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Interest Courses - DUC

 

Interest Courses at DUC

Fall 2017 (September - December)

 

Christology I: Portraits of Jesus (DTHY 2441)

Evening Course

Do we currently have a contemporary Jesus? Generations of Christians have regularly tried to portray Jesus for their own era. Nowadays, historical pictures of Jesus are most common. But is there any coherence between the Christ of Paul, this historical Jesus, and the Christ of the councils? How could we present or encounter Jesus within our contemporary culture? To do this work, it will help to read the first testimonies of faith with a renewed interest. This course offers a fresh way to think of Jesus in contemporary culture.

The course is suitable for people interested in studying the theological understanding of Christ through Scripture, Church Fathers, and the Great Theologians, while making contemporary discoveries. Working professionals, retired individuals, and students are all welcome. The course can be taken for credit or as an auditor.

 

Class schedule: Thursday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Fall Semester: September - December

Professor: Emmanuel Durand O.P.

Fees: $480 (regular) ; $360 (persons 60 years or older)
An administrative fee of $125 applies to students registering for their first course of the academic year


 

Sacraments I: Baptism and its Confirmation (DTHY 3461)

This course is about Christian initiation: the evolution of the rites, the meaning of Christian baptism in Scripture and Tradition, baptism as entry into the Body of Christ, as adoption by the Father, and as the beginning of a new life into the Spirit. The eschatological dimension will also be studied. As far as confirmation is concerned, we will look at the rite of the laying on of hands, the link between baptism and confirmation and the meaning of Confirmation in Christian lifestyle.

The course is suitable for people interested in situating the theological history and development of the sacraments inside a contemporary reflection. Parish leaders, retired individuals, and students are all welcome. The course can be taken for credit or as an auditor.

 

Class schedule: Wednesday, 8:30-11:20 am

Fall Semester: September - December

Professor: Jean Doutre O.P.

Fees: $480 (regular) ; $360 (persons 60 years or older)
An administrative fee of $125 applies to students registering for their first course of the academic year


 

Church History III: Protestant and Catholic Reformations (DTHY 3360)

The Protestant Reformation is undeniably one of the most important events of the last 500 years. We still live under the effects of this major crisis in Western civilization: the churches are still divided, individualism remains a priority in Western culture, and the role of religion in society is less central than it once was. This course will introduce students to the important themes and consequences of the Protestant Reformation, as well as the Catholic Counter-Reformation. The impact of these events on theology, church life, as well as on Christian art and literature will be discussed.

 

Class schedule: Tuesday, 8:30-11:20 am

Fall Semester: September - December

Professor: Claude Auger

Fees: $480 (regular) ; $360 (persons 60 years or older)
An administrative fee of $125 applies to students registering for their first course of the academic year


 

Old Testament II: Introduction to the Prophetical Books (DTHY 2140)

This course will offer a general introduction to prophetism (what is a prophet, extrabiblical prophetism, history of the movement, main features, literary genres, etc.). Then each Biblical prophet will be studied in chronological order (Elijah, Elisha, Amos, Hosea, First Isaiah, Micah, Zephaniah, Nahum, Habaquq, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Second Isaiah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Third Isaiah, Obadiah, Joel).

 

Class schedule: Wednesday, 8:30-11:20 am

Fall Semester: September - December

Professor: Hervé Tremblay O.P.

Fees: $480 (regular) ; $360 (persons 60 years or older)
An administrative fee of $125 applies to students registering for their first course of the academic year


 

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