This course seeks to present students with an introduction to Christology that will help them to deepen their understanding of the Christocentric approach to anthropology, as it is expressed by Vatican II in Gaudium et spes 22 and developed by John Paul II, e.g., in Redemptor hominis 8-10. The development of key ideas in Christology will be studied by tracing the documents and the historical background of Scripture and of the ecumenical councils in the Patristic era. The course will also focus on some contemporary debates surrounding the person of Christ, e.g. concerning his human psychology. The course’s goal is to provide students with a sense of Christ’s indissoluble bond with the life of the Trinity and of the revelation and communication of this life through Scripture and the life of the Church.
Jesus Christ: Revealer of God and Man
Hans Urs von Balthasar, Theo-Drama: Theological Dramatic Theory, Vol. III: Dramatis Personae: Persons in Christ.
Hans Urs von Balthasar, Theo-Drama: Theological Dramatic Theory, Vol. IV: The Action.
Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth, vols. I and II.
Richard Norris, The Christological Controversy.
Antonio López, F.S.C.B.
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Rev. López teaches and writes in the areas of trinitarian theology, metaphysics, theological anthropology, and marriage. He serves as editor of Humanum Academic Press and of the English Critical Edition of the Works of Karol Wojtyła and John Paul II, a continuing series from CUA Press.Learn More