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A History and Practical Theology of Images

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Fundamentals of Beauty in Architecture

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A Survey of Philosophy of the Good...

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Christian Humanism in Contemporary Cinema

This course teaches students to discern how film narratives achieve their effects on audiences and equips students to find the subtext in all aspects of a film. In this way, students are taught how to recognize the theological virtues in six Hollywood films.

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Introduction to Sacred Music

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The Bible and the Liturgy

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Mathematics of Beauty

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The New Testament in Words and Images

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The Old Testament In Words and Images

A survey of all the books of the Old Testament, classified as historical, wisdom and prophetical. This study will examine, with an emphasis in traditional Biblical typology, the revelatory stages of salvation history and the importance of fulfilled prophecy. Throughout the course, the students will be directed to the canon of traditional iconographic representation of significant events of the Old Covenant and, thereby, have a unique understanding both of the truths being considered and the importance of visual imagery in the proclamation of the Faith and ongoing catechesis.

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The Philosophy of Nature

The creative artist reflects his understanding of nature when he portrays it in his art. Therefore, a right philosophy of nature is essential to his portrayal of Creation. This course, which assumes little prior knowledge of philosophy, shows how the use of reason can identify natural principles of the cosmos.  Such a philosophy of nature, developed by Aristotle and clarified by St. Thomas, deepens our appreciation of the world around us and of the findings of modern science. Through this new framework of understanding, a bridge between art and science is created.  Students will see that each deepens our sense of awe and wonder which fuels creativity for scientist and artist alike.  If you are interested in auditing this course please email efroula@pontifex.university

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The Heart of the Mass

Fundamentals of liturgical theology are explained, such as the work of the Trinity, Paschal Mystery, active participation by the Church and her members, sacraments, mystagogical catechesis. Ritual elements of the Mass, especially words, are then examined in light of these fundamentals. If you are interested in auditing this course please email efroula@pontifex.university

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Introduction to Sculpting the Figure

As an Introduction to Sculpting the Figure, we will work from 6 poses with a model and casted references. The human figure will be featured, to teach concepts of proportion, balance, gesture, anatomy and structure. The benefit of studying sculpture, gives an understanding of 3-dimentional form, space, and volume.

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The Psalms in Words, Images and Prayer

If you are interested in auditing this course please email efroula@pontifex.university. This course looks at the book which, according to St Thomas Aquinas, contains "all of theology." Students will gain an understanding of the meaning of each psalm and how the Book of Psalms reveals all of salvation history, reflecting both the events that preceded the writing of them and anticipating what followed in the rest of the Old and New Testaments. The course will also consider the place of psalms in prayer and especially in the context of the Divine Office as well as examine the visual imagery related to the text in the illuminated manuscripts.

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A Study of Artistic Method for Patrons and Artists

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Fundamentals of Beauty in Architecture

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Introduction to Sacred Music

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Introduction to Sacred Theology

If you are interested in auditing this course please email efroula@pontifex.university

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