Theological Anthropology: History and Method

JPI 510/729

Beginning with an examination of the problem of anthropology in modernity, this course will examine the main theses of a theological anthropology which include: predestination (of Jesus Christ and of men in Jesus Christ); creation (in Christ); the relation between nature and grace; man as imago Dei (ad imaginem) both in his personhood and in sexual difference; original sin; and justification.


Course Texts for Spring 2022

• Compendium of readings (available through Cognella)
• Burns, J., Ed. Theological Anthropology. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1981.
• Balthasar, Hans Urs. The Christian State of Life. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1983.
• ______. Theo-Drama II, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1990.   ISBN 0898702879.
• ______.  Theo-Drama III. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 11992.  ISBN 089870295X.
• De Lubac, H.  The Drama of Atheist Humanism.  San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1995.  ISBN: 089870443X.
• De Lubac, H. A Brief Catechesis on Nature and Grace. Ignatius Press, 1984. ISBN: 0898700353
• John Paul II. Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body.  Pauline, 1997. ISBN: 0-8198-7421-3.
• Schmitz, K. The Gift: Creation.  Marquette University Press, Milwaukee, 1982. ISBN: 0-87462-149-6.
• Spaemann, R. Essays in Anthropology – Variations on a Theme. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2010. ISBN-13: 978-1-60608-895-1.


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