Content with Disciplines : Religion

Catholic Imagination SL Course

Course Description: This course will offer a multi-disciplinary approach to three primary themes: the practice of serving goodness & beauty of Creation; a practice of mercy; and doing Justice. These not only reflect a sacramental imagination intrinsic to Catholic imagination but also put our faith into action. They are a response to Pope Francis’ call to living this year of 2016 in mercy as a Jubilee year, beginning Dec 8, 2015. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Discuss Catholic concepts of God, creation and sacrament. Discuss basic Catholic social justice teaching. Explain selected Catholic phenomena found within history and/or contemporary culture and analyze how…

Faith and World Poverty

RELS 151 FAITH AND WORLD POVERTY Spring 2003 Professor: Mary E. Hobgood Office: 424 Smith Hall Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11-12 am and Tues. 2-3pm or by appointment Course Description This is a course about the Gospel, globalization and planetary survival. The unrestrained economic forces of globalization are threatening the lives of increasing numbers of people around the world, including many in the US. Of the world’s six billion people, 1.2 billion live on less than a US dollar per day. (U.N.’s 2001 World Development indicators). Three quarters of the world’s people live in the Two Thirds World (an…

Liberation Theology

Institution: DePaul University Discipline: Religious Studies / Political Science / Philosophy Title: Liberation Theology Instructor: Charles R. Strain LIBERATION THEOLOGY PROLOGUE Violence “You gringos, ” a Salvadoran peasant told an American visitor, “are always worried about violence done with machine guns and machetes. But there is another kind of violence that you should be aware of, too. I used to work on a hacienda. Myjob was to take care of the dueho’s dogs. I gave them meat and bowls of milk, food that I couldn’t give my own family. When the dogs were sick I took them to the veterinarian. When my children were…

Community Outreach

COURSE DESCRIPTION: In light of the Jesuit vision of education as transformative of both the individual and society, this class will combine an academic study of the foundations of the contemporary movement toward service learning with direct involvement in the experience of community outreach. We will begin with an examination of varied understandings of education, especially as they reflect on the relationship between the individual and society. After reflecting on the relationship between individualism and community, we will then focus on some of the philosophical and theological roots of community service. We will conclude with a study of some of…