DOMUNI UNIVERSITAS

Master 2 Concentration: Theological Studies

Master 2 Concentration: Theological Studies

Credits: 60

Length: 1 year (can be spread over 2 calendar years)

Degree type: MA Domuni University/ French State Degree

Entry requirements: MA1 in Religious Studies or MA1 in Theology (or equivalent)

Choose 4 courses and 1 research seminar from below - to be approved by the Director of Studies

Master 2 involves a thesis of 350 000 characters - (including spaces). Students will then complete an oral thesis defense in front of an academic jury.

 

Choose 4 courses from below and one research seminar, in accordance with the Director of Studies.

List of Courses

Trinity Part I

Trinity Part I

Course Goals:

(1) To present a fundamental theology of the Triune God from a Catholic perspective

(2) To expose students to a number of important classical theological texts and conciliar definitions

(3) To examine a systematic reflection on the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity from a Thomistic perspective

(4) To do this in conversation with contemporary debates and controversies.

(5) To require of students a fair degree of textual analysis, and coherent theological argument, in the form of written essays.

Trinity Part II

Trinity Part II

Course Goals:

(1) To examine a systematic reflection on the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity from a Thomistic perspective

(2) To introduce a conversation with contemporary debates and controversies.

(3) To require of students a fair degree of textual analysis, and coherent theological argument, in the form of written essays.

The Trinitarian Christology of Hans Urs von Balthasar

The Trinitarian Christology of Hans Urs von Balthasar

In sum, the Father’s kenosis to the Son, and the kenosis of the Father and the Son to the Holy Spirit correspond to the very essence of God which can only be love.

Trinity Part III

Trinity Part III

Course Goals:

(1) To continue to examine a systematic reflection on the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity from a Thomistic perspective

(2) To more seriously flesh out a conversation with contemporary debates and controversies.

(3) To require of students a fair degree of textual analysis, and coherent theological argument, in the form of written essays.

Gerald O'Collins' Understanding of Symbols, Experience and Divine Revelation

Gerald O'Collins' Understanding of Symbols, Experience and Divine Revelation

Considering that the divine revelation always takes place in the form of symbols and within human experience, I also study O’Collins’ understanding of symbols and experience, and their relationship with the divine revelation.

How can we access the reality of revelation when both symbols and experience are historically, socially,and religiously conditioned and limited? What is the role of symbols in both the communication of the divine revelation by God and its experience by human beings?

Christology Part One

Christology Part One

In this first course on Christology we look primarily at the Jesus of the Gospels, particularly the Synoptic Gospels: his life, death, and resurrection.

Christology Part Two

Christology Part Two

In the previous course on Christology we have looked primarily at the Jesus of the Gospels, particularly the Synoptic Gospels: his life, death, and resurrection. We now will look more closely at how Jesus Christ, following upon his resurrection, and the disciples’ experience of the risen Jesus, gets handed on,-first within the New Testament itself by St. Paul and the Gospel of John,- but then later in the early Church picking up with those themes and developing them,- and also clarifying them in its conciliar teaching.

Synoptic Gospels - Part II. Reading the Synoptic Gospels

Synoptic Gospels - Part II. Reading the Synoptic Gospels

Inter omnes divinas auctoritates, quae sanctis Litteris continentur,
Evangelium merito excellit.

Augustine, De consenu evangelistaren (I. 1.1)

Synoptic Gospels - Part III. Mysteries of the Life of Christ

Synoptic Gospels - Part III. Mysteries of the Life of Christ

Inter omnes divinas auctoritates, quae sanctis Litteris continentur,
Evangelium merito excellit.

Augustine, De consenu evangelistaren (I. 1.1)

Philosophy of Religion Part I

Philosophy of Religion Part I

Philosophy of Religion is also known as Philosophical Theology or Philosophy of God. Other names include Natural Theology and Theodicy.

The validation of the course is done at the end of the second part.

Philosophy of Religion Part II

Philosophy of Religion Part II

Philosophy of Religion is also known as Philosophical Theology or Philosophy of God. Other names include natural Theology and Theodicy.

SEM31 - The Trinitarian Theology of St Thomas Aquinas

SEM31 - The Trinitarian Theology of St Thomas Aquinas

This eight-week seminar will investigate some key elements of the Trinitarian theology of St. Thomas Aquinas. We will explore the mystery of the Trinity through several fundamental texts of the scholastic tradition.

 


From 8th October 2018 to 2nd September 2018. Seminar closed

Introduction to critical thinking. Part II

Introduction to critical thinking. Part II

The modern epistemological problem has two aspects:

1. The opposition between science and philosophy or truth and error. We find this basically in Descartes and Kant.

2. The conflict between science and science or that of contemporary and classic physics and not an opposition between science and philosophy or truth and error.

Thomas Aquinas Studies

Thomas Aquinas Studies

A specialised course in Thomistic issues by fr. Gilles Emery, OP,  a leading specialist in this discipline !

For MA students only

Christology, part Three

Christology, part Three

We have considered christologies in the New Testament, and in the early Church, as well as that of Thomas Aquinas as representative of the Middle Ages. How best to hand on the good news of who Jesus is gets re-thought throughout the centuries, always grounded in the previous Tradtion, but also respectful of new challenges. So in the twentieth century, thinking about Jesusfinds new contexts: Asia, Africa, Latin America, within feminist thought, within the context of religious pluralism. Christology, as all theology, confronts the challenge of inculturation. We present only a few efforts to think about Christology in these new contexts.

Liturgy Part One

Liturgy Part One

The course provides the theological and historical foundations for understanding the evolution of Christian liturgical forms, and pastoral practice. The course will examine the major moments in the historical development of the liturgy in both East and West from the New Testament era with its Jewish foundations to the present.

