Graduate Courses - Albany

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Fall 2017 Graduate Courses - Albany

C392 HEALTHCARE ETHICS IN THE CATHOLIC TRADITION

Maureen Cavanagh, PhD
Mondays, 6 - 9 p.m.
August 28, Sept 11 - Oct 2, Oct 16 - Dec 4


This course will introduce the basic concepts and theoretical frameworks in contemporary bioethics and compare and contrast these frameworks with foundational concepts in the Catholic moral tradition. Roman Catholic teach-ing, magisterial documents, contemporary theological discourse and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care will be utilized to examine these issues in depth.

+A303 PROPHETS AND WRITINGS

Marcus Gigliotti, SSL
Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
August 29 - Nov 21


An in-depth look at the prophetic writings of Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel with a view to highlight insights of contemporary relevance. Particular atten-tion to key passages, broader theological themes and ministry issues.

A313 GOSPEL PARABLES

Katherine Hanley, CSJ, PhD
Wednesdays, 12 - 3 p.m.
Aug 30 - Nov 15, Nov 29


An in-depth analysis of key Gospel parables from the standpoints of early Judaic parables, recent scholarly trends, and use in Christian proclamation.

*+A203 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES

Joseph Mali, PhD
Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
August 31 - Nov 16, Nov 30


This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the New Testament (NT). Students will learn about what kind of literature the NT is, how it was formed, and the different methods we may use to understand it. Topics to be covered include: the political, social, and religious background of the NT, the development of the text and canon of the NT, the Gospels in general, the synoptic problem, major themes and their background, and the NT and our world.

A487 GOSPEL OF JOHN

John O’Grady, SSL
Monthly Saturday and Sundays from 9-12 and 1-4 p.m.
September 9-10; October 7-8; November 4-5


An analysis of the last gospel with special concern for its unique theology. The role of the Beloved Disciple as founder of the community with its empha-sis on the faith commitment to the Lord and the love of the brethren.

+*D302 PASTORAL FORMATION

(by arrangement)
Christine Partisano, CSJ, DMin


This course is a two-semester, supervised field experience that introduces students to particular pastoral settings in order to provide them with an opportunity for critical reflection on the minister they are becoming. The experience consists of three components: participation in supervised minis-try, theological reflection and evaluation. Placement must be approved by supervisor prior to registration.

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