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Amy Levad

Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D. Emory University
Office
JRC 146
Phone
(651) 962-5318
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5318
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail #JRC 109, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105


Amy Levad is an associate professor of moral theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She teaches in areas of theology and criminal justice, environmental theology, and theological ethics.  Her current work explores Christian responses to mass incarceration, particularly drawing on sacramental and liturgical ethics to argue for commitment to work for social justice and criminal justice reform. A 2016 recipient of a Louisville Institute Project Grant, Levad is conducting a study on faith-based involvement in activism, education, and ministry in efforts to dismantle mass incarceration.She has worked extensively in prison education and restorative justice, including as a member of the Board of Directors of Restorative Justice Community Action and as the founding coordinator of the Certificate in Theological Studies program at Metro State Prison in Atlanta (now housed at Arrendale State Prison). Englewood Review of Books recently named Dr. Levad one of ten important woman theologians you should be reading. She is the author of:

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 215 - W01 Christian Morality - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 210

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

21381 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 215 - W02 Christian Morality - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 210

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

21382 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 438 - L01 Theo-Crime, Punish, Forgive - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 222

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

22777 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Amy M. Levad

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

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Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 100 - L13 Foundations: Care for Creation - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC 110

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

46836 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Amy M. Levad

This section explores the foundational claim in Christian theology that creation is brought into existence and sustained by a Creator, a claim that informs Catholic intellectual tradition and social teaching. We will consider questions such as: Does God care about how human beings treat creation? What guidance does scripture offer for how we ought to live on this planet? Is environmental destruction, such as the climate crisis, the result of human sin, or part of God's plan to bring about the end of the world? What are the implications of the conviction that God became human and lived on Earth? Can and ought theologians and scientists work together to overcome environmental problems? How is love of neighbor and commitment to the common good tied to care for creation?

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 100 - L14 Foundations: Care for Creation - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 207

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

46837 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Amy M. Levad

This section explores the foundational claim in Christian theology that creation is brought into existence and sustained by a Creator, a claim that informs Catholic intellectual tradition and social teaching. We will consider questions such as: Does God care about how human beings treat creation? What guidance does scripture offer for how we ought to live on this planet? Is environmental destruction, such as the climate crisis, the result of human sin, or part of God's plan to bring about the end of the world? What are the implications of the conviction that God became human and lived on Earth? Can and ought theologians and scientists work together to overcome environmental problems? How is love of neighbor and commitment to the common good tied to care for creation?

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 100 - PL4 Foundations: Care fo Creation - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 BEC 110

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

46865 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Amy M. Levad

This section explores the foundational claim in Christian theology that creation is brought into existence and sustained by a Creator, a claim that informs Catholic intellectual tradition and social teaching. We will consider questions such as: Does God care about how human beings treat creation? What guidance does scripture offer for how we ought to live on this planet? Is environmental destruction, such as the climate crisis, the result of human sin, or part of God's plan to bring about the end of the world? What are the implications of the conviction that God became human and lived on Earth? Can and ought theologians and scientists work together to overcome environmental problems? How is love of neighbor and commitment to the common good tied to care for creation?

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)