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. 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