Action and Destiny: Blondel, Thomas, and Balthasar

Action and Destiny: Blondel, Thomas, and Balthasar

JPI 978
3 Credits

This course will take a close look at the philosophical and theological meanings of human action in each of the three writers.

Course texts include Blondel’s Action, the Summa Theologiae by Thomas Aquinas, and Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Theo-Drama.

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David S. Crawford

Associate Professor of Moral Theology and Family Law

Dr. Crawford’s teaching spans the areas of moral theology and philosophical ethics, the theological and philosophical anthropology of marriage and family, and legal and political philosophy. His publications address human action, natural law, homosexuality, “gender identity,” and the anthropological implications of modern civil law.

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