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Courses in Mishawaka and Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fall 2017 Courses

THEO 64648 Christ and the Moral Life
John Sikorski

Fridays | 5pm-9pm | September 15th, October 13th, November 10th  
Saturdays | 8am-5pm | September 16th, October 14th, November 11th 
Location: Marian High School, Mishawaka IN 

As a graduate level introduction to Catholic moral theology, this course will introduce you to fundamental themes and current issues in moral theology, especially in light of the call to Christian discipleship and the renewal of moral theology proposed by the Second Vatican Council.  We will divide the course into three weekend sessions.  In session one, we will trace the historical development of moral theology, and introduce its major and important themes, including sin, grace, law, the virtues, and the moral act. In session two, we will turn to a discussion of contemporary themes in marriage, family, sexual, and biomedical ethics, and pay close attention to how the call to discipleship functions in these areas, and how the fundamental tools of making moral judgments are operative in these cases.  Finally, we will turn to Catholic social doctrine, especially issues related to the justice of war and peace, an integral human ecology, consumerism, economics, and the dignity of human life.  Throughout the course, we will explore how prayer, the sacraments, and the liturgy are formative of the moral life.

Courses in Tucson, Ariz.

Dec. 27, 2016 - Jan. 7, 2017
Eschatology syllabus

Todd Walatka

“Eschatology,” the study of the “last things” and includes theological reflection upon the realities of death, judgment, heaven, hell, purgatory, and the consummation of all God’s creation in the life of God. This course will explore the nature and scope of Christian hope historically and systematically. In the first half of the course we will focus most intensely on the doctrine of the resurrection of the body, analyzing the beginnings, historical developments, and practical implications of belief in the resurrection and how this belief shapes various dimensions of Christian hope. We will then turn to classical accounts of heaven, hell, and purgatory and contemporary engagements with important eschatological questions. Central questions for the course include the following: how do we imagine the final state for which we hope? Why hope for the resurrection of the body and not just the immortality of the soul? How do the Church’s teachings on eschatology impact another aspects of Christian thought and the living of the Christian life?

Location: Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Arizona: desertrenewal.org

All are welcome to attend this course as degree seeking or non-degree seeking students. Students are responsible for paying & arranging travel. If you'd like to learn about the RRC, here is an article about its history and mission tucson_rrc_article_in_liguorian.pdf.

Courses in Israel

May 29, 2016 - June 7, 2016
Theo 64208: Speaking Christ's Words: the Desert, Jerusalem and Galilee syllabus

Fr. Kevin Grove

The Tantur courses are run on an every-other-year rotation. The next Jerusalem course will be in 2018 with Prof. Gabriel Reynolds. If you'd like to learn more about Tantur, here is the Institute brochure tantur_brochure.pdf