TSI204  INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGICAL METHOD: II (A.Y. 2021/2022)

  • Accademic Unit
    Faculty of Theology
  • Course
    Baccalaureate in Theology

Contents: This class, taught in English, seeks to introduce students to the study of theology. I semester: beginning with the basic notions of the necessity of the intellectual life, continuing with basic principles of theological research and study. The class will introduce topics being covered in the First Year Theology and will allow students to discuss the following issues: Transmission of Divine Revelation; Credibility of Divine Revelation; the interpretation of the Bible in the Church; Patrology. II semester: will lead students in discussions of such topics as Christology and Soteriology, History of Theology, Doctrine of God, Trinity. Objectives: To be able to articulate a proper understanding of material taught in the first year of theology, as well as to come the knowledge of how to do research and theological writing according to the standards of the Gregorian University. Method: Introduction of weekly topic by the Professor, Class discussions based on the assigned readings; weekly presentations by the students; weekly integration paper. Each week, the student will be asked to write a one-page integration paper based on the assigned reading. the student will be asked to take all of his or her one-page writings and to explicate the central themes in a three-page paper. Evaluation: I semester: the performance of the tasks assigned weekly and active participation. II semester: the performance of the tasks assigned weekly and active participation and for a final assessment, the student will write a seven-page research paper on a topic approved by the Professor.

Information

  • Semestre: 2° Semestre
  • ECTS: 4

Teachers

John Patrick CUSH
John Patrick CUSH

Lesson schedule/Room

Semester Day From To Room Floor Building Notes
2° Semestre Lunedì 15 15.45 TBD 0
2° Semestre Lunedì 16 16.45 TBD 0

Bibliography

  • J. CUSH, The How-To-Book of Catholic Theology, Huntington 2020; A. NICHOLS, The Shape of Catholic Theology Edinburgh 1993; R. KERESZTY, Jesus Christ: Fundamentals of Christology, Staten Island 2014; J. RATZINGER, Introduction to Christianity, San Francisco, 2004 (1968).