The lgnatian Theology of Religious Life

College Regis College
Instructor(s) Mongeau, Gilles M.
Course Code RGT3507HS
NOTE: Graduate degree students enrol in RGT6507HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

A close reading of the foundational texts of the following lgnatian religious communities: the Society of Jesus, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Faithful Companions of Jesus, and the Xavieres Missionaries of Christ Jesus. Through a comparative study of constitutions, spiritual writings of the founders and their correspondece, we will bring to light key elements that characterize the ignatian theology of religious life: understanding of mission and ministry; purpose and structures of community living; theology of governance; theology of the vows; anthropology and soteriology; understanding of Christ and of God. Methodological questions of historical and cultural context, exegesis, and theological interpretation of spiritual and canonical texts will also be addressed.

Crosslisted to (1) Pastoral Thelology
Schedule Thu
Start Time 14:00
End Time 16:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 5
Maximum Enrolment 16
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Previously Offered Winter 2016
Currently Offered Winter 2018