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CH500 CHURCH HISTORY (MAM/MTS Core)
This course is a general survey course spanning some 2000 years of Church history. The course will be split into three historical periods. The first historical period will cover the first century to the mid-ninth century. In this period, we will discuss the Roman Empire, the Christian Persecutions, the Constantinian Era, Christological Controversies, the Papacy, Monasticism, the Iconoclastic Controversy, Charlemagne, and the Carolingian Empire. The second historical period will cover the end of the ninth century to the early sixteenth century. In this period, we will discuss the Reform, the Great Schism in 1054, Monastic Reforms, the Investiture Controversy, the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Great Western Schism, the Mendicant Orders, the Avignon Papacy, Scholasticism, and Humanism. The third historical period will cover from the mid-sixteenth century to the present. In this period, we will discuss the early Reformation, Catholic Reform — Trent, the Enlightenment, the Wars of Religion, Modernity, First Vatican Council, Second Vatican Council, and the Church beyond the Council.
Rev. Wayne Belschner | Tuesdays 5:00-7:00PM
PH500 FAITH AND REASON (MAM/MTS Core)
Philosophy is the pursuit of wisdom. This introductory course will provide an introduction to metaphysics, centering on Thomas’s achievement in enunciating the real distinction. It will also give an overview of modern Western philosophical critiques of metaphysics, focusing on Descartes, Kant, and Nietzsche. We will also examine Pope St. John Paul II’s contribution to the relation of faith and reason. An important goal of the course will be to equip students to research and write academic papers. Note: This course is a hybrid course of classroom meetings and online sessions. For more information, please contact the MAM/MTS Program.
Dr. Angela Franks | Saturdays 8:30am to 12:30pm
Dates: 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/14, 3/28, 4/18, 5/2
MM610 MARRIAGE AND CANON LAW (MAM Core)
This course is a study of marriage in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, focusing upon the canonical prescriptions for its valid and licit celebration. Topics covered include marriage preparation, issues relating to the celebration and recording of marriage, matrimonial consent and impediments, and the annulment process.
Prof. Maria Galindez-Bianco | Thursdays 5:00-7:00pm
NT500 NEW TESTAMENT (MAM/MTS Core)
This course will provide students with a broad overview of the social, political, and religious world of the New Testament and of central issues in New Testament interpretation such as the quest for the historical Jesus, the relationship between the four gospels, the role of Paul in the emerging Christian movement, and the centrality of the resurrection to the life and theology of the early Church. After studying these foundational topics, we will move on to survey key books of the New Testament, taking into account the literary, historical, and theological significance of these texts.
FC400 MTS COLLOQUIUM (MTS Core)
This colloquium provides the keystone of the MTS formation program, during which important classical and modern works of theology and spirituality, great books of Western civilization (philosophy, literature), significant Church documents, great works of painting and music, and evangelically fruitful psychology and sociology will be explored. The Colloquium occurs nine times a year for two years (years A and B). A student can begin the two-year cycle with either year A or year B. The course is graded on a Pass/Fail grading scheme, and is required of MTS students in their first two years.
(Saturdays-2/1, 3/21, 4/25-9:00am-1:00pm at the Pastoral Center and Monday-5/4-5:30-8:30pm at Saint John's Seminary)
(Saturdays-2/1, 3/21, 4/25-9:00am-1:00pm at the Pastoral Center and Mondays-1/20, 5/4-5:30-8:30pm at Saint John's Seminary)
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