INTELLECTUAL PILLAR

Theological and Intellectual Formation

ESM students will

  • Receive a solid foundation in and understanding of the Catholic Faith that is rooted both in the Word of God and in the tradition of the Church
  • Be given tools to reflect on the most important questions of our time
  • Receive opportunities to apply what they’ve learned through dialogue with people of all religions and beliefs
  • Be taught with a pedagogy that is diverse and that includes seminars and presentations, personal and guided study, exchange with people on the street

Study for a deep foundation in faith

  • Scripture
    • The Bible and Divine Revelation
    • Introduction to the Old Testament
    • Introduction to the New Testament
    • Introduction to St. Paul and the Pauline Epistles
    • Introduction to St. John and the Johannine Literature
  • Dogma
    • Christian Anthropology (Creation, Incarnation, Redemption and the Holy Spirit)
    • The Trinity
    • Christology (the study of Christ)
    • The Church, Mary, The Communion of Saints, Eschatology
    • The Sacraments
  • Liturgy
    • Introduction to the Liturgy
    • The Liturgical Seasons
    • Practical training in Catholic liturgy
  • Moral Theology
    • Fundamental Moral Theology
    • Family Life Morality
    • Theology of the Body
    • Fundamental Ethics
    • Natural Family Planning
    • Understanding Bio-Ethics
    • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Church History
    • Panorama of Church History
    • History of the Church in Asia
    • History of Christian Art
  • Pastoral Theology
    • Theology of Evangelization
    • Spirituality of Evangelization
    • Evangelization in a non-Christian and Asian context: inculturation, dialogue, …
    • Methodology and Practical Formation
    • Faith and Reason
  • World Religions and Ecumenism
    • Protestantism
    • Judaism
    • Islam
    • Buddhism and the Oriental Religions
    • Paganism and New Age
  • Formation of the Human Person
    • Understanding the Human Person
    • How to grow in freedom
    • The vocation of man and woman
    • Discovering our differences
  • Spirituality
    • Prayer
    • The Holy Spirit in Christian life
    • Living with the Word of God (Lectio Divina and Lectio Continua)
    • Spirituality of the Saints
    • Christian Compassion
    • The Identity and Mission of the Laity
    • Priesthood and Consecrated Life
  • Communication
    • Media and Mission
    • Drama
  • Lecturers
    • More than 30 lecturers from the Philippines and abroad

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