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Kimberly Vrudny

Associate Professor
Office
JRC 155
Phone
(651) 962-5337
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5337
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail# JRC 153, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105


Kimberly Vrudny is an associate professor of systematic theology at the University of St. Thomas. She has been on faculty since 2001 and teaches in the areas of theological aesthetics, theology and the arts, and political theology. In her most recent book, Beauty's Vineyard: A Theological Aesthetic of Anguish and Anticipation, she addresses religious questions raised by contemporary social realists and, in so doing, constructs a socially engaged theology of Beauty. She was on sabbatical in South Africa, Thailand, and Mexico during academic year 2009-2010 to create "30 Years/30 Lives," a photography project documenting thirty people impacted by HIV/AIDS to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the pandemic. She has been recognized by her peers for excellence in teaching, receiving the “Global Citizenship Award” in 2010, awarded by the office of international education, and the “Faculty Award in Service-Learning” in 2006, awarded by the office of service-learning. She served on the staff of ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies for sixteen years (1993-2009), and is now the journal’s senior editor. She is the author of:

 

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - 06 Christian Theological Trad M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 414
CRN: 40312 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kimberly J. Vrudny 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 - - 1335 - 1440 JRC 414
CRN: 40319 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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