Studies in Catholic Thought

The study of Studies in Catholic Thought develops students’ understanding of the Catholic
tradition. It offers students the opportunity to focus on one religion that has made a
significant contribution to the world; spiritually, ethically, politically, and socially.

Studies in Catholic Thought seeks to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Faith and of Christianity. It will explore the theology, scripture and philosophy that underpin the understanding of the human person within the Catholic tradition and the Christian life of virtue that follows. The course seeks to develop a deeper understanding of the social doctrine of the Catholic Church and the Catholic ascetic tradition, with a view to enabling students to be immersed in the wider Catholic tradition. At the same time, Studies in Catholic Thought will develop students’ ability to use inquiry skills, reason through engagement with Catholic teachings and literature.

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