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TMST 8016 Seminar: Global Catholicism in the Twenty-First Century (Summer: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar traces the evolution of global Catholicism in the light of demographic shifts within the Roman Catholic Church from 1910-2010. Drawing upon insights and perspectives from church history, ecclesiology, theology, world mission studies, and post-colonial theory, the seminar examines the interactive dynamics of faith and culture as it explores the transformation of Roman Catholic ecclesial consciousness in the twenty-first century. Additional resources for research and analysis include the working documents, proceedings, and outcomes of recent Special Synods as well as international, regional, and national General Conferences of Episcopal Conferences, Assemblies of Conferences of Religious, and World Youth Days.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Margaret Guider, O.S.F.

Prerequisites: Foundational course in ecclesiology.

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Comments: Summer 2018: This course will be offered June 25-July 12, Monday-Thursday, 5:45-9:00 p.m. Note: Given the brevity of these summer 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/acadprog/summer/summercourses.html


Last Updated: 06-Feb-18