Theology crash course goes to UST

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In line with Pope Francis' call for New Evangelization, Dominican theologian Fr. José Antonio E. Aureada, O.P., S.Th.D., regent of the Graduate School of the Pontifical and Royal Catholic University of Santo Tomás (UST), and an alumnus of the prestigious Angelicum in Rome, teaches theology to ordinary Catholics like catechists, lay ministers, charismatics, and others. (Photo: Raymond A. Sebastián)

MANILA, July 22, 2015—The monthly crash course on theology offered by Dominican theologian Fr. José Antonio E. Aureada will be held for the first time at the Pontifical and Royal Catholic University of Santo Tomás (UST) starting on Sunday, July 26, 2015.

“Our aim here is to take to bring theology, the so-called ‘Science of God,’ out of the confines of seminaries to a regular classroom setting, teaching it in a language the ordinary lay faithful can easily understand,” said the friar, who conducts his lectures mostly in Filipino.

The forthcoming session is scheduled on Sunday, July 26, at 9:00 a.m., 2nd floor, Santo Tomás de Aquino Research Center, UST Graduate School, España Blvd., Sampaloc, Manila.

Bible, New Evangelization

The series of lectures are held on the fourth Sunday of each month.

Catechists, charismatics, apologists, lay ministers, other church workers, and just about anyone who has finished college, and are interested in strengthening the foundation of their faith are invited to avail of the three-unit course.

Among many others, topics Aureada is set to discuss include the history of theology, Biblical theology, and the New Evangelization.

Echoing the classic saying that “nobody can give what he does not have,” and as a member of the Order of Preachers (O.P.), the priest believes that assiduous study and proper formation, coupled with Christian charity, help evangelists preach to others convincingly.

Aureada is a regent of the UST Graduate School.

‘Big Brother Tommy’

An expert on the works of fellow Dominican St. Thomas Aquinas, he has written extensively on the Common Doctor whom he calls his “Big Brother,” in various local and international theological journals.

Moreover, he authored the books “Angelic Mind in a Human Face: Life of St. Thomas Aquinas in Visuals,” and “Thesis Writing for Theology Students: A Primer.”

In 1994, he earned his Ph.D. Sacred Theology (Major in Dogmatics) (1994) in Angelicum, the center of Thomistic studies based in Rome.

Certificates await successful participants.

For registration details and more information, interested parties are advised to contact (+63) 927-3967-776 and/or (+63)906-4100-010. (Raymond A. Sebastián/CBCP News)

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