Summer 2022

Summer 2022

Online Courses

THEO64110: Theology of Revelation
Professor: A. Pagliarini
Description:
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. (required)

 

Tantur (May 23 - June 1)

THEO64210: The Holy Land
Professor: J. McManaway
Description: Available soon

 

 

Symposium on Evangelization & Culture - Details forthcoming

 

In Person Courses

Module 1 (June 13 - July 1)

THEO60222: Christian Doctrine for Catechists
Professor: J. Cavadini
Description:
This course is intended to serve as a resource for catechists and religious educators. It provides a basic theological introduction to the material represented in Pillars I and II of the Catechism of the Catholic Church : the Creed and the Sacraments. The course is specifically designed to cover this material in a way that will provide facility in teaching it in a variety of contexts. Readings will come not only from the Catechism , but from various primary sources, both traditional and contemporary illustrative of the theology that forms its background. The course will be especially useful for anyone wishing to acquire an understanding of the basic doctrines of the Catholic faith and of the theological integration of these doctrines. (elective)

THEO60848: Theological Integration
Professor: TBA
Description: 
(required course for Echo)

THEO60709: US Catholicism 
Professor: T. Matovina
Description:
 The story of Catholicism in the United States is a tale of triumph and tragedy, unity and diversity, struggle and endurance, sinners and saints. This course is a survey history of the Catholic Church in the United States with particular focus on its multicultural origins and development. The course encompasses a chronological survey of Catholicism in the United States, a thematic treatment of select topics in greater depth, and assessment of pastoral practices that address U.S. Catholic faith communities within their broad historical and contemporary contexts. (required)

THEO: Post/Modern Theology
Professor: J. Martin
Description:
 TBD (elective)

THEO60884: Trinity 
Professor: L. DeLorenzo
Description:
 A famous 20th Century theologian wrote that, "despite their orthodox confession of the Trinity, Christians are, in their practical life, almost mere `monotheists'." By implication, this would mean that "in their practical life", Christians are not typically in the habit of actually practicing Christianity, since the Christian faith is irreducibly Trinitarian. No study of the Trinity can be strictly removed from the life of faith, and the life of faith for the Christian is ordered to the Persons of the Trinity. This course therefore pursues the contours and the content of the Christian doctrine of God, tracing its developments over the centuries and examining how it is made manifest the Christian life of prayer, liturgy and sacrament, and charity. Since Jesus Christ is at once the revelation of God to man and of man to himself, Christological studies will take a central role in our work. In sum, this course equips and challenges students to grapple with the mystery of St. Paul's teaching that, for the Christian, your life is hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3). (required)

THEO60893: Teaching Theology
Professor: T. Walatka
Description:
 This course will provide an introduction to pedagogy for theological educators. The primary focus of the course will be on a) the vocation of teaching theology and b) basic pedagogical principles for the theology classroom. Students will engage educational and sociological research relevant to teaching high school theology and learn pedagogical techniques which build upon this research. Much of the class will be spent working through how to teach key doctrinal moments in the U.S. Catholic Bishops' High School Curriculum Framework in a pedagogically effective manner. (Echo)

THEO68803-01: MA Capstone - Mercy (Non-Echo Students)
June 20-22
T. Walatka
This course will bring together insights from the curriculum that students have taken in diverse fields by looking at the theme of mercy in Catholic theology. Using Walter Kasper's Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life as an anchor text, we will reflect on and interrelate approaches to mercy in systematic theology, biblical studies, moral theology, liturgical studies, historical theology and spirituality studies. - Core - Hybrid, (5 weeks online-spring, 1 week-summer residential 6/20-6/22)

THEO68803-02: MA Capstone - Creation (Echo students)
June 20-22
C. Cavadini / Anthony Pagliarini 
This course draws upon students' experiences in the classroom and in their apprenticeships. Based on Ratzinger's Introduction to Christianity student will write academic papers exploring how to "introduce" various topics in Christian Theology. Presentations will be made in the final week. - Core - Hybrid, (5 weeks online-spring, 1 week-summer residential 6/20-6/22)

Module 2 (July 4 - 22)

THEO: Cosmology
Professor: I. Gerdon
Description: 
(elective)

THEO: Sacramental Asceticism
Professor: D. Fagerberg
Description: 
 (elective - can be taken as one of the following required courses; Sacraments or Fundamentals of MT)

THEO60894: Art of Catechesis
Professor: T. O'Malley
Description:
 In this course, students will be introduced to the art of catechesis as a sacramental and aesthetic ministry within the Church. In the first week of the course, students will learn the major principles governing the ministry of catechesis as related to a participation in divine Revelation. They will also read chief classics in catechesis within the history of Christianity. After this introduction, the course will be structured around the experience of education as described by Luigi Giussani. How does the catechist provoke the student to encounter the living God? How does the catechist introduce the student to the ultimate hypothesis at the heart of Christianity? And how does the catechist initiate students into practices within a community of faith that allow for the verification of the Gospel in one's life? In answering each of these questions, the students will deepen their theoretical and practical capacity to function as a catechist within the Church. In the final week, students will consider the Catholic school as a place of evangelization, focused on the intellectual formation of the students. Here, readings will be centered on a Catholic philosophy and theology of education. (elective)

THEO60848: Theological Integration
Professor: TBD
Description: 
(required course for Echo)

THEO: Prayer
Professor: M. Rubbelke
Description:
 (elective)

THEO60181: Revelation
Professor: A. Pagliarini
Description:
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. (required)