An introduction to Roman Catholic theology. Attention given to major doctrinal formulations, dogmas, and practices from the patristic period to the present in dialogue with Scripture.
Upon the completion of this course students should be able to:
1. Have a working knowledge of the Catholic system of belief, including the theology of the sacraments.
2. Intelligently and critically reflect on the theological positions of Roman Catholicism.
3. Be familiar with contemporary Roman Catholic liturgy and devotional practices, as well as understand the theology underlying these practices.
4. Informatively and concisely share the information gained during this semester in a written form in a manner reflecting their status as graduate students.
5. Learn how to work with a small group of students made up of randomly selected class members throughout the semester.