American Catholics and Political Life
Although the United States has the principle of separation of Church and state, American Catholics have always been involved in the political life of the nation. This course examines some of the pertinent church/state questions from the Civil War to Vatican II. Topics discussed include public education, the American Protective Association, the Spanish American War, the German question during World War I, the presidential campaign of Al Smith, Reverend Charles Coughlin, Catholics and McCarthy, and the 1960’s civil rights movement.
Anglican Liturgy and Music: Development and Theology
Introduction to principles and practices of Anglican worship with focus on the Episcopal Church. Covers nature of worship and history of its evolution; and the theology and use of music in worship.
Anglican Spirituality and Ethos
Class offers an orientation to a variety of spiritual practices and the arts, with attention to principles that guide their use for personal formation and cultivation of communities. Participation involves experiential learning.