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TMHC 8031 Seminar: Three Doctors of the Church: Catherine of Siena,Teresa of Avila and Therese of Lisieux (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Just three women have been designated Doctors of the Church. They were, variously, church reformers, subjects of inquisitions, founders of religious movements, counselors to prelates, spiritual directors, theologians, visionaries, mystics, religious nun or laywoman. We will examine how world events, ecclesiastical politics, and theological currents shaped and were shaped by their contributions. The course will examine their writings; how each women understood herself, the Church, and Christian life in their respective eras; how their contemporaries understood or misunderstood them; what motivated twentieth-century popes to declare them Doctors of the Church; and what they have to teach us today.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Catherine Mooney

Prerequisites: Some church history covering the 12th to 16th centuries is helpful, but not required.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17