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Ali Chamseddine

Adjunct Professor
Office
JRC 121
Phone
651-962-5308
Mail
Mail #JRC 109, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105

Ali Chamseddine graduated Summa Cum Laude with his License in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He specializes in Ecumenical and Interreligious Studies. His thesis was titled, “Shi’a Eschatology in the Light of its History and Theology: Setting the Way for a Theological Dialogue”.

Ali has received a number of scholarships and fellowships from organizations from around the world to continue the work of ecumenical and interreligious dialogue. He is currently working on his Doctorate in Sacred Theology. His involvement in ecumenism and interreligious dialogue is a natural result of being raised in Lebanon and having a religiously diverse family. Ali finds that his background affords him the opportunity to connect with and build bridges of understanding between diverse communities.

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - 10 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 209

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

40374 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Ali Chamseddine

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 take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 426 - 01 Islam M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 101

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

SCB 101

Course Registration Number:

43147 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Ali Chamseddine

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 426 - 02 Islam M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 SCB 101

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

SCB 101

Course Registration Number:

43148 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Ali Chamseddine

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location