Summer Institute of Christian Spirituality, Atlanta GA
Summer 2013 - Preliminary Schedule
Intensive weekend and weeklong course formats available. All events at Ignatius House Retreat Center. See schedule below.
Weekend 1: June 14 - 16, 2013
SPT565/465 (Historical / Pastoral) - 1, 2 or 3 credit hours
Communion: The Spirituality of Vatican II
Dr. John Switzer
A dominant and inspiring theme that runs through the documents of the Second Vatican Council is that of communion. It informs the reshaping of Catholic understanding with regard to the college of bishops, the relationship between laity and clergy, ecumenical endeavors and even believers of the other great religions. In this course we’ll endeavor to discover and appreciate this fact more fully—and boldly suggest that such a theological understanding be the foundation for a life-giving Christian spirituality that is greatly needed in the contemporary world.
Hybrid course - Students must complete the first credit in the classroom to be eligible to participate in credits 2 and 3. Credits 2 and 3 will be offered online.
See schedule below.
Weeklong course: June 17 - 20, 2013
SPT531/431 (Biblical) - 1 credit hour
Does Money Make the World Go Around? Luke, Heir to the Prophets and Advocate for the Poor
Rev. John Donahue, S.J.
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council we recall that two great streams of Catholic tradition merged there. In Dei Verbum (The Dogmatic Constitution on Revelation) study of the Scripture became the “soul of theology,” and all groups in the Church were urged to read and study the Bible. Building on the Church’s social teaching since Pope Leo XIII, Gaudium et spes (The Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World) urged that “ both the justice and love of Christ toward the poor might be developed everywhere” (No 90). By engaging the prophetic heritage of Luke and the Gospel’s teaching on concern for the poor and the danger of wealth the course will help in bring the Gospel to bear on major social issues of our time.
Meets Monday - Thursday from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Weekend 2: June 21 - 23, 2013
SPT553/453 (Moral) - 1 credit hour
Church/World, Church/State: The Social and Political Vision of Vatican II
Dr. Matthew Bagot
This class will explore the lines between religion and politics in light of the Church’s teachings at Vatican II. We will read two documents from the Council: Gaudium et Spes, also known as the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World; and Dignitatis Humanae, the Church’s Declaration on Religious Liberty. We will focus on how the two documents complement one another and may thus be read in tandem.
See schedule below.
Schedule for Intensive Weekend format
- Dinner (optional) 7:00 p.m.
- Class - 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
- Class - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Lunch - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Social - 6:00 p.m.
- Dinner - 7:00 p.m.
- Class - 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
- Mass - 11:30 a.m.
- Lunch (optional) following Mass
- Tuition (per credit hour) - $298
- Easy Listening (no record kept, per credit hour) - $125
- Meals at Ignatius House for a weekend - $70 (Fri - D; Sat. B/L/D; Sun B/L)
- Lodging at Ignatius House for a weekend - $50 (2 nights)
- Meals & Lodging at Ignatius House for weeklong course - $175 (Mon - Thur - accommodations & 3 meals per day)
- Dinner only at Ignatius House for weeklong course - $60 (Mon - Thur)
Additional summer courses are available on the main campus in Mobile during the Summer Institute of Christian Spirituality 2013. Session I dates are June 2 - 7; Session II dates are June 9 - 14, 2013. A, 5- or 8- day Silent Directed Retreat will also be available following the Institute, June 15 - 23.