Paradisus Dei- The Profession of Faith
Next Session: Aug 18, 2019
The Profession of Faith
This eight week course by Dr. John C. Cavadini, Director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life, leads Missionaries through the fundamental doctrines of the Faith, found in the Creed, in a way that they can communicate to others. Through these lectures, reflection, and study, Missionaries will deepen their love for the mysteries of the faith so that they can engender this love in others.
Week 1: The Natural Desire for God and Revelation
Week 2: Faith and God
Week 3: The Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity and Creation
Week 4: Evil and Original Sin
Week 5: Incarnation and Atonement
Week 6: The Resurrection of the Lord and the Last Things
Week 7: The Holy Spirit and the Mystery of the Church
Week 8: The Holiness of the Church and the Great Mother of God, Mary Most Holy
Dr. John Cavadini
Dr. Cavadini is a scholar of patristic and early medieval theology, with special interests in the theology of Augustine and in the history of biblical exegesis, both Eastern and Western, as well as in the reception and interpretation of patristic thought in the West from the sixth through the ninth centuries. His publications include three books, Miracles in Christian and Jewish Antiquity: Imagining the Truth, (University of Notre Dame Press, 1999); Gregory the Great: A Symposium, (University of Notre Dame Press, 1996); and The Last Christology of the West: Adoptionism in Spain and Gaul, 785-820, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993). His articles have appeared in such journals as Theological Studies, Religious Studies Review,Traditio, Augustinian Studies, and American Benedictine Review.
In November, 2009, he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to a five-year term on the International Theological Commission and was also created a member of the Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great, classis civilis, by Pope Benedict. He has served as a consultant to the USCCB Committee on Doctrine since 2006.
B.A., 1975, Wesleyan University; M.A., 1979, Marquette University; M.A., 1981, M.Phil., 1983 and Ph.D., 1988, Yale University