Introduction to Sacred Theology (THEO 505)
This course will be taught live via Zoom on Tuesdays, June 1 - August 24, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST.
In the Catholic intellectual tradition, sacred theology pursued as an academic discipline involves “faith seeking understanding”. To acquire this understanding, one must prayerfully immerse himself or herself in what Augustine calls the scientia fidei, “the science of faith”. As an introduction to this discipline, this course provides an overview of both the contemplative and practical areas of theological inquiry. Students will obtain familiarity with all of the special fields of theology and how they integrate together into a unified whole. Students will also obtain a preliminary understanding of the basic notions and vocabulary employed in theology, the general history of the development of Catholic theology, and the distinctive characteristics of particular schools of thought and individual theologians.
This course can be taken for credit or may be audited for a reduced fee of $150. If interested in auditing, please contact Elizabeth Froula firstname.lastname@example.org