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TMST 8544 Seminar: Teresa of Avila (Fall: 3 )


Course Description


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Andre Brouillette, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Canonized in 1622, declared a Doctor of the Church in 1970, St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) is a woman whose importance for the Church is paramount. Her works reveal an ingenuous and forceful personality, as well as a most fascinating experience of God. In this seminar at the crossroads of theology, spirituality and history, we will read large parts of Teresa’s works (e.g., the Autobiography, and the Interior Castle). Alongside a linear reading of those texts, some themes would be explored which criss-cross this corpus. (Note: some knowledge of Spanish would be helpful, but not required).


Last Updated: 24-Feb-16