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Theology


TRD101 - Revelation and Faith *

Course Author: Neil Ormerod
 
A study of Vatican II constitution on revelation, Dei Verbum; some contemporary models of revelation; human experience as the medium of revelation; faith as a particular kind of rational activity, as approaching the divine mystery in a dynamic way; the distinction between faith and belief.
 

TRD109 - Introduction to Philosophy

Course Author: Greg Moses
Prerequisite: TRD101

 
Introduction to the process of philosophising by engaging in some classic philosophical issues, with a view to their role in theological studies; human freedom; right and wrong; who or what God might be like; human beings and nature; minds, bodies and souls; death and life after death.
 

TRD123 - The Sacramental Life

Course Author: Jennifer Herrick
Prerequisite: TRD101

 
Sacraments as symbol; ritual/rites; sacramentalism; sacramental theology and history of baptism, eucharist, reconciliation, anointing, marriage; ecumenical developments re baptism and eucharist.
 

TRD131 - Jesus Christ – Centre of Faith

Course Author: Marie Farrell
Prerequisite: TRD101

 
The central importance of Jesus Christ in Christian faith; the Jesus of history; the witness of Scripture; the developing understanding of the Church; early Church councils; recent theological contributions.
 

TRD133 - Trinity – Mystery of God

Course Author: Neil Ormerod
Prerequisite: TRD101

 
The central place of the Trinity in Christian faith; the witness of the Scriptures to belief in the Trinity; the developing understanding of the Church; early Church councils; recent theological contributions.

 

TRD141 - Mary, Disciple and First Believer

Course Author: Marie Farrell
Prerequisite: TRD101

 
Study of the relationship in Catholic tradition between Marian theology,
Christology and ecclesiology, through Lumen Gentium 8; contemporary studies in Marian theology; contemporary hermeneutical approaches to Catholic Marian doctrine with application to the ecumenical enterprise; feminist critique of Marian theology.
 

TRD161 - Contemporary Theologies

Course Author: Neil Ormerod
Prerequisite: TRD101

 
Recent developments in theology; new theological methods; special studies of liberation and feminist theologies.

 

*Indicates an Introductory unit

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