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Summer Institute 2014

Nourish your soul, explore your faith, develop a ministerial skill

Through our Summer Institute’s short courses you can deepen your knowledge, sharpen your skills, and broaden your perspective while studying with our renowned faculty in CTU’s state-of-the-art Academic and Conference Center. As the largest Roman Catholic Graduate School of Theology and Ministry in the United States with accreditation from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), CTU offers the assurance of the highest standards of theological preparation and formation.

Mark your calendar for the 2014 Summer Institute!

Week 1: June 9-13
Week 2: June 16-20
Week 3: June 23-27
 
Please click here to register for courses

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correction for P2220S CRITICAL THINKING AND APPLIED LOGIC (3 credits). Course takes place from June 9-August 15 rather than June 9-13 as stated in brochure.
 
 
Courses Week of June 9-13

P2220S CRITICAL THINKING AND APPLIED LOGIC (3 credits)

June 9 - August 15. *Please note corrected dates for course. Disregard dates provided on Summer Institute brochure.
This course covers the structure of argument, fallacy detection and truth analysis. Also, it considers the role of logic in shaping worldviews, text books, media coverage and intercultural epistemology. Herman Stark

I4310S MAPS COLLOQUIUM (2 credits)

June 9-13, 9-noon
An adult learning seminar, for MAPS degree candidates only, designed to facilitate the integration of ministry experience with the art form of theological reflection for ministry. Note: This class fulfills an area requirement and will be open online June 2, with an assignment expected on the first day of class. Eleanor Doidge, LoB

E4001S INTRODUCTION TO MORAL THEOLOGY (3 credits)

June 9-13, 1-3:30 p.m.
The basic themes of the moral life including its personal, social and cosmic dimensions. Using classical texts and contemporary case studies, the course will focus on the sources, authorities and methods of the Roman Catholic ethical tradition. Note: This class fulfills an area requirement and will require the reading of a text before the first class. Maria Cimperman, RSCJ

B4501S GOSPEL PARABLES (1 to 3 credits)

June 9-13, 9-11:30 a.m.
This course will study the dynamics of the parables as stories that challenge the hearer to conversion. Attention is given to historical, literary, cultural and theological perspectives and to insights for preaching and teaching through parables. Fulfills area requirement. Barbara Reid, OP

C4006S SPIRITUALITY OF AFRICAN PEOPLES (1 to 3 credits)

June 9-13,1-3:30 p.m.
African peoples were enslaved, colonized and economically exploited; they were denied any rights. Still, they managed to survive only through the strength of their spirituality. The course will introduce students to this spirituality. Elective. Modeste Malu Nyimi, PhD

W4019S CANONICAL ISSUES IN PARISH MINISTRY (1 to 3 credits)

June 9-13, 9-11:30 a.m.
This course will examine the laws of the Church as they pertain to pastoral ministry. The course will focus on the nature of the law in the Church, the notion of parish, Christian initiation and the other Sacraments, particularly marriage. Note: This course does not complete the requirement for MDiv students. Elective. Patrick Lagges

W4021S LITURGY AND POPULAR RELIGION (1 to 3 credits)

June 9-13,1-3:30 p.m. Through lectures and discussions, this course will look at the history of the liturgy from “the bottom up” rather than from “the top down,” and will explore facets of our common history that complement our understanding of the liturgy as it is celebrated today. Elective. Mark Francis, CSV

MA2210S INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH AND WRITING FOR THEOLOGY (2 credits)

June 9-13, 9-11:30 a.m.
This is a general introduction to graduate-level research and writing, as well as issues of scholarly communication, though it will also be of value to those wishing to improve their current skill set. The course incorporates lecture, discussion, online and in-class exercises, along with readings and assignments, to teach skills that are foundational to successful graduate work. Melody Layton McMahon

K2014S THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION WORKSHOP (not for credit)

