Join the School of Ministry graduate program as a participant in our summer intensive! This two-week program offers you the opportunity to earn up to 6 credit hours while embarking on a unique learning and fellowship experience.
This intensive summer program will feature two courses, The Passion of Jesus: Scripture, Spirituality, Art and Fundamental Theology: Revelation, Tradition, and Faith. Each course will be worth 3 credit hours and classes will meet for about four hours each for 12 days, from Monday, June 3 to Saturday, June 15 (with a break on June 9).
We will also be offering a condensed online summer course, The Miracles of Jesus, running from June 10 - July 28 with Rev. Pat Madden, Ph.D. For more information, view our summer schedule here.
Additional benefits of the SOM Summer Intensive Program include opportunities for community building, daily prayer and worship options, and evening social activities.
|Course||The Passion of Jesus: Scripture, Spirituality, Art*||Fundamental Theology: Revelation, Tradition, and Faith||The Miracles of Jesus*|
6/3/13 - 6/15/13
6/3/13 - 6/15/13
6/10/12 - 7/28/13
|Time||8:00 - 11:35 am||1:15 - 4:50 pm||asyncronous|
|Professor||Gene Giuliano, M.A.||James McGill, M.A.||Rev. Pat Madden, Ph.D.|
|Course Structure||- Both courses will require students to read required texts before classes start
- Both courses will also require students to submit final work by July 19, 2013
|Videos and online discussions
can be accessed anytime.
|Course Description||The nature of a life-changing moment demands that we recall the event often, reflect on its significance, and share our interpretation of it. For Christians, the passion of Jesus is such a moment. Christianity has a crucified founder and his death on the cross became the most complex and problematic memory in the early church, requiring, therefore, much interpretation. Attempts to understand and convey the meaning of the passion have never ceased. They continue not only in theological and spiritual reflection, but also in artistic expression. This course will explore the various interpretations of "Christ crucified" provided by the biblical witness and selected works of art. We will consider appropriate scriptural texts, analyze a variety of passion images and representations, engage in discussion, prayerfully reflect on the meaning of the passion for our lives, and present insights we have gained during this study.||"In God we trust; all others pay cash." This course will examine the first part of that statement. Can we trust God? At the heart of the theological endeavor are questions about the nature, event and credibility of revelation, the relationship of faith and other fields of human knowledge, and the adequacy of Christianity's foundational truth claims. God acts (revelation); we respond (faith). We will read, discuss and make presentations on what theologians have to say about this dynamic, covenantal interaction, and how it is the basis for everything we believe and do as Christian ministers in the Church.||Students will be introduced to the critical understanding of the miracles of Jesus in the light of contemporary Catholic Biblical Scholarship. The course will examine various types of miracles ascribed to Jesus: exorcisms, healings, raisings of the dead, and so-called "nature miracles." Critical methodologies employed will include: literary criticism, form criticism, redaction criticism, and historical criticism. Hermeneutical questions will deal with the meaning of the narratives in a contemporary seeing. This is an advanced scripture elective; it presupposes that students are familiar with basic Catholic teaching on biblical inspiration and inerrancy (covered in Introduction to the OT), as well as the formation of the Gospels (covered in Introduction to the NT).|
(to be read before class begins)
Aland, Kurt, Synopsis of Four Gospels - English Edition (New York: American Bible Society, 1985).
Senior, Donald, Passion Of Jesus In The Gospel Of Matthew (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1991).
Senior, Donald, Passion Of Jesus In The Gospel Of Mark (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1991).
Senior, Donald, Passion Of Jesus In The Gospel Of Luke (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1991).
Senior, Donald, Passion Of Jesus In The Gospel Of John (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1991).
Wright, N. T., The Crown and the Fire: Meditations on the Cross and the Life of the Spirit (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1992).
Dulles, Avery, The Assurance of Things Hoped For: A Theology of Christian Faith (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).
O'Collins, Gerald, Fundamental Theology (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 1981).
|Aland, Kurt, Synopsis of Four Gospels - English Edition (New York: American Bible Society, 1985).
* This course satisfies elective requirements for those pursuing an MTS with a Biblical Theology concentration.
Please note all classes require at least 8 students to be offered in the summer term.
Below you will find registration information. Please take care to complete the appropriate registration process. If you are unsure or need more information, please contact us.
If you are a current SOM student, you may register online during the early registration period. Contact Geralyn Rea with any questions.
If you are not currently enrolled in the School of Ministry graduate programs but are interested in taking one of the summer intensive classes for credit, you may enroll as a special student. To be considered for admission as a special student, you must fill out the application, pay the application fee, and submit transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary schools. The admission deadline for a special student interested in this program is May 4, 2012. After you are admitted, we will assist you with registration for the course.
For more information and the application components necessary to be a Special Student, please visit the Non-degree Seeking Students page.
If you are interested in auditing the summer intensive courses, you may be able to enroll in our Community Education program. Auditing students will be allowed to enroll at each instructor's discretion.
For more information and the application components necessary to be a Community Education Student, please visit the Adult Faith Formation page.
For more information, please contact:
Coordinator of Graduate Enrollment & Student Services
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