Catholic Studies Designation
Institute of Catholic Studies Seal This course is part of the Catholic Studies curriculum because it engages the student with the Roman Catholic theological tradition of interpretation of the New Testament, both as an entity and in its respective parts.  The ecclesial nature of authentic scriptural interpretation is fundamental to this tradition.  Insofar as it is possible, I endeavor to make the class process model the kind of communal give-and-take which continues to produce this Catholic interpretive tradition.  It is my hope that all students will find the class (and the instructor) respectful of their faith perspectives while posing invigorating challenges to prior assumptions.