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Barbara Sain

Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D. Catholic University of America

Office
JRC 149
Phone
(651) 962-5327
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5327
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail #JRC 153, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105


Education

B.A.     1992    University of Notre Dame
M.A.    1996    The Catholic University of America
Ph.D.    2005    The Catholic University of America


Sample Theology courses

101    Christian Theological Tradition
200    Christian Belief: Ancient and Contemporary
380    Grace, Hope and Eschatology
397    Christian Faith and the Engineering Profession


Research Interests


The theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar
Theories of truth and knowledge
Theology and engineering


Publications

"Expression in the Theo-Logic: Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Manifestation of Divine Truth in the World," Philosophy & Theology 

Barbara Sain and Camille George, "Education for Human Development:  Evaluating a Senior Design Project in Mali Through the Lens of Christian Theology." (forthcoming)

Barbara Sain and Michael Sain, "A Course in Integration: Faith, Engineering, and Feedback." (forthcoming)


Presentations at conferences

Catholic Theological Society of America, June, 2006 
"Expression in the Theo-Logic: Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Manifestation of Divine Truth in the World"

Role of Engineering at Catholic Universities, September, 2005
Paper presented with Dr. Camille George: "Education for Human Development: Evaluating a Senior Design Project in Mali Through the Lens of Christian Theology"
Paper presented with Dr. Michael Sain: "A Course in Integration: Faith, Engineering, and Feedback"

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - L11 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 204

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 204

Course Registration Number:

42156 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Barbara K. Sain

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L13 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 328

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCB 328

Course Registration Number:

42158 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Barbara K. Sain

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 360 - L01 Contemp Cath Theologians M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

43078 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 200 - L01 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 209

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

21107 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 200 - L02 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 BEC LL07

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

BEC LL07

Course Registration Number:

21108 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 360 - L01 Contemp Cath Theologians M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 201

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

22630 (View in ClassFinder)

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)