Wednesday, July 20, 2005

JPII Inst. Classes with Dr. David L. Schindler

JPI 540/742
Faith and American Culture: New Evangelization I

This course offers an interpretation of American culture in light of Pope John Paul II’s call for a “new evangelization." The course considers the impact of the Puritan and Enlightenment thought that crystallized the shape of American modernity. Readings are drawn from Bacon, Locke, The Federalist Papers, Dewey, Tocqueville, Weber, Herberg, Wendell Berry, and others.
David Schindler 3 credits

Required:
Evangelium Vitae, John Paul II
Letter Concerning Toleration, John Locke
Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber
Protestant, Catholic, Jew, Will Herberg
Discourse on Method, R. Descartes
The Hidden Wound, Wendell Berry
The Southern Tradition, Eugene Genovese
The Federalist Papers
Additionally, a compendium of readings will be used.

Recommended:
Introduction to Christianity, Joseph Ratzinger
Ad Gentes Divinitus (Documents of Vatican II)
Redemptoris Missio, John Paul II,
Heart of the World, Center of the Church, David Schindler

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JPI 541/717
Faith and American Culture: New Evangelization II

This course continues JPI 540/742, focusing on significant Catholic thinkers and lives, and on Catholic interpretations of the relation of American culture to Catholicism from the founding to the present day.
David Schindler 3 credits

Required:
We Hold These Truths, John C. Murray
The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, Michael Novak
Whose Justice? Which Rationality?, Alasdair MacIntyre
Heart of the World, Center of the Church, David Schindler
Additionally, a compendium of readings will be used.

Recommended:
Ecclesia In America, John Paul II

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JPI 911
The Theology of Henri de Lubac

This seminar considers the main contributions of Henri de Lubac to twentieth-century Catholic thought, particularly in the light of the Second Vatican Council and the different controversies that preceded and followed the Council. Central themes to be treated include: Christ and the solidarity of man in what concerns salvation; atheism and modern culture; nature and grace; knowledge of God; theology of revelation; Mary and the Church. Works from which readings will be selected include Catholicism, Corpus Mysticum, The Drama of Atheist Humanism, Surnaturel, The Splendor of the Church, The Discovery of God, Exégèse Médiévale (The Sources of Revelation), The Mystery of the Supernatural, A Brief Catechesis on Nature and Grace, and At the Service of the Church.
David Schindler 3 credits
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