Course Information

 

for Divinity/Ministry Department


Messianic Hope in the Old Testament (Bi 599G)

Credits:2

Bi 599G - Messianic Hope in the Old Testament (2 credits) This course examines the origins and development of Messianic hope in the Old Testament. The three anointed institutions of priest, prophet, and king each played an important role in the expression and development of Messianic hope. Despite Israel’s historical failings, which resulted in the division of the kingdom (920 B.C.), the destruction of the Northern kingdom (722 B.C.), and the destruction of the Southern kingdom (587 B.C.), a distant future hope always remained. Messianic hope is closely grounded in Israel’s historical experience in light of God’s covenant promises. Moreover, as this hope continued to develop, it also maintained a substantial coherence. The course also examines the most prominent scholarly debates related to the subject of Messianic hope in the Old Testament. Finally, it helps the student understand why New Testament writers chose to underline the importance of certain Old Testament verses when they preached the Gospel for the first time. new course spring 2018 - kg 10/10/2017

Discipleship in the Gospel According to Mark (Bi 599T)

Credits:2

Bi 599T - Discipleship in the Gospel According to Mark Después de dar una mirada panorámica al discipulado en los Evangelios, el curso se centrará en la presentación y profundización del discipulado en el Evangelio según san Marcos, que es el Evangelio del discípulo, ofreciendo criterios claros para asumir en la vida personal y pastoral verdaderas actitudes de discípulo, como la mejor preparación para ser un buen misionero del Evangelio de Jesús. De esta manera, el curso es muy útil a todos los candidatos al ministerio sacerdotal que, por identidad, tienen que ser discípulos y misiones de la Buena Noticia de la Salvación. After giving a panoramic view of discipleship in the Gospels, the course focuses on the presentation and deepening of discipleship in the Gospel according to Mark, which is the Gospel of the disciple, offering clear criteria for assuming in personal and pastoral life true attitudes of discipleship, as the best preparation to be a good missionary of the Gospel of Jesus. In this way, the course is very useful to all candidates to the priestly ministry who, by identity, must be disciples and missions of the Good News of Salvation. new course effective spring 2018 - kg 10/17/17

Celibacy and Scripture (Bi 599W)

Credits:2

Bi 599W - Celibacy and Scripture (2 credits) The roots of celibacy find their foundations in the interpretations of the Sacred Scriptures by the early Church. This research seminar uses the research of Fr. Raymond Collins as a starting point for moving into a deep analysis of the Scripture passages most frequently referenced in this area of perennial interest, and then into their interpretation both by ancient church sources and by modern scholarship. new course effective spring 2018 - kg 10/17/17

Theology and Canon Law (CL 599D)

Credits:2

CL 599D - Theology and Canon Law (2 credits) This course intends to help students in two ways, both in Theology and in Canon Law: 1. As regards Theology, the course provides students with a theological synthesis, an overview of theology, using canon law as an instrument for unity. During or after theological studies, a student might get the impression of disconnected data. But if all the different subjects are brought together as a whole, harmony and communion will offer clear ideas and mind structure that students might find helpful in their personal life and ministry. That is why each lesson has to do with a different subject of theology. For example: Trinity and Canon Law, Ecclesiology-Ecumenism and Canon Law, History of the Church and Canon Law, Fundamental Theology and Canon Law, Liturgy and Canon Law, Sacraments and Canon Law, and so forth. 2. As regards Canon Law, a theological approach to canon law helps students to see canon law as a theological discipline with a juridical method, that is, founded in the words and deeds of Christ, and to use canon law for the salvation of souls, which is its ultimate goal, according to canon 1752, the last one in the 1983 Code. Canon law is not the enemy, the antivirus image that has nothing to do with theology, opposed to a pastoral approach of ministry; rather, it is truly the means by which every minister in the Church can apply all that has been learned in theology for the good of the People of God. Note: Cross-listed with ThS 599D; may be taken for either Canon Law credit or Systematic Theology credit. new course effective spring 2018 - kg 10/4/17

The Catechetical Ministry in the Priesthood (PS 599N)

Credits:2

PS 599N - The Catechetical Ministry in the Priesthood (2 credits) Priests share the teaching role of their bishops and are the immediate collaborators with them in the proclamation of the Gospel. The special role that they exercise in the diocesan catechetical mission arises directly from the Sacrament of Holy Orders, which constitutes priests as educators in the faith. Since a priest “must be the catechist of catechist, forming . . . a veritable community of disciples of the Lord” (Directory on the Ministry and Life of Priests, no. 47), special attention is given in this course to those doctrinal, mission, and pastoral topics that are foundational to fulfilling the priestly vocation, particularly the role of parish priests. Both the General Directory for Catechesis and the National Directory for Catechesis are indispensable ecclesiastical documents essential in fulfilling this vital evangelizing mission of the Church. new course effective spring 2018 - kg 10/17/17

Theology and Canon Law (ThS 599D)

Credits:2

ThS 599D - Theology and Canon Law (2 credits) This course intends to help students in two ways, both in Theology and in Canon Law: 1. As regards Theology, the course provides students with a theological synthesis, an overview of theology, using canon law as an instrument for unity. During or after theological studies, a student might get the impression of disconnected data. But if all the different subjects are brought together as a whole, harmony and communion will offer clear ideas and mind structure that students might find helpful in their personal life and ministry. That is why each lesson has to do with a different subject of theology. For example: Trinity and Canon Law, Ecclesiology-Ecumenism and Canon Law, History of the Church and Canon Law, Fundamental Theology and Canon Law, Liturgy and Canon Law, Sacraments and Canon Law, and so forth. 2. As regards Canon Law, a theological approach to canon law helps students to see canon law as a theological discipline with a juridical method, that is, founded in the words and deeds of Christ, and to use canon law for the salvation of souls, which is its ultimate goal, according to canon 1752, the last one in the 1983 Code. Canon law is not the enemy, the antivirus image that has nothing to do with theology, opposed to a pastoral approach of ministry; rather, it is truly the means by which every minister in the Church can apply all that has been learned in theology for the good of the People of God. Note: Cross-listed with CL 599D; may be taken for either Canon Law credit or Systematic Theology credit. new course effective spring 2018 - kg 10/17/17