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Pellegrinaggio Course Description

RTS 2425 - Pellegrinaggio in Italia

In Search of Augustinian Community, Dr. Joseph Kelley, Religious and Theological Studies, 4 cr.

This course is an in-depth study of St. Augustine of Hippo as well as an exploration of the origin of the Augustinians, the Religious Order which bears his name.

Students will attend class one evening a week during the Fall semester while faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Merrimack College will meet four times during the academic year. The entire group will journey to Augustinian Italy to examine, first hand, sites of importance in Augustine’s life and in the origin and early history of the Augustinian friars. This experience provides active, engaged learning and dialogue among community of friends, and offers a number of inter-disciplinary opportunities. The course will enhance the search for the wisdom that can result from a deeper understanding of self, others and God, the search which captivated 75 the life of Augustine.

Satisfies the general elective or a religious and theological studies requirement. Currently under review to satisfy an Arts and Literature requirement for the new LS General Education Curriculum.