Recovering Origins: Fatherlessness

Recovering Origins: Fatherlessness

JPI 969c
3 Credits

The purpose of the seminar is to examine three forms of modern nihilism that condition our understanding of finitude and its original positivity. They represent, in different ways, the antithesis of a metaphysics and a theology of gift called forth by the Second Vatican Council (Gaudium et spes, nos. 22-24). The seminar examines the absorption of the finite by the infinite in Hegel’s elucidation of the absolute spirit (classes 1-6); it then studies Nietzsche’s anthropology (classes 7-10); and concludes with an approach to Heidegger’s perception of finitude as man’s encompassing horizon (classes 11-13).

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Rev. Antonio López, F.S.C.B.

Antonio López, F.S.C.B.

Provost
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.

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