowledge, and considers some of the central topics of Christian theology - God, creation, providence, resurrections, and afterlife - in the light of modern scientific evidence adn theories. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course and PHIL 115 and one Science course

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THEO 435 - 01 Atheists & Apologists - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 222
CRN: 42812 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Anne H. King This course explores the problem of religious beliefs in a secular society by focusing on the effects of the empirical and human sciences on the classical understanding of God. Considering original thinkers, such as Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, and Freud, the course will explore the emergence of several types of atheism and the intellecutual defense of religious belief. Students will do a detailed reading of selected texts, which may include theological, philosophical, scientific, and literary works. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course and PHIL 115

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THEO 438 - 01 Theo-Crime, Punish, Forgive M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 247
CRN: 42067 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy M. Levad This course will (a) explore U.S. criminal justice systems from several theological viewpoints and (b) cultivate a conversation between the resources of theology and criminology in the search for responses to the current issues in these systems. The overlapping themes in criminology and theology of crime and sin, punishment and rehabilitation and redemption, restoration and forgiveness will shape the discussion. Students pursuing vocations in criminal justice will have an opportunity to consider the relationship between their work and Christian theology, while students who are interested in the topic as involved citizens may come to see how they may play a part in addressing this issue. Prerequisite: THEO 101 one THEO course numbered 200-399; PHIL 115

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THEO 446 - 01 Theology & Psychology - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 205
CRN: 42068 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas J. Bushlack This course will investigate the relationship between psychology and theological approaches to human existence. This course will address interfacing issues such as how the human person is varioulsy conceived, the relationship between human flourishing and spiritual development. There is an inherent, creative tension between the assumptions and methods of both disciplines, one typically seeking adjustment and individuation and the other seeking holiness and realizing the reign of God. Through lecture, critical reading, class discussion, and student research this course shall examine how both academic disciplines inform and challenge each other. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 453 - 01 Theology & Art M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 222
CRN: 43118 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer C. Awes-Freeman Through the ages, the relationship between theology and the arts has been mutually enriching, resulting in some of the world's masterpieces of visual art, architeturce, music, and literature. The relationship, too, has been strained by iconoclastic movements which express fear that the arts tempt people with idolatry. In this course, students will consider the theolocial dimensions of the complex relationship between theology and the arts. Emphasis on historical periods, themes, doctrines, intersections, and types of art will vary according to the expertise of the instructors. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, one Art History course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 459 - 01 Theology & Environment M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 JRC 401
CRN: 41610 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy M. Levad 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 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 459 - 02 Theology & Environment M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 111
CRN: 42083 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy M. Levad 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 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 459 - 03 Theology & Environment - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 246
CRN: 42813 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Maria E. Dahmus, Mary K. Twite 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 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 464 - 01 Jesus Christ & Intrelg Dialg M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 106
CRN: 42069 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Hans S. Gustafson This course will explore the identity and role of Jesus in Christianity in relation to Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. It will show the similarities and differences in the various approaches to Jesus in the context of each of these respective religions and of interfaith dialogue. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 471 - 01 Global Catholicism - - - R - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 246
CRN: 41611 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Massimo Faggioli The history of Christianity is a history of inculturation in diverse geographical and cultural settings. Now the axis of the Christian world is shifting to the global South, in a age of globalization. This course examines the implications of this shift, and the resources that Christian theology and tradition offer for guiding how Christians live out their faith across cultures. It explores how differing cultural perspectives inform Christian teaching, while in turn Christian teaching grounds and guides the process of inculturaion. Specific topics include: the worldwide growth of Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity, implications for the ecclesiology of the Roman Catholic and other historic churches; and the Christian duty of global solidarity and its potential to reshape national, ethnic and class loyalties. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course and PHIL 115

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THEO 101 - 01 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10077 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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.

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THEO 101 - 02 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10045 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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.

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THEO 205 - 01 Old Testament - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10074 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff An intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 210 - 01 New Testament - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10046 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course involves the student in an intensive historical, literary and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 210 - 02 New Testament - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10075 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course involves the student in an intensive historical, literary and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 210 - 03 New Testament - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10145 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course involves the student in an intensive historical, literary and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 215 - 01 Christian Morality - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10078 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 215 - 02 Christian Morality - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10161 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 421 - 01 Theologies of Justice & Peace - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10175 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff An examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and othe Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group studied affect theif views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African Tribal), Islam, and one secular worldview (e.g. Marxism, capitalism, secular humanism). Students are required to investigate one worldview in depth through a semester-long research project. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 423 - 01 Christian Marriage - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10079 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 423 - 02 Christian Marriage - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10091 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 424 - 01 Christianity/World Religion - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10146 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is a comparison of the teachings and practices of Christianity with the teachings and practices of selected non-Christian religions, for example, American Indian (Lakota), Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The aim of the course will be to clarify similarities and differences between Christianity and other religions, to reflect on the problem posed by religious pluralism in modern culture, and to develop a Christian theology of world religions. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 436 - 01 Chrstian Fath & Legal Profes - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10147 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff If to work is to share in the creative activity of God, then what specific challenge does the this pose for an attorney given the grinding realities of the legal profession? If to be a professional is to live out a tripartite relationship between self, client, and a higher standard, then how does an attorney determine, much less respond to such a standard? Through a close reading of a variety of theological texts, treaties, case studies and rules of professional conduct, this course will address these questions and, in so doing, attempt to fashion a paradigm for the Christian practice of law. Within this paradigm, emphasis will be placed on the meaning of justice, law, rights and responsibilities. An ethic of care that fosters the development of a compassionate world and a common life will be emphasized. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 451 - 01 Christianity & Nazism - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10148 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course studies both Catholic and Protestant Christianity in Germany from the First World War to the end of the Second World War. The basic theme is Christianity's relationship with its host culture, and the ways in which the churches, both theologians and lay people, understood that relationship, especially in its political dimension, amidst the crises that convulsed Germany in the twenties, thirties, and forties. Attention is given both to cases that demonstrate the conflict between Christianity and culture, and to cases in which the conflict was not acknowledged, whether through defects of character, theological blind spots, or political miscalculations. Prerequisite:THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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