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Deb Organ

Adjunct Professor
Office
JRC 115
Phone
651-962-5309
Mail
Mail #JRC 109, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105

Deb enjoys and feels privileged to accompany people who have survived trauma on their journeys to healing and integration. Her background is in Clinical Social Work and theology, and she has enjoyed learning from and working with Spanish speaking people from many countries in Latin America for more than 30 years. Currently she has her practice at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in South Minneapolis.

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 323 - 01 Church & Sacramentality - T - - - - - 1800 - 2130 JRC LL01

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2130

Location:

JRC LL01

Course Registration Number:

22752 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Deborah A. Organ

A study of past and present models of the Church and of sacramentality as a central expression of Christian communities. Sacramentality recognizes God's transformation of human beings through effective signs, such as Baptism and Eucharist. This course examines the implications of various models of Church and sacramentality for the status and functions of laity, forms of ministry and authority, and the relationship between the churches. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 325 - 01 Catholic Social Tradition M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MHC 201

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

22753 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Deborah A. Organ

This course examines Catholic reflection on social structures and patterns of moral behavior as they are expressed in economic, social and political contexts. Focus topics might include: social virtues, the role of religion in the public realm, understanding of the person in relation to society and the state, the defense of the dignity of the person, the promotion of the common good, the use of force and the meaning of justice within and between communities. Possible sources for this course might include selections from classic biblical, patristic and medieval texts; papal, conciliar and episcopal documents; writings of modern and contemporary Catholic social theorists; and social movements inspired by the tradition. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 325 - 02 Catholic Social Tradition M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 201

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

21852 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Deborah A. Organ

This course examines Catholic reflection on social structures and patterns of moral behavior as they are expressed in economic, social and political contexts. Focus topics might include: social virtues, the role of religion in the public realm, understanding of the person in relation to society and the state, the defense of the dignity of the person, the promotion of the common good, the use of force and the meaning of justice within and between communities. Possible sources for this course might include selections from classic biblical, patristic and medieval texts; papal, conciliar and episcopal documents; writings of modern and contemporary Catholic social theorists; and social movements inspired by the tradition. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

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 - 10 Foundations: Care for Creation - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 202

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

MHC 202

Course Registration Number:

46834 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Deborah A. Organ

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 - L01 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 118

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

44156 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Deborah A. Organ

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 - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 118

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

46329 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Deborah A. Organ

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 - L01 Belief: Ancient & Modern - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 118

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

46890 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Deborah A. Organ

This section 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 223 - L02 Belief: Ancient & Modern - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 118

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

46891 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Deborah A. Organ

This section 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)