J-Term 2015 Courses

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THEO 101 - 01 Christian Theo Tradition - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MHC 203
CRN: 10092 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. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 02 Christian Theo Tradition - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 JRC 201
CRN: 10052 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark J. McInroy 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.

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THEO 101 - A01 Theology 101 in Rome - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10267 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Massimo Faggioli, Shirley E. Jordon STUDY ABROAD: Rome-Italy

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THEO 205 - 01 Old Testament - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MCH 233
CRN: 10088 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 210 - 01 New Testament - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MCH 108
CRN: 10053 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 210 - 02 New Testament - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MCH 106
CRN: 10089 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Susan E. Myers 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 210 - 03 New Testament - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 JRC 246
CRN: 10235 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Susan E. Myers 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 215 - 01 Christian Morality - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 MHC 203
CRN: 10093 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 215 - 02 Christian Morality - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MCH 118
CRN: 10253 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas J. Bushlack 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 397 - A01 AIDS, Apartheid & Art of Resis - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10034 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff

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THEO 421 - 01 Theologies of Justice & Peace - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 JRC 247
CRN: 10272 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 - A01 Theo Justice & Peace/L.Amer. - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10282 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gerald W. Schlabach STUDY ABROAD: Guatemala City-Guatemala

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THEO 423 - 01 Christian Marriage - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MHC 202
CRN: 10094 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Philip A. Rolnick 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 - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MCH 109
CRN: 10107 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary K. Twite 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 W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MCH 110
CRN: 10237 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Elaine C. MacMillan 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 - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MCH 111
CRN: 10238 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Marguerite L. Spencer 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 - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 JRC LL01
CRN: 10239 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. Hollerich 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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THEO 455 - 01 Church in Latin America M T W - - - - 0900 - 1600 MCH 117
CRN: 10241 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gerald W. Schlabach In this course we will study Christian theology and practice in a context of great suffering and struggle. We analyze the various forms that Christianity has taken in Latin America from the period of the Spanish Conquest to the present. We will study the history of the Church in Latin America, but more importantly we will examine the theological issues raised in each era to see how Christians have lived their faith under different circumstances. As we examine the complex interplay of Church, poverty, and power in Latin American history, we will examine theologies and spiritualities of evangelization, liberation, martyrdom, poverty, and the Church. We will also study and critique specifically Latin American methods and approaches to the theological task itself. Finally, we will examine the coming of the Latin American Church to the United States through immigration. 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 455 - A01 Church in Latin America - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10281 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gerald W. Schlabach STUDY ABROAD: Guatemala City-Guatemala

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THEO 490 - A05 Topics: Theology in S. Africa - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10280 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kimberly J. Vrudny STUDY ABROAD: Capetown, Johannesburg-South Africa

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Spring 2015 Courses

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THEO 101 - 01 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 SCB 205
CRN: 20503 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Marguerite L. Spencer 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.

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THEO 101 - 02 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 JRC 414
CRN: 20518 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. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 03 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MCH 109
CRN: 21007 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Joseph C. Hurtuk 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.

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THEO 101 - 04 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 326
CRN: 20811 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Hugo L. Montero 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.

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THEO 101 - 05 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 205
CRN: 20394 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Marguerite L. Spencer 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.

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THEO 101 - 06 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 109
CRN: 20396 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Joseph C. Hurtuk 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.

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THEO 101 - 07 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 325
CRN: 21016 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. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 08 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 235
CRN: 20395 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary M. Hoden 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.

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THEO 101 - 09 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 SCB 326
CRN: 20397 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Hugo L. Montero 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.

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THEO 101 - 10 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 210
CRN: 20399 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. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 11 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 210
CRN: 20398 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven J. McMichael 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.

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THEO 101 - 12 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 309
CRN: 20813 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. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 13 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 401
CRN: 21006 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. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 14 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 202
CRN: 20400 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Nathaniel J. Van Yperen 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.

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THEO 101 - 15 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 201
CRN: 20420 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. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 16 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 202
CRN: 20401 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Nathaniel J. Van Yperen 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.

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THEO 101 - 17 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 324
CRN: 20402 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary K. Twite 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.

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THEO 101 - 18 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC 113
CRN: 20527 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. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 19 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 329
CRN: 20572 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary K. Twite 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.

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THEO 101 - 20 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 202
CRN: 20403 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. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 21 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 401
CRN: 20404 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. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 22 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 206
CRN: 20529 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. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 23 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 202
CRN: 20573 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. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 24 Christian Theo Tradition - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 201
CRN: 21212 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. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 25 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 JRC LL62
CRN: 22616 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. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 41 HONORS Christian Theo Trad M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 126
CRN: 20406 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. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 42 HONORS Christian Theo Tradi M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 222
CRN: 22566 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Marguerite L. Spencer 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.

