Theological Understanding

Through the study of religious texts, traditions, rituals, history, and human experience, students will engage in an academic exploration of religion and theology. They will join in an exploration of God, humankind, and the world as expressed in the Catholic and other religious traditions. Students will appreciate the social, cultural, ethical, and theological implications that such questions have for how we should live both individually and as a community.

Theological Understanding: The study of religious texts and traditions, and exploration of God, humankind, and the world as expressed in Catholic and other religious traditions. 
Requirements: 1 Christian Foundations course, taken at Saint Mary's. 1 Theological Explorations course.

Christian Foundations (CF):
Philosophy 120: Christian Hermeneutics 
Theology & Religious Studies 97: The Bible and Its Interpretation 
Theology & Religious Studies 189: The Bible and Its Interpretation (for transfer students)

Theological Explorations (TE):
Philosophy 110: Philosophy of Religion 
Philosophy 130: Ethics (also TCG)
Theology & Religious Studies 101: Origins of Christianity 
Theology & Religious Studies 102: Medieval Christianity 
Theology & Religious Studies 103: Reformations 
Theology & Religious Studies 114: The Gospel of Mark
Theology & Religious Studies 115: Jesus and His Teachings 
Theology & Religious Studies 116: Paul's Letters and Legacy 
Theology & Religious Studies 117: Wealth and Poverty in the Bible (also AD, TCG)
Theology & Religious Studies 118: Women and the Bible 
Theology & Religious Studies 119: Apocalypse and Eschatology 
Theology & Religious Studies 121: Belief and Unbelief
Theology & Religious Studies 122: Jesus: Human and Divine 
Theology & Religious Studies 123: Sex and the Spirit 
Theology & Religious Studies 126: Theology of Creation 
Theology & Religious Studies 127: In the Face of Mystery 
Theology & Religious Studies 128: The Trinity
Theology & Religious Studies 132: Sexuality, Marriage and the Family: A Catholic Perspective 
Theology & Religious Studies 133: Life Stories and Theology
Theology & Religious Studies 134: The Catholic Imagination  
Theology & Religious Studies 135: Christian Sacrament and Liturgy
Theology & Religious Studies 141: Christian Ethics
Theology & Religious Studies 142: Medical Ethics 
Theology & Religious Studies 143: Catholic Social Teaching  (also TCG, and CE)
Theology & Religious Studies 151: Judaism 
Theology & Religious Studies 152: Islam  (also GP)
Theology & Religious Studies 153: Eastern Religions  (also GP)
Theology & Religious Studies 154: Hinduism (also GP)
Theology & Religious Studies 155: Buddhism (also GP) 
Theology & Religious Studies 156: Religions of India (also GP)
Theology & Religious Studies 162: Biblical Themes in Literature  
Theology & Religious Studies 163: Saints Yesterday & Today  
Theology & Religious Studies 164: Dante and the Divine Comedy  
Theology & Religious Studies 165: Spiritual Not Religious: Emerson to the New Age 
Theology & Religious Studies 166: Spirituality in Practice: Catholics in America (also AD)
Theology & Religious Studies 167: Visual Theology
Theology & Religious Studies 171: Gender and Religion in American Culture  (also AD)
Theology & Religious Studies 173: The Virgin Mary
Theology & Religious Studies 174: Theology of Liberation (also TCG, GP)
Theology & Religious Studies 175: Race and Religion of the Americas (also TCG, AD)