THE THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

FOR THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

Learning from within the heart of the church

Registration for 2017 Summer Courses

Registration for 2017 Summer Courses at
The Theological Institute for the New Evangelization Saint John’s Seminary

Welcome to the registration site for the Theological Institute Summer Courses at Saint John’s Seminary. Summer 2017 courses begin May 30. Summer elective courses earn 2 credits. The core course, Basic Truths of the Catholic Faith, earns 3 credits.   

Cost per credit is $600.00. Courses may be audited for $350.00.

Credit card payment is available online or we can bill you directly. If you have questions regarding payment, please contact Maryellen Lenihan at 617-779-4104, ext 1 or via email at maryellen.lenihan@sjs.edu

PLEASE NOTE: Prior to registration, students taking courses for credit must meet with Dr. Stephen Fahrig, Associate Dean and Academic Advisor for the Theological Institute to review course selection and sequence. Dr. Fahrig can be reached at stephen.fahrig@sjs.edu

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Summer Courses 2017
CORE COURSE

TH511 BASIC TRUTHS OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH (MAM Core)
This course will cover the basic teaching of the creed, the moral life, and liturgy based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Rev. Paul E. Ritt
Classes begin May 31st thru August 2nd – W 6:00–9:00PM

ELECTIVES

BL615 PAUL: THE CONTESTED LETTERS
This course will invite students to engage writings attributed to Paul, but most likely not composed by him. These six contested letters are Ephesians, Colossians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. Prof. Celia Sirois
Classes begin June 1st thru July 20 – Th 6:00–9:00PM

PC550 SPIRITUALITY FOR MINISTRY
Principles and practices for deepening Christian life and professional Church service as derived from the Catholic spiritual tradition, as taught by a few outstanding spiritual masters and as lived in contemporary pastoral settings. Main themes: prayer, conversion, holiness, love, and virtues. Rev. George Evans
Classes begin June 7th thru July 26th – W 6:00–9:00PM

PC608 DYING, LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT: MINISTERIAL PERSPECTIVES
This course will focus on ministry to those in the process of dying and to those experiencing loss and grief resulting from the death of a loved one. Special attention will be given to the supportive role of faith and the skills needed for effective ministry to individuals and families. Participants will share in presentations/research on topics related to this elective. Rev. John J. Grimes, Ph.D, D.Min.
Classes begin May 30th to July 18th- Tu 6:00–9:00PM

RE601 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND THE IMPACT OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL
The Second Vatican Council opened catechetical doors. Through the auspices of the Bishops gathered at this ecumenical council, we have insights and documents that call us all to be lifelong learners. Porta Fidei — Door of Faith — Benedict XVI’s letter announcing the “Year of Faith,”coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II, points out that the church is the door of faith. Vatican II made us aware that the church is all of us who are baptized. When better than this “Year of Faith” to explore documents of the Second Vatican Council — and some since then — that have enriched and expanded our opportunities to study, to understand our faith and to know ourselves as being called to evangelize? Come and see! Prof. Susan Kay
Classes begin May 30th to July 18th – Tu 6:00–9:00PM

TH637 REDEMPTION AS DRAMA IN BALTHASAR
This course will examine the five-volume work that constitutes the middle third of Hans Urs von Balthasar’s “trilogy.” We will consider why Balthasar considered “drama” to be a useful category for theology, discuss its relation to the transcendental of the good, and then read highlights of his account of salvation history as a theo-drama between finite freedom and God’s infinite freedom. We will see his theo-dramatic approach to various foundational themes of Christian theology, including the Trinity, Christology, anthropology, soteriology, and eschatology. No previous knowledge of Balthasar is required. Dr. Angela Franks
Classes begin June 1 to July 20 th – Th 6:00–9:00PM