- Degree Programs
St. Louis University Department of Theological Studies MA Courses Fall 2013
|Theological Studies||Course Number||Title||Professor||Day||Time
|521/611||Early Christianity Survey||Wickes||W||1-3:30|
|562||Fundamental Moral Theology||Mercier||T||3:45-6:15|
|539||Special Topics: Al-Ghazali||Renard||W||11:30-2|
Theo 509: Jewish Apocalyptic. A survey of the historical, social, and theological heritage
of Jewish apocalyptic literature from the Babylonian captivity to the beginning of the
Christian era. The course objective is to help students toward a greater appreciation of the
historical, literary, and religious dimension of Jewish apocalyptic literature-the
seedbed from which early Christianity arose.
Theo 520: Historical Methods. Principles of historical criticism, methods in research and
writing. Church historiography, and theological issues of faith and history. This course is
open to MA students with the permission of the instructor.
Theo 521: Early Christianity Survey. A study of the figures, issues, and movements in
the development of Christianity from the close of the New Testament to the beginning of
the Middle Ages (e.g., the Apostolic Fathers to Gregory the Great).
Theo 540: Theological Resources and Methods. Methods and presuppositions in doing
theology; emphasis on exploring transcendence in human experience, grace, revelation,
Theo 544: Christology. A biblical, historical and systematic theological study of the
person and significance of Jesus of Nazareth.
Theo 560: Fundamental Moral Theology. Major contemporary systems and approaches
to Moral Theology. Discussion of certain practical problems, e.g. right to life, civil rights,
Theo 539: Special Topics: Al-Ghazali. An interdisciplinary exploration of the work of
one of Islam's most influential thinkers both in the context of Ghazali's "dialogue" with
Ibn Sina and Ibn Rushd, as well as in relation to selections from Aquinas, Bonaventure,
and other major medieval Christian philosophical theologians.
Theo 565: Bioethical Controversies. An investigation of the nature and function of moral
decision-making on health care issues. Includes examination of: the nature of ethics, the
role of Scripture, Natural Law, and Magisterium in the arena of Health Care Ethics;
the application of these sources to specific contemporary issues (e.g., End of Life,
Neonatology, Reproductive Technologies, Human Research, and Health Care