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Monday / Wednesday / Fridays, except July 2 which is Tuesday Mornings
8:30 AM – Noon
This can be an elective for the master’s programs!
A graduate course focusing on Catholic moral reasoning and the Church’s communal discernment concerning clinical ethics for health care. It will examine the foundational principles of Catholic moral reasoning, similarities to and differences with secular ethics, and applications for the provision of ethical health care. It will demand the reading and appropriation of key texts by moral theologians and the Magisterium, review practical case studies, and assist students to research and argue moral points of view.
Themes in Catholicism and Inter-religious Studies
Afternoons: 1 – 4:30 PM
This can be a concentration course in many of the programs!
Since Nostra Aetate and Vatican II, the question of inter-religious understanding and dialogue has become a major concern for Catholics and Catholic theology. Globalization has made inter-religious understanding and dialogue unavoidable, since now the world’s religions have more regular contact with one another, and interreligious understanding and dialogue has become urgent due to the numerous wars and conflicts in which religion often plays a role. In Canada, sensitivity to Indigenous religion and spirituality has also become a foremost concern in Truth and Reconciliation dialogue.
This course will survey some historical interactions of Christians with non-Christian religions and cultures as the Christian faith spread throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and beyond, but will focus most of its attention on the 20th and 21st centuries and will explore issues in the Theology of Religions and Comparative Theology.
We will survey positions such as theological inclusivism, exclusivism, and pluralism. In addition, we will examine not just theological positions, but practical engagement with our neighbours by looking at new works of interfaith and interreligious studies such as Hans Gustafson’s Everyday Wisdom: Interreligious Studies in a Pluralistic World, and Rabbi Rachel Mikva’s Interreligious Studies: An Introduction, as well as works by Eboo Patel, Francis Clooney, SJ, and Raimon Pannikar.