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Saint John's School of Theology - Seminary

Dean: William Cahoy

Rector: Michael Patella OSB

Associate Dean of Faculty: Michael Patella OSB

Associate Dean of Ministerial Formation and Outreach: Barbara Sutton

Faculty: Charles Bobertz, Kathleen Cahalan, William Cahoy, Martin Connell, Katherine Lilla Cox, Miguel Diaz, Luke Dysinger OSB, Bernard Evans, Carolyn Finley, Daniel Finn, Mary Forman OSB, Kim Kasling, Jeffrey Kaster, Patricia Kent, Dale Launderville OSB, Daniel McKanan, Irene Nowell OSB, Michael Patella OSB, Anthony Ruff OSB, Don Saliers, Columba Stewart OSB, Barbara Sutton, Axel Theimer

The School of Theology•Seminary of Saint John's University, founded by Benedictines in 1857, offers a Master of Divinity degree and Master of Arts degrees in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, Liturgical Studies and Liturgical Music. The school's curriculum includes programs in Rural Ministry and Monastic Studies. A sabbatical program, certificate program, Holy Land Studies and Early Christian World program, Life Long Learning program and Youth in Theology and Ministry program are also available.

Mission

Saint John's School of Theology•Seminary, rooted in the Roman Catholic and Benedictine traditions and the ecumenical and liturgical heritage of Saint John's Abbey, fosters study and prayer in a community of learners.

As a community of faith and hope, we, the faculty, staff, and students of Saint John’s School of Theology•Seminary, worship God and celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.

As an academic community relying on the wisdom of the same Holy Spirit, we root ourselves in the Christine tradition, and interpret that legacy in light of the Roman Catholic and Benedictine heritage passed on to us by Saint John’s Abbey with its rich theological, liturgical, and ecumenical history. We commit ourselves to academic, spiritual, pastoral, and professional formation so we might serve the Church in lay and ordained ministry and thus use our diverse gifts for the transformation of our world. We dedicate ourselves to a life-long pursuit of wisdom so we might progress in Christian faith and “run on the path of God’s commandments, our hearts expanding with the inexpressible delight of love” (Prologue, RB).

Graduate theology courses

Courses in the 400s, listed below, are designed for students in the theology programs of the School of Theology•Seminary. Undergraduates may register for them with the permission of the instructor, chair of the CSB/SJU theology department and of the dean of the School of Theology•Seminary. Courses in the 500s are open only to students in the School of Theology•Seminary.

For more information about the School of Theology•Seminary and the courses listed below, write for a copy of the school's academic catalog to: Director of Enrollment, Saint John's School of Theology•Seminary, Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN 56321-7288, or call 320-363-2896.

General Areas

THY 402  Introduction to Christian Tradition I (3)
THY 404  Introduction to Christian Tradition II (3)
THY 406  History and Geography of the Early Christian World (3)
THY 465  Th.M. Research Seminar (3)
THY 467  Consortium (0)
THY 468  Consortium (3)
THY 580  Thesis (6)
THY 598  Reading for Comprehensive Examinations (6)
THY 599  Comprehensive Examination (0)

Old Testament

SSOT 400 Reading the Old Testament (3)
SSOT 401  Biblical Hebrew (3)
SSOT 406  Biblical History and Sites (3)
SSOT 410  Pentateuch (3)
SSOT 412  Prophetic Tradition (3)
SSOT 414  Wisdom Tradition (3)
SSOT 416  Psalms (3)
SSOT 468  Topics in Old Testament Literature (1-3)
SSOT 469  Topics in Jewish Biblical Theology (1-3)
SSOT 470  Independent Study (1-3)

New Testament

SSNT 400 Reading the New Testament (3)
SSNT 401 New Testament Greek I (3)
SSNT 402 New Testament Greek II (3)
SSNT 417 Gospel of Matthew (3)
SSNT 418 Gospel of Mark (3)
SSNT 419 Gospel of Luke (3)
SSNT 420 Synoptic Gospels (3)
SSNT 422 Pauline Tradition (3)
SSNT 424 Johannine Tradition (3)
SSNT 468 Topics in New Testament Literature (1-3)
SSNT 470 Independent Study (1-3)

Systematic/Doctrinal Theology

DOCT 406  Christology (3)
DOCT 407  Trinity, Faith and Revelation (3)
DOCT 408  Ecclesiology (3)
DOCT 411  Christian Anthropology (3)
DOCT 413  Theology of Lay and Ordained Ministry (3)
DOCT 414  Eschatology (3)
DOCT 419  Mariology (3)
DOCT 424  Theology of Sacraments and Worship (3)
DOCT 468  Topics in Doctrinal Theology (1-3)
DOCT 470  Independent Study (1-3)

Moral Theology

MORL 421  Fundamental Moral Theology (3)
MORL 422  Christian Social Ethics (3)
MORL 428  Survey of Moral Issues (3)
MORL 456  Rural Social Issues (3)
MORL 468  Topics in Moral Theology (1-3)
MORL 470  Independent Study (1-3)

