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Philip Stoltzfus

Adjunct Professor
Office
JRC 108
Phone
(651) 962-5473
Mail
Mail #JRC 109, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 421 - 01 Theologies of Justice & Peace - T - R - - - 1300 - 1700 JRC 201

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1700

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

30452 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Philip E. Stoltzfus

An examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and other Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group studied affect their views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African Tribal), Islam, and one secular worldview (e.g. Marxism, capitalism, secular humanism). Students are required to investigate one worldview in depth through a semester-long research project. 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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Location Time Day(s)

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - L08 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MHC 203

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

41553 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Philip E. Stoltzfus

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 101 - L09 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 203

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

40288 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Philip E. Stoltzfus

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 453 - W01 Theology & Art M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 118

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

43150 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Philip E. Stoltzfus

Through the ages, the relationship between theology and the arts has been mutually enriching, resulting in some of the world's masterpieces of visual art, architecture, music, and literature. The relationship, too, has been strained by iconoclastic movements which express fear that the arts tempt people with idolatry. In this course, students will consider the theological dimensions of the complex relationship between theology and the arts. Emphasis on historical periods, themes, doctrines, intersections, and types of art will vary according to the expertise of the instructors. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, one Art History course, and PHIL 115

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Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 421 - L01 Theologies of Justice & Peace - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 JRC 222

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1600

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

10157 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Philip E. Stoltzfus

An examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and other Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group studied affect their views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African Tribal), Islam, and one secular worldview (e.g. Marxism, capitalism, secular humanism). Students are required to investigate one worldview in depth through a semester-long research project. 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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)