Course Memo

This course is an introduction to the nature, method, sources, and structure of theology, focusing on (but not limited to) the Roman Catholic tradition and the work of St. Thomas Aquinas in particular. Issues to be considered include: the nature of theology, its method, the relationship between philosophy and theology, the theology of revelation, and the respective roles of scripture, tradition, magisterium, faith, and reason in theology. The course also introduces students to writing research papers in theology. Format: lecture/discussion. Intended audience: MA/MTS and MDiv students. Evaluation: participation (20%), research exercise (25%), research proposal (25%), and a final exam (30%).