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Mary Twite

Senior Adjunct Professor
Office
JRC 121
Phone
(651) 962-5308
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5308
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail #JRC 109, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105


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 - W02 Foundations: Care for Creation - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

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- T - R - - -

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1330 - 1510

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Course Registration Number:

46838 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Mary K. Twite

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?

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THEO 100 - W03 Foundations: Care for Creation - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

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- T - R - - -

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1525 - 1700

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Course Registration Number:

46839 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Mary K. Twite

This course introduces students to foundational concepts and skills associated with Christian theology. The course reflects critically upon the concepts of God and Christ, Scripture, Faith and Reason, the Human Being, and the Common Good, especially in the context of Catholic Intellectual Tradition and Catholic Social Teaching. Students will gain a basic level of theological literacy through introduction to central texts within Christian tradition, particularly the Bible. Students will also be introduced to connecting fundamental theological questions to the common good in the context of the pressing challenges of today’s world.

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THEO 215 - 01 Christian Morality - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115

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- T - - - - -

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1730 - 2115

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Course Registration Number:

45595 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Mary K. Twite

This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 225 - 01 Faith & Ethics: Love & Justice - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115

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- T - - - - -

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1730 - 2115

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Course Registration Number:

46901 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Mary K. Twite

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.” This section examines the contributions of Christian faith to reflecting upon, understanding, and resolving issues and ethical questions raised by revolutionary developments in the life sciences, e.g. innovation birth technologies, genetic manipulation and control, human experimentation, the prolonging of life and allocation of scarce medical resources.

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J-Term 2021 Courses

J-Term 2021 Courses
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