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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:

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - L11 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 SCB 329

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

SCB 329

Course Registration Number:

41767 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Amy M. Levad

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 101 - PL4 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 481

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 481

Course Registration Number:

41764 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Amy M. Levad

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.

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 459 - L01 Theology & Environment - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MHC 205

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

MHC 205

Course Registration Number:

10176 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Amy M. Levad

This course examines Christian theological and moral reflection on the relation between human activity and the natural environment. It will address environmental issues that are of mutual concern to theologians and the natural or social sciences; thus it will study scientific analysis along with theological perspectives. The course will also review contemporary practices and/or policies that address environmental problems. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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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 MHC 204

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 204

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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