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ADTH 100201  Biblical Heritage II: New Testament
An introduction to the literature, religious ideas, and historical settings of the New Tesament. Focus is on major biblical concepts such as Christology, ecclesiology, grace, election, and ethics in the Gospels, the Pauline epistles, the Acts of the Apostles, and other canonical books.
Thurs 6:15–9:15, Jan 21–May 12, John Darr

ADTH 101701  Introduction to Christian Theology II: Shaping Cultural Traditions
What does it mean to be good? Is it possible to be both good and happy, both good and successful? Is morality subjective or are there clear ways to regulate it? How can we balance the individual and the community in our moral struggles? This course examines eight traditions of morality and ethics: existentialist, utilitarian, Catholic, Protestant, Christian feminist, Black theology, rights theories, and Aristotle. Students apply classic and modern thinkers to contemporary ethical problems emphasizing current events and movies. Interactive discussion emphasized so students discover the sources of values that formed their lives and develop a perspective for themselves and their futures.
ADTH101701, Wed 6:15–9:15, Jan 20–May 11, James Weiss
FULLY ONLINE COURSE. No day/times are specified; students must participate weekly per all communications and instructions from the professor; students must adhere to course schedule and submit weekly course work on time.
 Jan 19–May 16, Eric Severson

ADTH 300201  Conciliar Traditions of the Catholic Church II: From
Trent to Vatican II

This course is the second in a two-course sequence, which offers a comprehensive introduction to the conciliar traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. This second course covers the period beginning with the Council of Trent and ending with the Second Vatican Council, with an extended exploration of Vatican II?s interpretation and reception, offering an historically-schematized overview of the councils of this period. This course attends to the evolution of the place of councils within the modern Catholic Church and it situates these conciliar traditions within their wider historical, political, and cultural contexts. In this way, the course completes a comprehensive introduction to the history of the Catholic Church and its central theological tenets.
Tues 6:15–9:15, Jan 19–May 10, Boyd Coolman

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