Divine-Human Friendship – Rome (July 17-27, 2023) (IMTH-752)

Course Number: IMTH-752

Course Title: Divine-Human Friendship

Taught by Dr. Helene Paharik

Number of Credits: 2

“I have called you friends” (Jn 15:15). This course will explore a Catholic theology of Divine- Human friendship as revealed in sacred scripture, magisterial teachings, as well as the writings and witnesses of Saints throughout the ages. The course will begin by examining Divine-Human friendship in the Old and New Testaments with a particular emphasis on the Gospel of John. Students will study the ancient, medieval, and contemporary theologians on Divine-Human friendship especially the writings of  Saint Ambrose, Richard of Saint Victor, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Aelred of Rievaulx, and Saint Francis de Sales. Students will reflect upon their own friendship with God and the necessity of cultivating sacred friendships for growth in the spiritual life.

The course can be taken for credit towards a future degree or audited for personal enrichment.

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