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The Crisis of Philosophy: 1900-2000

The Crisis of Philosophy: 1900-2000

The Crisis of Philosophy 1900-2000 – Movements and Major ThinkersTwentieth century philosophy represents a profound crisis in thehistory of reason and culture. This crisis is based on the advent ofsubjectivism (the turn towards consciousness), egalitarian radicalism,and scientism; culture has become at once completely subjective,radicalized, and reductively-scientistic. The upshot is the near totalcollapse of public discourse. This course will detail the ideas anddevelopments that have created the crisis of twentieth-centuryphilosophy.Students in this course will be equipped

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Philosophy of God

Philosophy of God

Philosophy of God (or natural theology) is the highest achievement of philosophy; it presupposes metaphysics and explores everything that may be known by reason about the first cause of being. This field of philosophy provides essential concepts and insights to Catholic theology about the divine attributes. In this course, students will be introduced to the key concepts of classical theism as well as subversive alternatives. Students will be equipped to: demonstrate familiarity with the major

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Ecclesiology

Ecclesiology

This course is intended to provide an overview of the Church’s teaching about herself in the context of scriptural and historical evidence.  We will consider the relationship between the organizational and social structure of the Church and structures already familiar to the first Christians from Scripture and Jewish tradition.  We will also consider evidence in the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers for the continuity between the framework of ecclesial organization and authority present in

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Modern Philosophy

Modern Philosophy

Modern philosophy initiated a revolution in political, religious, and cultural ideas that still impacts our world today. In this course, students will be introduced to the major figures and ideas of this period with an emphasis on the foundational, motivating ideas of modern philosophy, namely, freedom and the primacy of human reason. Through the course we will see how these ideas develop and interact. Ultimately we see how modern philosophers engaged with new questions and

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The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity

This course builds on material presented in our earlier courses in the Fundamental Theology sequence and Christology, by delving more deeply into the mystery of the God of the Bible, who reveals himself as relational.  Our concern here, as it was in Christology, is not merely to arrive at an abstract intellectual formulation concerning the nature of God but to find a way to speak about God, according to his own self-revelation, in such a way

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