Studying Theology and Philosophy at Caldwell University

Posted By on December 21, 2019


“Here’s the thing about pain and pleasure and and Plato..”
Kyle Bennett, Ph.D. : Etymologically the word philosophy means “lover of wisdom”, so I am interested in my
students learning to love wisdom, to know how to live life, to live life better, to
fit in the grain of the universe a little better, like what does it mean to
be a human being? What does it mean to be a parent? Or a lover or a friend? And I
want them to come out of my classes with a good grade but also I want them to
come out with a better understanding of how to live in the world as human beings.
Anwar Khalil: It’s definitely very different than most of your average classes. He doesn’t teach
you again, how to be a student, he teaches you how to be a moral being. I guess you
could say he teaches you a lot of life lessons. For incoming students, I would
definitely tell them to give philosophy a shot, I never thought that I would enjoy as much as I did and it has definitely been my biggest blessing
coming into that first philosophy class and now knowing the person I am because
of philosophy. “How do you see spiritual practices
relating to our everyday use of technology?” Christopher Cimorelli: Theology is actually one of
the few disciplines that allows for the different disciplines to speak to each
other from their own vantage point and we seek an integration in theology, so
for me, if you are a lover of history, you’re gonna get a lot of history, if
you’re a lover of applying the things that we learn in class to present,
then you’re going to get a lot out of the class, if you’re a person who
generally speaking wants to learn about other people and something like the
Catholic intellectual tradition, you’re going to be exposed to those fruits and
that legacy and if you’re a believer, my hope is that in a theology class you can
more deeply explore some of the questions that have defined your
existence to that point. “Because Jesus tells us some very specific things – he came to heal the blind, he came to…” Bennett: “First and foremost it’s the Catholic and Dominican
heritage. There’s really something there about serving others, about helping
others, about finding one’s fulfillment and mission in the world. I think
particularly our department, ah we’re a small department, but that gives us a lot of
room and space to investigate all sorts of things.
Cimorelli: And and i’ve always challenged my students in my courses, find a way to
connect us to other courses, other methodologies, expand your mind and your
horizons and, they’ve they’ve really done a great job of that.
Bennett: And so we’re very interdisciplinary and we actually have
tutorials which we offer students where if they have something they’re
interested in if they’re a biology major and they want to study the philosophy of
life or theology of death, these are classes that we can offer them and study
with them and do research with them even. “Chloe, what season, what time of the year? At Christmastime” Bennett: We have a diverse faculty we can teach on all sorts of topics from law to migration to
health care, art, society, communication. We’ve also just begun a Medical
Humanities minor. “for two things coming at each other” “Final’s on Wednesday. Right.” Bennett: I hope our investigation of things in
the classroom impacts their lives favorably and richly.

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