THFS 101. The Way of Francis and Clare

This course is intended to introduce students to the Franciscan roots that underlie the mission and values of St. Bonaventure University.  After familiarizing themselves with the social and cultural context that shaped Francis and Clare of Assisi, students will examine their lives, values and spirituality, and then study how these achieved systematic theological expression in the thought of St. Bonaventure.  Students will then connect and apply key Franciscan insights to contemporary concerns.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3