Graduate Courses - Rochester / Syracuse

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Fall 2017 Graduate Courses - Rochester/Syracuse

A333   Themes in the Hebrew Bible (Premnath) – Syr  Hybrid Format

Study of related issues, social matrix, and theological significance of some major themes in the Hebrew Bible: God, Community, Land, Creation and Redemption, Law and Covenant, Royal tradition and Prophetic dissent, Praise and Lament, Pluralism, Essence of Wisdom and Future. Fulfills A202 requirement.

Face to Face sessions: 8/28; 9/11; 9/25; 10/9; 10/23; 11/6; 11/27; and 12/11
6:00 – 9:00 pm

B/C377 From the Lord’s Supper to the Holy Mass (Heyman) – Half course

This course examines the development of this uniquely Christian ritual meal tracing its roots from the earliest biblical record through its late antique, medieval and modern forms. We will also explore the varied Eucharistic theologies and liturgical expressions evident in contemporary Christian communions today, but special attention will be paid to the theological and historical dimensions connected with Eucharistic practice as evidenced in the Roman Catholic Mass.  VC Available at Auburn, Elmira, and Apalachin. 


Wednesdays: 9/6; 9/20; 10/4; 10/18; 11/1 and 11/15
6:00 – 8:30 pm

C226 Worship and Sacraments (Johnson)  Hybrid Format

A historical, anthropological and theological investigation of Christian worship and sacrament with special attention to the Roman Catholic sacraments of baptism and eucharist. Examination of liturgical practices, texts, and theology from scriptural origins to the Vatican II reforms. Focus is on the basic principles of liturgical and sacramental theology which provide the pastoral minister with the basis for interpreting liturgical documents and ritual texts. Contemporary concerns for ministry will be explored.

Wednesdays:  8/30; 10/18 and 12/6 (face to face sessions)
6:00 – 10:00 pm


C302 Theology of the Trinity (Hawkins)

This course examines the nature of the Christian God as Trinity. It focuses on God’s reality as creator, as redeemer in the person of Jesus who we proclaim the Christ, and as unifier and advocate in the person of the Spirit. Since the very nature of God implies “communion” the social implications of Trinity are a focal point for the course. Other contemporary questions pertaining to the historical Jesus, God-language, suffering, liberation, and cultural diversity are explored as well.  VC available at LeMoyne College,  Apalachin, Auburn & Elmira.

Tuesdays:  8/29; 9/12; 9/26; 10/10; 10/24; 11/7; 11/21 and 12/5
6:00 – 10:00 pm


C/D398  Catechesis and the New Evangelization: Content, Method, and Challenges (Kuhner)
This course explores the meaning, purpose, nature, content, and method of catechesis in the context of the call for a New Evangelization with a renewed emphasis on the Church’s missionary nature and the mission-character of discipleship itself. After addressing the history of catechesis and its sources in Scripture and Tradition, the course will focus upon the Church’s penetrating reflection on catechesis in the 20th and 21st centuries. Attention will be given to present-day challenges, as well as recent catechetical models which attempt to address these challenges.

Wednesdays:  8/30 – 12/13
7:00 – 9:00 pm

D379 Special Topics in Spirituality (Johnson)
This course explores particular themes in Christian spirituality, by looking at various spiritual traditions and topics from the history of the Roman Catholic Church. Particular attention will be given to the writings of the desert fathers and mothers, the monastic tradition, the doctors and saints of the church, and recent papal encyclicals. Students will be asked to engage with these topics in spirituality by reflecting upon how they affect their formation across its four modes: intellectual, spiritual, pastoral and human.
VC available at Auburn, Apalachin and Elmira.

Thursdays: 8/24; 9/7; 9/21; 10/5; 10/19; 11/2; 11/16 and 12/7
6:00 – 10:00 pm

D214   Spiritual Formation (Hawkins)
A broad introduction to the ways in which people appropriate the mystery of faith, the process entailed in that appropriation, and an overview of the history of that process and the types of experiences which have emerged in that history. Students can achieve reflective understanding of their own practice, develop it more consciously and be enabled to appreciate and assist others in this area of ministry. 
VC available at LeMoyne College, Apalachin, Auburn, & Elmira.

Tuesdays: 9/5; 9/19; 10/3; 10/17; 10/31; 11/14; 11/28 and 12/12
6:00 – 10:00 pm

D203 Liturgical Preaching (Heyman)
Introduction to lectionary-based preaching in Eucharistic and other liturgical settings, considering the tools and resources for homily preparation, the meaning of the liturgical calendar, and the nature of the Liturgy of the Word. A preaching practicum is included.

Thursdays: 8/31; 9/14; 9/28; 10/12; 10/26; 11/9; 11/30 and 12/14
6:00 – 10:00 pm


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