Engage in courses away from Notre Dame's main campus:
- Online courses
- Courses in Fort Wayne, Ind.
- Courses in Tucson, Ariz.
- Courses in Israel at the Tantur Institute for Ecumenical Studies
Auditing a course is not permitted during the summer sessions. Those students who take courses in Tucson, AZ or Israel at the Tantur Institute and would like to audit those courses must receive specific permission from the course instructor and will be subject to paying the full tuition amount rather than the reduced summer rates. The University does not allow for exceptions to this situation.
THEO 64167 - Section 01
Martyrs and Martyrdom (CRN 19033)
Professor Candida Moss
Course Description: This class deals with the origins, emergence, and theology of martyrdom from its roots in Second Temple Judaism and Greco-Roman philosophy to the peace of Constantine. It will deal with (1) methodological questions such as definitions of martyrdom, identification of persecution, and the dating of texts and (2) themes in the study of martyrdom such as gender, the construction of Christian identity, readings of scripture, ideas about sacrifice and salvation, violence, and eschatology.
THEO 64405 - Section 01
The Eucharist (CRN 19797)
Professor Anne McGowan
Course Description: The Church's faith is essentially a eucharistic faith, and it is especially nourished at the table of the Eucharist~Pope Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis 6 For nearly as long as Christian communities have gathered to share meals in memory of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, they have been reflecting on the meaning of what they are doing in response to God's call through Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, recognizing Jesus in the breaking of the bread. In this course, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the nature (i.e., theology) and evolution in historical forms of the Christian Eucharist, primarily through study of the structure and content of the eucharistic liturgy. The origins of the Eucharist and the historical development of eucharistic liturgies in both the East and the West will be considered first. Next, the Eucharist will be examined from a theological perspective, both in terms of how the Eucharist has been interpreted (as sacrament, sacrifice, Real Presence, etc.) and in terms of how systematic reflection on the Eucharist can inform other areas of theology (such as Christology, pneumatology, and ecclesiology).
The course will conclude with a consideration of some contemporary pastoral issues affecting eucharistic celebration and the cultivation of a eucharistic spirituality, with an emphasis on the Roman Catholic tradition.
This course will take place at Marian High School (Mishawaka, IN) on Sept. 14-15, Oct. 5-6, and Nov. 9-10.
Therese of Liseux: Doctor of the Church
December 27, 2012 – January 5, 2013
Professor Keith Egan
Thérèse of Lisieux was declared a doctor of the church in 1997 by Pope John Paul II. Thérèse is only the third woman so designated. The requirements for this doctorate are that one has demonstrated outstanding holiness and eminent doctrine for the universal church. This course will explore the eminent teaching of this young woman who died at age twenty four having composed a religious classic, The Story of a Soul, that has had an extraordinary readership in countless languages. The aim of this course will be to explore from theological perspectives Thérèse’s texts: Story of a Soul, her Last Conversations, her Poetry, her Plays, her Prayers and some of her selected letters. We shall investigate how this young woman anticipated several key themes of the Second Vatican Council, and we shall also explore the sources, biblical and otherwise, of her famous “Little Way,” which has often been misread. This course will be studied in the context of the theme of the New Evangelization as featured in the Episcopal Synod of the Year of Faith (October 11, 2012—50th anniversary of the beginning of Vatican until November 24, 2013). Thérèse has long been designated the Patroness of the Missions along with Saint Francis Xavier, hence the issue of the theme of the New Evangelization.
Papers for this course will be due, one at the end of February, and one at the end of March.
Students arrive on December 26; classes begin December 27; last class day January 4; students depart on January 5th.
Professor: Keith J. Egan, Ph.D.: 574-273-6064 or Egan.firstname.lastname@example.org
All are welcome to attend this course as degree seeking or non-degree seeking students. For further information please contact Betsy Karnes at 574-631-4256 or by email at email@example.com.
THEO 64208: Jerusalem, the Desert and Galilee: A Theological Inquiry
May 26-June 9, 2013
If you have questions about our MA program, please contact Administrative Assistant for M.Div. Program and M.A. Program Betsy Karnes at 574-631-4256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.