- by Mount Saint Mary College
Sarah Maple, assistant professor of Religious Studies at Mount Saint Mary College, will present “Theology of the Home” on Wednesday, April 17 at 5:15 p.m.

Mount Saint Mary College will present “Theology of the Home,” the second talk in the new series “Lectures in Applied Theology in Honor of Sr. Peggy Murphy,” on Wednesday, April 17 at 5:15 p.m.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on campus in Whittaker Hall. Mount Saint Mary College is located at 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh, N.Y.

This new lecture series was created in honor of the talented Sr. Peggy Murphy, a retired professor and current adjunct at the college. Sr. Murphy has made learning the principles of Catholic Theology a joy for her students for more than 20 years.

The talk will be given by Sarah Maple, assistant professor of Theology and Religious Studies. Maple is a painter and theologian who holds advanced degrees in Ethics and Comparative Religious Studies from Drew University, and a Masters of Theological Studies from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies at the Catholic University of America. She wrote her Ph.D. in the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St Andrews with joint supervision from the University of Oxford, Blackfriars Hall.

Maple has taught courses in Theological Ethics, Catholic Theology, Scripture, Homiletics, and John Paul II’s “Personalist Theology.” She has lectured at the Monasteries in Pluscarden, Ryde, and Quarr, and given papers at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Durham, St. Andrews, Cambridge, Oxford, and The Catholic University of Leuven.

Since Fall 2019, Maple has taught undergraduates at the Mount. As a visiting professor, she teaches on Theology, Beauty, and Culture to graduate students at University of Notre Dame and New York’s Major Seminary.

Mount Saint Mary College recently began offering majors in Theology and Religious Studies, as well as Philosophy.

Theology and Religious Studies major: Students will put into conversation varying topics of scripture, systematics, and spirituality, allowing them to take part in experiential learning: opportunities outside the classroom that include service experience, internships, and retreats.

Philosophy major: Philosophy majors will investigate the core areas of metaphysics (the study of reality), epistemology (the study of knowledge), ethics, and logic before furthering their studies through advanced courses in one of several defined tracks.


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