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Cara Anthony

Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D. Boston College
Office
JRC 124
Phone
(651) 962-5305
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5305
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail #JRC 109, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105


Academic History
B.A., 1991, Program of Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame

M.A., 1994, Theology, Graduate Theological Union/Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
Ph.D., 2003, Systematic Theology, Boston College


Expertise

Systematic Theology, Christian Spirituality, Environmental Theology


Selected Publications

“Walking as Resistance to Hypermobility: the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage.” Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality, 18.1 (Spring 2018), 1-13.

"Newman's Idea of a University: Resource for Identity and Inclusion," in Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 31/1 (Winter 2012), 23-37.

"Modesty in the Service of Justice: Retrieving Tradition and Reversing the Gaze," Horizons, Fall 2009 vol 36 no 2.

"Josiah Royce and Catholic Religious Experience," in Horizons, the journal of the College Theology Society, Fall 2006 vol 33 no 2.

"Jesus in Art: Studying Visual Christologies with Undergraduates," ARTS : The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, 16/1 (2004), 30-38.  New Brighton, MN.


Selected Presentations

“Here Comes Everybody: Liturgical and Paraliturgical Negotiations on the Camino de Santiago,” May 30, 2019, presented at the College Theology Society Annual Convention, South Bend, IN.

Pilgrimage as Affirmation and Resistance: Communal walking, sacred time, and ecological care for our home places,” June 5, 2016, presented at the College Theology Society Annual Convention, Kansas City, MO.

"Trinity and Interreligious Dialogue: A Response to S. Mark Heim, The Depth of the Riches," June 9, 2006, presented to the Trinitarian Theology group at the Catholic Theological Society of America Annual Meeting, San Antonio.

"Josiah Royce: Philosopher of Pneumatic Community," May 30, 2003, presented to the Philosophy of Religion group at the College Theology Society Annual Meeting, Milwaukee.

"Romans 5:5 and Augustine's Vision of Ecclesial-Trinitarian Life in the Spirit," June 2001, presented to the Historical Theology group at the College Theology Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.


Professional Memberships
American Academy of Religion
Catholic Theological Society of America
College Theology Society
Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FYEX 200 - 08 Changmking for the Common Good See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

23204 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Cara L. Anthony

This course introduces students to ways in which individuals all over the world address a range of environmental, social, political, and economic issues, and their attempts to create and sustain positive social impact. The course promotes critical thinking about existing changemaking initiatives, and students are introduced to important concepts that are central to the field of changemaking and social innovation. Students will learn from a variety of change agents who are working to address today’s most pressing social challenges on global, national, local and personal levels. Through course materials and activities, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be change agents in their own communities – all for the common good.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
JRC 2471715-1855- - W - - - -
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THEO 459 - W01 Theology & Environment M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 101

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M - W - - - -

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1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 101

Course Registration Number:

21161 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Cara L. Anthony, Thomas A. Hickson

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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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 - L12 Foundations: Care for Creation M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 235

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MCH 235

Course Registration Number:

46835 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Cara L. Anthony

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 200 - 01 Christian Belief Ancient/Cont M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 234

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MCH 234

Course Registration Number:

44094 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Cara L. Anthony

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 - 02 Christian Belief Ancient/Cont M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 55S 207

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

55S 207

Course Registration Number:

44095 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Cara L. Anthony

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 223 - 01 Belief: The Christian Story M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 234

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MCH 234

Course Registration Number:

46887 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Cara L. Anthony

This section journeys through the whole Christian story, from creation through the drama of sin and salvation to the hope for the age to come. It explores how Christian belief sheds light on contemporary issues such as food sustainability, racial justice, or human cloning. This class is restricted to students in the new core.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 223 - 02 Belief: The Christian Story M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 55S 207

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

55S 207

Course Registration Number:

46888 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Cara L. Anthony

This section journeys through the whole Christian story, from creation through the drama of sin and salvation to the hope for the age to come. It explores how Christian belief sheds light on contemporary issues such as food sustainability, racial justice, or human cloning. This class is restricted to students in the new core.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)