On-line Courses

Fall 2017 

Theology of Revelation: Jesus in Scripture and Tradition: THEO 64110
Anthony Pagliarini

God Speaks to us through the Word in Scripture and Tradition. This course intends (1) to provide a deeper knowledge of the Word as He conveys Himself through these two "Streams" of Revelation and (2) to give students the skills necessary to lead others (and themselves) in the ongoing task of theology -- of, that is, faith seeking understanding. In particular, we will study (1) the relation of natural knowledge and divine revelation; (2) the "streams" of revelation that are Scripture and Tradition; (3) the relation between these two and the means of interpreting them; and (4) the salient content of this revelation as it is communicated in the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the first several centuries of the Catholic Tradition. 
This is a core course.

Nuptial Mystery: THEO 64410
Timothy O'Malley

Pope Francis in his Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, has addressed the need for a renewal of marriage formation. This course explores the nature of the sacrament of marriage with an eye toward the renewal of catechetical, liturgical, and pastoral formation around the sacrament of marriage. The course is organized in three parts: A Mystery to Be Believed, A Mystery to Be Celebrated, and A Mystery to Be Lived. Students will read major texts in the history of marriage and family (including magisterial documents), as well as contemporary works on sacramental theology dealing with the uniqueness of marriage as an ecclesial sacrament. The course will deal with major questions related to marriage today including family life and human sexuality in a liturgical key. This class is not a course in the study of Christian ethics but is instead a sacramental and pastoral course on marriage for pastoral leaders. 
This is an elective course.

Spring 2018 

Ecclesiology: THEO 64840
Todd Walatka

This course offers an introduction to Catholic ecclesiology with a particular emphasis on the teachings of the Second Vatican Council. The course centers on a close, careful reading of three of the major constitutions of Vatican II: Sacrosanctum Concilium, Lumen Gentium, and Gaudium et Spes. These texts will be read in light of a) the earlier theological tradition, b) the event of Vatican II, c) other texts at Vatican II, and d) developments in ecclesiology since Vatican II. 
This is a core course.

Roads to God: THEO 64288
John Cavadini & Katie Cavadini

This course covers representative theologies from the 6th century to the 21rst century, from St. Benedict to Dorothy Day. Our reflection on these theologies will be loosely centered around a metaphor that many of the texts use or imply, that of a ‘road’ or the ‘way’ to God. What could be the meaning of this metaphor?—especially since none of the texts we will read believe that God can be located in any particular place. As we attend to this discovery, the course will also allow students to become familiar with major figures and positions within the Christian Tradition, including a sense of the variety of theological genres across the centuries, all while  helping students develop and refine skills in the reading and interpretation of theological texts. Hopefully these goals also allow the course to assist students in their own reflections on the life of faith.
This is an elective course.

Fall 2018 On-line Courses 

Fall 2018 Core Course: Trinity & Christology

Fall 2018 Elective: TBA

Spring 2019 Core Course: Sacraments

Spring 2019 Elective: TBA

Fall 2019 Core Course: Introduction to Moral Theology

Fall 2019 Elective: TBA

Spring 2020 Core Course: Theology of Revelation: Jesus in Scrpture and Tradition

Spring 2020 Elective: TBA

(Elective on-line courses that will "Be Announced" as they are scheduled will include: Vices & Virtues, Catholic Social Teaching, Theology of Creation, Performing Beauty, Christian Spirituality, The Christian Tradition, Early & Medieval, and other topics arising from the expertise of our Faculty...)