Dec 02, 2020  
2019-2020 University Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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THEO 101 - Introduction to Theology

3 hours
Sooner or later, we are presented with questions of a most fundamental kind: Does my life truly have meaning? How do we account for evil and suffering? Is the universe friendly and with a final purpose? Is death the end? Such questions-including questions about God’s existence and nature-arise in various times, places, and ways: in the art forms of popular culture, in personal or social crises, in unexpected joy or sorrow, in the midst of nature’s beauty and awesome power, in the struggle to love one’s enemies, in the kindness of strangers and the fidelity of friends, in the restlessness of the human heart. This course offers an introduction to theology as a way of raising and attempting to answer such questions. So, students will learn to think theologically through self-discovery but also by engaging other individuals and communities, especially Catholic Christianity in conversation with other traditions. By exploring sacred texts and other theological sources, we can learn to read the world in profound and often surprising ways.

This course will satisfy the core area requirement in theology.



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