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Relg 355: The Catholic TraditionInstructor: Dr. Tom DickensFall Semester, 2016Office: 108 Clare CenterT, Th 4:10 – 5:35E-mail: [email protected]Kiernan Hall 112Content:An examination, using primary texts, web resources, and video clips of the principalcontemporary forms of Catholic theology, spirituality, social ethics, and political action.We willbe alert throughout the course both to the ways in which Catholics are united through beliefsand practices and to the diversity of ways of being Catholic.Course Objectives:This course shares with other courses in the core curriculum the following objectives: Toencourage critical thinking, to familiarize students with methods of study appropriate to thediscipline of religious studies, and to provide students with tools they will need to thrive withinand contribute to a rapidly changing and diverse society.More specifically, the primary goal ofthis course is to help students better understand the lives of contemporary Catholics.Inparticular, students who do consistently excellent work in this course will, by the end of thesemester, be able toKnowledge:distinguish among different conceptions of the term ‘church’ operative among Catholicsand other Christians, and understand some of the implications of eachdistinguish among different conceptions of Jesus operative among Catholics and otherChristians, and understand some of the implications of eachunderstand some of the ways Catholics currently embody the church's ancientcommitment to the poor and otherwise vulnerableunderstand some recent Catholic views of women and their roles in the churchunderstand some recent Catholic documents on the global, market economyunderstand some of the ways Catholics seek to address the environmental crisisSkills:analyze primary texts concerning contemporary Catholicism and other groups ofChristiansmake informed, critical comparisons of their own views with those of the authors wereadspeak and write clearly about complex social, political, religious, economic, and scientificissuesdiscuss sometimes contentious issues (religious and otherwise), respectfully disagreeingand/or finding room for compromise when appropriate
work in teams that will critically analyze and present information to your peersRequirements:Class participation will account for 25% of your final grade.Regular, active participation in class

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