UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR FALL 2022
Here are (semi-)permanent materials for classes that I teach. Click on a class heading for full information.
Introduction to theology as the final destination for traditional Catholic liberal studies
In this course, students will be introduced to what Catholic theology is, what its distinctive features and principles are, and why Catholic belief is reasonable. In so doing they will deepen their understanding of themselves as rational, free beings, capable of affirming what is true and of freely embracing the purpose of their existence.“Created for a Purpose: The Core of the University of St. Thomas”
Senior liberal studies capstone experience rooted in the spiritual teachings of the Fathers of the Church
Guided by the riches of the Catholic intellectual and moral tradition, in this course we acquire the knowledge and skills needed to confront, formulate, and answer the question of what makes our lives, at bottom, unified and meaningful, and to see a Christian answer to that question as a serious and persuasive one. We also learn how in the concrete sacramental and spiritual theology of the Church, such a meaningful life might realistically be pursued, culminating in the final end of the human person: the contemplative vision of God.“Created for a Purpose: The Core of the University of St. Thomas”