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TMST 7057 Theological Foundations in Practical Perspective (Fall/Summer: 3 )


Course Description

Summer: This course covers fundamental issues and themes in the practice of Christian theology. It explores diverse theological methodologies and considers concepts such as revelation, scripture, tradition, sense of the faithful, magisterium and their roles in the transmission and reception of the Christian faith. Fall: Taught from a pastoral perspective, this course offers an overview of contemporary Christian theology, introducing basic theological themes reflected in Co-Workers e.g. the cultural context in which we do theology, God, being human, Jesus, reign of God, Church. It considers theological methods and investigates the sources that contribute constructions of theological positions.


Instructor(s): Colleen Griffith and Nancy Pineda-Madrid

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: This 3-credit summer course will meet June 26-July 13, 2017(Monday-Thursday) from 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. It will not meet on Tuesday, July 4. M. Nancy Pineda-Madrid will teach summer 2017. Colleen Griffith will teach fall 2017. Note in the summer: Given the brevity of these courses, it is essential that students come prepared to engage in learning the very first day. To facilitate this, each course has 'Pre-Class' work to complete. This generally includes reading and often requires a written essay to be submitted before or on the first day of class. See the summer course webpage: http//www.bc.edu/schools/stm/summer/summercourses.html for more information.


Last Updated: 27-Mar-17