New Adult Formation Course to Focus on 2nd Thousand Years of Catholicism

New Adult Formation Course to Focus on 2nd Thousand Years of Christianity

 

Faith FormationThe UD School of Ministry will offer a new continuing education course titled Christianity in the Second Thousand Years: The Development of the Thought and Practice of Our Faith beginning this fall. This noncredit course will be offered at three sites: the University of Dallas campus in Irving, All Saints Catholic Community in Dallas and St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Lewisville, with the class at each site meeting once a week for two hours.


The course will highlight some of Christianity's seminal historical figures, including St. Anselm, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Francis of Assisi, Pope St. John Paul II, Martin Luther, John Henry Newman and dozens of other men and women whose faith and intelligence shaped the core of what Christians believe today. It will also examine cultural issues such as the Crusades, Gothic cathedrals, Reformation, and the councils of Trent, Vatican I and Vatican II.

"This course will explore the character of these significant people to get at the root of who they really were," said James McGill, M.A., School of Ministry instructor, who will teach the course. "Overall, the course will reflect on cultural and historical issues that shaped the content and practice of the Catholic faith in the second millennium of Christianity."

This purpose of this course is adult faith formation; it involves no tests or homework. Students participate by reading assigned material from textbooks and handouts, then joining in class lectures and discussions.  

For more information about the course, visit  udallas.edu/2ndthousand.

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