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THEO 101 - 43 HONORS Christian Theo Trad M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 246
CRN: 22567 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary M. Hoden 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.

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THEO 200 - 01 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MCH 231
CRN: 20435 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark J. McInroy 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 231
CRN: 20408 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark J. McInroy 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 206
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

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THEO 200 - 04 Christian Belief Ancient Cont M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 231
CRN: 20407 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark J. McInroy 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 M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 206
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

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THEO 200 - 06 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 203
CRN: 22583 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Barbara K. Sain 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 - 07 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 206
CRN: 22584 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 200 - 08 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont - - - R - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 201
CRN: 22585 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Barbara K. Sain 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 JRC 201
CRN: 21214 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 205 - 02 Old Testament M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 201
CRN: 20409 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 205 - 03 Old Testament - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 207
CRN: 20410 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 205 - 04 Old Testament - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OSS 122
CRN: 21357 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David Penchansky 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 205 - 05 Old Testament - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 207
CRN: 21756 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David Penchansky 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 205 - 06 Old Testament - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 229
CRN: 21757 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 210 - 01 New Testament M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 229
CRN: 20411 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 210 - 02 New Testament M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 229
CRN: 20434 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 210 - 03 New Testament M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC 414
CRN: 21758 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary C. Doyle 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 210 - 04 New Testament M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 414
CRN: 22586 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary C. Doyle 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 210 - 05 New Testament - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 208
CRN: 22587 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John W. Martens 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 210 - 06 New Testament - T - - - - - 1800 - 2130 JRC 414
CRN: 22600 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Juan M. Betancourt 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 215 - 01 Christian Morality M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 207
CRN: 20814 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas J. Bushlack 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 215 - 02 Christian Morality - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 328
CRN: 20815 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 215 - 03 Christian Morality - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OWS 257
CRN: 20412 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy M. Levad 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 215 - 41 HONORS Christian Morality - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OWS 150
CRN: 21240 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy M. Levad 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 220 - 01 Early Christian Theology M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MCH 233
CRN: 20778 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark E. DelCogliano A theological and historical introduction to the origins and development of the Christian church from the first to the fifth centuries. Special attention will be given to the historical emergence of Christian doctrines, creeds and canon; the formation of Christian understandings of the human person; the development of liturgical and sacramental traditions; and the interaction of Christianity with other ancient cultures. Contemporary approaches to the study of Christian origins will be emphasized. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 220 - 02 Early Christian Theology M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 233
CRN: 21213 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark E. DelCogliano A theological and historical introduction to the origins and development of the Christian church from the first to the fifth centuries. Special attention will be given to the historical emergence of Christian doctrines, creeds and canon; the formation of Christian understandings of the human person; the development of liturgical and sacramental traditions; and the interaction of Christianity with other ancient cultures. Contemporary approaches to the study of Christian origins will be emphasized. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 230 - 01 Medieval Theology M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 210
CRN: 21132 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 231 - 01 American Catholicism - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 205
CRN: 22588 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Massimo Faggioli This course emphasizes the impact of cultures on one another in the growth of the Catholic community in today's United States. These world and theological views and their practical applications in the piety, politics, and everyday life of Catholics will be the primary focus. By summarizing significant events and characters in the history of the Catholic experience, the student will develop an understanding both of the different ethnic experiences and the theological concerns which created a pluralism among American Catholics that makes teh Church of the United States truly catholic. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 240 - 01 Prot & Catholic Reformation M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 205
CRN: 21382 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Shirley E. Jordon An investigation of the origins of the Protestant tradition through the writings of Martin Luther, John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, and the Radical reformers, among others. This course also examines the Roman Catholic response, especially as articulated by Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, and the Council of Trent. Attention will be given to the theological issues which emerged, as well as views on marriage and family life, religious and political authority, and the status of women. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 302 - 01 Second Vatican Council - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 SCB 205
CRN: 21535 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 310 - 01 Christian Worship M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 414
CRN: 20816 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thaddeus P. Wojcik 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 360 - 01 Contemp Cath Theologians - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 206
CRN: 22589 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Barbara K. Sain 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 391 - 01 Persons Divine & Human -Majors - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 327
CRN: 20897 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Philip A. Rolnick A capstone experience for theology majors and minors. The subject matter of this course, announced in the annual Class Schedule, will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate already existing theology courses. Students explore, in seminar format, a particular theological theme or issue form the perspective of at least three of the four sub-disciplines of theology (biblical, systematic, historical, moral). Under the guidance of the instructor, students will complete a major research project. Prerequisite: a minimum of sixteen credits in theology, including THEO 101

