Class Overview 4-17-2012

17 Apr

Church History

  • Prayer
  • Daily Reflection
  • Transubstantiation vs. Consubstantiation – Metaphysics (literally beyond the physics): a theory of reality
  • Catholic Revival: 1.  Trent 2.  The Jesuits (Ignatius Loyola and Francis Xavier among others) 3.  The Baroque – The physical is important 

  • Baroque Music 


  • Prayer
  • Daily Reflection – Discuss
  • Go Over the Just War assignment for Friday
  • Review Chapter 14 Vocabulary –
  • The Problem of Pain Redemption of Suffering – Night – Christianity and the suffering of Jesus – Already and Not Yet of the Kingdom
  • Eschatology – What is the final word?  Solidarity and Compassion: What have I done to improve the lot of humanity? – Sargent Shriver
  • The True, The Beautiful and The Good might provide a context for suffering (see John Keats “‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ – that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”)
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky “Beauty Will Save the World” The Idiot – What this might mean: The good, taken separately from truth and beauty, is only an indistinct feeling, a powerless upwelling; truth taken abstractly is an empty word; and beauty without truth and the good is an idol.
  • Mutilation and Bodily Integrity – Case Study – Discuss
  • Cloning
  • Drug Use
  • Sterilization – Direct vs. Indirect


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