Thursdays, 4-5pm; Aquinas House Study Lounge
4 weeks; 1/31-2/22
This course offers students a rich grasp of the beatitudes given at the start of The Sermon on the Mount (Mt. 5:1-11). According to the late theologian Servais Pinckaers, the beatitudes amount to God’s bringing us to full happiness. In this class we will explore how “the poor in spirit,” “those who mourn,” and those “persecuted for righteousness sake,” to name but a few, are rightly said to be fully happy in accord with God’s plan.
About the Instructor: Fr Christopher M. Saliga, OP, RN is in his first year as a Catholic Chaplain on the Aquinas House pastoral team at Dartmouth College. Prior to arriving in Hanover, he served in Kenya’s Nyanza Province in a missionary capacity. His campus ministry experience includes: university chaplain of Walsh University; adjunct Catholic campus ministry at Quinnipiac University; and adjunct Catholic campus ministry at Columbia University. (an extended bio available on the syllabus)
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Alasdair Groves D’04
Tuesdays from 1-1:50pm
1/15 – 1/29
21st century Americans are swimming in a sea of psychological labels. ADD, OCD, depression, bipolar, and attachment disorder are just a few of the more common. Does Scripture have anything to say about these labels or the experiences they describe? Continue reading
Ryan Bouton ’01
Date & Time TBD
This is the second in a series of classes on the Bible as the foundation of Christian belief and life. In it, we will look to Scripture itself to explore theoretical and practical questions. What does it mean that the Bible is the Word of God? Continue reading
Professor Lindsay Whaley
Capturing the nature and essence of human beings is one of the central quests of the ages. Is there something beyond the physical? If so, is the body something good or something to be escaped? Where do emotions come from and can they be controlled? Is there a soul? Continue reading
Rev. Don Willeman
This class is the first in the Development of Doctrine series lead by Rev. Don Willeman. The goal of this class is to provide participants with a broad overview of the history of the church. A particular focus is given to theological controversies, what spawned them, and the creedal/confessional statements that were developed in response to them. Continue reading
Professor Emeritus Edward Bradley
Thursdays at 4pm, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8
This course will center around three cinematic masterpieces with serious spiritual concerns. Each movie will be preceded by a short introductory lecture from Profs. Bradley and Heffernan, and will be followed a free, optional pizza dinner and discussion. Each movie will be paired with optional readings to better understand and appreciate its content. If you like movies, pizza, or talking about spirituality, register today!
10/18: The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
10/25: Of Gods and Men (2010)
11/8: Tree of Life (2011)