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010043 SE Thomas Aquinas: The life, work and world of a medieval master and monk (2017S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 08.03. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 15.03. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 22.03. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 29.03. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 26.04. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 03.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 10.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 17.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 24.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 31.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 07.06. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 14.06. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 21.06. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 28.06. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Thomas Aquinas is one of the most prominent and influential theologians of Latin Christianity. His oeuvre shaped the development of Catholic theology and the formation of countless students in the modern period more than any other theologian before and after him. By exploring his career as a Dominican monk, university master and papal theologian this course will provide students with an advanced knowledge of Aquinas’ theology within the historical context of its formulation.
The course will pay attention to a number of core Thomist doctrines as enfolded in the famous Summa Theologiae and in other works of Aquinas (e.g. God, Trinity, creation, sin, grace, virtues, Christ, and the sacraments). Besides the theology of Aquinas, the course will also look at the institutional contexts of his career and his thought, such as the young University of Paris, the recently founded Dominican Order and the role of the papal court.
Method: Analysis, interpretation and summary of theological texts and institutional sources; discussion of recent literature and of the main historiography in the related topics.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active and informed participation based on recommended readings and short written assignments; one short presentation; final research paper. The topic of the final paper should be selected after consultation with the professor.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular class attendance; three unexcused absences will result in a failed grade.
Active participation in discussions and text interpretations (20%);
one short presentation (20%);
one research paper, approx. 20 pages or 30.000 characters, including a 2-3 page bibliography (60%)
(or alternatively four short written assignments (15% each) of 5 pages or 8.000 characters each)

Examination topics

Reading list

Jean-Pierre Torrell, Saint Thomas Aquinas, vol. 1: The person and his work, Washington (DC) 1996 (revised edition 2005).
Joseph Wawrykow, Rik van Nieuwenhove (eds.), The Theology of Thomas Aquinas, Notre Dame (IN) 2005.

Association in the course directory

für 011 (15W) FTH 17 oder FTH 26, 193 055 BA UF RK 16, 196 055 MA UF RK 02 oder RK 05, 033 195 (15W) BAM 13, 066 796 MRP 9, auslaufende Studienpläne: für 011 (08W, 11W) D31 oder DAM, 033 195 (13W) und 033 193 (11W), 066 793 MAM, 066 795 M5, Fächerkontingentseminar 1 oder (freies) Wahlfach f. 011 (02W) und 020

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