Booklists

SPRING 2015
GS 601A Foundational Course in Systematic Theology
Tue 7-10 PM Dr. Janet Haggerty
This course investigates the gift of divine Revelation, its reasonability, and man’s response in faith. This investigation includes an overview of the nature of Catholic systematic theology as the science of ecclesial faith with emphasis on its foundation in the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. The relationship between faith and reason as central to the task of theology will be explored, as well as the relationship between theology, Sacred Scripture, Tradition, the Magisterium of the Church, and how to apply the truths of Faith to the issues of the world today.
(3 credits)

The Shape of Catholic Theology. Nicols, Aidan.
Chalice of God, A Systematic Theology in Outline. Isbn: 9780814634318 Liturgical press 2012
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GST 613 Theology of Christ
Wed 7-10 PM Fr. Robert Pesarchick
This course will examine the Profession of the Christian Faith, including the doctrines of the Trinity, the twelve articles of the Apostles’ Creed, and the other creeds of the Church. Central to the Christian Faith is the mystery of the Triune God – the Revelation of the Father as revealed by Christ through the Holy Spirit. This course studies the origins of the doctrine of the Trinity in the Sacred Scriptures, its development in Church teaching and in the history
of theology, as well as contemporary teaching. This course studies the mysteries of the life of Christ, treating the New Testament origins of the Church’s Christological doctrine, as well as its development in conciliar teaching and in the history of theology. This course includes an analysis of Marian doctrine in relation to Christ. (3 credits)

Books
Required
The Challenge of Jesus N. T. Wright Intervarsity Press, 1999 0-8308-2200-8 8.00
God Sent His Son Christoph Cardinal Schonborn Ignatius Press 9781586174101 24.95
Recommended
Jesus of Nazareth Pope Benedict XVI Doubleday 978-0-385-52341-7 16.00
The Christian Faith: In the Doctrinal Documents of the Catholic Church Jacques Dupuis Alba House, 2001 0-8189-0893-9 16.00
Who Is Christ? Jean Galot Franciscan Press, 1981 0-8199-0813-4 15.00
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GST 541 Epistles of St. Paul
Wed 7-10 PM Fr. Patrick Brady
A general introduction to the theology of St. Paul contained in the letters of the Pauline corpus. The class will begin with background information on the life and work of St. Paul reflected in Acts and in his Letters. The second part of the course will examine the Pauline Corpus and the theology represented in these texts.(3 credits)

Paul: In Fresh Perspective
N.T. Wright 2009 ISBN-10: 1842270273
ISBN-13: 978-1842270271

Letters of Paul: Conversations in Context
Calvin Roetzel 2009
ISBN-13: 978-0664233921 ISBN-10: 0664233929
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GST 601B Foundational Course in Systematic Theology
Wed 7-10 PM Kelly Anderson
This course investigates the gift of divine Revelation, its reasonability, and man’s response in faith. This investigation includes an overview of the nature of Catholic systematic theology as the science of ecclesial faith with emphasis on its foundation in the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. The relationship between faith and reason as central to the task of theology will be explored, as well as the relationship between theology, Sacred Scripture, Tradition, the Magisterium of the Church, and how to apply the truths of Faith to the issues of the world today.
(3 credits)
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UNDERGRADUATE

GST 204 Introduction to Theology with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Tue 7-10 PM Mrs. Paula Manchester
This course provides an introduction to Catholic Theology based on the works of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. This course introduces students to the metaphysical and epistemological principles fundamental to Christian philosophy and the foundations of the Creed. The course serves as a general introduction to the science of theology, to theological content and to contemporary catechesis, especially the role of the Bible, Tradition, and the Magisterium in setting forth the mystery of God and His Revelation. (3 credits)
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GST 208 Christian Spirituality and Prayer
Wed 7-10 PM Mrs. Kristi Bushner
This course explores various attributes and dimensions of prayer, with specific attention to its classic forms (vocal, meditative and contemplative), as taught by the Doctors of the Church on prayer. We will consider the foundations, relevance and efficacy of prayer, the necessity of a growing renunciation and detachment as well as common obstacles to a consistent and sustained life of prayer. The course will also address key aspects of the Gospel teaching on prayer, including the Lord’s Prayer, Holy Mass as the highest form of prayer as well as the irreplaceable role of suffering. We will also cover the role of Marian and Divine Mercy devotions in the life of prayer. (2 Credits)
This class meets: Feb 4, 11, 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, Apr 15, 22, 29 (ten class meetings)
Required Books:
Catechism of the Catholic Church (San Francisco: Ignatius press, 1994) ISBN 0898704820.
Kreeft, Peter. Prayer for Beginners. (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2000).
Dubay, Thomas. Prayer Primer; Igniting the Fire Within. (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2002).
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