The lgnatian Theology of Religious Life

RGT6507HF  L0101
Offered in Summer 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A close reading of the foundational texts of the following lgnatian religious communities: the Society of Jesus, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Faithful Companions of Jesus, and the Xavieres Missionaries of Christ Jesus. Through a comparative study of constitutions, spiritual writings of the founders and their correspondece, we will bring to light key elements that characterize the ignatian theology of religious life: understanding of mission and ministry; purpose and structures of community living; theology of governance; theology of the vows; anthropology and soteriology; understanding of Christ and of God. Methodological questions of historical and cultural context, exegesis, and theological interpretation of spiritual and canonical texts will also be addressed.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3507HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 17:00 to 20:00
Schedule Notes: 2015 May 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28; June 2, 4
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 12 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 12 (AD & BD);  Registration Deadline: 2015-05-14;  Withdrawal Deadline: 2015-05-26 

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