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Religious Studies News & Events

Religious Studies News & Events

  •  Attention Honor Students!

    Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

    Please Consider 

    TESP 4H

    The Christian Tradition (Honors)

    MWF 11:45 AM-12:50 PM, #15866

    Professor Jim Reites, S.J.

    Fulfills RTC 1

    A survey of the history and development of the Christian tradition from the New Testament to contemporary U.S. Christianity. Readings include a few classics of Christian theology from major periods, portions of the Bible, and a survey of Christian history. Honors program students only or with permission of instructor.

  •  A University is a Social Force

    Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

    Check out this article in The Chronicle of Higher Education by Fr. McCarthy recalling the killings of 8 people on the UCA campus 25 years ago and how universities can be a force for social justice.

  •  Please Consider: SCTR 23

    Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

    Christ in the Four Gospels

    MWF 2:15-3:20 PM, #14937

    Professor Salvatore Tassone, SJ

    Fulfills RTC 2

    Deals with the historical ministry of Jesus, his resurrection, and how his disciples and the church of the New Testament period interpreted Jesus’ teaching and developed their be-liefs about Christ. Concentrates on the Gospel portrayal of Jesus Christ.

    Prerequisite: Introductory level course (SCTR 1-19, TESP 1-19, or RSOC 1-19).

  •  Please Consider: SCTR 175

    Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

     Redeeming Economics

    TR 12:10—1:50 PM, #15865

    Professor Catherine Murphy

    Fulfills RTC 3 Requirement

    Explores Jewish and Christian economic practices in the Bible and in the history of biblical interpretation. Beginning with the Sinai covenant and the prophetic and wisdom traditions, it probes the economic contexts of emerging beliefs and practices, and then traces how these traditions were reshaped in the Roman Empire, the middle ages, and the Protestant Reformation. It then turns to Karl Marx and contemporary Catholic social teaching, framing each in terms of biblical traditions and the economic context of the modern world.

    Prerequisite: Intermediate level course (SCTR 20-99, TESP 20-99, or RSOC 20-99) or another course approved as fulfilling the intermediate level Core requirement in Religious Studies and completion of 88 quarter units.

  •  Congratulations Dr. Vance-Trembath!

    Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

     Join us in congratulating Dr. Sally Vance-Trembath on being named one of SCU's Top 10 Professors by The Santa Clara. Check out the list below.

  •  Leadership Born Of Struggle and Hope

    Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

    In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the assassination of the Jesuits and their collaborators at the Universidad de Centroamerica (UCA) in El Salvador, Bannan Institutes will be hosting a panel with two of our department's very own, 

    Ana María Pineda, R.S.M., and Robert Lassalle-Klein, Ph.D., S.T.L., M.S.W.


  •  Congratulations Fr. Crowley!

    Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

     Join us in congratulating Paul Crowley for his appointment as editor of Theological Studies.  Theological Studies is the most prestigious journal in Catholic theology in the United States and one of the most respected internationally. 

  •  The Religious Studies Faculty Lecture Series and AIMES present:

    Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

    Were-Tiger, Ghost-Monkey, Crow- Knife:

    Animals, the Environment and Religious Traditions in Southeast Asia Today 

    A lecture by Professor David Pinault, Dept. of Religious Studies

    Date: Tuesday, November 4th

    Time: 5:30 pm

    Place: Benson Parlors B & C


    Refreshments will be served!

  •  Attention RS Majors and Minors: Fall Reception

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

    When: Thursday October 30th, 2014 at 5:30 - 7:00 PM

    Where: Religious Studies lobby, 323 Kenna Hall

    • Celebrate the Fall Season
    • Mingle with fellow RS majors, minors, and faculty
    • Enjoy food & drinks
    • Enjoy a break from the academic action
  •  Search for What Matters

    Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
    Please join us for the "Search For What Matters" Luncheon Speakers Series, beginning with Paul Crowley, S.J. on October 27th at noon!
    RSVP will be provided.
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