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10:312 Jansenism: Anatomy of a Heresy
Division: Systematics
Faculty: Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB
Course Type: Podcast
Enrollment Limit: 20
Description: This course explores the theological, spiritual and social roots of the heresy known as Jansenism. Some background material will explore the movement to popular religion after the Reformation. The phenomenon of Jansenism will be treated in terms of its foundations in the theology of St. Augustine and its expression as a widespread movement. Some works of the principle Jansenist apologist Blaise Pascal will be read as well as other primary source material.  (Audio Recordings Based on Spring 2013 Weekday Lectures; Available Now)
Credit Hours: 2
10:310 Creed in History and Theology
Division: Systematics
Faculty: Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB
Course Type: Podcast
Enrollment Limit: 8
Description: This course is a basic introduction to theological themes in the life of the Church experienced through the lens of men and women active in Church life. The course focuses on five figures in the history and life of the Church, St. John Chrysostom, Abbot Suger of St. Denis, St. Thomas More, Angelique Arnauld, and Bl. John Henry Newman. Each section of the course will consider the context of their thinking and present pivotal ideas for the life of the Church.
(Audio Recordings Based on Fall 2012 Weekday Lectures; Available Now; Video Recordings Based on Fall 2013 Weekend Lectures; Initial Lectures Available by Sept. 16. All Lectures available by Nov. 18.)
Credit Hours: 3
15:320 Catholic Sexual and Medical Ethics
Division: Moral
Faculty: Fr. Mark O'Keefe, OSB
Course Type: Podcast
Dates: January 28 to May 10, 2013
Enrollment Limit: 8
Description: This introductory course in Catholic Sexual and Medical Ethics builds on the introduction to Roman Catholic fundamental moral theology, and considers both the main principles as well as contemporary debates and applications within the areas of sexual and biomedical ethics. It seeks to prepare students for pastoral practice related to sexual and bioethical areas of human life, and it engages issues such as the meaning and purpose of human sexuality, marriage and reproduction, natural family planning, contraception, abortion, in-vitro fertilization, genetic manipulation, the allocation of health care resources and the extent of medical treatment, and euthanasia. Class size is limited to 8. Prerequisite: Fundamental Moral Theology.  (Audio Recordings Based on Spring 2013 Weekday Lectures; Available Now)
Credit Hours: 3