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Dr. Edward Peters 

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Special Notices

 


Overview

 

Dr. Peters holds the Edmund Cdl. Szoka Chair at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. His Curriculum vitae is available here.

Canon Law Courses

Licentiate Courses

  • The Synod of Bishops STL 925

  • Teaching Office STL 949

Other Courses

  • Latin I, II, III, IV

  • Thesis Direction IS 899/8991

  • Directed Readings

Other Activities

  • Language Tables (see below)

  • Language Tutoring (see below)


General policies

 

 

Besides requirements set out in the SHMS Bulletins, the following points apply to all of my courses:

  • A syllabus is a guide, not a contract.

  • No recordings of any kind may be made in any of my classes; course materials are for use by currently enrolled students only, all other rights reserved.

  • My classes are conducted in English. Students may submit written course work to me in English, Latin, Spanish, or French.

  • Materials designated "Required Readings" are not necessarily lectured upon but, besides helping to illuminate the materials under discussion, they contribute to the corpus of materials from which exams will draw. "Background Readings" are optional.

  • Questions that pertain to course topics are welcomed but those oriented toward personal or professional issues tend to engage my practice of canon law and are not appropriate during a teacher-student relationship. No comments I make in class should be taken as canonical or civil legal advice.

  • A partial indulgence is available to those who, in the performance of their daily duties (e.g., students tending to their studies), strive to unite themselves more closely with God (Enchiridion 1999, gen. conc. 1) and, more specifically, to those who engage in the study of 'Christian doctrine' (Enchiridion 1999, al. conc. 6) such as are most of the matters addressed in most of my courses.

Fundamental works

 

Students engaged in college and/or graduate level, Roman Catholic, philosophical and/or theological studies should, I suggest, have access to the following works:

 

  The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, prep. by Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain [1966], (Ignatius, 1994) xvi + 1005 + 250 pp.

 

  Catechism of the Catholic Church [1992], 2nd ed. (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1997) 904 pp.

 

  Henrich Denzinger (German priest, 1819-1883), Enchiridion or Compendium of Creeds, Definitions, and Declarations on Matters of Faith and Morals [1854], 43rd ed., (Ignatius, 2012) 1399 pp., Latin-English edition supervised by R. Fastiggi & A. Nash.

 

  Henry Schroeder (American Dominican, 1875-1942), Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent: Original Text with English Translation (Herder, 1941) 608 pp.

 

  St. Thomas Aquinas (Dominican priest, 1225-1274), Summa Theologica [c. 1265-1273] in 3 vols., (Benziger, 1947-1948), English Dominican Province translation.

 

  Ludwig Ott (German priest, 1906-1985), Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma [1955], 2nd ed., (Herder, 1957), 523 pp., J. Bastible trans. of Ott’s Grundriss der Katholischen Dogmatik (1952).

 


Faculty Appointment,

Pontifical University

of St. Thomas (Angelicum)

 

 

Zenon Cdl. Grocholewski Prefect, Congregation for

Catholic Education

 

Congregatio de Institutione Catholica (de Seminariis atque Studiorum Institutis) attentis litteris commendatitiis Rev.mi Vicarii nomine Magistri Generalis Ordinis Fratrum Praedicatorum, Magni Cancellarii, legitime praesentantis; perpensis titulis quibus candidatus aptus qui doceat demonstratur; cum compererit eundem iuxta praescripta vigentis academicae Ecclesiae legis cooptatum esse; ad normam tum art. 27 § 2 Constitutionis Apostolicae Sapientia christiana, tum peculiarium Statutorum, pro munere declarat Nihil Obstare, ad se quod pertinent, quominus Clar.mus D.nus Eduardus PETERS Iuris Canonici Doctor atque Iuris Doctor, DOCENS STABILIS in Seminario Theologico Maioris Detroitensis a Sacratissimo Corde nuncupato et Facultati Theologicae Ponitificiae Universitatis Sancti Thomae Aquinatis in Urge aggregato nominetur et renuntietur.

 

Datum Romae, ex aedibus eiusdem Congregationis, die XIV mensis Septembris, in festivitate Exaltationis sanctae Crucis, a.D. MMVI. N…442/2006/8.

 

/s/ Zenon Grocholewski, Praefectus  /s/ Vincentius Zani, Subsecretarius


Language Tables

 

I have organized and/or participate in lunch time "Language Tables" for ASL, Latin, and French. Offerings vary by semester. All skill levels are welcome! No reservations needed.

 

Fall 2016, French Lunch, Mondays, 12:15 to 1:15 pm, St. Thomas More dining room. Gospel of the day is distributed, read, and discussed. Conversation and grammar points as circumstances suggest.

 

FIGS

French Tutoring

Fall 2016 - Winter 2017

 

 

Goal: Survey of French grammar toward developing a reading knowledge of and basic conversational skills in French so as to help one participate in, say, a summer intensive French immersion program in France or Québec and eventually to make good use of French in academic and pastoral contexts.

 

Text: Simone Oudot, French Verbs and Essential of Grammar (Passport Books) either edition.

 

Time: (Fall 2016) Mondays, 3:10 pm to 3:50 pm, Dr. Peters' office (until we find a better site).

 

Format: Explanation of one, two, occasionally three chapters from Oudot per week allows us to survey most of Oudot by the start of summer 2017.

 

Suggestions: Virtually all language learning takes place outside the classroom. Learn what one reasonably can each week, of course, but keep moving, even if what was covered was not 'mastered' yet. Stick with it! Adult language acquisition is a delayed-gratification project, but it will pay off.

 

Other ways of increasing one's exposure to good French include:

  • Sign-up for DUOLINGO French. Do not think twice about it, just do it.

  • Attend French Lunch at SHMS, as noted above.

  • Learn and recite one's basic prayers in French. Pray in French as often as possible; the Rosary is an excellent way to start. More info at FIGS.

  • Listen to (if possible, while simultaneously reading the text of) the Bible in French, esp. the Gospels. I suggest doing one chapter a day, twice a day. Requires 20 minutes or so. Do not at first try to translate what you are reading and hearing; simply experience it. More info at FIGS.

  • Watch French on-line news broadcasts or television programming. I suggest one episode a day, requires about 30 minutes. Comprehension is not the goal yet, more important is getting a sense of the sounds and cadence of living French. More info at FIGS.

  • Listen to Radio Canada Windsor, 1550 AM, during daylight hours; general interest programming, comes in excellently throughout Metro Detroit; can be heard about as far away as DTW.

  • Use French as soon as you acquire it. SHMS has several native French speakers and some good French qua second language users among its faculty, staff, and students. Ask them to speak with you in French and answer them in French as best you can!

ASL Practice

I am available to assist students who are studying ASL. Practice times are flexible. And check out Fr. MD's "Kitchen Table", weekly homilies in ASL with English voice-over.