Reformation and the thinking of significant contemporary Protestant theologians. Prerequisite: LTHE 121 LTHE 227: The Theology of Moral Responsibility A study of Christian ethical response based on Godâ€™s word in Revelation and in the teachings of the believing Community. Prerequisite: LTHE 121 THEO 240: 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 THEO 320: Hebrew Bible I: Torah The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament is constructed in three large sections or movements. This course considers the first part of the Hebrew Bible: the Torah. Composed of the first five books of the Old Testament, the Torah introduces the major concepts and themes that will be developed throughout the rest of the bible. 3 credits THEO 321: Hebrew Bible II: Prophets The second part of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament is composed of two great bodies of literature: the Former Prophets (telling the story of the ancient Israelite nation) and the Later Prophets (those towering figures like Isaiah, Jeremiah, and the Twelve). These two great bodies of literature are united by a common interest in social justice and Godâ€™s work in the human arena. 3 credits THEO 322: Hebrew Bible III: Writings The writings are the third and final part of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and include books that are familiar (Psalms) as well as those that are less familiar to the modern western reader (Ecclesiastes, Ezra). The material considers basic human experiences of grief, sorrow, and joy as well as exploring the meaning of evil and tragedy and everyday human realities like friendship, sexuality, and character. In many ways, this third part of the Hebrew Bible functions as a capstone. 3 credits THEO 333: The Synoptic Gospels A study of the first three Gospels, their origin and composition, and their distinctive theological content. 3 credits THEO 334: The Theology of John and Paul A study of the two great theologians of the New Testament, St. John and St. Paul.
THEO 342: Jesus Christ: Yesterday, Today and Forever 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 THEO 344: The Theology of Church A study of the origins, nature, structure and role of the Church, with special emphasis on the theological insights of the II Vatican Council. 3 credits THEO 345: The Theology of Worship A study of Christian worship in its christological, ecclesial and sacramental dimensions.
THEO 346: 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 THEO 347: The Theology of Marriage This course is a study of the Judeo-Christian understanding of marriage in its various aspects: biblical, theological, psychological, and canonical. It will concentrate on the following topics: