Core Fellow, Travis Stevens, received an Innovation Project Grant in order to created a gamification project for Core I.
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Some Core II classes at this time may be reading from C. S. Lewis' Mere Christianity, which sums up Lewis' theology.
Fantasy and Faith explores how to engage the world through various moral and spiritual themes in works of fantasy.
Core II classes read Genesis 1-3 in the Bible in connection with the science readings linking meaning and value with science.
Core II students read Galileo's Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina as a way to begin exploring science and links to faith.
Hildegard of Bingen, included in the Core II text, was a mystic/visionary, poet, playwright, an abbess, and more.
Prof. Melinda Papaccio, who teaches in the English Dept. and the Core, took her students to the IThirst program in Stirling.
Students, faculty and administrators watched Pope Francis: A Man of his Word, directed by Wim Wenders.
In Core II, students read the prison journal of Perpetua, along with probably one or more optional writings.
In Core II, many classes continue to explore the world of the early Christians in St. Paul's first letter to the Corinthians.
Core II classes begin by reading Plato's Crito, along with one of two New Testament texts, one of these being 1 John.
Inside the Core this Week: Oxford
Core 1 ends with a choice from among modern authors. One such author is Dorothy Day, who was committed to peace and the poor.
This week students in Core I delve into Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final speech, his "Mountaintop" sermon, just before he died.
Students read Benedict XVI's encyclical "Deus Caritas Est" or "God is Love," examining connections with other texts.
Students reading Dante's Divine Comedy examine his journey of transformation as he travels through the afterlife.