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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.

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 455 - A01 Church in Latin America - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

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-

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Course Registration Number:

10098 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Deborah A. Organ, Gerald W. Schlabach

In this course we will study Christian theology and practice in a context of great suffering and struggle. We analyze the various forms that Christianity has taken in Latin America from the period of the Spanish Conquest to the present. We will study the history of the Church in Latin America, but more importantly we will examine the theological issues raised in each era to see how Christians have lived their faith under different circumstances. As we examine the complex interplay of Church, poverty, and power in Latin American history, we will examine theologies and spiritualties of evangelization, liberation, martyrdom, poverty, and the Church. We will also study and critique specifically Latin American methods and approaches to the theological task itself. Finally, we will examine the coming of the Latin American Church to the United States through immigration. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. 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 323 - 01 Church & Sacramentality - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC LL01

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

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

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Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location