History and Historical Theology

HHTH 400  Patristics (3)
HHTH 403  Medieval Church History (3)
HHTH 408  Being Christian in America (3)
HHTH 412  Reformation, Modernity, Global Church (3)
HHTH 413  Monastic History I: Pre-Benedict (3)
HHTH 415  Monastic History II: Benedict to the Reformation (3)
HHTH 417  Monastic History III: Reformation to the Present (3)
HHTH 424  History of Christian Spirituality I (3)
HHTH 425 History of Christian Spirituality II (3)
HHTH 426  History of Judaism (3)
HHTH 428 History of Christian Spirituality III (3)
HHTH 468  Topics in Church History (1-3)
HHTH 469  Topics in the History of Doctrine (1-3)
HHTH 470  Independent Study (1-3)

Liturgical Studies

LTGY 400  History and Sources of Liturgy (3)
LTGY 404  Rites of Christian Initiation (3)
LTGY 406  Eucharistic Liturgy/Theology (3)
LTGY 407 Liturgical Celebration (3)
LTGY 418  Rites of Healing (1)
LTGY 420  Rites of Vocation (3)
LTGY 421  Word & Worship in the Liturgical Year (3)
LTGY 423  Liturgy of the Hours (3)
LTGY 424 Theology of Sacraments and Worship (3)
LTGY 426  Liturgical Presidency (3)
LTGY 467  Topics in Jewish Worship (1-3)
LTGY 468  Topics in Liturgical Studies (1-3)
LTGY 470  Independent Study (1-3)

Liturgical Music

LMUS 407  Applied Organ (0-2)
LMUS 408  Applied Voice (0-2)
LMUS 409  Applied Compositon (0-2)
LMUS 410 Gregorian Chant I (1)
LMUS 411 Gregorian Chant II (1)
LMUS 421  Psalmody/Hymnody (3)
LMUS 431  Advanced Choral Conducting (3)
LMUS 433  Service Playing (0-1)
LMUS 435  Service Leadership for the Cantor/Song Leader (0-1)
LMUS 439  Practicum (1-2)
LMUS 468  Topics in Liturgical Music (1-3)
LMUS 468A  Final Project in Liturgical Music (1-2)
LMUS 501  Seminar in Liturgical Music Techniques and Literature (3)

Monastic Studies

MONS 402  Monastic History I: Pre-Benedict (3)
MONS 404  Monastic History II: Benedict to the Reformation (3)
MONS 406  Monastic History III: Reformation to the Present (3)
MONS 408 Contemporary Monasticism (3)
MONS 410  Rule of Benedict (3)
MONS 412  Monastic Structures (1)
MONS 421  Monastic Liturgy (3)
MONS 423  Monastic Formation (3)
MONS 434  Monastic Spiritual Theology (3)
MONS 435  Christian Asceticism (3)
MONS 436  Bible and Prayer (3)
MONS 437 Desert Ammas (3)
MONS 468  Topics in Monastic Studies (1-3)
MONS 470  Independent Study (1-3)

Spiritual Theology

SPIR 424  History of Christian Spirituality I (3)
SPIR 425  History of Christian Spirituality II (3)
SPIR 426  History of Christian Spirituality III (3)
SPIR 430  Theology and Spirituality (3)
SPIR 431  Christian Prayer (3)
SPIR 432  Spirituality and Mysticism (3)
SPIR 434  Monastic Spiritual Theology (3)
SPIR 435  Christian Asceticism (3)
SPIR 436  Bible and Prayer (3)
SPIR 467  Topics in Jewish Spirituality (1-3)
SPIR 468  Topics in Spirituality (1-3)
SPIR 470  Independent Study (1-3)

Pastoral Theology and Ministry

PTHM 401 Evangelization and Catechesis (3)
PTHM 405 Introduction to Pastoral Ministry (3)
PTHM 408 Introduction to Pastoral Care (3)
PTHM 411 Leadership in the Christian Community (3)
PTHM 412 Clinical Pastoral Education (3)
PTHM 413 Theology of Lay and Ordained Ministry (3)
PTHM 415 Celibacy and Sexuality (2)
PTHM 417 Homiletics (3)
PTHM 418 Dynamics of Spiritual Direction (3)
PTHM 419 Advanced Spiritual Direction (1)
PTHM 420 Introduction to Ecclesiastical Law (3)
PTHM 422 Matrimonial Jurisprudence (2-3)
PTHM 425 Pastoral Liturgy I (3)
PTHM 426 Pastoral Presidency (3)
PTHM 427 Pastoral Liturgy II (3)
PTHM 450 Parish Administration (3)
PTHM 452 Youth Ministry (1-3)
PTHM 454 Ministry Through the Life Cycle (3)
PTHM 456 Rural Social Issues (3)
PTHM 457 Sacramental Catechesis (3)
PTHM 458 Social Ministry (3)
PTHM 459 Field Education (1-6)
PTHM 465  Pastoral Seminar (3)
PTHM 468  Topics in Ministry (1-3)
PTHM 469  Topoics in Canon Law (1)
PTHM 470  Independent Study (1-3)

Course Descriptions

DOCT courses

HHTH courses

LANG courses

LTGY courses

LMUS courses

MONS courses

MORL courses

PTHM courses

SPIR courses

SSNT courses

SSOT courses

THY courses