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2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [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. 

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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