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Jen Sanders

Adjunct Professor
Degree
Ph.D. Boston College
Office
JRC 147
Phone
651-962-5484
Mail
Mail #JRC 109, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105

Dissertation: The Trinitarian Telosof the Summa theologiae: Thomas’s Application of the Aristotelian Ordo Disciplinaeto Sacra Doctrinain light of his Augustinian Heritage

Jen Sanders is an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas. She began teaching at St. Thomas in 2018. Dr. Sanders completed her doctorate in Systematic Theology, with a minor in Hindu-Christian Comparative Theology, at Boston College in 2017. Her areas of expertise are Thomas Aquinas and Bernard Lonergan on theological method and the Trinity. Dr. Sanders’ most recent scholarship involves continuing the work of Frederick Lawrence on transposing the psychological analogy for the Trinity into the hermeneutically and existentially rich realm of “conversation.” Specifically, she explores how the entrance of the divine conversation into the human conversation functions to redeem deteriorating human conversations, and the role conversation in human and historical becoming. She is especially interested in the relationship between conversation and nonviolence, as well as the relationship between systematic theology and the communication of the Christian message (as modeled by Thomas Aquinas, the Dominican preacher and teacher). Her research interests in Hindu-Christian theology involve exploring how Advaita Vedanta may illuminate Christological questions. Dr. Sanders has presented on Aquinas, Lonergan, Hindu-Christian comparative theology, environmentalism, and nonviolence at conferences such as the Catholic Theological Society of America, the College Theology Society, the Lonergan Workshop, the Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Conference, the Annual Fallon Memorial Lonergan Symposium, Lonergan on the Edge, and Christ the King Seminary Conference for Collaborative Philosophy, Theology, and Ministry. 

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - L12 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 329

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 329

Course Registration Number:

41768 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Jennifer M. Sanders

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 424 - 01 Christianity/World Religion - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 201

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

42289 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Jennifer M. Sanders

This course is a comparison of the teachings and practices of Christianity with the teachings and practices of selected non-Christian religions, for example, American Indian (Lakota), Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The aim of the course will be to clarify similarities and differences between Christianity and other religions, to reflect on the problem posed by religious pluralism in modern culture, and to develop a Christian theology of world religions. 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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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location