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 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.

Associated Faculty

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