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THE106-1 Survey of Catholic Belief-Part I (1)
A course designed for religion teachers who have had little formal background in basic Catholic doctrine, especially post Vatican II theology. It will consider the development of doctrine, divine revelation, faith, God and Jesus Christ, and the doctrines which logically flow there from: Incarnation, Redemption, Sin, Grace, and Eschatology. A study of the Church, the Holy Spirit, and Mariology will also be undertaken. THE 106 is divided into two parts which may be taken separately: Part I (1 hour), Part II (1 hour).

THE106-2 Survey of Catholic Belief-Part 2 (1)
A course designed for religion teachers who have had little formal background in basic Catholic doctrine, especially post Vatican II theology. It will consider the development of doctrine, divine revelation, faith, God and Jesus Christ, and the doctrines which logically flow there from: Incarnation, Redemption, Sin, Grace, and Eschatology. A study of the Church, the Holy Spirit, and Mariology will also be undertaken. THE 106 is divided into two parts which may be taken separately: Part I (1 hour), Part II (1 hour).

THE108 Intro-Cath Morality (1)
The basic moral teachings of the Catholic Church, the moral development of the person plus an investigation of selected current moral issues will be considered.

THE109 Intro-Liturgy and Sacraments (1)
A course designed for religion teachers as an introduction to liturgical concepts and documents and as a study of signs and symbols. It will consider the basic concepts of sacramentology and each of the seven sacraments. Practical questions concerning the planning of liturgical experiences are also included.

THE116 Intro-Sacred Scripture (1)
A course examining the introductory material needed for a basic understanding of the biblical themes of both the Old and New Testaments. It will also treat selected individual books of both Testaments.

THE124 Catechetics (1)
For all religion teachers and those interested in catechetical ministry. Meaning and history of catechesis, implications for those catechized, qualities of the catechist, materials and approaches in catechesis.

THE201 Foundations of Christian Theology (3)
The course is designed to lay a groundwork for theological study. It treats the basic concepts of religion and theology as well as their methods. Among the topics examined are: revelation, inspiration, tradition, language of symbol and myth, where to find and how to use theological sources, basic Church documents.

THE205 Understanding the Old Testament (3)
Students will study the historical and theological form and content of the Old Testament based on a reading of selected books of the Old Testament.

THE207 Understanding the New Testament (3)
Theological and literary content of the New Testament will be examined, with special emphasis on the gospels.

THE208 Theology of Marriage (3)
An in depth study of the theology of marriage derived from the Old and New Testaments and a consideration and evaluation of the latest developments in the field.

THE218 World Religions/East (3)
A survey of the major religions of the East: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shintoism. Past and present belief and practice will be explored.

THE219 World Religions/West (3)
A course to examine and explain the major religions of the West: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Past and present belief and practice will be explored.

THE255 Theology of Woman (3)
A study of the nature of woman and her role as seen in theology past and present. Material considered is from the Bible Church documents, theologians and spiritual writers. Besides Christian viewpoints, those of Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism are also examined.

THE300 Independent Study (3)
Students wishing to pursue independent study should consult the chairperson of the department.

THE305 Theology of Saint Paul (3)
A course covering the elements that went into St. Paul's thinking, his principal theological insights as expressed in the various epistles, and exegesis of chief passages to exemplify his thought.

THE306 Old Testament Theology (3)
An examination of selected themes of Old Testament teaching on such topics as notions of God, creation, man and his life, evil, covenant, Messiah, worship, and prayer. Students will interpret principal passages concerning these and related ideas.

THE308 Death: A Fact of Life (3)
This course is an examination of various aspects of death: its definition, time of death, reactions of the dying and preparing for death. Ideas are drawn from the Bible, theology, philosophy, biology, literature and other areas bearing on the topic.

THE309 Contemporary Christian Morality (3)
A survey of the basis of moral theology, formation of conscience, and moral judgment, including the findings of anthropology and psychology with the insights of theology.

THE317 God & Christian Anthropology (3)
The theology of God and human beings and their interrelationship as understood from revelation will be studied.

THE318 Christian Spirituality (3)
An investigation of the forms of religious actions arising from belief in Jesus as the Christ, with special emphasis on prayer.

THE405 Theology of Jesus Christ (3)
A course covering the person and significance of Jesus Christ from scripture and contemporary theology.

THE406 Theology of Church & Sacraments (3)
The Church and the primary religious action performed by that community of believers will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on the contemporary theology of Church and Sacraments along with an examination of the Scriptural background for such beliefs.

THE407 Liturgy (3)
A course to acquaint the student with the nature of worship, its purposes, its principles and methods. Specific attention is given to the Liturgy of the Mass.

THE408 Theology of Liberation (3)
A study and evaluation of the movements toward liberation and theology, with special emphasis on social thought emanating from theology in the Third World.

THE409 Theology Seminar I (2-3)
A course for Theology majors to be taken in their junior year. The student will receive a directed reading list from the Department.

THE410 Theology Seminar II (2-3)
The second part of a directed reading list for Theology majors and is to be taken in the senior year.

THE425A Social Issues: Economic Justice (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of Core Requirements in Philosophy and Theology; Senior standing. The foundational principles of the social order will be studied and applied to specific contemporary problems in the social, economic, and political orders. A study of the social teaching of the Church reflected in the social encyclicals, the documents of the Second Vatican Council, and the pastoral letters of the American Bishops.

THE425B Social Issues: Liberation Theology (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of Core Requirements in Philosophy and Theology; Senior standing. The foundational principles of the social order will be studied and applied to specific contemporary problems in the social, economic, and political orders. A study and evaluation of the movements toward liberation and theology, with special emphasis on social thought emanating from theology in the Third World.

THE425C Social Issues: Economic Justice (3)
Course requirement: Open to students in the AES, BES, or BBA program. This course is an accelerated adaptation of THE425A and offers a study of the social teaching of the Church reflected in the social encyclicals, the documents of the Second Vatican Council, and the pastoral letters of the American Bishops. This course will not fulfill a requirement for a Theology major.