Theological Anthropology: History and Method
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 2017
Burns, J., Ed. Theological Anthropology. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1981.
John Paul II, Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body. Pauline, 1997.
Neuner, J, Dupuis, J, eds., The Christian Faith. Schmitz, K, The Gift: Creation. Marquette University Press, Milwaukee, 1982.
Scola, The Nuptial Mystery. Trans. M. Borras. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans, 2005.
Hans Urs von Balthasar, The Christian State of Life, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1983.
Spaemann, R, Essays in Anthropology – Variations on a Theme, Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2010.
Calvin, Institutes of Christian Religion. ISBN 9780802881663.
Compendium of readings.
Not Required (but if you have it, we will have readings from this):
Hans Urs von Balthasar, Theo-Drama II, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1990.