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Catholic Theology in a Secular Age: A Critical Introduction

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the foundational concepts of Catholic theology as a living tradition with deep roots of intellectual enquiry, and to do so in the context of the secular age in which we live. There is a study of the concept of secularity and post-secularity. There will be an examination of the argument that there is a sort of 'buried' theological narrative in western culture and its consequences explored.

Theological method will be introduced, including hermeneutical theory and the debates about the 'systematicity' of Catholic theology, which encompasses the efforts to create an intellectual and integrated synthesis. There will be a short introduction to the thought of Thomas Aquinas.

How to apply

Applications to: The Executive Officer, Loyola Institute, Irish School of Ecumenics-Loyola Institute Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 4790, email: loyola@tcd.ie

Fee

EUR 150 for the course. Payment should be made by cheque/draft/postal money order only, payable to Trinity College Dublin no. 1 account.

Date

Teaching commences during the week beginning 21st September 2016 Please note this is a day-time course.

Duration

The course comprises two lectures a week for a total of eleven weeks.

Further Information

Contact: The Executive Officer, Loyola Institute, Irish School of Ecumenics-Loyola Institute Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 4790, email: loyola@tcd.ie