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THEO 394 - 01 Death and the Afterlife M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 233
CRN: 20779 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark E. DelCogliano 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 417 - 01 Internship in Ministry - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20531 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This internship complements the student's academic work by providing a supervised ministerial experience. Working with an on-site ministry staff person, the student will apply their academic training to their chosen area of ministry. A minimum of 10 hours per week at the selected agency or church is required, as well as a weekly seminar session led by a UST Theology faculty member. Prerequisite: Completion of 24 credits in theology, including THEO 101 and 215

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THEO 420 - 01 Christian Bioethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 SCB 326
CRN: 21763 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 420 - 02 Theology & Biomedical Revol - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 326
CRN: 22591 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 SCB 206
CRN: 20901 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 SCB 206
CRN: 20898 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 - 03 Theologies of Justice & Peace - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 311
CRN: 20899 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jack A. Nelson-Pallmeyer 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 - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 401
CRN: 20900 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 421 - 05 Theologies of Justice & Peace - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 246
CRN: 22592 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gerald W. Schlabach 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 - 06 Theologies of Justice & Peace - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 201
CRN: 22593 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gerald W. Schlabach 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 M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 108
CRN: 21451 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Brian P. Shapiro, 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 JRC 222
CRN: 20902 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary M. Hoden 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 - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 246
CRN: 20903 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mary K. Twite 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 M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MHC 208
CRN: 21783 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Elaine C. MacMillan 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 - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 206
CRN: 22594 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 M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 452
CRN: 20907 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Odeh A. Muhawesh 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 428 - 01 Women & the Old Testament - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 222
CRN: 22595 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David Penchansky This course explores the topic of women and the Old Testament from several different vantage points. In the first place, it will try to reconstruct the status and roles of women during the biblical periods at various points in their ancient Near Eastern context. This reconstruction will involve an examination of the legal and narrative material of the Old Testament and cross-cultural studies on women and family life in non-industrial countries. Secondly, the course investigates the conceptions of gender in the Old Testament, including key texts such as the creation stories, the stories about the ancestors, the stories about family honor, the female characters of the historical books of the Bible, the books named after women (Ruth, Esther, Judith), the texts symbolizing women as evil (e.g., the foreign woman, the adulterous wife, the whore of Babylon). Finally, the course studies the interpretive work of biblical scholars and how they utilize various historical and literary-critical methodologies in order to bring issues of gender, race, and class to bear upon the biblical text. 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 430 - 01 Music & the Bible - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 222
CRN: 22596 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Corrine L. Carvalho, David P. Jenkins This course explores the social, cultural and religious contexts for music-making among biblical peoples and the primitive Christian communities. Students will learn to do detailed analysis of psalm and canticle texts in the Old Testament and acclamations, infancy canticles, God-hymns, Christ-hymns and psalmody in the New Testament. Implications for present-day worship and spiritualtiy will also be addressed. 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 - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 203
CRN: 21766 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Susan E. Myers 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 433 - 01 Theology & Politics M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 JRC 247
CRN: 21533 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas J. Bushlack A theological investigation of changing relationships between Christianity and the political order, principally in religious terms as understood by Christians themselves but also from the vantage point of government. Emphasis in the first half of the course is on the foundational events of the New Testament and the early Christian era, and in the second half on Christianity's experience with secular and democractic modernity in America. The aim of the course is to measure the effect, in changing historical contexts, of persecution, establishment, and disestablishment, on a religion which professes both to be rooted in transcendent reality, and to have direct implications for life in this world. Primary readings from scripture, ancient and modern theology, speeches, sermons, Supreme Court decisions, and political, sociological and religious reflections on the American experiment with democracy and freedom of religion. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 433 - 02 Theology & Politics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 247
CRN: 21534 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas J. Bushlack A theological investigation of changing relationships between Christianity and the political order, principally in religious terms as understood by Christians themselves but also from the vantage point of government. Emphasis in the first half of the course is on the foundational events of the New Testament and the early Christian era, and in the second half on Christianity's experience with secular and democractic modernity in America. The aim of the course is to measure the effect, in changing historical contexts, of persecution, establishment, and disestablishment, on a religion which professes both to be rooted in transcendent reality, and to have direct implications for life in this world. Primary readings from scripture, ancient and modern theology, speeches, sermons, Supreme Court decisions, and political, sociological and religious reflections on the American experiment with democracy and freedom of religion. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 437 - 01 Chrstn Faith & Hlth Care Prof. - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 247
