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
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Faculty are permitted to refer to notable past work and achievements (including publications and educational activities not offered by Pontifex University, and even those offered for personal profit) in their published biography on the Pontifex website and course promotions. In the context of educational activities undertaken for Pontifex University, including videos, live or recorded, teachers, can recommend or bring to the attention such work for students (even if for personal profit, for example, books or podcasts) but only with approval by Pontifex University and when it is related to the teaching purpose of the class. An instructor’s related work will be noted in the syllabus as appropriate. Instructors may use their own materials as required in their courses and learning events as long as the materials are appropriate for the particular learning event.
Failure to comply with this policy will result in a warning or administration modification of course materials. Violations of this policy should be reported to the Provost.