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Robert Koerpel

Adjunct Professor
Degree
Ph.D. Catholic University of America
Office
JRC 142
Phone
(651) 962-5323
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5323
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail #JRC 109, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105


Degrees:

Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

M.T.S., Duke University, Durham, NC

B.A., University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

Publications:

 

Publications:

Books Authored:

Maurice Blondel: Transforming Catholic Tradition (University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming Fall 2018)

Maurice Blondel and Modern Theology (under contract with Fortress Press)

 

Books Edited:

Contemplating the Future of Moral Theology: Essays in Honor of Brian V. Johnstone, CSsR, co-edited with Vimal Tirimanna, CSsR. (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2017)

 

Articles in Edited Volumes:

"The Second Vatican Council in Context" co-authored with Massimo Faggioli and Elaine MacMillan in The Christian Theological Tradition, eds. Michael J. Hollerich and Mark McInroy (New York: Routledge Press, forthcoming 2018).

“Tradition, Truth, and Time: Remarks on the 'Liturgical Action' of the Church,” in The Hermeneutics of Tradition, eds. Craig Hovey and Cyrus Olsen (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2014): 173-192.

 

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

"Maurice Blondel and the Sacramentality of Human Rationality," The Heythrop Journal: A Quarterly Review of Philosophy and Theology (forthcoming 2018)

“Between History and Dogma: On the Spirit of Tradition in the Demands and Limitations of Modernity,” New Blackfriars 95:1055 (2014): 3-20

“Blondel’s L’Action: The Liturgy Between Two Worlds,” The Heythrop JournalA Quarterly Review of Philosophy and Theology 52:3 (2011): 430-444

“The Form and Drama of the Church: Hans Urs von Balthasar on Mary, Peter and the Eucharist,” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 11:1 (2008): 70-99

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FYEX 200 - 07 Changmking for the Common Good See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

23203 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Robert C. Koerpel

This course introduces students to ways in which individuals all over the world address a range of environmental, social, political, and economic issues, and their attempts to create and sustain positive social impact. The course promotes critical thinking about existing changemaking initiatives, and students are introduced to important concepts that are central to the field of changemaking and social innovation. Students will learn from a variety of change agents who are working to address today’s most pressing social challenges on global, national, local and personal levels. Through course materials and activities, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be change agents in their own communities – all for the common good.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MHC 2081715-1855- T - - - - -
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THEO 101 - L09 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 208

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

20534 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Robert C. Koerpel

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 - L10 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 208

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

21844 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Robert C. Koerpel

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 215 - L01 Christian Morality - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

23456 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Robert C. Koerpel

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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Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 411 - W01 Catholicism and Modernity - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30385 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Robert C. Koerpel

The course addresses the development of the Catholic Church and Catholic theology from the medieval age to contemporary times. A key theme in this history is an understanding of the "political culture" of Catholicism, that is to say, its developing theology of government, power, rights, revolution, geopolitics, and globalization. The course relies on history, canon law, and political science as sources of its theological evaluation of the continuing encounter of Catholicism and modernity. Prerequisites: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 100 - L06 Foundations: Chaos Order & God M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC 111

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

46825 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Robert C. Koerpel

This section investigates the interplay between chaos, order, and the desire for God, which is at the heart of the Judeo-Christian theological tradition. This section of Theological Foundations examines the Judeo-Christian theological tradition from the perspective of these themes as they come to expression in the Bible, theology, psychology, literature, and film.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 100 - L07 Foundations: Chaos Order & God M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC 111

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

46826 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Robert C. Koerpel

This section investigates the interplay between chaos, order, and the desire for God, which is at the heart of the Judeo-Christian theological tradition. This section of Theological Foundations examines the Judeo-Christian theological tradition from the perspective of these themes as they come to expression in the Bible, theology, psychology, literature, and film.This section 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 215 - L03 Christian Morality - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 MHC 201

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

44102 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Robert C. Koerpel

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 225 - L03 Faith & Ethics: Love & Justice - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 MHC 201

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

46900 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Robert C. Koerpel

This class is restricted to students in the new core.

Schedule Details

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