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  • *** Registration for Spring 2016 Classes Underway ***
    Registration is underway for Spring 2016 classes which begin on Monday, January 11th. After making your course selections, please click here to download a registration form. You may return the completed registration form to Kim Schulman by one of the following methods: E-mail Kim Schulman Drop it off in the parish office Mail it to Holy Spirit College, 4465 Northside Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327 Fax to Kim at 404-252-1162 THEO 515 – Fundamental Theology Sacred theology takes its starting point with Divine Revelation, God’s self-communication to the Hebrew Patriarchs, Prophets, and the original Apostles, a historical event which culminates in the Person of Jesus Christ. This course will explore the event of Divine Revelation, consider the means whereby this Revelation is transmitted (Scripture, Tradition, and the Magisterium), examine how doctrine provides a symbol of this communication and develops over time, and investigate the theological virtue of faith which is oriented toward God through the medium of his historical self-revelation. The course will also treat the distinction between public and private revelation, inspiration and prophecy, the fides quae and the fides qua, as well as that between faith and works. (1.5 credit hours, open to auditors, on Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Josh Allen, STL) THEO 550 – Theology of Creation and Eschatology This course considers the origin of the universe as revealed and as understood existentially in religious philosophy, as well as the origin and destiny of humanity. The course examines the development of Christian thought on these topics, giving emphasis to biblical texts. In relation to creation, the course will investigate interpretations of the Hexaemeron, the relationship of the doctrine of creation to ontology, the distinction of primary/supernatural causation and secondary/natural causation, and contemporary issues and challenges for belief in a Creator. In relation to eschatology, the course will treat such topics as heaven, purgatory, and hell, prayer for deceased human persons, gradations of beatitude, all in light of Patristic authors, Aquinas’s Summa theologiae, and contemporary writings in Roman Catholic sacred theology. (3 credit hours, open to auditors, on Saturdays, 9:oo a.m. - 11:50 a.m., with Fr. Josh Allen, STL) THEO 600 – Liturgy and Sacraments The liturgical life of the Church, especially as it unfolds in the celebration of the seven sacraments, will be explored in this course. Consideration will be given to the development and theology of the Christian liturgy in both the East and the West, with emphasis upon the Roman Rite. The threefold relationship between liturgy, Christian theology, and anthropology will be examined, along with the role of liturgy in the life of the believer and in the life of the Church. The course will also investigate the seven Sacraments as instituted by Christ and as understood in Scripture and Tradition. Questions of minister, recipient, form, matter, and effect will all be examined, together with the relationship between the Sacraments and the Paschal Mystery, the economy of salvation, and the mission of the Church. The Vatican II constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium will be studied as well as relevant passages from Aquinas’s Summa theologiae. (3 credit hours, Mondays / Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:20 p.m., with Fr. Paul Burke, JCL)   THEO 635 – Mariology The Blessed Virgin Mary has a special place in Catholic belief and devotion. This course explores the person of Mary as described in Scripture, in theological texts, and in the documents of the Magisterium of the Church. Topics such as the Immaculate Conception, the Annunciation, Mary’s divine maternity, perpetual virginity, Assumption, and role as Mediatrix will be explored, along with important prayers such as the Magnificat and the Rosary. (1.5 credit hours, open to auditors, on Mondays, 4:20 p.m. - 5:50 p.m., with Fr. Brian Baker, STL) THEO 660 – Theological Latin II This course is the second of two courses dedicated to an intensive study of the Latin language. The purpose of both courses is to assist students in evaluating Latin as employed in Patristic and medieval theological writings, in the Roman liturgy, in traditional Catholic hymns, and in the official Church documents decreed by ecumenical councils and by the Roman Magisterium. This course continues to establish a foundation for understanding the basics of Latin grammar and to introduce common ecclesiastical and theological vocabulary. (3 credit hours, open to auditors, on Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., with Dr. David Castronovo) Read More »
  • Holy Spirit College Hosts Faculty-Student Academic Conference
    Holy Spirit College has scheduled its first fall faculty-student academic conference on Tuesday, December 15th from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in Malta Hall. The conference is open to all. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Kim Schulman if you will attend. The conference theme is “Contemporary Challenges in Catholic Theological Education.” In addition to student paper presentations, College faculty members Fr. Paul Burke and Dr. Matthew McWhorter will make presentations. The final speaker scheduled for the conference is Dr. Matthew Ramage from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. Dr. Ramage is author of the work Dark Passages of the Bible: Engaging Scripture with Benedict XVI and St. Thomas Aquinas, published by Catholic University of America press (2013). Click here for more information about the presentations. Read More »
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