MRI 600 INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY MARIOLOGY
Designed for students who are new to the program or who simply have an interest in Mariology, this course explores basic Marian issues and emphasizes major developments in Mariology since Vatican II.
MRI 601 RESEARCH AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
This course introduces students to the resources and bibliography for theological studies, with attention to research in Mariology. It offers suggestions for organization and information management.
MRI 602 METHODS IN THEOLOGY
This course deals with various methods used in the study of contemporary theology. It points to their specific focus and philosophical foundation, as well as to advantages and limitations. Their application to research in Mariology will be examined.
MRI 603 MONOGRAPHIC STUDY OF MARIAN TEXTS
This course leads the student to the understanding of Marian texts of various periods, genres, literary styles, and contents.
MRI 610 MARY AND THE OLD TESTAMENT AND INTERTESTAMENTARY PERIOD
Study of the principal Old Testament texts with anticipatory reference to Mary and the work of redemption, with special attention given to the protoevangelium and to types and symbols, e.g., New Eve, Hannah, Daughter of Sion, and Ark of the Covenant. This course includes the study of the inter-testamentary period.
MRI 611 MARY AND THE NEW TESTAMENT
Study of the principal New Testament texts with reference to Mary as person, as Mother of the Redeemer, as figure of the Church, and associate of Christ in the history of salvation.
MRI 612 MARY AND THE APOCRYPHA
Study of the place and role of Mary in the apocryphal literature of Old and New Testament. This course prepares students to the understanding of Marian symbols and topics in devotion, religious culture and art.
MRI 620 CHRIST IN PATRISTIC PERIOD
Study of selected patristic texts regarding the person and redemptive work of Christ.
MRI 621 CHURCH IN PATRISTIC PERIOD
Study of selected patristic texts regarding the Church as instrument and sacrament of salvation.
MRI 622 MARY IN PATRISTIC PERIOD
Study of initial developments of Marian doctrine and devotion in Greek, Latin, and Oriental patristics.
MRI 625 MARY IN MEDIEVAL PERIOD I
Study of the development of Mariology from the seventh century to the twelfth century: Marian doctrines, Marian devotions, Mary in art and liturgy, Marian feasts, and principal Marian literary works.
MRI 626 MARY IN MEDIEVAL PERIOD II
Study of the development of Mariology from the twelfth century to the Renaissance: Marian doctrines, Marian devotions, Mary in art and liturgy, Marian feasts, and principal Marian literary works.
MRI 627 MARY IN MODERN PERIOD I
Study of the development of Mariology from the Renaissance to the age of Enlightenment highlighting especially the time of the Reformation and Counter Reformation.
MRI 628 MARY IN MODERN PERIOD II
Study of the development of Marian doctrine, devotion and culture through the Age of Reason, Restoration, and the
"Marian Century" to the end of the nineteenth century.
MRI 629 MARY IN CONTEMPORARY PERIOD I
Study of the development in Marian doctrine, devotion, and culture from the beginning of the twentieth century to the eve of the Second Vatican Council.
MRI 630 MARY IN CONTEMPORARY PERIOD II
Study of the teaching of Vatican II about the Blessed Virgin Mary, especially in chapter VIII of Lumen Gentium and its implications and developments in contemporary Marian doctrine and devotion. The study includes magisterial pronouncements, theological reflection and historical developments in Marian thinking since Vatican II.
MRI 631 MARIAN DOCTRINE
Historical, theological, and anthropological study of the principal Marian doctrines: Divine maternity, Virginity, Immaculate Conception, and Assumption. Special emphasis is given to the meaning and importance of dogma, as well as to the study of the question of Mary's spiritual maternity, intercession, and mediation.
MRI 632 MARIAN SPIRITUALITY AND DEVOTION
This course studies the various historical expressions and methods of Marian spirituality, Mary's role as model of Christian spirituality and devotion, her virtues, and her active presence in the life of the Church and that of the faithful.
MRI 633 MARY IN THE LITURGY
Study of the importance and significance of Mary's presence in the mysteries of Jesus Christ celebrated throughout the liturgical year as well as their influence on Marian doctrine, spirituality, and devotion through the centuries.
MRI 634 MARY AND THE CHURCH
Study of the relationship between Mary and the Church, its historical perception, doctrinal significance, and pastoral implications and expressions.
MRI 636 MARY, ECUMENISM AND INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
Study of Mary's place in Christian dialogue: its historical development and expression among the various Christian denominations. Special attention is given to recent documents regarding the dialogue about Mary. This course also studies the significance of Mary in Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
MRI 638 MARY AND THEOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
This course presents an anthropological approach to the understanding of Mary and examines its challenges and limitations in light of a theological study of the human person as paradox and mystery. Special emphasis is given to the relationship between theological anthropology and Marian dogmas.
MRI 640 ECCLESIOLOGY
Study of the self-understanding of the Church through the ages, its scriptural and doctrinal foundation, and historical realizations. Special attention is given to the history and theology of the twentieth-century magisterial documents leading to Vatican II's Lumen gentium, and the ecclesiological reflection preceding and following the Council.
MRI 641 CHRISTOLOGY (SOTERIOLOGY)
Study of the scriptural foundations, the doctrinal developments and accompanying theological reflection about Jesus Christ's person and mission. Various Christological developments of recent times are examined as to their doctrinal content and pastoral significance.
MRI 642 SPIRITUALITY
Study of historical and systematic aspects of Christian spirituality. The study includes the presentation of various schools of spirituality, with special emphasis on the French School of spirituality. It also attempts an evaluation of contemporary trends in spirituality.
MRI 650 SPECIAL MARIAN TOPICS
Study of a particular contemporary Marian topic or question: Marian apparitions, Mary and Feminism, Mary and Liberation Theology, etc.
MRI 652 MONOGRAPHIC STUDIES
Detailed study of the Marian writings of a father or doctor of the Church or of a modern writer.
MRI 654 MARY IN ART
Study of the place of Mary in art with a concentration on specific themes or periods.
MRI 656 MARY IN MUSIC
Study of the place of Mary in music with a concentration on specific themes or periods.
MRI 658 MARY IN LITERATURE
Study of the place of Mary in literature with a concentration on specific themes or periods.
MRI 660 MARY IN PASTORAL THEOLOGY AND CATECHETICS
Study of Mary's place in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, catechetical directives, and in textbooks as well as pastoral tools.
MRI 662 MARY IN THE STUDIES ABOUT THE HOLY LAND
Study of the history, geography, and archeology relevant to Mary's life and Marian tradition.
MRI 664 MARY AND THE HUMAN SCIENCES
Study of sociological and psychological aspects of Marian culture and their impact on religious behavior and values.
MRI 790 DISSERTATION GUIDANCE
Doctoral students register for 12 credits of dissertation guidance.
MRI 670 CHAMINADE: MARIAN APOSTLE
By using selected texts, this course investigates Fr. William Joseph Chaminade's spiritual development and method. Special attention is given to the Marian dimension of his spirituality and apostolic method.
MRI 671 CHAMINADE'S MARIOLOGY
A study of Chaminade's teachings on Mary contrasted with those of his contemporaries, writers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as well as earlier Christian sources.
MRI 672 HISTORY OF MARIANIST SPIRITUALITY
Based on the spiritual charism of William Joseph Chaminade, this course attempts to trace the history of the Chaminadean charism up to the present, taking into consideration its various theological, corporate, and cultural expressions.
MRI 673 ADELE DE TRENQUELLEON AND HER SPIRITUALITY
By using selected texts, this Marianist studies course investigates Adele de Trenquelleon's spiritual development, apostolic method, and pastoral outreach.