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A Catholic Intellectual Tradition


This workshop provides guided discussion around the Spring 2013 issue of C21 Resources, a free publication of Boston College’s Church in the 21st Century Center. This issue, entitled “Exploring the Catholic Intellectual Tradition,” edited by Boston College Department of Theology faculty member Fr. Robert P. Imbelli, contains an introductory editorial essay, articles by a variety of authors, and poems reflecting the meaning of the Catholic intellectual tradition and its impact. The course offers an opportunity for participants to explore the Catholic intellectual tradition and to reflect on some of its treasures together.

Check the course schedule for future offerings of this course.


Introductory Week
Week 1: What Do We Mean by the “Catholic Intellectual Tradition”? 
Week 2: The Impact of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Special Features

This course includes:

  • Links to the readings;
  • Weekly introductions to each new topic;
  • Weekly questions for reflection and discussion; and
  • Further resources about topics discussed in this course.

All STM Online: Crossroads courses include these features:

  • Participants have access 24 hours / 7 days a week to the course's password-protected web site. 
  • Each participant belongs to a small Community for Conversation and faith sharing guided by a facilitator.
  • The course site is usually available to participants at least three months after the course.
  • An orientation in how to navigate the web site is always available.
  • Technical assistance is easy to contact and prompt in returning a message.
  • A Certificate of Active Participation is awarded to those who post at least three messages of substance for each week of content.

Additional Materials Needed:
All materials included in the course.  View this issue of , C21 Resources "Exploring the Catholic Intellectual Tradition."

Fee: $25

Content Scholars: Articles are by a variety of authors.  The Spring 2013 issue of C21 Resources was published under the editorial direction of Fr. Robert P. Imbelli, associate professor emeritus in the Boston College Theology Department.