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Epistemology

Epistemology

Epistemology is the philosophical study of truth, reason, and knowledge. Epistemology involves reasons reflective discovery of its own procedures in coming to understand and affirm the truth. In this course students will be introduced to the classical interpretation of the knowing process along with alternative approaches that distort and subvert the life of the intellect. Students in this course will be equipped to: demonstrate familiarity with the major epistemological theories including skepticism, relativism, idealism, realism,

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The Ten Commandments: A Scriptural, Theological, and Moral Study

The Ten Commandments: A Scriptural, Theological, and Moral Study

This course presents an examination of the Ten Commandments or Decalogue considered in their Scriptural, dogmatic, and moral context.  Issues addressed will include the literary and dogmatic contexts of the respective Ten Commandments discourses in Exodus and Deuteronomy; the Ten Commandments as a dimension of revelation; the relationship between the Ten Commandments and the Natural Law; the relationship between the Ten Commandments and the concept of Torah; the original meaning and references behind each of

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Medieval Philosophy

Medieval Philosophy

PHI 202 Medieval Philosophy  Medieval philosophy centered on the synthesis of Catholic faith with ancient philosophy, the rise of university culture, and the widespread systematic exploration of philosophy. In this course, students will be introduced to the major figures and ideas of medieval philosophy. This course will include discussions of the emergence of scholasticism, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Blessed Duns Scotus, and William of Ockham. Students in this course will be equipped to: explain and evaluate

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Metaphysics

Metaphysics

Metaphysics is the science of being as being. It is the most abstract and difficult branch of philosophy, but also the most rewarding because it involves our ultimate interpretation of reality. In this course students will be introduced to the classical interpretation of reality along with alternative modern interpretations. Students will be equipped to: demonstrate familiarity with the major metaphysical theories including monism, dualism, moderate realism, nominalism, materialism, radical idealism, pessimism, et cetera. define the

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Christology

Christology

This course is designed to advance the students’ understanding of the theological problems surrounding the Person and place of Jesus Christ in theology.  Students will be expected to engage in theological exploration of these problems surrounding the human and historical reality of Jesus of Nazareth in relation to the claims the Church makes surrounding his divinity, his place in salvation, and his significance for the final outcome of God’s act of creation.  As we explore

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