Monday, June 9, Wednesday, June 11, and Friday, June 13, 1-4 p.m.
This seminar will explore the theory and praxis of theological reflection from a practical ministerial perspective. The class is ideal for RCIA teams, Bible study groups, catechists and others who lead in faith formation. Through input and discussion we will look at what is needed to create theological reflections that successfully connect the religious tradition with the personal experiences of people in the pews. Bob Wheeler and Judy Logue

S4020S THE SPIRITUALITY OF PLACE: A RESPONSE TO ECOSPIRITUAL CRISIS (1 or 2 credits)

June 9-13, 6:30-9 p.m.
Human beings long for roots, and often fail to attend to our interdependence with the natural world. This course will introduce practices, texts and other resources that explore the fruitfulness of the “spirituality of place.” This course is a good introduction to the following week’s course: “Prayer and hiking near Chicago.” Fulfills area requirement.Mary Frohlich, RSCJ

F4998 Retreat for Distance Students: The Divine-Human Mingling

Saturday, June 14
Join with other Summer Institute participants as we look into our own hearts and lives and see all God gives us through this Divine-Human mingling. The retreat will include input, sharing, quiet time and prayer. Lunch will be provided. There is no charge for this day. Eugenia Callison and Mary Ellen Knuth

Courses Week of June 16-20

P2220S CRITICAL THINKING AND APPLIED LOGIC (3 credits)
June 9 - August 15. *Please note corrected dates for course length. Disregard dates provided on Summer Institute brochure.
This course covers the structure of argument, fallacy detection and truth analysis. Also, it considers the role of logic in shaping worldviews, text books, media coverage and intercultural epistemology. Herman Stark

W4205C LAY LEADERSHIP OF PRAYER AND PREACHING (1 credit)
June 16-20, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday
A practicum to develop competency in the leadership of the community’s prayer, including Hours, catechumenal rites, the funeral Vigil, penitential liturgies, liturgies of Word and Communion, and ministry to the sick and dying. It also considers the liturgical, canonical and pastoral dynamics and practical skills of lay preaching in catechesis and worship. This is a blended course, both online and in class. Note: prerequisite for MDiv students is Sacraments I and II; for MAPS students is Sacraments I or II and W4205A and W4205B. Fulfills area requirement. Eileen Crowley

DCS4000S MUJERES DE LAS AMERICAS AND THE TRINITY (1 to 3 credits)

June 16-20, 9-11:30 a.m.
This course will explore women thinkers from Latin America,1500-1900, and their contributions to Trinitarian images. Some of these women include Rose de Lima, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and Sor Maria Anna Águeda de San Ignacio. Participants will envision possibilities for using the wisdom of these writers in pastoral settings. Elective. Neomi DeAnda

B4028S SEEKING THE HEART OF THE CHURCH: BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR COMMUNITY AND MISSION (1 to 3 credits)

June 16-20,1-3:30 p.m.
Throughout its history, the Church has wrestled with the tension between building a cohesive community and reaching out in fidelity to its mission. This course will reflect on key texts in the New Testament that help keep both essential dimensions of the Church’s life in harmony. Fulfills area requirement. Donald Senior, CP

W4023S HOLISTIC PARISH CATECHESIS (1 credit)

June 16-20, 9-11:30 a.m.
Utilizing the tri-fold lens of body, mind  and spirit, this course will consider five key components of catechesis, gather wisdom from the best practices today, and put these in conversation with our own catechetical experiences in the parish. Our goal is to transform our ministry, creating tools that make a difference. Elective. Antoine Lawlor, IHM

W4024S LITURGICAL MINISTRY IN PARISH LIFE (1 credit)

June 16-20, 6:30-9 p.m.
Explore the dynamics of symbol and ritual. Enrich your pastoral ministry or parish participation with a study of the rhythms of liturgical time and the central sacramental and liturgical rites of the Church. See how they can be embodied in a “full, conscious and active”  way. Elective. Richard McCarron

S4024S CONVERSION TO THE EARTH: PRAYER AND HIKING NEAR CHICAGO (1 credit)

