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Theology-Eastern Christian Studies

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Philosophical formation

1 Introduction

  • PHI 1105 Introduction to Philosophical Reasoning

2 History of Philosophy (minimum 18 credits)

  • DPHY 1210 Ancient Greek Philosophy (DUC)
  • DPHY 1211Main Doctrinal Currents in Middle Ages (DUC)
  • DPHY 1212 Greek Humanism (DUC)
  • DPHY 2334 Contemporary Continental Philosophy (DUC)
  • PHI 2383 Modern Philosophy (UO)
  • PHI 3141 Augustine
  • PHI 3107 Thomas Aquinas

3 Philosophical Disciplines (15 credits)

3.1. Metaphysics (minimum 3 credits):

  • DPHY 3640 Metaphysics (DUC)
  • PHI 3112 Philosophical Theology

3.2. Philosophy of nature (3 credits):

  • DPHY 3850 Philosophy of Nature (DUC)
  • PHI 2113 Nature, Science and Philosophy

3.3. Philosophical Anthropology (3 credits):

  • PHI 2182 Human Existence

3.4. Moral and political Philosophy (minimum 3 credits):

  • PHI 3183 Moral Philosophy
  • PHI 3308 Ethics and Politics

3.5. Logic and Philosophy of knowledge (minimum 3 credits):

  • DPHY 1103 Logic I (DUC)
  • PHI 2181 Human Knowledge
  • PHI 3152 Philosophical Hermeneutics

These courses can be replaced by other courses approved by the Faculty of Theology.

DUC: Courses offered by the Dominican University College. See their website for course descriptions: www.collegedominicain.ca

English (6 credits)

  • ENG 1100 Workshop in Essay Writing
  • ENG 1120 Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction

99 credits in theology according to the following requirements:

1 Foundational Courses (39 credits)

  • THO 1307 Understanding the Bible
  • THO 2174 Methodology and Theological Resources
  • THO 2189 Introduction to Theology
  • THO 3160 Pentateuch and Historical Books
  • THO 3161 Gospel Interpretation - Mark
  • THO 2130 Foundations of Eastern Christian Theology
  • THO 3324 Introduction to Eastern Christian Ethics
  • THO 3301 Hermeneutics and Exegesis in Eastern Christianity
  • THO 3316 Ecclesiology and East-West Ecumenism
  • THO 3167 History of the Church: The First Five Centuries
  • THO 3319 Eastern Christian Doctrine 1: Trinity, Christ, Holy Spirit
  • THO 3318 Eastern Christian Spirituality
  • THO 3347 Byzantine Liturgy of the Hours and Liturgical Year

2 Other required courses (60 cr.) :

2.1 Sacred Scripture O.T. (Old Testament)

  • THO 4100 Wisdom Literature
  • THO 4101 Prophetic Literature

2.2 Scripture N.T. (New Testament)

  • THO 4102 Pauline Literature
  • THO 4103 Johannine Literature

2.3 History

  • THO 2131 General Introduction to the Eastern Churches
  • THO 3124 Modern Church History
  • THO 3125 Contemporary Church History

2.4 Moral Theology

  • THO 3308 Patristic Moral Tradition
  • THO 3309 Contemporary Moral Issues in Eastern Theology
  • THO 4106 Bioethics  (Prerequisite: THO 3166)

2.5 Systematics

  • THO 3303 The Seven Ecumenical Councils in Eastern Christian Tradition
  • THO 3306 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Thought II: Theosis (Deification)
  • THO 3315 Eastern Christian Doctrine II: Salvation, Humanity, the Church and Eschatology

2.6 Practice of the Church

  • THO 2119aSelected Topics in the Practice of the Church I: Eastern Christian Pastoral Theology
  • THO 3322 Byzantine Eucharistic Liturgies
  • THO 3328 The Holy Mysteries: Byzantine Sacraments
  • THO 3332 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Liturgy/Sacraments II: Marriage
  • THO 3170 Homiletics

2.6 Canon Law

  • THO 3323 Canonical Tradition of the Christian East

2.7 Comprehensive Exam

  • THO 4140 Theological Synthesis

Electives (15 credits)

To be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies in order to verify that they conform to the spirit of the apostolic constitution Sapientia Christiana and the ecclesiastical statutes of Saint Paul University.