Religion (GSRRE) (RLGR)

RLGR 0920. WRITING FOR GRAD RESEARCH I. (1 Credit)

Course will cover how to write at the graduate level in Theology, Spirituality, Pastoral Ministry, and Counseling and Religious Education. Course topics will include composition, structure, style, coherence and analysis.

RLGR 0921. WRITING FOR GRAD RESEARCH II. (1 Credit)

Continuation of RLGR 0920. Course will cover how to write at the graduate level in Theology, Spirituality, Pastoral Ministry, and Counseling and Religious Education. Course topics will include composition, structure, style, coherence and analysis.

RLGR 6010. OLD TESTAMENT. (3 Credits)

An in-depth examination of the first five books of the Bible. Historical origins of these texts in ancient Israel and the continuing significance fo their central theological themes of promise, law, creation, election, redemption, and liberation. Introduction to the exegetical methods of modern biblical study.

RLGR 6011. NEW TESTAMENT. (3 Credits)

This course will engage questions about the development of the Christian canon while reading parts of the New Testament in the context of first century Judaism.

RLGR 6018. JOHN'S GOSPEL IN GREEK I. (3 Credits)

A close reading of the Greek text with detailed exegesis of selected passages.

RLGR 6019. JOHN'S GOSPEL IN GREEK II. (3 Credits)

A close reading of the Greek text with detailed exegesis of selected passages.

RLGR 6024. THE PROPHETS. (3 Credits)

A study of Old Testament prophets and prophetic books from historical, literary, and theological perspective with particular focus on the prophets’ roles and their enduring message.

RLGR 6030. CHRISTOLOGY. (3 Credits)

This is an introductory Christology course principally from a Roman Catholic perspective. Biblical, historical, and contemporary Christology will be examined.

RLGR 6031. THEOLOGY OF HUMAN PERSON. (3 Credits)

An inquiry into the meaning and possibilities of becoming fully human from a contemporary theological perspective complemented by a mulitidisciplinary perspective. This course grounds theories of conversion, asceticism and ministry in an adequate understanding of the human, with special attention to gender issues and social justice implications.

RLGR 6032. CHURCH AND SOCIETY. (3 Credits)

Explores various ways of envisioning how faith communities can structure their internal lives and their relationship to the world. Includes a historical survey of understandings of church and society from biblical times to the present, with specific emphasis placed on using the resources of Scripture and Christian Traditions to help faith communities discern what God is enabling and requiring of them in the world today.

RLGR 6033. SACRAMENTS: THEOLOGY AND RITES. (3 Credits)

An introduction to the history and theology of the sacraments, and the contemporary rites that are used to celebrate them in the Roman Catholic Church.

RLGR 6070. LITURGICAL THEOLOGY. (3 Credits)

This course will explore contemporary articulations of liturgical theology, including Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox. Through readings and classroom discussion, students will be assisted in arriving at a theological basis for the explanation of worship and the liturgical traditions ot the church.

RLGR 6872. HISTORY OF THE JESUITS. (3 Credits)

This course offers an intensive look at the founding and progress of the society of Jesus. Starting with the founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola the course will progress through key documents and missionary activity up to the 21st century.

RLGR 7032. CHURCH AND SOCIETY. (3 Credits)

Doctoral only section (DMIN and PHD). This course reviews how the community established by Jesus Christ, also known as the Church, has been theologically understood over time.

RLGR 8872. HISTORY OF THE JESUITS. (3 Credits)

This course offers an intensive look at the founding and progress of the society of Jesus. Starting with the founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola the course will progress through key documents and missionary activity up to the 21st century.

RLGR 8999. INDEPENDENT STUDY. (3 Credits)

A tutorial in the area of Religion.