Faith & ReasonFaith and Reason: These courses institute dialogue between theology and other fields that inform and enrich the pursuit of questions of ultimate concern, an essential feature of a Jesuit and Marymount education that serves faith and promotes justice.
Courses in this area focus on the role of religion in the world and approach specific topics from a theological perspective, while engaging different disciplines and methods at a deeper level than achieved in the foundations level of the core. Among the topics that could be addressed: faith and culture; historical and theological analysis of religious traditions, texts and practices; faith and the arts; war and peace in religious traditions; religion and science; religion and the environment; gender, sexuality and religion; theology, spirituality, and social justice; and other topics.
appreciate the existential importance of ultimate questions in their historical and cultural complexity.
understand the search for God as a culturally embedded process.
probe the meaning of theological ideas in light of one or more disciplines that inform, explicate or challenge these ideas.
develop comparative perspectives on religious, ecclesial and spiritual traditions.
Core Course Proposal Form for Faith and Reason