Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Live Online Course: "Introduction to the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas"

Course Title: "Introduction to the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas"

Instructor: Prof. Francisco J. Romero-Carrasquillo

Dates: June 17th - August 5th

Grade Level: High School to Adult

Tuesday Evening, 8:30 - 9:30 PM Eastern

Technology: Regina Coeli Academy: "" (online blackboard system), audio and text conferencing.

Course Fee: Free Will Offering.*

Required Textbook: Ralph McInerny, A First Glance at St. Thomas Aquinas: A Handbook for Peeping Thomists, Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990.

Recommended Text: Paul Glenn, A Tour of the Summa, Rockford, IL: TAN Books, 1978.

Course Description: This course introduces the student to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, with emphasis on its Aristotelian philosophical principles. The course first places the thought of Aquinas within the context of philosophical inquiry, discussing the relationship between philosophy and theology, and between modern and classical views of philosophy. Then the challenges that Thomas faced with the introduction of Aristotle's works in the Christian West are addressed. The student is subsequently guided through such key concepts as art, nature, causes, and motion and is shown how Thomas used these concepts to resolve the problems presented by Aristotle.

No previous background in philososphy or theology is required.

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*Suggested gift: $100 (however, any amount--even 0$--will be accepted; we simply want to spread the Thomistic tradition!!!).

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1 comment:

swissmiss said...

Thanks for the heads up, V. I would love to watch this, but don't know if my cro-magnon computer is up to the challenge. Have a few weeks to prep for it though.