CRN: 22168 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Angela M. Senander, Lesley M. Scibora What is a good health care professional? This course pursues this question and possible answers to it, from a historical, moral, and theological point of view. Reading and discussion will be guided by a detailed investigation of the scientific/technological, economic, and cultural forces that are presently complicating our traditional understanding of health care. Emphasis throughout will be on the Christian tradition of moral inquiry as a resource for responding to this question. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 448 - 01 Writers Grappling with God M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 211
CRN: 22552 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Erika C. Scheurer, Shirley E. Jordon How do various writers explore and convey their understandings or theological categories such as God, humanity, creation, redemption, fath, doubt, good, and evil? How does looking at the interplay of form and content, the elements and purpose of storytelling, and the connections of culture and ideology to artistic expression shed light on key theological questions? This team-taught course will explore these literary and theological questions through critical engagement with texts from a variety of time periods, literary genres, and religious perspectives. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and one English course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 450 - 01 Theology & Mass Media M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 209
CRN: 22598 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David T. Landry This course will analyze and evaluate the coverage of religion and religious issues in the mass media (primarily in newspaper and magazines) and analyze religiously-inspired or religiously-themed media products (primarily in films, radio, television programs, and books). This course attempts to develop skills in detecting the religious thread in the tapestry of modern culture, interpreting the theological content in popular culture, critically analyzing the coverage of religion in the news, and appreciating the ways in which the finest examples of religiously-themed popular culture have advanced the theological conversation of which all modern believers are a part. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 452 - 01 Theology & Beauty - - - R - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 222
CRN: 20908 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kimberly J. Vrudny Is beauty "in the eye of the beholder"? Are "beauty" and "prettiness" synonymous? Are "beauty" and "ugliness" opposites? Might beauty still be considered a transcendental aspect of being along with the true and the good? Is it possible that Beauty is a name for God, or a means by which God reveals God's self in the created order? This course examines a variety of theological approaches to these questions, both ancient and modern. It also explores the implications of varying answers to these questions for the arts, and for lives of faith. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 455 - 01 Church in Latin America - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 325
CRN: 22166 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Angela M. Senander, Kari E. Zimmerman In this course we will study Christian theology and practice in a context of great suffering and struggle. We analyze the various forms that Christianity has taken in Latin America from the period of the Spanish Conquest to the present. We will study the history of the Church in Latin America, but more importantly we will examine the theological issues raised in each era to see how Christians have lived their faith under different circumstances. As we examine the complex interplay of Church, poverty, and power in Latin American history, we will examine theologies and spiritualities of evangelization, liberation, martyrdom, poverty, and the Church. We will also study and critique specifically Latin American methods and approaches to the theological task itself. Finally, we will examine the coming of the Latin American Church to the United States through immigration. 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 455 - 02 Church in Latin America - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 247
CRN: 22167 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Angela M. Senander, Kari E. Zimmerman In this course we will study Christian theology and practice in a context of great suffering and struggle. We analyze the various forms that Christianity has taken in Latin America from the period of the Spanish Conquest to the present. We will study the history of the Church in Latin America, but more importantly we will examine the theological issues raised in each era to see how Christians have lived their faith under different circumstances. As we examine the complex interplay of Church, poverty, and power in Latin American history, we will examine theologies and spiritualities of evangelization, liberation, martyrdom, poverty, and the Church. We will also study and critique specifically Latin American methods and approaches to the theological task itself. Finally, we will examine the coming of the Latin American Church to the United States through immigration. 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 459 - 01 Theology & Environment - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 204
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 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 459 - 02 Theology & Environment - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 401
CRN: 22597 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy M. Levad, Paul A. Lorah 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 462 - 01 Theo and Lit - C.S. Lewis - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 327
CRN: 22599 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Philip A. Rolnick This is a Bridge Course whose readings will focus primarily on C.S. Lewis's literary works, especially, but not exclusively, on his fiction. The course will also include some critical works, both Lewis's as well as others' work about Lewis. In addition, numerous biblical passages will be examined, including the parables of Jesus, which, as a parallel to Lewis's work, can demonstrate the theological possibility of narrative. Class lectures and readings in and about Lewis will explore Christian theology and its interdisciplinary relations to literature, especially myth. Through the lens of Lewis's literature, historical, philosophical, moral, educational, and global issues will be considered. 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 - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 BEC LL03
CRN: 21769 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven J. McMichael 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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