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Fall 2017
Jan 19, 2018
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INAF 434 - The Catholic Peace Tradition
This course will examine the rich tradition of peacemaking in the Catholic Tradition. Beginning with the New Testament, it will examine classic texts, figures and movements.
It will look more closely at late twentieth-century developments, the Catholic Left, the Mennonite-Catholic Dialogue; contemporary movements, such as the Catholic Peacebuilding Network and peacemaking through interreligious dialogue.
It will look at exemplars like Franz Jagerstatter, Dorothy Day, the Berrigans, Charles de Foucauld and the monks of Tibherine. Emphasis will be placed on peacemaking as a way of life linking ethics, virtues, spirituality and social praxis.
Among the special issues to be debated will be: Response to Religious Militants, Holy War, Selective Conscientious Objection, and the Morality of Protest.
Course Objectives include: (1) knowledge of the historical development of peacemaking in the Catholic Tradition; (2) appreciation of the different approaches to peacemaking (e.g., nonresistance, nonviolence, civil disobedience, conflict transformation, peacebuilding and religious witness), and (3) the acquisition of communication skills to advance peacemaking within the church, ecumenical and interfaith situations, and in public discussion.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

International Affairs Department

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