Dominican University’s St. Catherine of Siena Center will offer three separate mini-courses this fall. Each course meets for 90 minutes, once a week for three consecutive weeks, at Dominican’s Priory Campus, 7200 West Division, River Forest.
The first course, titled “Murder, He Wrote: An Introduction to Theological Ethics” explores the brief treatment of murder found in St. Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologica as an extraordinary introduction to the entire field of Christian ethics. The course, taught by William George, PhD, professor of theology and director of the core curriculum at Dominican University, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, October 8, 15 and 22, 2013.
The second course, “Shakespeare as Spiritual Guide,” will explore the connections between Shakespeare’s “prophetic soul” and our own spiritual awakening, and will include readings and lectures on notable scenes from numerous works by Shakespeare. The course, taught by Yates Hafner, PhD, professor emeritus, Wayne State University, is offered from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, October 9, 16 and 23, 2013.
The third course, “Adam and Eve, Our First Parents” will be offered on Mondays, October 28, and November 4 and 11, 2013 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Through a lens of interfaith sharing, a team from the Chicago Coalition for InterReligious Learning will examine the stories of Adam and Eve as uncovered in the texts of the Torah, Christian scriptures and the Qur’an.
The fee for each course is $50. Advanced registration is required. For more information and to register, contact the Siena Center at (708) 714-9105, or register at www.dom.edu/siena.