Immaculata University Announces Spring Theology Courses
The following one-credit Theology courses are being offered this Spring at Immaculata University. Cost for each course is $380 for one credit, and these courses can also be taken as non-credit workshops for $170.
DEADLY SINS AND SAVING VIRTUES. The Christian moral life is studied from the perspective of the mystery of sin and salvation. Students explore the classical model of the seven deadly sins and the corresponding virtues â€“ the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. Sister Sheila Galligan, IHM, STL, STD, leads this class on Saturdays, February 2 and 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
MARY: DOCTRINE AND DEVOTION. This course examines Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, Mother of the Redeemed. It includes the topics of Mary in Scripture, Mary in Doctrine, and Mary in liturgical and private devotion. Sister Sheila Galligan, IHM, STL, STD, leads this on Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27, and March 5, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. This course examines the suffering and death of Jesus through an exploration of the Gospels and the film, "The Passion of the Christ." Pastoral and personal applications will be noted. Craig Tavani instructs this workshop on Saturdays, February 16 and March 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 300 p.m.
SUFFERING, SPIRITUALITY AND HEALING. This course examines the many dimensions of suffering and how it calls us to faith, transformation, and ultimate healing. Scripture, music, film, reflection, and readings are used to explore the concepts of suffering, spirituality, and healing. Gail Lehner, MSN, APRN, BC, will lead this class on Saturdays February 23 and March 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
HUMAN LOVE IN THE DIVINE PLAN. This course examines John Paul II´s "Theology of the Body." It considers how the human body, male and female, makes visible God´s invisible mystery and reflects God´s self-giving creative love. It explores how humans fulfill the meaning of their existence by living according to the truth if their sexuality. William Donaghy teaches this class on Saturdays, April 5 and 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
FORGIVENESS: THE BEST REVENGE. This course explores the theological, biblical, and pastoral aspects of mercy and forgiveness. It includes an in-depth analysis of Luke 15 and Psalm 51. Students discuss the process of forgiveness and its place in the lives of contemporary Christian disciples. Sister Sheila Galligan, IHM, STL, STD, will lead this course on Saturdays, April 12 and 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information on these workshops, please call the College of LifeLong Learning at 610-647-4400, ext. 3241.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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