Courses Fall 2021

PT-DO-1300 Introduction to Theology

Click here for the Course Syllabus.

Books to Buy

Students are not required to buy these texts, but they are responsible for having a copy for their sole use during the course. The Library provides a book exchange for students to pass on books they no longer need to other students, and is located in the library office. Please consider donating gently used textbooks. Identify any book to be dropped off for the swap so that they can be marked. Donation to the swap is not necessary to take books from it.

  • Aidan Nichols
    The Shape of Catholic Theology: An Introduction to Its Sources, Principles, & History
    The Liturgical Press
    Instructor Comment: Required text book

Recommended Texts

Recommended texts are those from which not enough reading assignments are drawn to warrant asking students to provide their own copies or those that instructors think will enhance a student’s appreciation of the subject matter of the course. Any reading assignments drawn from these texts will be available on reserve.

  • Yves M-J., Congar
    Tradition and Traditions
    Basilica Press
    Instructor Comment: Recommended for occasional readings
  • Avery Dulles
    The Craft of Theology: From Symbol to System
    Instructor Comment: Available in the Library for occasional readings
  • Joseph Ratzinger
    Principles of Catholic Theology: Building Stones for a Fundamental Theology
    Ignatius Press
    Instructor Comment: Available in the Library for occasional readings

Electronic Reserve

Below are links to required or recommended texts available in an electronic format. For physical reserve items, please refer to the course syllabus.

Hans Urs von Balthasar, Theology and Sanctity

John Scottus Eriugena, Homily on the Prologue to the Gospel of John

Bernard of Clairvaux, On Loving God

Origen, From On First Principles, Preface of Rufinus and Preface to Book I