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TMST 8548 Tradition (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar examines a prominent theme in Catholic theology. The seminar will chart the shifts in theologies of tradition through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. There will also be a focus on contemporary theologies of tradition, as well as feminist and other critiques of tradition. The initial focus will be on interpretations of tradition from the period before Vatican II(Newman, Blondel, Congar, and Ratzinger). The seminar will also explore Vatican II’s contribution to the theology of tradition and the theologies that have followed the council. The place of “reception,” “creativity,” and the “development of doctrine,” will also be examined.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Richard Lennan

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 16-Feb-17