Theological Institute course schedule released
Two one-week sessions to be offered in July at St. Norbert College, De Pere
DE PERE - Contemporary church issues and the philosophy of
religious education will be discussed in July at the annual
Theological Institute at St. Norbert College.
Six faculty members with national and international experience
will participate in the two one-week sessions, July 9-13 and
Howard Ebert, Ph.D., is director of the Theological Institute.
First session courses and their instructors are:
-- Theology of the Church: Contemporary Issues, by Benedictine
Fr. Patrick Granfield, a professor of theology at the Catholic
University of America. He is past president of the Catholic
Theological Society of America. He is the author of Ecclesial
Cybernetics: A Study of Democracy in the Church, and The Limits
of the Papacy Authority and Autonomy in the Church. The class
will consider ecumenism and episcopal and papal collegiality.
-- The Corinthian Correspondence I, by Dominican Fr. Jerome
Murphy-O'Connor, professor of New Testament at Ecole Biblique in
Jerusalem. He is the author of The Holy Land: An Archaeological
Guide From Earliest Times to 1700 and St. Paul: A Critical Life.
The course will apply the teachings of St. Paul to the
-- Israel's Fathers and Mothers, by Paula Hiebert of Loyola
University and the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. She
has a doctorate in the Hebrew Bible from Harvard University. The
class will examine the authors of Genesis and the politics of
their worlds, family dynamics, gender relations, human morality
and divine activity.
Second session courses and instructors are:
-- What's All the Fuss About Spirituality? by St. Joseph Sr.
Sallie Latkovich of the Blessed Edmund Rice School for Pastoral
Ministry at Barry University. She has a doctorate from the
Graduate Theological Foundation, Donaldson, Ind. The class will
focus on Christian spirituality and spiritual formation.
-- The Corinthian Correspondence II, by Fr. Murphy-O'Connor, on
the final chapters of 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians. It is not
necessary to take 1 Corinthian for this class.
-- Trinity, Transformation and Teaching, by Michael Corso,
coordinator for Supervised Ministry and Continuing Education at
Boston College's Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral
Ministry. The class will discuss the role of religious education.
-- Images of Jesus Christ in Postmodern Preaching and Film, by Fr. Dan Felton, pastor of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, Oshkosh.
He holds a master's in communications and an S.T.L in dogmatic
theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. It will be
theological in content and practical in application.
For more information, contact the St. Norbert College Theological
Institute office at (920)403-3741, or fax at (920)403-4096.