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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

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - 12 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:

40751 (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 - 01 Christian Morality - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 MHC 204

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

MHC 204

Course Registration Number:

41160 (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 215 - L41 HONORS Christian Morality - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 208

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

43144 (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)

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 215 - 01 Christian Morality - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10116 (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)

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
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)