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April 20, 2001 Issue
Local News

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 16-20.

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 contemporary church.

-- 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.

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