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Liberal Studies/LTHE 365: The Synoptic Gospels A course in biblical theology that studies the Synoptic Gospels and Acts of the Apostles so as to understand both the figure of Jesus, including his life, teaching, work, passion, death, resurrection, and ascension, and the development of the Christian community of faith. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LTHE 367: The Theology of John and Paul A course in biblical theology that studies theological themes such as justification, eternal life, grace, covenant, faith and love, contained in the Letter of Paul, the Letter to the Hebrews, the Catholic Letters, the Gospel of John and the Book of Revelation. As a synthesis of the results of biblical exegesis, the overview of the New Testament writings draws out foundations for Trinitarian theology, Christology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Sacramental Theology, Christian Anthropology and Eschatology. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LTHE 371: The Catholic Tradition A study of some of the basic Roman Catholic beliefs concerning Jesus Christ, the Church, Worship and Sacrament. Prerequisite: LTHE 101 and LTHE 201 3 credits Liberal Studies/LTHE 372: Jesuit: Saints or Scoundrels An examination of the historical development and spirituality of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) from St. Ignatius of Loyola to Pope Francis. The analysis will include a close reading of the Autobiography and Spiritual Exercises of the founder St. Ignatius, the contributions of former Superior General Fr. Pedro Arrupe, and the distinctively Ignatian pontificate of Pope Francis. Prerequisite: LTHE 101 and LTHE 201 3 credits Liberal Studies/LTHE 373: The Protestant Tradition A study of the development of Christianity with special emphasis on the Protestant Reformation and the thinking of significant contemporary Protestant theologians. Prerequisite: LTHE 101 and LTHE 201

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Liberal Studies/LTHE 381: Christianity and World Religions: Western Tradition This course will consider the teachings of the monotheistic world religions (Christianity, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Islam) in the context of Christian belief, emphasizing both the openness of a post-conciliar Catholicism to insights from other faiths, points of similarity in beliefs and in practice between Christianity and other religions, and also the distinctiveness of different religious traditions. 3 credits Liberal Studies/LTHE 383: Christianity and World Religions: Eastern Tradition The course will consider the teachings of the South and East Asian world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism), as well as primal (pre-literate) religions, in the context of Christian belief, emphasizing both the openness of a post-conciliar Catholicism to insight from other faiths, points of similarity in beliefs and in practice between Christianity and other religions, and also the distinctiveness of different religious traditions. 3 credits

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019