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What is Catholic Theology? [Ecclesial Nature and Mission of Theology] is a Course

What is Catholic Theology? [Ecclesial Nature and Mission of Theology]

Ended May 1, 2021

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Full course description

Who is this class for?

For those who want to pursue an online MA in Theology and Christian Ministry at Franciscan University of Steubenville, this is a required background course. This background course is offered by the Institute for a 2/3 discount. *

*For those who successfully pass this course, Franciscan University will waive the requirement for prerequisite course THE 519. Students must apply and meet other entrance requirements for acceptance into the online MA at Franciscan University of Steubenville. 

For those not interested in formal graduate study but looking for a thorough graduate level introduction on “How to do Catholic theology” the class can be audited. [When you register enter AUDIT in the promotion box to get the audit price]

What does the class cover?

What is theology? What makes theology “Catholic”? Is theology a “science”? What is the role of prayer and the spiritual life in theology? What are the sources of Catholic theology? What is the theologian’s relationship to the Church? With guidance from key magisterial documents, you will find answers to these and other questions. This course provides aspiring theologians and students of theology with basic principles they need to begin theological study.

Who teaches the class?

The course is taught by Dr. John Gresham. Dr. John brings over 20 years’ experience teaching at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, and Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. He is an experienced and expert online instructor who has taught other faculty best practices in online pedagogy. His publications include Jesus 101: God and ManHoly Spirit 101: Present Among Us and Wonder and the Prayerful Study of Theology.

When and Where is the class taught?

The class is taught completely online. Students complete weekly assignments and interact with the instructor and fellow students at the times most convenient for them. The course begins January 11th and runs for 16 weeks. The online format makes it easy to fit class activities into your busy life.

What does it cost?

Those taking the course for a grade to meet requirements for the MA in Theology and Christian Ministry at Franciscan University of Steubenville: $525. (Regular tuition for this online course at Franciscan University would be $1575. You get a 2/3 off discount!)

Those auditing the course for personal enrichment: $250 

When you register you will be linked to Paypal where you can pay your course fee by credit card or paypal account. [To get audit price, when registering type AUDIT in the promotion code box and click on "apply" below that box. The reduced price will appear in the payment screen.]

For more information:

Contact Dr. John Gresham