Le Xuan HyDirector, Associate Professor206.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate ReynoldsAdministrative Assistant206.email@example.com
So far, the year 2013 has been a year of surprises for the Catholic Church. With the first resignation of a pope in over 600 years followed by the election of the first pope from outside of Europe and the first Jesuit to be elected pope. What does this mean for the Church, both in terms of how it understands its past and what can be hoped for in the future?
A Lecture by Fr. Patrick Howell, SJ opened a conversation on "Resignation of Benedict XVI leads to the surprising election of the first Jesuit pope," on March 14, 2013, 12:30-1:30p at Wyckoff Auditorium. Learn More.
A continuation of the conversation on the papacy and the new pope on April 11, 2013, 5:30-6:30p at Wyckoff Auditorium featuring Fr. Thomas Murphy, SJ as he considers the rise and fall of power in the papacy and the new possibilities opened up by the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis.
The theme for the 2012-13 Catholic Heritage Lectures, presented by the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, is Vatican II: Achievement and Challenge . The series celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Council. Come hear Peter Phan's lecture "What will the Church Look Like in 2050? A Prognostication from Asia," on April 18, 2013 at 7:00p at Pigott Auditorium, a theme made more timely by the election of Pope Francis.
Listen to the lecture, entitled "Catholic Higher Education: a Culture in Crisis," Presented by Melanie M. Morey, Ph.D., Senior Director for Research and Consulting at NarrowGate Consulting, and John J. Piderit, S.J., President of the Catholic Education Institute.
Read the article by Kevin Birnbaum in the November 15, 2007 issue of the Northwest Catholic Progress. SU speakers address Catholic identity "crisis"
ART 392.02: Art of
the Counter ReformationDr. Monica BowenW13: MWF 2:05-3:30
Emotion! Spectacle! Grandeur! Such words are often used in conjunction with the
Baroque art of the Catholic Church. ART 392 will explore why Catholic art was
created to look this specific way, due to the efforts of the Catholic
Counter-Reformation. Along these lines, this course will also examine how art
and spectacle were used as a type of propaganda for the Catholic Church.
PHIL 429: Topics in
Ethics, Law and Justice: Catholic Ethics through FilmDr. Paulette KidderW13: MW 3:40-5:45
From On the
Waterfront (1957) to The Lives of Others (2006), international and popular
cinema has dramatized issues that are of central concern to Catholic ethical
philosophy. Taking a combined historical and thematic approach, this
course will explore the ways that philosophical texts and films mutually
illuminate key ethical questions. We will explore key issues in
Catholic philosophy beginning with readings from the Patristic and medieval periods,
during which the Catholic synthesis of Greek and Hebrew traditions took
shape. We will continue with an exploration of the role of virtue ethics
and natural law theory in forming Catholic approaches to ethics, and we will
conclude with a study of key texts in Catholic Social Thought of the 19th and
20th centuries as well as with an examination of new directions in Catholic
philosophy in the wake of contemporary philosophical movements such as
existentialism, feminism, analytic philosophy, and postmodernism.
Catholicism and Science (To be offered in the new Core as UCOR 2100: Science
and the Church)Dr. Catherine Punsalan-ManlimosS13: TTH 1:30-3:35
Can you say those two words without evoking the image of
conflict between progressive science and archaic religion? If not, then join
this class as we explore the intersection of science and the Catholic Church
from the period of the early church to contemporary discourse around the
theological challenges and possibilities presented by evolutionary cosmology.
Learn more about the complex historical factors that form the contours of the
interaction between religion and science while examining the impact of science
Psychology of Religion: Practice and ResearchDr. Le Xuan
and Judaic World 200 BCE-200CEDr. David
the Christian WorldDr. Jeanette
ENGL Special Topics Courses
PHIL Special Topics Courses:
THRS 324 Religion and Ecology
THRS 341 Ignatian SpiritualityTHRS Special Topics Courses:
PHYS 480 Cosmology and Culture