Introduction to Theology

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Introduction to Theology

  • Professor of Systematic Theology
  • Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
12 Lectures (5 Discs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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This is the theology course you’ve been waiting for.

Since the age of the apostles, thoughtful Christians alike have reflected upon the meaning of Scripture, the nature of divinity, the call to discipleship, and countless other topics in our religious tradition. Theology, the study of God and religious belief, is as important to Christian life today as ever.

And yet theology can sometimes seem remote from the everyday life of faith; too often, we misunderstand it as an academic activity confined to ivory towers. Now, Introduction to Theology gives you an accessible and engaging overview of the history, fundamental elements, and present forms of theology. Under the erudite guidance of Boston College’s Fr. Richard Lennan, you will gain invaluable insights into your own faith.

Through examining the workings of theology—its tasks, methods, and goals—you will discover the profound relationship between the activity of theologians and the everyday world of living faith. Learning about theological topics will help you deepen your relationship with God and answer Jesus’ call to discipleship in our own time. You will also learn about theology’s use of Scripture, its basis in God’s self-revelation, the role it plays in Church doctrines, and the deep connection between theology and spirituality.

Join Fr. Lennan on this fascinating and insightful journey through our religious tradition. Introduction to Theology will enrich your mind and inspire your spirit.

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Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser.
3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • Defining Theology
  • Profiling the Theologian
  • The Diversity and Unity of Theology
  • Theology and Revelation
  • Theology and Faith
  • Theology within the Community of Faith
  • Theology as Interpretation
  • The Bible as Theology
  • The Bible and Theology
  • Theology and the Church’s Doctrine
  • Doing Theology in History
  • A Spirituality for Theology

About Your Presenter

Fr. Richard Lennan, Dr. Theol., is Professor of Systematic Theology in the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College. He is an expert on the theology of Church, the theology of ministry, and fundamental theology. He holds a Master of Philosophy from the University of Oxford and a Doctorate in Theology from the University of Innsbruck in Austria.

Fr. Lennan is the author of The Ecclesiology of Karl Rahner (Oxford University Press, 1995), Risking the Church: The Challenges of Catholic Faith (Oxford University Press, 2004), and The Possibility of Belief: The Challenges and Prospects of Catholic Faith (St Paul’s, 2004). He has also published numerous articles and edited several books on the Church and its ministry, including Hope: The Possibility of Christian Life (Paulist Press, 2013). He edited An Introduction to Catholic Theology (Paulist Press, 1998). Ordained a priest in 1983, he has served as President of the Australian Catholic Theological Association and worked with many groups and organizations engaged in pastoral planning.

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Who's the audience?
Lennan is knowlegable and clear, but this series could have been about half as long. He likes to circle back to previous points, and felt repetitive, especially at the beginning episodes. This is an introduction to what theology is as a science or field of study. He gives an overview of what different aspects of this field are. He likes to emphasize over and over that theology is not an unintelligent activity... And yet anyone watching this series likely already knows this. I think the chief difficulty is that he's trying to do a monumental task in a compressed manner, and decides to merely skim the surface of what could have been a much more engaging and accessible series.

I don't know who the audience of this series is supposed to be. It's certainly not the average adult parishioner, the content is better suited to upper level undergraduate courses or introductory graduate level work.

I would like to view a study with Lennan on a different topic, with more specific content.

The study guides were also very difficult to follow along with, most of the time. It's almost as if they were written for someone else speaking on the same topic.
Review by Katelyn (Posted on 10/10/2018)
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