Papsdorf, Dr. Joshua

Dr. Joshua Papsdorf

Dr.  Joshua Papsdorf

Possible Talks (descriptions below): Saint Augustine for the Modern Catholic; Saints and Synods: The Story of the Church from the Fathers to Today; Why "Thou Shalt Not": Natural Law and Catholic Ethics; Science Fiction and Theology; Food and Faith

A sample of Dr. Papsdorf’s topics:

  • Creed
  • New Testament
  • Eschatology
  • Sacraments
  • Church History
  • Patristics
  • Morality
  • Christology
  • Church Documents

Speaker's Bio: Dr. Joshua Papsdorf is an Associate Professor of Theology at Newman University where he teaches a wide range of classes while maintaining a paticular interest in Church history and Catholic ethics. Dr. Papsdorf is married with four children, and he and his family attend St. John's Clonmel where he teaches regularly in the Adult Education program.

 

Title

Topic/Description

# of Class Periods

Length of each Class Period

1.

Saint Augustine for the Modern Catholic

Augustine's thought on topics such as: Church and State, Sex and Marriage, Just War, etc.

3-6

60 min

2.

Saints and Synods: The Story of the Church from the Fathers to Today

Whirlwind tour of Church history including patristic thought, Aquinas and the context for Vatican II

3

60 min

3.

Why "Thou Shalt Not": Natural Law and Catholic Ethics

Explaining the natural law reasoning behind Church teaching on controversial moral issues

2-6

60 min

4.

Science Fiction and Theology

Using theological themes in Sci-Fi as a way to gain insight into our faith and dialogue with others

1-3

60 min

5.

Food and Faith

Exploring the implications of Catholic teaching and ethics for how we eat and maintain our health

1-4

60 min