June 16-20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Each day of this course will begin with an introduction to the themes of the day, followed by a five- to nine-mile meditative hike. Trails will be of intermediate difficulty and within 60 to 90 minutes of Hyde Park. Elective. Mary Frohlich, RSCJ

Courses Week of June 23-27

P2220S CRITICAL THINKING AND APPLIED LOGIC (3 credits)
June 9 - August 15. *Please note corrected dates for course length. Disregard dates provided on Summer Institute brochure.
This course covers the structure of argument, fallacy detection and truth analysis. Also, it considers the role of logic in shaping worldviews, text books, media coverage and intercultural epistemology. Herman Stark

C4007S THE MISSIONER AS MISFIT (1 to 3 credits)
June 23-27, 9-11:30 a.m.
This course will explore how the missioner as a cultural/geographical misfit can transcend cultural definitions of identity, success, failure, happiness and sadness by plunging into the mystery of God’s love, and experience a homecoming. Classical and contemporary spiritual sources, literature and film will reveal how the missionary vocation is a paradigm of the human mystery. Elective. Larry Lewis, MM


B4029S WOMEN IN THE OLD TESTAMENT: A CRITICAL RE-VIEW (1 to 3 credits)
June 23-27, 9-11:30 a.m.
This course offers a two-fold overview: on the one hand, it focuses on the women in the Old Testament, from the familiar characters like Sarah, Hagar, Rahab and Huldah to the minoritized groups. On the other hand, it explores selected passages aimed at providing an overview and Re-view of feminist inquiry as a critical perspective in biblical studies.Fulfills area requirement. Ahida Pilarski

D4008S JESUS AND SALVATION (1 to 3 credits)

June 23-27,1-3:30 p.m.
This course explores important themes in the Christian tradition related to the saving work of Jesus Christ: What is understood by salvation today? How did/does Jesus affect salvation for humanity? What does Jesus save us from? What does he save us for? A number of modern theologians will be discussed. Fulfills area requirement. Robin Ryan, CP

D4011S RAHNER ON SPIRITUALITY (1 to 3 credits)

June 23-27,1-3:30 p.m.
This course is a study of the major themes of Karl Rahner’s theology from the perspective of his writings and philosophical background. Elective. James Bacik

W4025S CATECHESIS FOR JUSTICE (1 credit)

June 23-27, 6:30-9 p.m.
If “justice and participation in the transformation of the world” are essentials to Catholic identity and sharing the Gospel, what does that mean for the goal and role of educators?  Beyond what we teach, the “how” and “why” of teaching are crucial to how this transformation of people and culture is accomplished. This course will focus on the foundations of educating for justice while exploring best practices to accomplish the tasks of education. It is for those interested in educating various groups (youth or adults) and in various settings (ministry, church structures or the non-profit sector.) Elective. Helen Blier and Craig Gould

K2015S HILDEGARD OF BINGEN WORKSHOP (not for credit)

June 23-27, 6:30-9 p.m.
This course will focus on the life and work of Hildegard and the legacy she has left for believers in Christ. Course instructor Linn Maxwell Keller is devoted to music and has done extensive research on Hildegard. Based on her studies, she has written about and given performances based on the life of Hildegard. Linn Maxwell Keller

K2007S THE INTENSIVE JOURNAL WORKSHOP (not for credit)

June 23-27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Experience the Intensive Journal method created by Ira Progoff as a tool for personal and spiritual growth. The writing exercises provide a unique way to gain insights about one’s life—including relationships, dreams, careers, interests and spirituality.Note: There is an additional $65 fee for book and materials. JoAnn Koltyk

Note about credits:

Unless otherwise noted, all Summer Institute courses are offered for one credit hour. If two or three credits are available, they are earned through additional readings and writing assignments appropriate to the added credit hours. Assignments are due by the end of August. Those not seeking credit should register as an auditor.

If you have questions about Summer Institute 2014 and/or need more information please contact:

Sallie Latkovich, C.S.J.
Director of the Summer Institute
Phone: 773.371.5436
Email: slatkovich@ctu.edu