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Liberal Studies/LTHE 101: Foundations of Theology and Christian Morality Rooted in the richness of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, this course explores the religious experiences of the human person and their relationship to Christian moral living. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LTHE 201: The Bible: An Introduction Students will explore the structure, theological themes, literary forms, and historical context of the Judeo-Christian Bible using methods of Biblical interpretation. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LTHE 227: The Theology of Moral Responsibility A study of Christian ethical response based on God’s Word in Revelation and in the teachings of the believing community. Prerequisite: LTHE 101 3 credits Liberal Studies/LTHE 301: Faith, Revelation and Theology An investigation of the nature and methods of the science of Theology, with a study of the phenomenon of faith, of Revelation, and of Biblical, and Magisterial hermeneutics. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LTHE 311: Theology of Jesus Christ A consideration of the question, “Who is Jesus of Nazareth?”, and a study of the answers to that question presented by the Scriptures, ecclesiastical tradition, and classic and contemporary theology. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LTHE 321: Theology of Church A study of the origins, nature, structure, and role of the Church, with special emphasis on the theological insights of Vatican II. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LTHE 323: Vatican II and the Catholic Tradition A study of the historical, social, and theological dimensions of Vatican II and the ongoing process of Vatican II’s reception in the life of the Roman Catholic Church, the ecumenical community, and the world. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LTHE 325: Women and the Pilgrim Church A study of women’s contribution in Scripture, Theology, and the Church from the Church’s origins to contemporary times. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LTHE 327: American Catholicism Most American Catholics and practically all Americans of other denominations have very little knowledge of the growth and development of the Catholic community in the United States and the role American culture played in that development. Thus, this course seeks to impart to students a good overview of the history of the American Catholic community from colonial times to the present day. We will then interpret some of the key events, movements and developments of that history, which continues to shape the distinctive ethos of American Catholicism. Hence, this course will be an exercise in historical theology, or more precisely, historical ecclesiology. Students will be able to fully capture the meaning and richness of the American Catholic experience. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LTHE 331: Theology of Christian Worship This course will introduce students to the theological foundations, historical evolution and practice of Christian worship over the course of the last twenty centuries. Though guided by Catholic insights into the nature and purpose of worship among followers of Jesus Christ, the course will be broadly ecumenical in its treatment of the variety of ways in which Christian communities have worshiped in the past and currently devote special times and places to the art of worshiping their God. The whole range of ways in which Christians have prayed in common—from the earliest, residential experiments, to the lavish liturgies housed in Europe’s great cathedrals, to the so-called “megachurch spectacles” of today—will be examined. A unique aspect of the course is the manner in which it will challenge groups of students to devise entirely new modes of worship of their own suited to contemporary needs and aspirations. These original worship services will form the basis of group presentations scheduled for the conclusion of the semester. 3 credits

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019