May 21, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog (Final Copy) 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog (Final Copy)
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THEO 320 Francis and the Environment

3 Credits

The primary objective of this course is to introduce the student to the theological, philosophical, and historical perspectives inherent in St. Francis’ perspective of the environment. Meeting this objective entails studying the four characteristics manifested in his character: his emulation of Christ, his devotion to poverty, his attempt to reform the rigidity of the feudal system, and his proclivity for living outdoors. These four aspects of his relationship with nature constitute the core of both the logical and affective element found in Franciscan consciousness. By examining the wisdom of St. Francis, students have the opportunity to examine contemporary issues of spirituality, ecofeminism, and deep ecology.

Prerequisite(s): THEO 104  and PHIL 102  and a minimum of 55 earned credits.  



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