Seeking the Face of God: An Introduction to Theology (TH 201S)
“Seek his face always” (Ps. 105:4). From Abraham and Moses to Paul of Tarsus, Augustine of Hippo, Ignatius of Loyola, and others, Jews and Christians have hungered to look upon the face of God and to participate in God’s vision of justice and love for humankind. Through study of selected readings from the Bible and the Judeo-Christian tradition, we will explore the vision of God, both as the human vision of God and God’s vision of and for humanity.
Angela Russell Christman (B.A., Ph.D., The University of Virginia) is professor of Theology and director of the Honors Program. She studies the theology and history of the first six centuries of Christianity, and in particular, the biblical interpretation in this period. She is the author of “What Did Ezekiel See?” Christian Exegesis of Ezekiel’s Vision of the Chariot from Irenaeus to Gregory the Great (Brill, 2005) and co-translator of The Church’s Bible: Isaiah (Eerdmans, 2007). Her current research is on the biblical interpretation of Ambrose of Milan. In her spare time she enjoys photography, hiking and birdwatching, travelling with her family, and weaving.
Race, Conquest and Identity in Ancient North Africa (CL292DS)
Course Description: This course will introduce students to questions of race, imperialism and cultural/ethnic identity in the ancient world, specifically North Africa both before and after the Roman conquest. Students will be exposed to global diversity and issues of justice, especially with reference to conquered populations and to questions of assimilation and resistance. We will read ancient plays, speeches, history, a novel, memoirs and a martyr account in addition to modern textbooks.
Prof. Thomas McCreight has been teaching Latin and Greek at all levels and classical literature in translation at Loyola for over twenty years. His research has focused mostly on Apuleius, a North African orator, writer and intellectual from the second century AD. He is interested in ancient fiction, rhetoric and magic and in modern appropriations of classical texts, themes and motifs.
Hope Supernault is the assistant director for Student Engagement and focuses on leadership program and hopes for every student at Loyola to find their leadership potential and ways to develop their personal leadership. Hope earned a master’s degree from the University at Buffalo in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs and graduated from Marietta College with a Bachelors of Arts in Organization Communications and Public Relations and minor in Leadership Studies. A Buffa(love) native, Hope loves city life and dogs and is an active advocate for anti-bread specific legislation and women’s equity.