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THEO 1701 Spiritual Exercises:Engagement, Empathy,Ethics (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course introduces students to a variety of “spiritual exercises” that have helped shape the Christian theological traditions of the East and West. Focusing on figures and texts from antiquity to the current era, such a study presupposes that theology is not merely a theoretical enterprise but a way of life. Drawing upon insights from other disciplines (e.g., philosophy, psychology, the arts) as well other religious traditions, the course highlights the perceptual, emotional, and cognitive transformation of the human person—or what Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, called “care for the whole human person” (cura personalis).


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Brian Robinette

Prerequisites: Must have successfully completed THEO1700

Cross listed with:

Comments: Core Renewal Course:Enduring Questions
For Freshmen Only


Last Updated: 19-Apr-16