May 18, 2024  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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TH 511 - Catholic Spirituality

The course explores the biblical, apostolic, patristic, medieval, and modern eras of Catholic spirituality with particular attention to Benedictine, Franciscan, Jesuit, and Carmelite traditions. It treats of spirituality as the personal living out of the saving mission of Jesus Christ inspired by the Scriptures and the Church’s liturgy. 

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 6 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Paper

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Identify the specific features of Catholic spirituality as Catholic. 
  • Reflect intellectually on the sources of Catholic spirituality. 
  • Discuss how the saints are unique sources for understanding Catholic spirituality. 
  • Recognize that life in Christ is the essence of Catholic spirituality. 
  • Identify the roles that prayer, meditation, and contemplation play in Catholic spirituality. 
  • Relate the history of Catholic spirituality to the history of the Church.

Credits: 3

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