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Kimberly Vrudny

Professor and Chair
Office
JRC 157
Phone
(651) 962-5337
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5337
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail# JRC 153, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105


Kimberly Vrudny is professor of systematic theology at the University of St. Thomas. She has been on faculty since 2001 and teaches in the areas of theological aesthetics, theology and the arts, and political theology. In her most recent book, Beauty's Vineyard: A Theological Aesthetic of Anguish and Anticipation, she addresses religious questions raised by contemporary social realists and, in so doing, constructs a socially engaged theology of Beauty. She was on sabbatical in South Africa, Thailand, and Mexico during academic year 2009-2010 to create "30 Years/30 Lives," a photography project documenting thirty people impacted by HIV/AIDS to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the pandemic. She has been recognized by her peers for excellence in teaching, receiving the “Global Citizenship Award” in 2010, awarded by the office of international education, and the “Faculty Award in Service-Learning” in 2006, awarded by the office of service-learning. She served on the staff of ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies for sixteen years (1993-2009), and is now the journal’s senior editor. She is the author of:

 

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 472 - W01 Theology and Public Health - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 211

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 211

Course Registration Number:

22640 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Amy C. Finnegan, Kimberly J. Vrudny

This course will explore the relationship between theology and the public health professions. "Public health" is a term that refers to the art and science of a society's efforts to prevent disease and to promote health and human thriving. Topics will include biblical, theological, ethical, sociological, and epidemiological approaches to gender and economic-based disparities in health care. Special attention will be given to the religious dimension of global responses to crises in public health. Focus of sections will vary depending on the expertise of the faculty. Prerequisites: Theo 101, a 200 or 300 level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 490 - A01 Theology in South Africa - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30567 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kimberly J. Vrudny

The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule

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Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 200 - L01 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 401

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

40344 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kimberly J. Vrudny

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

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