This captivating course will explore the theology of key contributors throughout history; from the foundational forbearers of the early Church to great thinkers of the modern era. Figures such as Augustine and Aquinas have shaped Christianity and Western thought in marked ways. Revisiting them with fresh eyes not only helps us understand how we have come to believe what we do, but provides us with sources of wisdom that help us make sense of our faith. The course will also take in theologians such as Karl Rahner and Elisabeth Fiorenza who have helped bring the richness of the Christian faith into genuine dialogue with modern and post-modern times. Please note, having undertaken Beginners’ Theology is NOT a prerequisite for this course. . CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge
Though originally schooled in Computer and Information Science, completing a Bachelor of Science degree in 1998, Joe Tedesco turned to theological studies soon after, completing bachelor and masters level degrees in theology from UNDA and Murdoch University. These studies focused on various areas of theology including theological anthropology and biblical theology. While studying, Joe was involved in various ministry programs that allowed him to exercise his passion in faith formation aimed primarily at youth and young adults – presenting various talks and seminars at conferences and in parish settings. More recently, Joe has been involved in teaching introductory level theology at the University of Notre Dame to students of various ages and backgrounds, something he has now been involved in for 10 years. Currently he is also working on a thesis focusing on ‘Wisdom Literature’ and its relationship to moral theology. Along with his wife of 16 years and two young children, his life remains very vibrant and full.