Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University

The goal of the Jesuit School of Theology‘s project is to build an appreciation of the natural sciences into the culture of the school through curriculum, student participation, and a series of workshops. The principal activity will be to include units of physical science in six-to-nine theology courses per year. In support of this work, JST will offer workshops on basic science themes and curriculum development to support the new units. Students at JST will be invited to enter essays on science and theology into an annual contest and to work with faculty on the science units. AAAS will assign JST a science advisor to facilitate the curriculum development.

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Religion and Cultural Analysis

Course Description The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the much-discussed (but less often understood) concept of culture and its implications for the study of contemporary religion. After attending to more theoretical concerns, we will investigate the manner in which a nuanced construal of culture is essential for better understanding such things…
  • Course Categories: General Theology
  • Science Topics: History & Philosophy of Science, Life Sciences
  • Seminaries: Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
  • Ecclesial Families: Catholic/Orthodox
  • Syllabus: Religion and Cultural Analysis
  • Tags: theology, pastoral theology, sociology of religion, science and religion, catholic, orthodox, history and philosophy of science

Self, Sacred, and the Secular

Course Description Despite the oft-voiced conceit that religious traditions are largely immutable, it is now abundantly clear that religious believers today do not access and live out those traditions as did their forebears of even a generation or two earlier. At the same time, despite the continuing popularity of unduly confident versions of the so-called…
  • Course Categories: General Theology
  • Science Topics: History & Philosophy of Science
  • Seminaries: Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
  • Ecclesial Families: Catholic/Orthodox
  • Syllabus: Self, Sacred, and the Secular
  • Tags: human identity, psychology, sociology of religion, catholic, orthodox, self sacred and the secular, history and philosophy of science
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In furtherance of the AAAS mission of advancing science in service to society, AAAS|DoSER’s role in the Science for Seminaries project is to support efforts to integrate science into seminary education. AAAS|DoSER does not advise on or endorse the theological content of the participating seminaries.