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Current Courses


Fall 2018 Courses


1. THE 203 Jesus Son of God     3 sem. hrs.    
Fr. Michael Russo, STB, MA

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Description: This course is a study of the person and mission of Jesus Christ. This course focuses on Jesus as portrayed in the Gospels, the early controversies and councils about the person and nature of Christ, as well as Christological developments in the Medieval, Reformation, and Modern eras, and especially after the Second Vatican Council. Classes may be taught in an in-class, hybrid, or online format. Some designated hybrid and online courses have set times that require virtual participation. (May be taught concurrently with THE 604)
Day and Time: Tuesdays 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: King Hall, Our Lady of Fatima, Johnston St. Lafayette, La.
Classes start: August 21; Classes end: December 4
2. THE 101 Introduction to Philosophy     3 sem. hrs.    
Fr. Brian Harrington,MA, PHI

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Description: An introduction to the discipline of philosophy, with special emphasis on the historical significance of the Great Philosophers and their connection to and influence on basic philosophical issues, questions, problems, terminology, and methodology.
Day and Time: Wednesdays 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location:Our Lady of Wisdom, Lafayette, La.
Classes start: August 22; Classes end: December 5

Summer 2018 Courses


1. THE 293 St. Augustine and the Dawn of the Christian Era     3 sem. hrs.    
Fr. Clinton Sensat, STL

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Description: St. Augustine is the most quoted saint in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and without doubt the most influential figure in Western theology. This course will examine his life and teaching, investigating in a topical manner both his major works and his major controversies. Attention will be paid as well not only to Augustine as a historical figure, but to his continuing influence on the Church today.
Day and Time: Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: John Paul the Great Academy
Classes start: June 2; Classes end: August 4

Spring 2018 Courses


1. THE 350 Church History     3 sem. hrs.    
Fr. Rene Pellessier, MA Hist.

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Description: Church History traces the development of the early Christian community to the present. This course thematically addresses the divine origin of the Church and its historical pilgrimage as a community of disciples. Events in the New Testament, the Patristic era, the Middle Ages, the encounter with Islam, the schism between the East and West, the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the modern world are explored. This course also discerns continuity and development in the Church by principally engaging primary source documents.
Day and Time: Mondays 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: John Paul the Great Academy, 1522 Carmel Dr., Lafayette
Classes start: January 29 Classes end: May 7
2. THE 490 Theology of the Body     3 sem. hrs.    
Kim Anson, MA

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Description: In this course we will read and study the series of John Paul II teachings known as “The Theology of the Body.” We will look at how his earlier works such as “Person and Act” and “Love and Responsibility” influenced this work. We will also look at practical applications of the work in the area of marriage and the family.
Day and Time: Wednesdays 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: John Paul the Great Academy, 1522 Carmel Dr., Lafayette
Classes start: January 24 Classes end: May 2





Aquinas Institute for Theology and Catholic Studies
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