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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:

 

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - 20 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 126

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0955 - 1135

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JRC 126

Course Registration Number:

43430 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kimberly J. Vrudny

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.

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THEO 301 - D01 Theological Meths/Resources - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

43072 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kimberly J. Vrudny

This course explores the role of scripture, history, tradition and common human experience in the understanding of religious mystery and the systematic expression of that mystery in the Christian tradition. It examines both ancient and contemporary formulations of theological knowledge, requirements for theological scholarship, and consideration of certain key theological questions. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
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Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 472 - 01 Theology and Public Health - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

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0955 - 1135

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Course Registration Number:

22640 (View in ClassFinder)

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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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