Liturgy Part Two

Liturgy Part Two

The course will examine the major moments in the historical development of the liturgy in both East and West from the New Testament era with its Jewish foundations to the present. Attention will be given to the role of ritual and symbol in human life, the relationship of liturgy to society and culture, and critical approaches to liturgical practice.

Methods in Ecumenical Dialogue

Methods in Ecumenical Dialogue

Ecumenical dialogue requires a methodology to move from disagreement to consensus. The aim of this methodology is to allow participants to avoid the pitfalls of terminological confusion and to understand how to move from initial convergence to practical agreements. Ecumenical methods also include the understanding of ecumenical guidelines and the ‘art’ of drafting joint statements. This is a multi-disciplinary course whose objective is to provide practical and innovative perspectives for all those interested in ecumenical progress, both locally and through formal institutional mechanisms.

Ecumenical Biblical Hermeneutics

Ecumenical Biblical Hermeneutics

This course allows students to explore the Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant understandings, interpretations and uses of Scripture. The course introduces students to several contextual and traditional practices of hermeneutics in biblical studies. They will learn to read the Bible from various perspectives by engaging in a series of exegetical exercises and developing an exegetical study of selected biblical texts. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore the use of the Bible in pastoral setting: namely, how various approaches and readings impact social and ethical life of believing communities.

History of the Ecumenical Movement

History of the Ecumenical Movement


Like all movements, ecumenism had its beginnings and thus it has a history to be studied. History helps us to see the evolution and growth of The ecumenical movement in seeking to recover the apostolic sense of the early church for unity in diversity while it confronts the frustrations, difficulties, and ironies of the modern pluralistic world. It is a lively reassessment of the historical sources and destiny of what followers perceive to be the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church of Jesus Christ.

Divine Impassibility

Divine Impassibility

Divine Impassibility: A Thomistic Critique of Jürgen Moltmann’s Staurocentric Trinitarianism

Classical Christian doctrine has always affirmed divine impassibility, that is, God, in his divine nature, does not suffer. However, this doctrine has been subjected to criticism by some modern passibilist theologians. The thoughts of Saint Thomas Aquinas offer us insights in responding to such passibilist theologians, for divine compassion is grounded on divine impassibility.
 

Bonaventure the Preacher

Bonaventure the Preacher

Bonaventure style is fashioned upon Holy Writings. He was a master of language and was called the Doctor Scripture evangelicae. He was able to adapt it perfectly to the the demands of his writings. He was simple and delicate. Sometimes his admiration can turn to imitation, and this explains the rhetorical character found in some passages, the abundance of superlatives, the length of sentences, etc.
In this course we will be able to discover the method and style of Bonaventure and how he used these to be able to spread the Gospel in a time of evangelical renewal which reached its height in the 13th century.
 

Newman's Theory of Doctrinal Development

Newman's Theory of Doctrinal Development

Application of the Newmanian Criteriology on the Axiom Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus

Synoptic Gospels 1

Synoptic Gospels 1


Inter omnes divinas auctoritates, quae sanctis Litteris continentur, Evangelium merito excellit.

Augustine, De consenu evangelistaren (I. 1.1)
 

The New Testament as Jewish Literature

The New Testament as Jewish Literature

We propose to define each term of the title, in order to understand the cultural background that was the matrix of Christianity.

 

Bible seminar from April 9 to June 3, 2018

SEM39 - Colonialism and mission in sub-Saharan Africa

SEM39 - Colonialism and mission in sub-Saharan Africa

History of Christianity Seminar
April 22nd - June 16th, 2019
presented by Philippe Denis

FROM 22ND APRIL  2019 TO 16TH JUNE 2019. SEMINAR CLOSED

E-seminar : Pastoral Theology

E-seminar : Pastoral Theology

SEM 40 - Pastoral Theology

October 7th - November 30th, 2019

presented by David H. Pereyra

 

FROM 7TH OCTOBER 2019 TO 30TH NOVEMBER 2019. SEMINAR CLOSED

E-seminar- Religious Exemptions in Liberal or Democratic States

E-seminar- Religious Exemptions in Liberal or Democratic States

SEM 43 - Philosophy and religious Studies

April 20th - June 15th, 2020

presented by Isaac Mutelo

E-seminar : "New Homiletics", the preachers turn to the listener?

E-seminar : "New Homiletics", the preachers turn to the listener?

SEM 42 - Practical Theology/Homiletics

From 20th April to 15th June 2020

By Emmanuel Dumont

E-seminar : Archaeology and the Bible

E-seminar : Archaeology and the Bible

SEM 41 - Archaeology and the Bible  

From 7th October to 30th November 2019

by Hervé Tremblay 

FROM 7TH OCTOBER 2019 TO 30TH NOVEMBER 2019. SEMINAR CLOSED

Trinitarian Ontology

Trinitarian Ontology

Both traditions, classical Greek metaphysics and Trinitarian theology, link “being” with life, but Trinitarian theology deepens the connection by making “relation” essential to the “First Principle” in a way that ultimately produces something new, a Trinitarian ontology.

E-Seminar: Orthodox theology and the future of ecumenical dialogue

E-Seminar: Orthodox theology and the future of ecumenical dialogue

E-seminar in Theology
by Jesmond Micallef
From 12th April to 7th June 2021

An introduction to Thomas Aquinas

An introduction to Thomas Aquinas

This course will enable you to explore his mind and to learn from Thomas Aquinas. The Dominican motto contemplata aliis tradere, which means contemplate and hand over to others is from Thomas, and this motto summarises the aims of the course.