Beginning with an examination of the problem of anthropology in modernity, this course will examine the main themes of a theological anthropology. They are: the predestination of Jesus Christ and of men in Jesus Christ, creation (in Christ), man as imago Dei (ad Imaginem), human nature in relation to grace, the meaning of person, the meaning of sexual difference, original sin, and justification.
Theological Anthropology: History and Method
J. Patout Burns, Theological Anthropology.
Hans Urs von Balthasar, The Christian State of Life.
Hans Urs von Balthasar, Theo-Drama, Vol. II.
Hans Urs von Balthasar, Theo-Drama, Vol. III.
Henri de Lubac, The Drama of Atheist Humanism.
Henri de Lubac, Brief Catechesis on Nature and Grace.
John Paul II, Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body.
Kenneth Schmitz, The Gift: Creation.
Robert Spaemann, Essays in Anthropology – Variations on a Theme.
Margaret Harper McCarthy
Associate Professor of Theological Anthropology
Dr. McCarthy’s teaching and writing focuses on various themes belonging to theological anthropology relative to the question of sexual difference (the imago Dei, equality, experience, feminism, the nature of love), but also relative to the nature-grace question (Christocentrism, predestination, the relation between the church and the world).Learn More