TRS 201 Faith Seeking Understanding
An introductory course in theology that provides a glimpse into the science of the study of God through the exploration of the thought of selected theologians and scripture. Students will learn how to read and interpret various genres of theological texts from different historical eras'including the Old Testament, the New Testament, the early Church, the Middle Ages, the Reformation era, the period of the Second Vatican Council, and the present time. By engaging these texts through discussion, research, and writing, students will gain an introductory grasp of the academic discipline of theology.
TRS 395A Jewish Christian Relations
Distinctive to a Catholic view of Judaism is the conviction that the identities of Judaism and Christianity are inextricably intertwined. In light of the connection between these ancient traditions, this course examines Jewish-Christian relations from antiquity to the modern era. The course investigates the Jewish Christ, the origins of Christian anti-Semitism, Jewish-Christian encounters in the medieval period, the Holocaust, and views of the Church's relationship to the Jewish people and the state of Israel in contemporary theology.
TRS 395B War and Peace in the Abrahamic Traditions
This course examines reflection on war and peace in the Abrahamic traditions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). The course introduces students to the historical development of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim views of war and peace with attention to how the theological reading of sacred texts shaped each tradition. The course also examines contemporary views of war and peace among the three Abrahamic traditions as well as a variety of interfaith peacemaking practices that have emerged as a result of interreligious dialogue.